India had been handed a fancy scheme for the Hockey World Cup to be held in Odisha in January 2023, after they had been placed alongside three European teams – England, Spain and Wales – in Pool D.
At world number 5, India are the very ultimate-ranked team within the neighborhood however securing an instantaneous berth for the quarterfinals obtained’t be uncomplicated for the hosts. In England (noxious 6), they’ll face an opponent in opposition to whom they’ve a combined picture. Matches between India and England earn on the entire been high-scoring, with England having an edge in predominant occasions.
Spain (noxious 8) earn continually been a fancy team to play in opposition to and earn change into stronger underneath faded Netherlands coach Max Caldas and while Wales (noxious 16) would possibly perhaps perhaps appear weakest amongst the four teams, they’ve proven a functionality to punch above their weight in European competitions.
The DRAW is determined in stone, and we can earn England, Spain, and Wales as our companion in Pool D for the FIH Odisha Hockey Males’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela.
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— Hockey India (@TheHockeyIndia) September 8, 2022
The community winners will design straight to the quarterfinals while the teams placed second and third can earn to play crossover fits to resolve their destiny.
On paper, Pool D is the toughest pool with three evenly-matched teams battling for the head place of living for issue place of living within the final-8. Pool A contains Australia, Argentina, France and South Africa. In Pool B, Belgium and Germany will battle it out for the head place of living alongside with South Korea and Japan while the Netherlands, Chile, Malaysia and Unique Zealand get dangle of Pool C.
The 16-team occasion shall be held in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from January 13 to 29. Right here is the second consecutive World Cup to be held in India – and fourth overall.