The FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023 is set to be held in Odisha. The marquee Hockey event will be held in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. India will be looking forward to doing better this time, after they crashed out in the semifinal of the 2018 edition of the tournament following a loss to the Netherlands. The 2023 edition of the tournament will be the first time a nation has played host to the World Cup for two successive editions.
When is it starting?
The hockey extravaganza will kick off from January 13, 2023 with the match between Argentina and South Africa and the final will be played on January 29, 2023.
Here is the full schedule of the FIH Hockey World Cup
Pool A: Australia, Argentina, France, South Africa,
Pool B: Belgium, Germany, South Korea, Japan
Pool C: Netherlands, New Zealand, Malaysia, Chile
Pool D: India, England, Spain, Wales
India's FIH World Cup schedule
January 13: India v Spain, 7pm, Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium, Rourkela
January 15: England v India, 7pm, Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium, Rourkela
January 19: India v Wales, 7pm, Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar
India squad for the FIH Hockey World Cup
Goalkeepers: Krishan Bahadur Pathak, PR Sreejesh
Defenders: Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh (captain), Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas (vice captain), Nilam Sanjeep Xess
Midfielders: Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Akashdeep Singh
Forwards: Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Sukhjeet Singh
Stand-by players: Rajkumar Pal, Jugraj Singh
Head coach: Graham Reid
Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar will be a venue for the Hockey Men's World Cup in 2023. The Kalinga stadium successfully hosted the 2018 Men's World Cup, 2014 Men's Hero Hockey Champions Trophy, it is also home to the Coal India Hockey India League franchise Kalinga Lancers, winners of the 2017 League title. The multi-purpose stadium, built in 2010, has facilities for athletics, football, basketball, tennis, table-tennis and swimming, ensuring that it is well equipped to host international sporting events. The capacity for this prestigious event is going to be increased to 15,000 seats.
The other venue for the World Cup is the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela
When: January 13-29, 2023
Where to Watch: Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports First, Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 2 HD
Live Streaming: Hotstar
Timing: 11:30 am IST onwards
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