Hockey World Cup schedule 2023: Full fixtures list, knockouts, dates, time and venues in India

Hockey World Cup schedule 2023: Full fixtures list, knockouts, dates, time and venues in India

Hockey World cup 2023
Hockey World cup 2023

The 2023 Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup will be the 15th edition of the Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men’s national field hockey teams organized by the International Hockey Federation. It will be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and at the 20,000 seat Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, India from 13 to 29 January 2023

India will host the tournament for the second consecutive occasion. The 2018 World Cup was held in Bhubaneswar as well where Belgium won the title, Netherlands finished runner-up and Australia secured the bronze.

The 2023 edition will have 16 teams taking part – divided into four groups of four teams each. The winner of each group will directly advance to the quarterfinal while the second and third placed teams from each group will play the crossover round and the winner will go through to the quarters.

Here is the full list of fixtures, dates and time for the Hockey World Cup matches:

Match No.FixtureRoundDateTime (IST)Venue
1.Argentina vs South AfricaGroup StageJanuary 131:00 PMBhubaneswar
2.Australia vs FranceGroup StageJanuary 133:00 PMBhubaneswar
3.England vs WalesGroup StageJanuary 135:00 PMRourkela
4.India vs SpainGroup StageJanuary 137:00 PMRourkela
5.New Zealand vs ChileGroup StageJanuary 141:00 PMRourkela
6.Netherlands vs MalaysiaGroup StageJanuary 143:00 PMRourkela
7.Belgium vs KoreaGroup StageJanuary 145:00 PMBhubaneswar
8.Germany vs JapanGroup StageJanuary 147:00 PMBhubaneswar
9.Spain vs WalesGroup StageJanuary 155:00 PMRourkela
10.England vs IndiaGroup StageJanuary 157:00 PMRourkela
11.Malaysia vs ChileGroup StageJanuary 161:00 PMRourkela
12.New Zealand vs NetherlandsGroup StageJanuary 163:00 PMRourkela
13.France vs South AfricaGroup StageJanuary 165:00 PMBhubaneswar
14.Argentina vs AustraliaGroup StageJanuary 167:00 PMBhubaneswar
15.Korea vs JapanGroup StageJanuary 175:00 PMBhubaneswar
16.Germany vs BelgiumGroup StageJanuary 177:00 PMBhubaneswar
17.Malaysia vs New ZealandGroup StageJanuary 191:00 PMBhubaneswar
18.Netherlands vs ChileGroup StageJanuary 193:00 PMBhubaneswar
19.Spain vs EnglandGroup StageJanuary 195:00 PMBhubaneswar
20.India vs WalesGroup StageJanuary 197:00 PMBhubaneswar
21.Australia vs South AfricaGroup StageJanuary 201:00 PMRourkela
22.France vs ArgentinaGroup StageJanuary 203:00 PMRourkela
23.Belgium vs JapanGroup StageJanuary 205:00 PMRourkela
24.Korea vs GermanyGroup StageJanuary 207:00 PMRourkela
25.2nd Pool C vs 3rd Pool DCrossoverJanuary 224:30 PMBhubaneswar
26.2nd Pool D vs 3rd Pool CCrossoverJanuary 227:00 PMBhubaneswar
27.2nd Pool A vs 3rd Pool BCrossoverJanuary 234:30 PMBhubaneswar
28.2nd Pool B vs 3rd Pool ACrossoverJanuary 237:00 PMBhubaneswar
29.1st Pool A vs Winner 25QuarterfinalJanuary 244:30 PMBhubaneswar
30.1st Pool B vs Winner 26QuarterfinalJanuary 247:00 PMBhubaneswar
31.1st Pool C vs Winner 27QuarterfinalJanuary 254:30 PMBhubaneswar
32.1st Pool D vs Winner 28QuarterfinalJanuary 257:00 PMBhubaneswar
33.4th Pool A vs Loser 259-16 ClassificationJanuary 2611:30 AMRourkela
34.4th Pool B vs Loser 269-16 ClassificationJanuary 262:00 PMRourkela
35.4th Pool C vs Loser 279-16 ClassificationJanuary 264:30 PMRourkela
36.4th Pool D vs Loser 289-16 ClassificationJanuary 267:00 PMRourkela
37.Winner 29 vs Winner 32SemifinalJanuary 274:30 PMBhubaneswar
38.Winner 30 vs Winner 31SemifinalJanuary 277:00 PMBhubaneswar
39.Loser 33 vs Loser 3413-16 ClassificationJanuary 2811:30 AMRourkela
40.Loser 35 vs Loser 3613-16 ClassificationJanuary 282:00 PMRourkela
41.Winner 33 vs Winner 349-12 ClassificationJanuary 284:30 PMRourkela
42.Winner 35 vs Winner 369-12 ClassificationJanuary 287:00 PMRourkela
43.Loser 37 vs Loser 383rd Place MatchJanuary 294:30 PMBhubaneswar
44.Winner 37 vs Winner 38FinalJanuary 297:00 PMBhubaneswar


Just as in 2018, 16 teams will compete in the tournament. Alongside the hosts, India, the five continental champions will receive an automatic berth. After the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics the quota of places available through continental championships including the World Cup hosts was increased from six to sixteen.

8 November 2019Hosts123px Flag of India.svg India (6)
4–13 June 20212021 EuroHockey ChampionshipAmstelveen, Netherlands523px Flag of Belgium %28civil%29.svg Belgium (2)
23px Flag of England.svg England (5)
23px Flag of Germany.svg Germany (4)
23px Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands (3)
23px Flag of Spain.svg Spain (8)
21–24 October 20212021 European QualifierCardiff, Wales223px Flag of France.svg France (12)
23px Flag of Wales.svg Wales (15)
17–23 January 20222022 Africa Cup of NationsAccra, Ghana123px Flag of South Africa.svg South Africa (14)
20–30 January 20222022 Pan American CupSantiago, Chile223px Flag of Argentina.svg Argentina (7)
23px Flag of Chile.svg Chile (22)
23 May – 1 June 20222022 Asia CupJakarta, Indonesia323px Flag of Japan.svg Japan (16)
23px Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia (11)
23px Flag of South Korea.svg South Korea (10)
Cancelled2022 Oceania CupNew Zealand223px Flag of Australia %28converted%29.svg Australia (1)
23px Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand (9)

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