FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023
The 15th edition of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup is set to begin on January 13th in India. The tournament, which is held every four years, will feature 16 teams from around the world competing for the coveted title. India, who is the host nation, will be looking to secure a podium finish after a 48-year hiatus. The tournament has a rich history, with Pakistan being the most successful team with four titles, followed by Netherlands and Australia with three titles each, and Germany with two titles.
Host Nation India
India has only won the World Cup once, back in 1975. The home team will be looking to change that this year and secure a podium finish. The Indian team has been preparing for the tournament for the past year and will be looking to make the most of the home advantage. The opening match of the tournament will see Argentina take on South Africa, followed by Australia playing against France and England taking on Wales. In the final match of the opening day, hosts India will take on Spain in their first group-stage match at 7 pm IST.
Live Streaming and Broadcast Details
The match between India and Spain will be broadcast live on Star Sports First, Star Sports Select 2HD, and Star Sports Select 2SD. The match will also be streamed live on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.
Recent World Cup Winners
In the last edition of the tournament, Belgium became the sixth team to win the World Cup after defeating Netherlands in the penalty shoot-out. The team will be looking to defend their title this year and secure their second World Cup win. Other teams to look out for in the tournament include Argentina, Australia, Belgium, England, France, and South Africa.
The FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 is set to be an exciting tournament, with 16 teams from around the world competing for the coveted title. Host nation India will be looking to secure a podium finish after a 48-year hiatus, while recent winners Belgium will be looking to defend their title. The tournament will be broadcast live on television and streamed live on various platforms, making it easily accessible for hockey fans around the world.
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