FIH Odisha Hockey Males’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar – Rourkela: Swimming pools revealed!
Lausanne, Switzerland: On the event of the draw ceremony held right now 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 received the bronze medal on the final World Cup in 2018. They’ll 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 have been drawn to face 2002 and 2006 World Champions Germany (WR:4). Each European groups will face two representatives from Asia, particularly 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’ll come up towards 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 best ranked aspect (WR:5). They’ll face England (WR:6), which they’ve just 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 introduced, India, Australia, Belgium and Netherlands have 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 Improvement Commissioner, Odisha, Shri V Okay 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 have been carried out by FIH CEO Thierry Weil.
Hon’ble Chief Minister, Authorities of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik stated: “We’re at all times very proud to welcoming the perfect 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 great sports activities tales have already been written – we’re inviting the world to a brand-new enviornment, particularly the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela. This new stadium is an additional testimony of our sturdy dedication in direction of hockey. Congratulations and finest needs to all groups!”
FIH Performing President Seif Ahmed stated: “We will’t wait to see the perfect groups on this 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 because of 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 possibly can anticipate nothing else however an incredible occasion coming our manner in 4 months time! I want already the perfect of luck to all taking part groups and officers, and invite all followers to tune in early subsequent yr: 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 Closing of the 2018 version.
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