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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 coach Harendra irks FIH for raising questions on umpiring
India coach Harendra irks FIH for raising questions on umpiring
Hockey World Cup 2018: Australia and Netherlands set to renew age-old rivalry at Bhubaneswar
Hockey World Cup 2018: Australia and Netherlands set to renew age-old rivalry at Bhubaneswar
Hockey WC 2018 semifinal: Australia vs Netherlands preview
Hockey WC 2018 semifinal: Australia vs Netherlands preview
Hockey World Cup 2018, Semifinal 2: Australia vs Netherlands - Preview, Prediction, Telecast, Date, Start time and Where to Watch 
Hockey World Cup 2018, Semifinal 2: Australia vs Netherlands - Preview, Prediction, Telecast, Date, Start time and Where to Watch 
Hockey World Cup 2018, Semifinal 1: Belgium vs England - Preview, Prediction, Telecast, Date, Start time and Where to Watch online
Hockey World Cup 2018, Semifinal 1: Belgium vs England - Preview, Prediction, Telecast, Date, Start time and Where to Watch online
Hockey World Cup 2018: Reasons to Watch, Explore, Travel and Support the Game
Hockey World Cup 2018: Reasons to Watch, Explore, Travel and Support the Game
Hockey World Cup 2018, Quarterfinal 4: India vs Netherlands - 3 standout players from the match
Hockey World Cup 2018, Quarterfinal 4: India vs Netherlands - 3 standout players from the match
Hockey World Cup 2018: India vs Netherlands - 5 talking points
Hockey World Cup 2018: India vs Netherlands - 5 talking points
Hockey World Cup 2018: Team India deserves our wholehearted support despite the QF loss
Hockey World Cup 2018: Team India deserves our wholehearted support despite the QF loss
Hockey World Cup 2018: Coach Harendra Singh blames poor umpiring for India's quarterfinal defeat
Hockey World Cup 2018: Coach Harendra Singh blames poor umpiring for India's quarterfinal defeat
Hockey World Cup 2018, Quarterfinal 4: 3 reasons why India lost to Netherlands
Hockey World Cup 2018, Quarterfinal 4: 3 reasons why India lost to Netherlands
India's World Cup dream over with 1-2 defeat against Netherlands
India's World Cup dream over with 1-2 defeat against Netherlands
Hockey World Cup 2018, Quarter-final 3: 3 reasons why Belgium won against Germany
Hockey World Cup 2018, Quarter-final 3: 3 reasons why Belgium won against Germany
Hockey World Cup 2018, Germany vs Belgium: 3 Standout Players from Quarterfinal 3
Hockey World Cup 2018, Germany vs Belgium: 3 Standout Players from Quarterfinal 3
Belgium overcome Germany to qualify for the semifinals of the Hockey World Cup
Belgium overcome Germany to qualify for the semifinals of the Hockey World Cup
Hockey World Cup 2018, Germany vs Belgium: 3 Talking Points from the quarterfinal
Hockey World Cup 2018, Germany vs Belgium: 3 Talking Points from the quarterfinal
Hockey World Cup 2018: Australia vs France - 3 Talking Points
Hockey World Cup 2018: Australia vs France - 3 Talking Points
Hockey World Cup 2018, Quarterfinal 4: India vs Netherlands - Preview, Prediction, Telecast, Date, Start time and Where to Watch
Hockey World Cup 2018, Quarterfinal 4: India vs Netherlands - Preview, Prediction, Telecast, Date, Start time and Where to Watch
Hockey World Cup 2018, Quarterfinal 3: Belgium vs Germany - Preview, Prediction, Telecast, Date, Start time and Where to Watch
Hockey World Cup 2018, Quarterfinal 3: Belgium vs Germany - Preview, Prediction, Telecast, Date, Start time and Where to Watch
Hockey World Cup 2018, Quarterfinal 1: Argentina vs England - 5 Talking Points
Hockey World Cup 2018, Quarterfinal 1: Argentina vs England - 5 Talking Points
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