India have been named because the host nation for 2023 FIH Men’s World Cup, which is scheduled to be held from January 13, 2023, until January 29, 2023. The resolution was taken by the Executive Board of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) within the final annual assembly in Lausanne, Switzerland on Friday.
On the opposite hand, Spain and the Netherlands have been chosen to co-host the 2022 FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup. It will happen from July 1, 2022, until July 17, 2022.
The venues will quickly be introduced by the host nations. Meanwhile, the competitors format of the 2023 Men’s World Cup would be the identical as in 2018.
“FIH has received excellent bids to host these prestigious events. It was, therefore, a difficult choice to make. Since the primary mission of FIH is to grow the sport worldwide, which of course requires to make investments, the income-generation potential of each bid has played an important role in the decision,” stated FIH CEO Thierry Weil.
In the assembly, the Executive Board additionally permitted the qualification course of for each the occasions, which entailed that firstly, the hosts will qualify robotically. Secondly, the 5 winners of the Continental Championships will qualify straight, and thirdly, the remaining 10 groups will qualify by means of a home-and-away play-off.
Belgium had gained their first-ever Men’s World Cup title within the earlier version, which additionally happened in Odisha, India in 2018.