FIH Odisha Hockey Males’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar – Rourkela: Swimming pools revealed!
Lausanne, Switzerland: On the event of the draw ceremony held at the moment on the Conference Centre, in Lok Sewa Bhawan, Bhubaneswar (India), the 4 Swimming pools of the upcoming FIH Odisha Hockey Males’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar – Rourkela have been decided as follows:
Pool A is headed up by present FIH World Rankings (WR) primary Australia, who obtained the bronze medal on the final World Cup in 2018. They may play 2016 Olympic Champions Argentina (WR:7), France (WR:11), taking part in their fourth World Cup, and African Champions South Africa (WR:14).
In Pool B, reigning World Champions Belgium (WR:2) are the highest seed and so they had been drawn to face 2002 and 2006 World Champions Germany (WR:4). Each European groups will face two representatives from Asia, specifically Korea (WR:12) and Japan (WR:17).
Pool C will function the finalists from the final version, the Netherlands (WR:3), on the head of the group. They may come up in opposition to the opposite Oceania’s consultant New Zealand (WR:9), Malaysia (WR:10), taking part in their ninth World Cup, and newcomers Chile (WR:23), taking part for the very first time in a FIH Hockey Males’s World Cup.
In Pool D, hosts India are the very best ranked aspect (WR:5). They may face England (WR:6), which they’ve lately met on the Commonwealth Video games Birmingham 2022 for an exhilarating encounter (4-4), two-time silver medallists (1971, 1998) Spain (WR:8) and Wales (WR: 16), who, like Chile, will play their maiden World Cup.
As already announced, India, Australia, Belgium and Netherlands had been positioned on the primary row of their corresponding Swimming pools based mostly on the FIH World Rankings as per 1 June 2022.
Hon’ble Chief Minister, Authorities of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik and FIH Performing President Seif Ahmed attended the draw ceremony, in addition to Shri Tusharkanti Behera, Hon’ble Minister – Sports activities & Youth Providers, Odisha, Dr S Y Quraishi, Member, CoA, Hockey India, Mr. Zafar Iqbal, Member, CoA, Hockey India, Shri Dilip Tirkey, Chairman, Hockey Promotion Council of Odisha, Shri Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, IAS, Chief Secretary & Chief Growth Commissioner, Odisha, Shri V Ok Pandian, IAS, Secretary to Hon’ble Chief Minister, Shri R Vineel Krishna, IAS, Commissioner cum Secretary, Division of Sports activities & Youth Providers, Odisha, amongst different personalities. The draw proceedings had been carried out by FIH CEO Thierry Weil.
Hon’ble Chief Minister, Authorities of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik mentioned: “We’re at all times very proud to welcoming the very best hockey groups and gamers of the world for such an excellent occasion. This time, the urge for food is even greater since, on prime of our magnificent Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar – the place so many fantastic sports activities tales have already been written – we’re inviting the world to a brand-new area, specifically the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela. This new stadium is an extra testimony of our robust dedication in the direction of hockey. Congratulations and greatest needs to all groups!”
FIH Performing President Seif Ahmed mentioned: “We will’t wait to see the very best groups on the planet in motion within the new “jewel” of hockey, the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, which, alongside the enduring Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, will play host to the 2023 FIH Odisha Hockey Males’s World Cup. I want to renew our sincerest due to Hockey India and to the State of Odisha for internet hosting the 15th version of this World Cup. With their dedication, expertise and fervour, you’ll be able to count on nothing else however a tremendous occasion coming our method in 4 months time! I want already the easiest of luck to all taking part groups and officers, and invite all followers to tune in early subsequent 12 months: an unforgettable hockey present is awaiting you!”
The top of the FIH males’s tournaments might be held from 13 to 29 January 2023 in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, within the state of Odisha, India.
Belgium are the present World Champions, having defeated the Netherlands within the Last of the 2018 edition.
FIH Odisha Hockey Males’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar
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
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