Indian Hockey Squad For Men’s World Cup 2023: Every four years, the world’s best hockey teams gathers in a bid to be crowned the world’s best, the champions. This time, these teams and these men are making their way to Odisha, India, to compete in the World Cup, Hockey’s most prestigious competition.
On Friday, India will kick off their FIH Hockey World Cup campaign against Spain. The Indian squad of 18 players is currently preparing for the Opening MATCH on January 13th. Harmanpreet Singh has been named captain of the Indian team, with Amit Rohidas serving as his deputy for the world championship. Aside from Spain, England and Wales are also members of India’s group.
India is in Pool D, alongside England, Spain, and Wales. The Men in Blue will play their first game against Spain on January 13th at the newly built Birsa Munda Stadium in Rourkela. The Men’s Hockey World Cup will return for its 15th edition on January 13th, 2023, with India hosting the event for the fourth time.
The tournament will be co-hosted by two cities in the state of Odisha from January 13th to 29th. The Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, where the matches were held last year, will be joined by Rourkela, where the matches will be held at the new, purpose-built Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium.
Harmanpreet Singh will captain India’s men’s hockey World Cup squad, as the country hopes to end a 47th -year wait. The pool-stage matches will be split between Rourkela and Bhubaneswar, with the crossover matches taking place solely in Bhubaneswar. The matches for the ninth through sixteenth places will be held in Rourkela, while the quarterfinals, semifinals, bronze-medal match, and final will be held in Bhubaneswar.
Indian Team Match Schedule Hockey World Cup
For a Complete Match Schedule and all match dates Visit Here.
|DATE||MATCHES||TIME & VENUE|
|JANUARY 13th||India vs. Spain||7 PM, Rourkela|
|JANUARY 15th||India vs. England||7 PM, Rourkela|
|JANUARY 19th||India vs. Wales||7 PM, Bhubaneswar|
Format of the Hockey World Cup
Four groups were formed from the 16 teams.
Each team in its pool will play the other three teams once, with the pool winner advancing to the quarterfinals.
The teams ranked second and third in each pool will compete in crossover matches to determine the final four quarterfinalists.
The semifinals will take place on January 27th and the final will take place on January 29th.
Hockey World Cup 2023 More Details:
A total of 44 GAMES will be played across two venues, with the world’s 16 best teams competing.
Hosts and bronze medalists at the Tokyo Olympics Belgium, the reigning Olympic champion, will compete alongside India. Australia, along with the Netherlands and Germany, will start as the favorite.
Indian Hockey Squad For Men’s World Cup 2023 is completed by Argentina, England, Spain, South Korea, Malaysia, South Africa, France, Japan, Chile, and Wales.
Indian team for the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in 2023
Indian Hockey Squad For Men’s World Cup 2023 is as follows :
- P.R. Sreejesh and Krishna Pathak are the goalkeepers.
- Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh (Captain), Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas (Vice Captain), Nilam Sanjeep Xess are the defenders.
- Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, and Akashdeep Singh are the midfielders.
- Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Mandeep Singh, Abhishek, and Sukhjeet Singh are the forwards.
- Rajkumar Pal and Jugraj Singh are on standby.
- The Hockey World Cup LIVE Streaming will be available on InsideSport.IN. and Disney+ Hotstar.
Bhubaneswar, Kalinga Hockey Stadium
The Kalinga stadium, located in the heart of India’s sporting capital, Bhubaneswar, can hold 16,000 people. The stadium, which opened in 2013, has witnessed some of the most memorable moments in hockey history. It has the distinction of regularly hosting major domestic and international sporting events.
Get your tickets to the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar – Rourkela today and come see one of India’s most iconic sporting venues at its best!
Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium, Rourkela
Designed to host the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar – Rourkela, meet India’s newest and largest hockey arena! It has a capacity of 20,000 spectators and we can only imagine the hype. Indian Hockey Squad For Men’s World Cup 2023 plays its first match on January 13th in this stadium.
Who is the Captain of the Indian Hockey Team?
Indian Hockey Team Captain is Harmanpreet Singh.
India won how many Hockey World Cup Titles?
India won only one Hockey World Cup title in 1975.