The 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup is all set to kickoff with an opening ceremony in Odisha’s capital Bhubaneswar. The Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 is scheduled to start from November 28. The final of the Hockey World Cup will be played on December 16. The 19-day action packed hockey tournament will formally open with the ceremony at the Kalinga Stadium, the venue for all the matches as well. At the opening ceremony Music Maestro AR Rahman will be performing. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Salman Khan will be entertaining the audiences at the Barabati Stadium tomorrow, November 28. Meanwhile, below you will find Hockey World Cup 2018 opening ceremony live streaming & Time details.
The Oscar winning music composer will perform 2018 Hockey World Cup anthem, 'Jai Hind, Jai India’. The promo of which was released earlier. It features SRK apart from Indian hockey players. The song is written by veteran lyricist Gulzar. 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup Opening Ceremony: Know the Date, Time and Details of Performances by Shah Rukh Khan and Other Celebs in Odisha.
As far as the format of the Hockey World Cup is concerned, the 16 participating teams have been divided into four pools. Each group or pool consists of four teams. Hosts India, who are ranked number five, are placed in Group C. Each team will play three group stage matches and a top team from each group will qualify directly for the quarterfinals. The second and third-placed teams will play crossover matches while teams finishing last in the group stage will be eliminated. Four teams after the crossover matches will then proceed to the quarterfinal stage. After the quarterfinal stage, we will have semifinalists and eventually finalists.
When and Where is the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 opening ceremony? (Know Date and Time)
The Men’s Hockey World 2018 opening ceremony will take place at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at around 6:00 p.m IST. Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 Schedule in IST: Check Out Complete Fixtures, Time Table and Venue of FIH 2018 Hockey WC Matches in Odisha.
Where to watch Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 opening ceremony on TV?
Star Sports Network holds the broadcast of the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018. But sadly, as per Star Sports’ TV guide, the opening ceremony was not listed. However, fans will be able to watch the ceremony live on DD National and DD Sports.
Where to watch Free Online Live Streaming of Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 opening ceremony?
The free online live streaming of the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 opening ceremony will be available on International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) official Youtube channel, which is embedded below.
On the eve of the event, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that the education institutes and government offices in Bhubaneswar will function till 1.30 p.m on 27 November.Meanwhile, Australia comes into the tournament as the defending champions.