Belgium topped Pool B following a massive 7-1 win over Japan in their last group-stage match. Germany also beat Korea 7-1, but Belgium secured a quarterfinal spot, finishing first due to a superior goal difference. They will now await India vs New Zealand crossover match to determine their quarterfinal opponents. The Netherlands finished as the most dominant team in the group stage with three wins and 22 goals scored, conceding none in the process. The FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023 is underway with some exciting matches already and the tournament is shaping up to promise much more excitement. The top 16 teams will feature in the prestigious hockey tournament and hit the battlefield over a period of nearly three weeks in the state of Odisha in India. The 15th edition of the quadrennial event will witness the 44 scheduled matches being played, with the final lined up on January 29. Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 Schedule for Free PDF Download Online: Get Hockey Fixtures, Time Table With Match Timings in IST and Venue Details.
The opening round of the competition will see four groups comprising four teams each. Each team in a group will compete with the other three contenders in the pool matches. The top-ranked team from each group will find a direct place in the Super Eight stage, whereas each group's second and third-placed sides in the pool stage will contest the cross-over matches to advance to the Quarter-finals. The top four teams from Quarter-finals will then make it to the Knockout stage, and eventually, the two best sides will advance into the final. Why is Pakistan Not Playing in Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 in India? Check Reason.
Hockey World Cup 2023 Pool A Points Table
Hockey World Cup 2023 Pool B Points Table
Hockey World Cup 2023 Pool C Points Table
Hockey World Cup 2023 Pool D Points Table
The twin cities of Odisha will be field to some cracking clashes among the world-class teams. While the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar will stage 24 matches, including the summit clash on January 29, the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela will host 20 matches. The FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023 will be hosted by India for the second time in a row and the fourth time overall.
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