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Hockey World Cup 2023: Schedule, squads, live TV, streaming and more

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Hockey World Cup 2023: The FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 is being held in Odisha, India, from January 13 to 29. The host cities are Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.

India will kick off its World Cup campaign on the first day of the tournament against Spain in Pool D.

This prestigious quadrennial event, which is being held in India for the second time in a row, has 16 teams competing. Four groups of sides are formed. The 15th edition of the Hockey World Cup will feature 44 matches spread across 17 days.

Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 matches will be broadcast on India’s Star Sports Network.

Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 matches will be streamed live on the Disney+Hotstar app and website.

On Wednesday evening, the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 began with a ceremony at Cuttack’s Barabati Stadium (January 11). Thousands of hockey fans from across the country and abroad attended the event. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik officially launched the Hockey World Cup 2023.

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Belgium is the defending champion, having defeated the Netherlands 3-2 in a penalty shootout in Bhubaneswar in 2018. Australia finished third after defeating England 8-1 in the third-place match. India was knocked out in the quarter-finals.

The 16 teams, divided into four pools, play three games in the round-robin phase, with the group winner advancing directly to the quarter-finals. The second and third-placed teams in each group compete in a crossover round, with the winners joining the other four in the knockout round.

Current world rankings of hockey

  • 1. Australia
  • 2. Belgium
  • 3. The Netherlands
  • 4. Germany
  • 5. England
  • 6. India
  • 7. Argentina
  • 8. Spain
  • 9. New Zealand
  • 10. South Korea

Hockey World Cup champions

  • Pakistan (4): 1994, 1981, 1978, 1971
  • The Netherlands (3): 1998, 1990, 1973
  • Australia (3): 2014, 2010, 1986
  • Germany (2): 2006, 2002
  • India (1): 1975
  • Belgium (1): 2018

Hockey World Cup 2023 Schedule (All times in IST)

Match Date Stage Fixture Time
1 January 13, Friday Group A Argentina vs South Africa 1 PM
2 January 13 Group A Australia vs France 3 PM
3 January 13 Group D England vs Wales 5 PM
4 January 13 Group D India vs Spain 7 PM
5 January 14, Saturday Group C New Zealand vs Chile 1 PM
6 January 14 Group C Netherlands vs Malaysia 3 PM
7 January 14 Group B Belgium vs Korea 5 PM
8 January 14 Group B Germany vs Japan 7 PM
9 January 15, Sunday Group D Spain vs Wales 5 PM
10 January 15 Group D India vs England 7 PM
11 January 16, Monday Group C Malaysia vs Chile 1 PM
12 January 16 Group C New Zealand vs Netherlands 3 PM
13 January 16 Group A France vs South Africa 5 PM
14 January 16 Group A Argentina vs Australia 7 PM
15 January 17, Tuesday Group B Korea vs Japan 5 PM
16 January 17 Group B Germany vs Belgium 7 PM
17 January 19, Thursday Group C Malaysia vs New Zealand 1 PM
18 January 19 Group C Netherlands vs Chile 3 PM
19 January 19 Group D Spain vs England 5 PM
20 January 19 Group D India vs Wales 7 PM
21 January 20, Friday Group A Australia vs South Africa 1 PM
22 January 20 Group A France vs Argentina 3 PM
23 January 20 Group B Belgium vs Japan 5 PM
24 January 20 Group B Korea vs Germany 7 PM
25 January 22, Sunday Crossover 2nd Pool C vs 3rd Pool D 4:30 PM
26 January 22 Crossover 2nd Pool D vs 3rd Pool C 7 PM
27 January 23, Monday Crossover 2nd Pool A vs 3rd Pool B 4:30 PM
28 January 23 Crossover 2nd Pool B vs 3rd Pool A 7 PM
29 January 24, Tuesday Quarter-final 1st Pool A vs Winner 25 4:30 PM
30 January 24 Quarter-final 1st Pool B vs Winner 26 7 PM
31 January 25, Wednesday Quarter-final 1st Pool C vs Winner 27 4:30 PM
32 January 25 Quarter-final 1st Pool D vs Winner 28 7 PM
33 January 26, Thursday 9-16 Classification 4th Pool A vs Loser 25 11:30 AM
34 January 26 9-16 Classification 4th Pool B vs Loser 26 2 PM
35 January 26 9-16 Classification 4th Pool C vs Loser 27 4:30 PM
36 January 26 9-16 Classification 4th Pool D vs Loser 28 7 PM
37 January 27, Friday Semi-final 1 Winner 29 vs Winner 32 4:30 PM
38 January 27 Semi-final 2 Winner 30 vs Winner 31 7 PM
39 January 28, Saturday 13-16 Classification Loser 33 vs Loser 34 11:30 AM
40 January 28 13-16 Classification Loser 35 vs Loser 36 2 PM
41 January 28 9-12 Classification Winner 33 vs Winner 34 4:30 PM
42 January 28 9-12 Classification Winner 35 vs Winner 36 7 PM
43 January 29, Sunday 3rd Place Match Loser 37 vs Loser 38 4:30 PM
44 January 29 Final Winner 37 vs Winner 38 7 PM
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