Full Match Schedule, Fixture, Knockout, Dates, Time, & Venues in India, Tickets, Broadcast & Online Details
In January, we will be seeing the 15th edition of the Men’s FIH Hockey. And guess who is again hosting the world cup 2023? Well, with the evident exuberance India is hosting the FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023, as confirmed by the International Hockey Federation in November 2019. The stadiums selected for these matches are the classic and legendary Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar with the seating capacity of 18,000 and ‘newly constructed’ Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium, Rourkela debuting with seating capacity of 20,000.
This quadrennial tournament will commence on 13th January (Friday) and we are expecting to see the finals on 29th of January. There are 16 teams taking part in the quest of becoming the ultimate winner of 2023 and collecting the most coveted accolades for hockey. The 15th edition of FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup will kick off on January 13th 2023, with the first match between Argentina and South Africa, at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.
FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup Opening Ceremony
Applauding The Opulent Opening Ceremony!
In the sparkling opening ceremony of the FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 on Wednesday, 11th January at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack, we saw a stellar performances by many stars and celebrities, including Ranveer Singh, Disha Patani, singer Neeti Mohan, and also K-Pop band BlackSwan. Keenly showcasing the rich culture and heritage of odisha the evening started with the culturally auspicious performance by Odissi dancing legend, Guru Aruna Mohanty’s troop hailing the spirit of the state.
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The ceremony just became an exotic and charismatic affair as music composer Pritam and 11 singers sang and presented the official anthem for the FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 “Hockey Hai Dil Mera” live to the audience.
Not only this, the anthem was followed by revealing the FIH Men’s World Cup trophy by FIH President Tayyab Ikram; Anurag Thakur, Indian Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs; Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Pattnaik; and President of Hockey India, Dilip Tirkey. All the officials had all good and merrier words to say for the world cup, along with conveying great wishes to the teams participating.
With the feel good vibe the ceremony culminated and gave high hopes for the coming matches. Talking about the matches, Let’s talk about the teams and the pools with the match schedule chart.
Meet the teams and Pools
Things may as well be intense, when 16 teams are fighting to win the prestigious title of being the champion of ‘FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023’. To suffice this ecstasy, the International Hockey Federation makes 4 pools, consisting 4 teams. The Pool are as follows:
- South Africa
The first match for Pool 1 is on 13 January 2023.
- South Korea
On 14 January 2023, the first match of Pool B will be played.
- New Zealand
The first match for Pool C will be on 14 January 2023
- India (H)
On 13 January 2023, the first match of Pool D will be played.
The ranking system and the rounds
The ranking system is pretty easy to understand. 3 points for winning the match, 1 point if the match draws, and 0 point on losing the match. FIH decided the Rounds in the 2011 World League.
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Stating that no team is exempt in Round 1(including group stage classification round), Some teams are exempted by Round 2 where we see Crossovers, Quarter-finals, and Semi-finals. And Round 3 is the final round. The table for the same is as follows:
Full Match Schedule, Fixture List, Knockout, Dates, Time, & Venue in India
Hockey Men’s World Cup Match Schedule
|Match no||Time (IST)||Date||Fixture||Round||Venue|
|1||1:00 PM||January 13||Argentina vs South Africa||Group Stage||Bhubaneswar|
|2||3:00 PM||January 13||Australia vs France||Group Stage||Bhubaneswar|
|3||5:00 PM||January 13||England vs Wales||Group Stage||Rourkela|
|4||7:00 PM||January 13||India vs Spain||Group Stage||Rourkela|
|5||1:00 PM||January 14||New Zealand vs Chile||Group Stage||Rourkela|
|6||3:00 PM||January 14||Netherlands vs Malaysia||Group Stage||Rourkela|
|7||5:00 PM||January 14||Belgium vs Korea||Group Stage||Bhubaneswar|
|8||7:00 PM||January 14||Germany vs Japan||Group Stage||Bhubaneswar|
|9||5:00 PM||January 15||Spain vs Wales||Group Stage||Rourkela|
|10||7:00 PM||January 15||England vs India||Group Stage||Rourkela|
|11||1:00 PM||January 16||Malaysia vs Chile||Group Stage||Rourkela|
|12||3:00 PM||January 16||New Zealand vs Netherlands||Group Stage||Rourkela|
|13||5:00 PM||January 16||France vs South Africa||Group Stage||Bhubaneswar|
|14||7:00 PM||January 16||Argentina vs Australia||Group Stage||Bhubaneswar|
|15||5:00 PM||January 17||Korea vs Japan||Group Stage||Bhubaneswar|
|16||7:00 PM||January 17||Germany vs Belgium||Group Stage||Bhubaneswar|
|17||1:00 PM||January 19||Malaysia vs New Zealand||Group Stage||Bhubaneswar|
|18||3:00 PM||January 19||Netherlands vs Chile||Group Stage||Bhubaneswar|
|19||5:00 PM||January 19||Spain vs England||Group Stage||Bhubaneswar|
|20||7:00 PM||January 19||India vs Wales||Group Stage||Bhubaneswar|
|21||1:00 PM||January 20||Australia vs South Africa||Group Stage||Rourkela|
|22||3:00 PM||January 20||France vs Argentina||Group Stage||Rourkela|
|23||5:00 PM||January 20||Belgium vs Japan||Group Stage||Rourkela|
|24||7:00 PM||January 20||Korea vs Germany||Group Stage||Rourkela|
|25||4:30 PM||January 22||2nd Pool C vs 3rd Pool D||Crossover||Bhubaneswar|
|26||7:00 PM||January 22||2nd Pool D vs 3rd Pool C||Crossover||Bhubaneswar|
|27||4:30 PM||January 23||2nd Pool A vs 3rd Pool B||Crossover||Bhubaneswar|
|28||7:00 PM||January 23||2nd Pool B vs 3rd Pool A||Crossover||Bhubaneswar|
|29||4:30 PM||January 24||1st Pool A vs Winner 25||Quarterfinal||Bhubaneswar|
|30||7:00 PM||January 24||1st Pool B vs Winner 26||Quarterfinal||Bhubaneswar|
|31||4:30 PM||January 25||1st Pool C vs Winner 27||Quarterfinal||Bhubaneswar|
|32||7:00 PM||January 25||1st Pool D vs Winner 28||Quarterfinal||Bhubaneswar|
|33||11:30 AM||January 26||4th Pool A vs Loser 25||9-16 Classification||Rourkela|
|34||2:00 PM||January 26||4th Pool B vs Loser 26||9-16 Classification||Rourkela|
|35||4:30 PM||January 26||4th Pool C vs Loser 27||9-16 Classification||Rourkela|
|36||7:00 PM||January 26||4th Pool D vs Loser 28||9-16 Classification||Rourkela|
|37||4:30 PM||January 27||Winner 29 vs Winner 32||Semifinal||Bhubaneswar|
|38||7:00 PM||January 27||Winner 30 vs Winner 31||Semifinal||Bhubaneswar|
|39||11:30 AM||January 28||Loser 33 vs Loser 34||13-16 Classification||Rourkela|
|40||2:00 PM||January 28||Loser 35 vs Loser 36||13-16 Classification||Rourkela|
|41||4:30 PM||January 28||Winner 33 vs Winner 34||9-12 Classification||Rourkela|
|42||7:00 PM||January 28||Winner 35 vs Winner 36||9-12 Classification||Rourkela|
|43||4:30 PM||January 29||Loser 37 vs Loser 38||3rd Place Match||Bhubaneswar|
|44||7:00 PM||January 29||Winner 37 vs Winner 38||Final||Bhubaneswar|
How to Buy Hockey Men’s World Cup Tickets
Buy your tickets Online! (Terms and conditions applied)
If you want to enjoy the thrill of the matches right from the stadiums, book your tickets now! It’s simple and online, meaning no hassle. The interested person can book the tickets online from Paytm Insider.
Note that: One can book tickets online, but don’t forget to confirm your ticket by showing your physical copy of registration at a box office at the stadiums.
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Hockey fans keep your mobile number, Email Address, and Photo ID ready to get yourself registered.
What’s the Cost of Hockey Men’s World Cup Tickets 2023
Prices of the Tickets
The tickets cost is different on the basis of India match and non-India match:
|Tickets Price for India-Matches||Rs 200, Rs 400, and Rs 500|
|Ticket Price for Non-India Matches||Rs 100, Rs 200, and Rs 500|
Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Broadcast Channel
TV channels broadcasting the hockey world Cup 2023 matches
Star Sports First, Star Sports Select 2, and Star Sports Select 2 HD TV channels will be telecasting the matches live to the subscribers at the comfort of their home. Just get through with the channel subscription process with the respective DTH providers.
Where & How to Watch 2023 Hockey World Cup
OTT channel Live-streaming the match and broadcast plans
Download your Disney+ Hotstar app and enjoy the live streaming of the FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023. The users need to subscribe to the OTT platform to watch the matches. With the same idea we have Airtel, jio, and Vi (Vodafone Idea) providing some exciting plans so that the sports fanatics barely miss even a moment of the hockey World Cup 2023.
|Plan Provider||Plans with Disney+ Hotstar for free|
|Disney+ Hotstar with Airtel||
Rs 181 plan for 30 days and 1GB of data per day with 3 months subscription.
Rs 399 plan for 28 days and 2.5GB per day data with 3 months subscription.
|Disney+ Hotstar with Jio||Rs 4,199 plan for 365 days and 3 GB of data with Disney+ Hotstar subscription.|
|Disney+ Hotstar with Vodafone Idea (Vi)||
Rs 151 plan for 30 daysand 8 GB of data with Disney+ Hotstar subscription.
The bundled pack of Rs 499, Rs 901, Rs 1066, Rs 3099, Rs 601, and Rs 399 will also provide Disney + Hotstar subscription.
The FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 is just around the corner. The matches are interesting and the competition looks promising. Hold your popcorn and cancel other plans for January because the Men’s hockey World Cup 2023 is here to steal the thunder.
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Q 1. Is India hosting the hockey World Cup for the first time?
Ans 1. No, Men’s hockey World Cup 2023 is not the first experience neither for India nor for odisha in hosting the world cup league. Before this, India has hosted the 2018 world cup in Bhubaneswar, odisha. Moreover, In 2010 India hosted the tournament in New Delhi.
Q 2. Where will the first match take place and who is playing the first match of the tournament?
Ans 2. On January 13th 2023 the first match between Argentina and South Africa will take place at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.
Q 3. Can we book the ticket Online for the Men’s hockey World Cup 2023?
Ans 3. Yes, you can book the ticket online from Paytm Insider.
Q 4. Can we watch the Men’s hockey World Cup 2023 on any OTT platform?
Ans 4. Yes, you can watch the Men’s hockey World Cup 2023 Disney+ Hotstar.
Q 5. Which channels are broadcasting the Men’s hockey World Cup 2023 matches?
Ans 5. Star Sports First, Star Sports Select 2, and Star Sports Select 2 HD TV channels will be broadcasting the Men’s hockey World Cup 2023 matches to the subscriber.