LAHORE - The world field hockey ruling body FIH has said that the 2009 Champions Trophy to be held in Melbourne later this year is a six-team tournament while the 2010 World Cup will be played with 12 teams. FIH Communications manager Arjen Meijer was quoted by VOA as saying: "At this stage, the Men's Champions Trophy in Melbourne, Australia will be played with the six qualified teams - Australia, England, Germany, Korea, Netherlands and Spain while the 2010 FIH World Cup in New Delhi will be played with 12 teams." Secretary Pakistan Hockey Federation Asif Bajwa said Friday that the PHF had received a wild card entry invitation by FIH whereby the 2009 Champions Trophy would be an eight teams competition instead of six, a claim that has not been confirmed by the FIH, the radio added. When attention of the FIH spokesperson was drawn to Bajwa's claim, he refrained from commenting on it and instead reiterated the FIH position that the Champions Trophy was a six-team event that did not include Pakistan and similarly Pakistan will have to appear in the qualifying tournament for the 2010 World Cup. The FIH spokesperson opted to avoid offering any comments on Bajwa's statement. One would have expected the global ruling body to have come up with a clear cut confirmation or otherwise as the issue had already been made public by PHF, the radio added.