The Hockey World Cup 2023 is set to take place in India, marking the first time the tournament will be held in the country. This highly-anticipated event will feature some of the world’s top hockey teams, as they compete for the coveted title of world champion.
The tournament will be held in two venues, Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, and is expected to draw thousands of fans from around the globe. The tournament will be a celebration of hockey, as well as a showcase of India’s ability to host major international sporting events. From the opening match to the final, the 2023 Hockey World Cup in India promises to be a thrilling and unforgettable experience.
Hockey World Cup 2023 Schedule :
|Match No.||Fixture||Round||Date||Time (IST)||Venue|
|1.||Argentina vs South Africa||Group Stage||January 13||1:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|2.||Australia vs France||Group Stage||January 13||3:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|3.||England vs Wales||Group Stage||January 13||5:00 PM||Rourkela|
|4.||India vs Spain||Group Stage||January 13||7:00 PM||Rourkela|
|5.||New Zealand vs Chile||Group Stage||January 14||1:00 PM||Rourkela|
|6.||Netherlands vs Malaysia||Group Stage||January 14||3:00 PM||Rourkela|
|7.||Belgium vs Korea||Group Stage||January 14||5:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|8.||Germany vs Japan||Group Stage||January 14||7:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|9.||Spain vs Wales||Group Stage||January 15||5:00 PM||Rourkela|
|10.||England vs India||Group Stage||January 15||7:00 PM||Rourkela|
|11.||Malaysia vs Chile||Group Stage||January 16||1:00 PM||Rourkela|
|12.||New Zealand vs Netherlands||Group Stage||January 16||3:00 PM||Rourkela|
|13.||France vs South Africa||Group Stage||January 16||5:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|14.||Argentina vs Australia||Group Stage||January 16||7:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|15.||Korea vs Japan||Group Stage||January 17||5:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|16.||Germany vs Belgium||Group Stage||January 17||7:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|17.||Malaysia vs New Zealand||Group Stage||January 19||1:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|18.||Netherlands vs Chile||Group Stage||January 19||3:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|19.||Spain vs England||Group Stage||January 19||5:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|20.||India vs Wales||Group Stage||January 19||7:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|21.||Australia vs South Africa||Group Stage||January 20||1:00 PM||Rourkela|
|22.||France vs Argentina||Group Stage||January 20||3:00 PM||Rourkela|
|23.||Belgium vs Japan||Group Stage||January 20||5:00 PM||Rourkela|
|24.||Korea vs Germany||Group Stage||January 20||7:00 PM||Rourkela|
|25.||2nd Pool C vs 3rd Pool D||Crossover||January 22||4:30 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|26.||2nd Pool D vs 3rd Pool C||Crossover||January 22||7:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|27.||2nd Pool A vs 3rd Pool B||Crossover||January 23||4:30 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|28.||2nd Pool B vs 3rd Pool A||Crossover||January 23||7:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|29.||1st Pool A vs Winner 25||Quarterfinal||January 24||4:30 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|30.||1st Pool B vs Winner 26||Quarterfinal||January 24||7:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|31.||1st Pool C vs Winner 27||Quarterfinal||January 25||4:30 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|32.||1st Pool D vs Winner 28||Quarterfinal||January 25||7:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|33.||4th Pool A vs Loser 25||9-16 Classification||January 26||11:30 AM||Rourkela|
|34.||4th Pool B vs Loser 26||9-16 Classification||January 26||2:00 PM||Rourkela|
|35.||4th Pool C vs Loser 27||9-16 Classification||January 26||4:30 PM||Rourkela|
|36.||4th Pool D vs Loser 28||9-16 Classification||January 26||7:00 PM||Rourkela|
|37.||Winner 29 vs Winner 32||Semifinal||January 27||4:30 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|38.||Winner 30 vs Winner 31||Semifinal||January 27||7:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|39.||Loser 33 vs Loser 34||13-16 Classification||January 28||11:30 AM||Rourkela|
|40.||Loser 35 vs Loser 36||13-16 Classification||January 28||2:00 PM||Rourkela|
|41.||Winner 33 vs Winner 34||9-12 Classification||January 28||4:30 PM||Rourkela|
|42.||Winner 35 vs Winner 36||9-12 Classification||January 28||7:00 PM||Rourkela|
|43.||Loser 37 vs Loser 38||3rd Place Match||January 29||4:30 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|44.||Winner 37 vs Winner 38||Final||January 29||7:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
Where to Watch Hockey World Cup 2023 Live
All of the games for the 2023 Hockey World Cup in India will be available for live viewing on television through channels such as Star Sports First, Star Sports Select 2, and Star Sports Select 2 HD. In addition, fans can also access live streaming of the matches through the Disney+ Hotstar app or website.
About Hockey Sports
Hockey is a sport in which players use sticks to hit a ball or a puck into the opposing team’s goal. Field hockey, also known as outdoor hockey, is played on a grass field, while ice hockey, also known as indoor hockey, is played on a sheet of ice. Field hockey is an Olympic sport for both men and women, and ice hockey is an Olympic sport for men only.
The objective of the game is to score more goals than the opposing team. Field hockey is typically played with 11 players on each team, while ice hockey is played with 6 players on each team. The game is divided into three periods in ice hockey and four quarters in field hockey. The team with the most goals at the end of the game is declared the winner.
Hockey is a fast-paced and physical sport that requires a high level of skill, endurance, and teamwork. The sport is governed by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and is played in many countries around the world, with the highest level of competition taking place in countries such as Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Argentina, and India.
Hockey is one of the most popular sports in the world, with millions of fans and players. It is widely considered as one of the most challenging sports, as it requires a good balance of skill, speed and endurance, and also, it’s considered as a team sport, where players need to work together to achieve the goals.
Hockey World cup Winner List
The Hockey World Cup is an international men’s field hockey tournament organized by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). The tournament has been held since 1971, and the winners are:
- 1971: Pakistan
- 1973: Netherlands
- 1975: India
- 1978: Pakistan
- 1982: Pakistan
- 1986: Australia
- 1990: Pakistan
- 1994: Pakistan
- 1998: Netherlands
- 2002: Germany
- 2006: Germany
- 2010: Australia
- 2014: Australia
- 2018: Belgium
Hockey is the National Game of Which Country?
Hockey is not the national game of any country. While many countries have a strong tradition and history in the sport of hockey, it is not officially recognized as the national game in any country.
It is worth noting that in India, Field Hockey is often considered as the national sport of India and has a long history in the country. The Indian men’s team has won 8 Olympic gold medals and the Women’s team has also performed well in international competitions. However, India doesn’t have an official national game as per constitution.
Similarly, In Pakistan, field hockey is also considered as a national game, they have won 3 Olympic gold medals and 4 World Cup titles, but again it’s not officially recognized as the national game.
It’s important to note that having a national sport is not something that is mandated by any international or national organization, it’s a status or recognition given by the respective countries.
Which village of Punjab is known as the Hockey nursery?
The village of Sansarpur in Punjab, India is known as the “hockey nursery” of India. The village has produced many international hockey players and has a strong tradition of playing and promoting the sport.
2.How many times India won Hockey World cup?
India has won the Hockey World Cup once, in 1975. The tournament was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and India defeated Pakistan in the final by a score of 2-1. India also won the 1975 World Cup without conceding a single goal throughout the tournament and it’s considered as one of the greatest achievements in Indian hockey history.
India has a rich history in the sport of hockey, having won multiple Olympic medals, including 8 gold medals in total. However, the team has not been able to replicate that success in the World Cup, despite having a strong team and playing well in the tournament in the past. The last time India reached the final of the Hockey World Cup was in 1975 and since then they have not able to reach that far.
3. When was the First women’s Hockey World cup held?
The first Women’s Hockey World Cup was held in 1974. The tournament was organized by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and was held in Mandelieu, France. The tournament was won by the Netherlands, who defeated host nation France in the final by a score of 2-0. The tournament featured six teams, with the Netherlands, France, and England being the top three teams.
Since then, the Women’s Hockey World Cup is held every four years and it is considered as one of the most prestigious international tournaments for women’s field hockey. The most recent Women’s Hockey World Cup was held in 2018, where the Netherlands won the tournament, becoming the most successful team in the history of the tournament, winning it for the 8th time.