The Men’s Hockey World Cup will enter its 15th edition in the new year on January 13, 2023, with India hosting the showpiece event for the fourth time. This is the second time in a row that India will host the World Cup. According to the FIH, the January 13-29 tournament of the Men’s Hockey World Cup in India will be co-hosted by two cities in the state of Odisha. The tournament will be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and Birsa Munda Stadium in Rourkela, the capital of Odisha.
Nupur Mahajan, who worked with the Odisha government as the tournament’s ‘Communications and Strategy Consultant’ and designed the campaign, said, “We are telling India to give their hearts to hockey. And for this, we will visit hockey-crazy places across the country and ask people to immortalize their heartbeats by recording them in specially designed hockey sticks.”
As soon as one holds this specially designed hockey stick ‘Heart Beat‘, his heartbeat will be recorded as a pledge of support for hockey. Hurt Beat will be touring the country over the next few months.
Detail About 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup
The 16 teams in the Hockey World Cup are divided into four groups. India have been placed in Group D along with England, Spain and Wales. The Australian team is in the first group along with South Africa, Argentina and France.
⦾ The Indian team is in Group D along with England, Spain and Wales.
⦾ Whereas, Australia will face Argentina, France and South Africa in Group A.
⦾ Belgium, Germany, Korea and Japan are placed in Group B.
⦾ Netherlands, New Zealand, Malaysia and Chile are in Group C.
India is hosting this tournament. In such a situation, the Indian team, which is ranked fifth in the hockey rankings, has directly qualified. The Australian team, which won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, has been placed in Group A with Argentina, France and Chile. Defending champions Belgium are in Group B alongside Asian champions South Korea, Germany and Japan.
In the 52-year history of the Hockey World Cup, the Indian team has won the title only once. In 1975, the Indian team became the champion in Malaysia. Let’s hope that India gets the title of champion this time.