NEW DELHI (AFP) - New Zealand on Tuesday was named host of the mens Champions Trophy, a week after the field hockey tournament was moved out of India due to a tussle over who runs the sport in the country. New Zealand, ranked seventh in the world, will now replace ninth-ranked India in the December 3 to 11 event to be held in Auckland, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said in a statement. It is always tough to move an event out of any country, but I have to say that the silver lining is the bid from New Zealand, said FIH president Leandro Negre. New Zealand will put on a first-rate Champions Trophy and has been extremely flexible and professional given the tough circumstances and tight timeline. India will also lose its place in the eight-nation competition the second biggest in hockey after the World Cup.