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Nov 08, 2019 16:50 IST


Lausanne [Switzerland], Nov 8 (ANI): The Government Board of the Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) on Friday introduced that India could be internet hosting the Males’s Hockey World Cup in 2023.
Spain and Netherlands have been confirmed because the co-hosts for the 2022 FIH Hockey Ladies’s World Cup.
The Males’s Hockey World Cup could be performed from January 13-29, 2023 whereas the Ladies’s World Cup could be performed from July 1-17, 2022.
The venues for the tournaments will likely be introduced by the host nations.
“FIH has obtained glorious bids to host these prestigious occasions. It was, subsequently, a tough option to make. For the reason that major mission of FIH is to develop the game worldwide – which in fact requires to make investments -, the income-generation potential of every bid has performed an necessary position within the choice,” FIH CEO Thierry Weil stated in an official assertion.
The Government Board additionally authorised the qualification course of for each occasions and they’re as follows:
The hosts will qualify routinely for the World Cup (one group) whereas the winners of the Continental Championships will qualify immediately for the competitors (5 groups).
The remaining ten groups will qualify by a home-and-away play-off. The 20 groups concerned in these qualifiers will likely be decided by Continental quotas, primarily based on the FIH World Rankings on the finish of the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020 and the ending positions of groups within the Continental Championships.
The schedule of the 2022 FIH Hockey Ladies’s World Cup will likely be as follows:
Preliminary Part:
– Two preliminary part swimming pools within the Netherlands (together with the Dutch group)
– Two preliminary part swimming pools in Spain (together with the Spanish group)
Quarter-Finals:
– Two crossover matches and two quarter-finals within the Netherlands
– Two crossover matches and two quarter-finals in Spain
The semi-finals, closing and third/fourth playoff match could be performed in Spain. (ANI)

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