Men's Hockey World Cup 2023: Schedule, Squads, live TV, streaming, and more

The FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023 will take place in Odisha, India, from January 13 to January 29. Bhubaneswar and Rourkela are the host cities. Here’s all you need to know about it.
Men's Hockey World Cup 2023: Schedule, Squads, live TV, streaming, and more

Host India will launch its World Cup campaign on the opening day of the tournament in a Pool D match against Spain. There are 16 teams participating in this prestigious quadrennial event, which is being held in India for the second successive time. The sides are divided into four groups. A total of 44 matches will be played over 17 days in the 15th edition of the Hockey World Cup.

Format and points system of FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023

The 16 teams are split up into four pools, where they play three games in a round-robin format. The group with the best record advances directly to the quarterfinals. The crossover round features the second- and third-placed teams in each group, and the winning team advances to the knockout round of the final eight along with the other four.

Venue for the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023

Kalinga Stadium (Bhubaneswar) and Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium (Rourkela).

Live TV and streaming

In India, the Hockey World Cup 2023 matches will be telecast live on the Star Sports network. Lie streaming is on Disney+Hotstar.

Pools for the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023

  • 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.

Current world rankings

  • 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 Previous 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

All the 16 squads for Hockey World Cup 2023

Hockey World Cup 2023 Schedule (All times in IST)

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