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Hockey World Cup 2018

28 Nov 2018 - 16 Dec 2018

The Men’s Hockey World Cup is an international competition involving field hockey, held every four years. The event is organised by International Hockey Federation (FIH) and was first started in the year 1971.


Pakistan have won the Hockey World Cup four times and sit at the top with most trophies. Australia and Netherlands have a tie with their three trophy lead over Germany and India who have two and one titles to their names respectively.


The 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup


The 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup will be the 14th edition of the competition. It is scheduled to begin on 28 November and will run its course till 16 December 2018.


The Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India is the venue chosen for the 2018 Hockey World Cup. It is a multi-purpose stadium build for athletics, soccer, field hockey, basketball, tennis, table tennis basketball, volleyball, Wall climbing and swimming.


Format


A total of 16 teams qualify for the World Cup, with the teams divided into four different groups. The first placed team of each group makes it to the quarterfinals. However, the second and third placed teams head over to play crossover matches. The single elimination tournament begins after this stage.


Group Divisions


Pool A - Argentina, Spain, France and New Zealand

Pool B - Australia, England, Ireland and China

Pool C - India, Belgium, Canada and South Africa

Pool D - Netherlands, Germany, Malaysia and Pakistan


2014 World Cup


The 2014 World Cup was held at Kyocera Stadion in The Hague, Netherlands. The final was between home team Netherlands and defending champions Australia. However, the final was won by Australia after they defeated the home team 6-1 to win the trophy for the third time.


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Videos
India to host third Men's World Cup in quick succession - good for the game or is it all about the money? 

India to host third Men's World Cup in quick succession - good for the game or is it all about the money? 

"We are helping the Odisha government convert the world-class HPC’s into a ground reality," says Kunal Sood of Grant Thornton

"We are helping the Odisha government convert the world-class HPC’s into a ground reality," says Kunal Sood of Grant Thornton

Meet the French-based Indian hockey family whose love for Odisha led to a birthday gift for Fani relief

Meet the French-based Indian hockey family whose love for Odisha led to a birthday gift for Fani relief

Coach Harendra Singh - Reliving the 5 most memorable matches

Coach Harendra Singh - Reliving the 5 most memorable matches

End of an era as Harendra Singh bids farewell to Indian hockey but wishes it well

End of an era as Harendra Singh bids farewell to Indian hockey but wishes it well

'God help Indian hockey' - experts target Hockey India as Harendra Singh is moved yet again  

'God help Indian hockey' - experts target Hockey India as Harendra Singh is moved yet again  

Need to get over World Cup disappointment and focus on Olympics: Manpreet

Need to get over World Cup disappointment and focus on Olympics: Manpreet

Need to develop world class drag-flickers, says Dilip Tirkey

Need to develop world class drag-flickers, says Dilip Tirkey

'Bhubaneswar was alive every day' says Max Caldas after guiding the Dutch to a World Cup silver

'Bhubaneswar was alive every day' says Max Caldas after guiding the Dutch to a World Cup silver

Hockey World Cup 2018: Reliving 5 of the greatest matches

Hockey World Cup 2018: Reliving 5 of the greatest matches

Hockey World Cup 2018: Packed stadium in all matches at Bhubaneswar shows the popularity of India’s national game

Hockey World Cup 2018: Packed stadium in all matches at Bhubaneswar shows the popularity of India’s national game

Positives outweigh negatives as the year of reckoning ends for Sjoerd Marijne and Harendra Singh

Positives outweigh negatives as the year of reckoning ends for Sjoerd Marijne and Harendra Singh

Hockey World Cup 2018: Final - Belgium vs Netherlands - 3 talking points

Hockey World Cup 2018: Final - Belgium vs Netherlands - 3 talking points

Hockey World Cup 2018 final: 3 Reasons why Netherlands lost

Hockey World Cup 2018 final: 3 Reasons why Netherlands lost

Hockey World Cup 2018, Belgium vs Netherlands: 3 reasons why Belgium won the Final

Hockey World Cup 2018, Belgium vs Netherlands: 3 reasons why Belgium won the Final

Hockey World Cup 2018, Belgium vs Netherlands: 3 Standout Players from the Final

Hockey World Cup 2018, Belgium vs Netherlands: 3 Standout Players from the Final

Australia thrash England 8-1 to clinch bronze medal in hockey WC

Australia thrash England 8-1 to clinch bronze medal in hockey WC

Hockey World Cup 2018, Bronze-medal match: 3 reasons why Australia demolished England

Hockey World Cup 2018, Bronze-medal match: 3 reasons why Australia demolished England

Hockey World Cup 2018, England vs Australia: 3 Standout Players from the Bronze-medal match

Hockey World Cup 2018, England vs Australia: 3 Standout Players from the Bronze-medal match

Hockey World Cup 2018, England vs Australia: 3 Talking Points from the Bronze-medal match

Hockey World Cup 2018, England vs Australia: 3 Talking Points from the Bronze-medal match

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