WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Nov 17, 2018, 04.59 PM
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.
Here is the complete squad list of all participating teams.