2023 Men's FIH Hockey World Cup

The 2023 Men's FIH Hockey World Cup will be the 15th edition of the Men's FIH Hockey World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men's national field hockey teams organized by the International Hockey Federation. It will be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and at the under-construction 20,000 seat Rourkela Stadium in Rourkela , India from 13 to 29 January 2023.[1][2]

2023 Men's FIH Hockey World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryIndia
Dates13–29 January
Teams16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
2018 (previous) (next) 2026

Host selectionEdit

The International Hockey Federation announced in December 2018 that the 2022 Hockey World Cups will be held either in July 2022 or January 2023.[3] The FIH received the following final three bids for the Men's 2022 World Cup.[4] In November 2019 it was announced that India would host the tournament in January 2023.[2]

For the preferred time window 1–17 July 2022:

  • Belgium
  • Germany (withdrew)
  • Malaysia
  • Spain (withdrew)

For the preferred time window 13–29 January 2023:

  • India

QualificationEdit

Just as in 2018, 16 teams will compete in the tournament. Alongside the hosts, India, the five continental champions will receive an automatic berth.[2] After the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics the quota of places available through continental championships including the World Cup hosts was increased from six to sixteen.[5]

Dates Event Location Quotas Qualifier(s)
8 November 2019 Hosts N/A 1   India
April 2021 2021 Oceania Cup New Zealand 2
4–13 June 2021 2021 EuroHockey Championship Amstelveen, Netherlands 7
October 2021 2021 Africa Cup of Nations TBC 1
2021 2021 Asia Cup TBC 3
20–30 January 2022 2022 Pan American Cup Santiago, Chile 2
Total 16

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "India's largest hockey stadium planned in Rourkela, to co-host 2023 FIH World Cup". www.olympicchannel.com. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "2022 FIH Hockey Women's World Cup in Spain and the Netherlands, 2023 FIH Hockey Men's World Cup in India". fih.ch. Lausanne: International Hockey Federation. 8 November 2019. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Two time windows set for 2022 FIH World Cups". fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. 20 December 2018. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  4. ^ "India presents bid to host men's Hockey World Cup in 2023". The Times of India. 17 October 2019. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  5. ^ "World Cup qualification quotas decided". fih.ch. Lausanne: International Hockey Federation. 8 November 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2020.