FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela: Here’s the full schedule

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Bhubaneswar: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Tuesday announced the full schedule of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela.

As per the schedule, 2016 Olympic Gold medallists Argentina and Africa’s highest-ranked nation South Africa will open the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023! The thrilling encounter between these two powerhouses of international hockey will take place on 13 January 2023 in the iconic Kalinga Stadium of Bhubaneswar, which hosted the last Men’s World Cup final in 2018.

The second match of the day in Bhubaneswar will see world’s number one Australia taking on France, in a repeat of the 2018 World Cup quarter-final.

Later on the same day, the brand-new Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela will host its first-ever FIH World Cup matches, starting with a “derby” between England and Wales, followed by the local heroes of India playing in front of their home fans against Spain.

All teams will play in both venues. In total, 44 matches will be played, with the Final scheduled on 29 January (7pm local time) in Bhubaneswar.

“The ticket sales for the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela will start shortly. However, all fans are encouraged to pre-register their interest by filling the following form: https://fih.formstack.com/forms/world_cup_tickets_pre_registration,” the FIH said in a press release.

The draw held on 8 September in Bhubaneswar determined the four Pools as follows:

  • Pool A: Australia, Argentina, France, South Africa
  • Pool B: Belgium, Germany, Korea, Japan
  • Pool C: Netherlands, New Zealand, Malaysia, Chile
  • Pool D: India, England, Spain, Wales

Chile and Wales have qualified for the Men’s World Cup for the very first time. Belgium are the current World Champions, having defeated the Netherlands in the Final of the 2018 edition.

INDIA’S SCHEDULE FOR 2023 FIH ODISHA HOCKEY MEN’S WORLD CUP:-

OPPONENT DATE TIME VENUE
SPAIN JANUARY 13 7 PM ROURKELA
ENGLAND JANUARY 15 7 PM ROURKELA
WALES JANUARY 19 7 PM BHUBANESWAR

Also Read: 2023 FIH Men’s World Cup: India To Face Spain In Opener On Jan 13

Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Group Stage Fixtures:-

Match                                                                     Date                      Venue                       Time (IST)
Argentina vs South Africa January 13 Bhubaneswar 1:00 PM
Australia vs France January 13 Bhubaneswar 3:00 PM
England vs Wales January 13 Rourkela 5:00 PM
India vs Spain January 13 Rourkela 7:00 PM
New Zealand vs Chile January 14 Rourkela 1:00 PM
Netherlands vs Malaysia January 14 Rourkela 3:00 PM
Belgium vs Korea January 14 Bhubaneswar 5:00 PM
Germany vs Japan January 14 Bhubaneswar 7:00 PM
Spain vs Wales January 15 Rourkela 5:00 PM
England vs India January 15 Rourkela 7:00 PM
Malaysia vs Chile January 16 Rourkela 1:00 PM
New Zealand vs Netherlands January 16 Rourkela 3:00 PM
France vs South Africa January 16 Bhubaneswar 5:00 PM
Argentina vs Australia January 16 Bhubaneswar 7:00 PM
Korea vs Japan January 17 Bhubaneswar 5:00 PM
Germany vs Belgium January 17 Bhubaneswar 7:00 PM
Malaysia vs New Zealand January 19 Bhubaneswar 1:00 PM
Netherlands vs Chile January 19 Bhubaneswar 3:00 PM
Spain vs England January 19 Bhubaneswar 5:00 PM
India vs Wales January 19 Bhubaneswar 7:00 PM
Australia vs South Africa January 20 Rourkela 1:00 PM
France vs Argentina January 20 Rourkela 3:00 PM
Belgium vs Japan January 20 Rourkela 5:00 PM
Korea vs Germany January 20 Rourkela 7:00 PM

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