Lausanne, November 8
India will host the Men’s Hockey World Cup for the second consecutive time after the country was picked to host the game’s showpiece event in 2023 by the international hockey federation (FIH) here today. According to the FIH, the Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held in India from January 13 to 29.
In another decision made by the Executive Board during the FIH’s last meeting of the year, Spain and Netherlands were named as the co-hosts of the 2022 Women’s World Cup scheduled to be held from July 1 to 22.
The venues will be announced by the host nations at a later date.
India will, thus, become the first country to stage the Men’s Hockey World Cup four times after having hosted the showpiece in 1982 (Mumbai), 2010 (New Delhi) and 2018 (Bhubaneswar). Netherlands have hosted three men’s tournaments.
India was among three nations — Belgium and Malaysia being the other two — to have presented bids to host the next edition of the men’s World Cup. For the women’s event, Germany, Malaysia and New Zealand had also presented their bids. The competition format of the 2023 World Cup will be the same as the last edition. — PTI
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