Men's Hockey World Cup 2018: Schedule, Squad, Time and Venue

Hockey World Cup 2018 Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 17, 2018, 04.59 PM (IST)

The 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup will be the 14th edition of the Hockey World Cup field hockey tournament. It is scheduled to be held from 28 November to 16 December 2018, at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

It is considered as the most important tournament in field hockey after Olympics which is organised after every four years.

The best teams around the world showcase their skills on the field during the World Cup to clinch the coveted trophy.

Till the previous edition, 12 qualifying nations used to participate but according to the new qualification process, which was announced in July 2015 by the International Hockey Federation, now 16 teams can participate.

The defending champions Australia will compete with England, Ireland and China in Pool B while the hosts India will Belgium, Canada and South Africa in Pool C.

In this edition, a total of 36 matches will be played within a span of 18 match days and 27 technical officials appointed by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) hailing from 18 countries from all five continents will officiate at this prestigious event. 



Pool A
Argentina
New Zealand
Spain
France

Pool B
Australia
England
Ireland
China

Pool C
Belgium
India
Canada
South Africa

Pool D
Netherlands
Germany
Malaysia
Pakistan 



Here is the complete squad list of all participating teams.

Men's Hockey World Cup 2018: All teams and their squad list



Here is the complete schedule:

(All timings in IST)

November 28, 2018
Pool C | Belgium vs Canada | 17:00 Hrs
Pool C | India vs South Africa | 19:00 Hrs

November 29, 2018
Pool A | Argentina vs Spain | 17:00 Hrs
Pool A | New Zealand vs France | 19:00 Hrs

November 30, 2018
Pool B | Australia vs Ireland | 17:00 Hrs
Pool B | England vs China | 19:00 Hrs

December 1, 2018
Pool D | Netherlands vs Malaysia | 17:00 Hrs
Pool D | Germany vs Pakistan | 19:00 Hrs

December 2, 2018
Pool C | Canada vs South Africa | 17:00 Hrs
Pool C | India vs Belgium | 19:00 Hrs

December 3, 2018
Pool A | Spain vs France | 17:00 Hrs
Pool A | New Zealand vs Argentina | 19:00 Hrs

December 4, 2018
Pool B | England vs Australia | 17:00 Hrs
Pool B | Ireland vs China | 19:00 Hrs

December 5, 2018
Pool D | Germany vs Netherlands | 17:00 Hrs
Pool D | Malaysia vs Pakistan | 19:00 Hrs

December 6, 2018
Pool A | Spain vs New Zealand | 17:00 Hrs
Pool A | Argentina vs France | 19:00 Hrs

December 7, 2018
Pool B | Australia vs China | 17:00 Hrs
Pool B | Ireland vs England | 19:00 Hrs

December 8, 2018
Pool C | Belgium vs South Africa | 17:00 Hrs
Pool C | Canada vs India | 19:00 Hrs

December 9, 2018
Pool D | Malaysia vs Germany | 17:00 Hrs
Pool D | Netherlands vs Pakistan | 19:00 Hrs

December 10, 2018
Cross-over 1 | England vs New Zealand | 16:45 Hrs
Cross-over 2 | France vs China | 19:00 Hrs

December 11, 2018
Cross-over 3 | Belgium vs Pakistan | 16:45 Hrs
Cross-over 4 | Netherlands vs Canada | 19:00 Hrs

December 12, 2018
Quarter Final 1 | Argentina vs Winner Cross-over 2 | 16:45 Hrs
Quarter Final 2 | Australia vs Winner Cross-over 1 | 19:00 Hrs

December 13, 2018
Quarter Final 3 | India vs Winner Cross-over 4 | 16:45 Hrs
Quarter Final 4 | Germany vs Winner Cross-over 3 | 19:00 Hrs

December 15, 2018
Semi Final 1 | Winner QF 1 vs Winner QF 4 | 16:00 Hrs
Semi Final 2 | Winner QF 2 vs Winner QF 3 | 18:30 Hrs

December 16, 2018
3rd Place | Loser SF 1 vs Loser SF 2 | 16:30 Hrs

December 16, 2018
Final | Winner SF 1 vs Winner SF 2 | 19:00 Hrs