India is hosting the Men’s Hockey World Cup for the second time in a row. The prestigious Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 event began on Jan 13, 2023. It is the first time that Men’s Hockey World Cup is being played consecutively in the same country.
The 2023 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup is the 15th edition of the Hockey world cup which starts from Jan 13 to Jan 29. Pakistan which is four time Men’s Hockey World Cup Winner (the most successful team) hasn’t played in the tournament as they had failed to qualify for the world cup.
The state of Odisha is the repeat host of the Men’s Hockey World Cup which saw the participation of 16 teams in the tournament.
FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 Venues
The tournament is hosted by two cities in the state this time with Rourkela joining Bhubaneswar as the second venue. Bhubaneswar’s, Kalinga stadium was the venue of all the matches in the last edition of the Hockey world cup in 2018.
Kalinga stadium (Bhubaneshwar) is co-hosting the world cup with the newly constructed Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium, Rourkela. The hockey stadium is named after legendary freedom fighter Bhagwan Birsa Munda. It is the world’s largest hockey stadium which has been built over 15 acres of land. It has a 20,000 seating capacity.
20 of the 44 Hockey world cup matches will be played at this stadium and the remaining ones will be played at Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium, including the final.
FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 Crossover, Quarterfinals, Semifinals & Final Schedule
India registered its only world cup victory way back in 1975. It had an opportunity to win the world cup after 47 yrs, however, it is knocked out of the world cup after a 4-5 penalty shoot-out loss to New Zealand in their crossover stage match on Sun, Jan 22 night.
The second and third-placed teams from each pool played the crossover matches for a spot in the quarterfinals.
1st Crossover (Malaysia Vs Spain): 22 Jan 2023 at 4:30 pm in Bhubaneswar (Spain won)
2nd Crossover (India Vs New Zealand): 22 Jan 2023 at 7:00 pm in Bhubaneswar (NZ won)
3rd Crossover (Germany Vs France): 23 Jan 2023 at 4:30 pm in Bhubaneswar (Germany won)
4th Crossover (Argentina Vs South Korea): 23 Jan 2023 at 7:00 pm in Bhubaneswar (South Korea won)
Australia (From Pool A), Belgium (From Pool B), Netherlands (From Pool C), and England (from Pool D) have qualified for the quarter-finals.
1st Quarterfinal (Australia Vs Spain): 24 Jan 2023 at 4:30 pm in Bhubaneswar (Aus Won)
2nd Quarterfinal (England Vs Germany): 24 Jan 2023 at 7:00 pm in Bhubaneswar (Germany Won)
3rd Quarterfinal (Netherlands Vs South Korea): 25 Jan 2023 at 4:30 pm in Bhubaneswar (Netherlands Won)
4th Quarterfinal (Belgium Vs New Zealand): 25 Jan 2023 at 7:00 pm in Bhubaneswar (Belgium Won)
Australia, Germany, Netherlands, and Belgium have qualified for the semi-finals after winning QF1, QF2, QF3, and QF4, respectively.
1st Semi-Final (Australia Vs Germany): 27 Jan 2023 at 4:30 pm (IST) in Bhubaneswar (Germany Won)
2nd Semi-Final (Belgium Vs Netherlands): 27 Jan 2023 at 7:00 pm (IST) in Bhubaneswar (Belgium Won)
Hockey World Cup 2023 Final
Final (Germany Vs Belgium): 29 Jan 2023 at 7:00 pm (IST) in Bhubaneswar
FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 Pools
16 teams were divided into four pools of four teams each. The winning teams from each pool had a huge advantage as it lead them to straight qualification into the quarterfinals.
The second and third-placed teams in each pool played an additional cross-over round from where four teams made it to the quarterfinals.
Pool A: Australia, Argentina, France, and South Africa.
Pool B: Belgium, Germany, Korea, and Japan.
Pool C: Netherlands, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Chile.
Pool D: India, England, Spain, and Wales.
FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 India’s Schedule
India beats Spain 2-0 in the first match and draws the second match against England. In its final group stage match, India won 4-2 against Wales and finished second in the Points Table.
The first two matches against Spain and England were held at Rourkela while the third match against Wales took place at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
Group Stage Match Schedule/Venue for Team India
- India Vs Spain: 13 Jan 2023, 7:00 pm (IST) in Rourkela
- India Vs England: 15 Jan 2023, 7:00 pm (IST) in Rourkela
- India Vs Wales: 19 Jan, 7:00 pm (IST) in Bhubaneshwar
FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 Group Stage Fixtures
|Argentina vs South Africa||13 Jan 2023||1:00 PM||Bhubaneshwar|
|Australia vs France||13 Jan 2023||3:00 PM||Bhubaneshwar|
|England vs Wales||13 Jan 2023||5:00 PM||Rourkela|
|India vs Spain||13 Jan 2023||7:00 PM||Rourkela|
|New Zealand vs Chile||14 Jan 2023||1:00 PM||Rourkela|
|Netherlands vs Malaysia||14 Jan 2023||3:00 PM||Rourkela|
|Belgium vs Korea||14 Jan 2023||5:00 PM||Bhubaneshwar|
|Germany vs Japan||14 Jan 2023||7:00 PM||Bhubaneshwar|
|Spain vs Wales||15 Jan 2023||5:00 PM||Rourkela|
|England vs India||15 Jan 2023||7:00 PM||Rourkela|
|Malaysia vs Chile||16 Jan 2023||1:00 PM||Rourkela|
|New Zealand vs Netherlands||16 Jan 2023||3:00 PM||Rourkela|
|France vs South Africa||16 Jan 2023||5:00 PM||Bhubaneshwar|
|Argentina vs Australia||16 Jan 2023||7:00 PM||Bhubaneshwar|
|Korea vs Japan||17 Jan 2023||5:00 PM||Bhubaneshwar|
|Germany vs Belgium||17 Jan 2023||7:00 PM||Bhubaneshwar|
|Malaysia vs New Zealand||19 Jan 2023||1:00 PM||Bhubaneshwar|
|The Netherlands vs Chile||19 Jan 2023||3:00 PM||Bhubaneshwar|
|Spain vs England||19 Jan 2023||5:00 PM||Bhubaneshwar|
|India vs Wales||19 Jan 2023||7:00 PM||Bhubaneshwar|
|Australia vs South Africa||20 Jan 2023||1:00 PM||Rourkela|
|France vs Argentina||20 Jan 2023||3:00 PM||Rourkela|
|Belgium vs Japan||20 Jan 2023||5:00 PM||Rourkela|
|Korea vs Germany||20 Jan 2023||7:00 PM||Rourkela|
You can also download Hockey World Cup 2023 Schedule PDF from here.
FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 Squads
P.R. Sreejesh, Krishna Pathak, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh (Captain), Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas (Vice Captain), Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Sukhjeet Singh, Rajkumar Pal, Jugraj Singh
Andrew Charter, Johan Durst, Jake Harvie, Tim Howard, Joshua Beltz, Matthew Dawson, Jeremy Hayward, Aran Zalewski, Lachlan Sharp, Tom Craig, Flynn Ogilve, Daniel Beale, Eddie Ockenden, Tim Brand, Nathan Ephraums, Blake Gover, Jake Whetton, Tom Wickham, Jacob Anderson, Dylan Martin.
Toby Reynolds-Cotterill, Rhys Payne, Gareth Furlong, Daniel Kyriakides, Hywel Jones, Ioan Wall, Steve Kelly, Lewis Prosser, Dale Hutchinson, Jacob Draper, Gareth Griffiths, Rhys Bradshaw, Rupert Shipperley, Fred Newbold, Ben Francis, Luke Hawker, James Carson, Jac Pritchard.
Alvaro Iglesias, Borja Lacalle,Cesar Curiel, Xavier Gispert,Enrique Gonzalez Castejon,Gerard Clapes,Ignacia Rodrigues, Joaquin Menini, Jordi Bonastre, Marc Miralles, Marc Reyne, Marc Vizcaino, Rafael Villalonga, Pere Amat, Marc Recasens, Pepe Cunill, Pau Cunill, Mario Garin.
Ames David, Albery James, Ansell Liam, Bandurack Nick, Calnan Will, Condon David, Goodfield David, Martin Harry, Mazarelo James, Park Nick, Payne Ollie, Roper Phil, Rushmere Stuart, Sanford Liam, Sloan Ian, Creed Brendan, Ward Jac, Wallace Zach, Sorsby Tom.
Albert Adrian, Ashari Firhan, Azahar Amirul, Hamsani Ashran, Hasan Azuan, Hassan Najib, Jali Faiz, Jalil Marhan, Jazlan Najmi, Mizun Zul Pidaus. Othman Hafizuddin, Rahim Razie, Rosli Ramadan, Muhamad Aminudin, Tengku Tengku, Sumantri Norsyafiq, Silverius Shello, Shahmie Irfan Suhaimi, Saari Faizal, Saabah Shahril.
Araya Augustin, Amroso Augustin, Juan Purcel, Adrian Henriquez, Vicente Goni, Fernanado Renz, Jose Maldonado, Martin Rodriguez, Kay Gesswien, Andres Pizzaro, Juan Amoroso, Jose Hurtado, William Enos, Franco Becerra, Nils Strabucchi, Axel Troncoso, Axel Ritcher, Raimundo Valenzuela, Ignacio Contrado, Filipe Renz.
South Korea Squad:
Kim Jaehyeon, Kim Hyeonhong, Kim Kyubeom, Lee Gangsan, Lee Namyong, Jung Manjae, Hwang Taeil, Lee Jungjun, Seo Inwoo, Ji Woo Cheon, Lee Hyeseung, Kim Jaehan, Kim Sunghyun, Jeong Junwoo, Lee Seunghoon, Kim Hyeongjin, Jang Jonghyun, Jeon Byungjin, Yang Jihun, Lee Juyoung.
Yamasaki Koji, Yamada Shota, Kawamura Yusuke, Kawahara Yamato, Tanaka Seren, Fukuda Kentaro, Takade Taiki, Niwa Takuma, Nagai Yuma, Fujishima Raiki, Nagayoshi Ken, Saito Hiro, Kato Ryosei, Ooka Ryoma, Ohashi Masaki, Tanaka Kaito, Kuroda Kisho, Ochiai Hiromasa, Kobayashi Masato, Yoshikawa Takashi
New Zealand Squad:
Dom Dixon, Dane Lett, Simon Child, Nick Ross, Sam Hiha, Kim Kingston, Jake Smith, Sam Lane, Simon Yorston, Aidan Sarikaya, Nic Woods (Captain), Joe Morrison, Leon Hayward, Kane Russell, Blair Tarrant, David Brydon, Connor Greentree, Charlie Morrison, Hayden Philips, Sean Findlay.
Maurits Visser, Lars Balk, Jonas de Geus, Thijs van Dam, Thierry Brinkman (Captain), Seve van Ass, Jorrit Croon, Terrance Pieters, Floris Wortelboer, Teun Beins, Tjep Hoedemakers, Koen Bijen, Steijn van Heijingen, Dennis Warmerdam, Jasper Brinkman, Derck De Vilder, Justen Bok, Tijmen Reijenga, Jip Janssen, Pirmin Blaak.
Alexander Stadler, Mathias Müller, Mats Grambusch, Lukas Windfeder, Niklas Wellen, Tom Grambusch, Teo Hinrichs, Gonzalo Peillat, Christopher Rühr, Justus Weigand, Marco Miltkau, Martin Zwicker, Hannes Muller, Paul-Philipp Kaufmann, Niklas Bosserhoff, Jean Danneberg, Moritz Ludwig, Moritz Trompertz, Thies Prinz, Timur Oruz.
Loic Van Doren, Arthur Van Doren, John-John Dohmen, Florent Van Aubel, Sébastien Dockier, Cédric Charlier, Gauthier Boccard, Nicolas De Kerpel, Alexander Hendrickx, Félix Denayer (Captain), Vincent Vanasch, Tanguy Cosyns, Tom Boon, Victor Wegnez, Antoine Kina, Loick Luypaert, Arthur De Sloover, Simon Gougnard.
South Africa Squad:
Nqobile Ntuli, Brad Sherwood, Connor Beauchamp, Dan Bell, Dayaan Cassiem, Estiaan Kriek, Gowan Jones, Guy Morgan, Jacques van Tonder, Jethro Eustice, Keenan Horne, Jean Bouin,Mustapha Cassiem, Nic Spooner, Tevin Kok, Sihle Ngubane, Jean Bouin, Samkelo Mvimbi, Almere, Ryan Julius, Nduduzo Lembethe.
Arthur Thieffry, Mattéo Desgouillons, Pieter van Straaten, Stanislas Branicki, Gaspard Xavier, Simon, Martin-Brisac, Blaise Rogeau, Viktor Lockwood, Charles Masson, Gaspard Baumgarten, François Goyet, Timothee Clement, Corentin Sellier, Edgar Reynaud, Brieuc Delemazure, Victor Charlet (Captain), Etinne Tynevez, Eliot Curty, Jean-Baptiste Forgues, Noe Jouin.
Juan Catan, Facundo Zarate, Nicolás Keenan, Klein Zwitserland, Maico Casella, Martín Ferreiro, Germany Crefelder, Lucas Toscani, Uhlenhorst Mülheim, Lucas Vila, Banco Provincia, Nicolás Della Torre, Bautista Capurro, Agustin Machelett, Emiliano Bosso, Agustin Bugallo, Thomas Habif, Agustin Mazzilli, San Fernando, Matias Rey, Tomas Domene, Banco Provincia, Federico Monja, Santiago Tarazona, Nicolas Cicileo.
Where to Watch FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 Live?
Fans in India can watch the live telecast of FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 on Star Sports Network Channels. All the matches will be live-streamed on the Disney+Hotstar app for the OTT audience.
FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 Ticket Price?
Tickets for India matches are priced at Rs 500 for the west stands, Rs 400 for the east stands, and Rs 200 for the North and South Stands.
For the non-India matches, the ticket cost Rs 500 for the west stands, Rs 200 for the east stand, and Rs 100 for the north and south stand.
A. India hosted the hockey world cup for the second time in a row.
A. 16 teams participated in the Hockey World Cup 2023.
A. Ticket costs Rs 500 for the west stand, Rs 200 for the east stand, and Rs 100 for the north and south stand for India matches.
A. Graham Reid is the head coach of Team India
A. Harmarpreet Singh is the captain of team India in the World Cup 2023.
A. Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneshwar, and Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium, Rourkela are the two venues for the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023.
A. The hockey world cup 2023 final will be played between Belgium and Germany.