The Hockey World Cup might be held within the state of Odisha in 2023 for the second time in a row as a part of India’s internet hosting duties. The video games might be held on the famend Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and the brand-new Birsa Munda Stadium in Rourkela. As India appears to be like to win the trophy for the second time in historical past and finish a 48-year trophy drought, all eyes might be on the hosts. The eight-time Olympic winners have solely ever defeated Pakistan within the World Championship closing in Kuala Lumpur in 1975 to say the title.
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Expectations are excessive for Staff India after they took house a file bronze medal within the Tokyo Olympics and adopted it up with a silver medal on the Birmingham Commonwealth Video games in 2022. They’re anticipated to place up a robust struggle towards the best groups on this planet at house and have a shot at successful the championship.
India was assigned to the competitors’s Group D, together with Wales, England, and Spain. India will play their opening two group-stage matches towards Spain (January 13) and England at Rourkela (fifteenth January). On January 19, they’ll play Wales in Bhubaneswar of their closing league match. Beginning on January 22, the knockout rounds will go till the ultimate on January 29.
The Indian squad might be led by Harmanpreet Singh on the main competitors. There are various seasoned athletes on the crew, together with goalie PR Sreejesh, who will take part within the competitors for the fourth time in his profession. The squad’s head coach might be Graham Reid, who guided the Indian crew to an Olympic silver in 2021.
India’s Hockey World Cup 2023 fixtures
January 13 – India vs Spain ( 7PM) – Rourkela
January 15 – India vs England (7PM) – Rourkela
January 19 – India vs Wales (7PM) – Bhuvneshwar
India’s Hockey World Cup 2023 Stay Streaming particulars
Followers in India can watch the match on Star Sports activities Community channels. The matches may also be live-streamed on the Disney+Hotstar app.
Indian Hockey World Cup 2023 Squad
Goalkeepers: Krishan Bahadur Pathak, PR Sreejesh
Defenders: Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh (captain), Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas (vice captain), Nilam Sanjeep Xess
Midfielders: Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Akashdeep Singh
Forwards: Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Sukhjeet Singh
Alternate gamers: Rajkumar Pal, Jugraj Singh
Head coach: Graham Reid