Hockey World Cup 2023 will be played from 13 January to 29 January 2023 in Odisha, India. This international field hockey tournament is conducted by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) every four years barring the Summer Olympics years. Belgium, who won the 2018 title, is the defending champion in the Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup 2023.
The inaugural season of the tournament was in 1971 in Barcelona, Spain and was won by Pakistan. We have shared more information about the Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup 2023, its schedule, and its history here.
Hockey World Cup 2023
The idea for Hockey World Cup was first conceived in Pakistan by the country’s Air Marshall, Nur Khan. On 26 October 1969, the FIH approved the idea and inaugurated the first ever world cup for hockey in 1971 in Barcelona, Spain.
Since the inception of the Hockey World Cup, Pakistan has won the winner title four times, the Netherlands and Australia three times each, Germany has won two times, and India and Belgium has won the title one time each.
Hockey World Cup 2023
International Hockey Federation
13 January to 29 January
Number of Teams
Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 Schedule
The 2023 Hockey World Cup will be held from 13 January to 29 January in Odisha, India. Here, we have shared the complete Hockey World Cup 2023 schedule for all the participating teams -
Argentina vs South Africa
13 January, Friday
Australia vs France
England vs Wales
India vs Spain
New Zealand vs Chile
14 January, Saturday
Netherlands vs Malaysia
Belgium vs Korea
Germany vs Japan
Spain vs Wales
15 January, Sunday
India vs England
Malaysia vs Chile
16 January, Monday
New Zealand vs Netherlands
France vs South Africa
Argentina vs Australia
Korea vs Japan
17 January, Tuesday
Germany vs Belgium
Malaysia vs New Zealand
19 January, Thursday
Netherlands vs Chile
Spain vs England
India vs Wales
Australia vs South Africa
20 January, Friday
France vs Argentina
Belgium vs Japan
Korea vs Germany
2nd Pool C vs 3rd Pool D
22 January, Sunday
2nd Pool D vs 3rd Pool C
2nd Pool A vs 3rd Pool B
23 January, Monday
2nd Pool B vs 3rd Pool A
1st Pool A vs Winner 25
24 January, Tuesday
1st Pool B vs Winner 26
1st Pool C vs Winner 27
25 January, Wednesday
1st Pool D vs Winner 28
4th Pool A vs Loser 25
26 January, Thursday
4th Pool B vs Loser 26
4th Pool C vs Loser 27
4th Pool D vs Loser 28
Winner 29 vs Winner 32
27 January, Friday
Winner 30 vs Winner 31
Loser 33 vs Loser 34
28 January, Saturday
Loser 35 vs Loser 36
Winner 33 vs Winner 34
Winner 35 vs Winner 36
3rd Place Match
Loser 37 vs Loser 38
29 January, Sunday
Winner 37 vs Winner 38
Hockey World Cup 2023 Squads
Sixteen hockey teams from around the world will be participating in the Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup 2023. Here, we have shared the complete Hockey World Cup 2023 squad for every team participating in the world cup -
Matias Rey (captain), Emiliano Bosso (goalkeeper), Tomas Santiago (goalkeeper), Facundo Zarate, Nicolas Cicileo, Nicolas Della Torre, Federico Monja, Santiago Tarazona, Juan Ignacio Catan, Thomas Habif, Agustin Mazzilli, Agustin Bugallo, Nicolas Keenan, Martin Ferreiro, Maico Casella, Lucas Vila, Lucas Toscani Tomas Domene. Head coach: Mariano Ronconi.
Dayaan Cassiem (captain), Estiaan Kriek (goalkeeper), Gowan Jones (goalkeeper), Bili Ntuli, Brad Sherwood, Jethro Eustice, Keenan Horne, Mustapha Cassiem, Dan Bell, Connor Beauchamp, Nic Spooner, Ryan Julius, Peabo Lembethe, Sam Mvimbi, Sihle Ngubane, Jacques van Tonder, Guy Morgan, Tevin Kok. Head coach: Cheslyn Gie.
Victor Charlet (captain), Edgar Reynaud (goalkeeper), Arthur Thieffry (goalkeeper), Mattéo Desgouillons, Stanislas Branicki, Gaspard Xavier, Viktor Lockwood, Simon Martin-Brisac, Pieter van Straaten, Blaise Rogeau, Charles Masson, Gaspard Baumgarten, Noé Jouin, Jean-Baptiste Forgues, François Goyet, Eliot Curty, Brieuc Delemazure, Etienne Tynevez. Head coach: Fred Soyez.
Mats Grambusch (captain), Jean Danneberg (goalkeeper), Alexander Stadler (goalkeeper), Lukas Windfeder, Teo Hinrichs, Niklas Wellen, Mathias Muller, Tom Grambusch, Gonzalo Peillat, Justus Weigand, Christopher Ruhr, Martin Zwicker, Hannes Muller, Moritz Ludwig, Timur Oruz, Thies Prinz, Marco Miltkau, Moritz Trompertz. Head coach: Andre Henning.
Eddie Ockenden (captain), Aran Zalewski (captain), Andrew Charter(goalkeeper), Josh Beltz, Johan Durst (goalkeeper), Nathan Ephraums, Blake Govers, Tom Wickham, Jeremy Hayward, Lachlan Sharp, Jake Whetton, Tom Craig, Daniel Beale, Flynn OgilvieMatthew Dawson, Jake Harvie, Tim Brand, Tim Howard. Head coach: Colin Batch.
Lee Namyong (captain), Lee Jungjun, Kim Jaehyeon, Kim Kyubeom, Lee Gangsan, Jung Manjae, Hwang Taeil, Seo Inwoo, Lee Hyeseung, Kim Hyeonhong, Kim Jaehan, Jang Jonghyun, Kim Sunghyun, Jeong Jun-woo, Lee Seunghoon, Kim Hyeongjin, Ji Woo Cheon, Jeon Byungjin. Head coach: Shin Seok Kyo.
Felix Denayer (captain), Vincent Vanasch (goalkeeper), Loic Van Doren (goalkeeper), Florent Van Aubel, Arthur Van Doren, Sébastien Dockier, Cedric Charlier, Gauthier Boccard, John-John Dohmen, Nicolas De Kerpel, Simon Gougnard, Alexander Hendrickx, Arthur De Sloover, Loick Luypaert, Victor Wegnez, Tom Boon, Antoine Kina, Tanguy Cosyns. Head coach: Michel van den Heuvel.
Seren Tanaka (captain), Takashi Yoshikawa (goalkeeper), Kisho Kuroda (goalkeeper), Koji Yamasaki, Yusuke Kawamura, Raiki Fujishima, Yamato Kawahara, Taiki Takade, Takuma Niwa, Ken Nagayoshi, Shota Yamada, Masato Kobayashi, Hiro Saito, Ryosei Kato, Kentaro Fukuda, Masaki Ohashi, Ryoma Ooka, Kaito Tanaka. Head coach: Akira Takahashi.
Mats Grambusch (captain), Jean Danneberg (goalkeeper), Alexander Stadler (goalkeeper), Lukas Windfeder, Mathias Muller, Niklas Wellen, Teo Hinrichs, Justus Weigand, Gonzalo Peillat, Tom Grambusch, Christopher Ruhr, Martin Zwicker, Marco Miltkau, Hannes Muller, Thies Prinz, Moritz Trompertz, Timur Oruz, Moritz Ludwig. Head coach: Andre Henning.
Thierry Brinkman (captain), Pirmin Blaak (goalkeeper), Maurits Visser, Jonas de Geus, Koen Bijen, Thijs van Dam, Lars Balk, Tijmen Reijenga, Seve van Ass, Terrance Pieters, Floris Wortelboer, Tjep Hoedemakers, Steijn van Heijningen, Jorrit Croon, Jip Janssen, Justen Blok, Teun Beins, Derck de Vilder. Head coach: Jeroen Delmee.
Fernando Renz (captain), Franco Becerra, Araya Augustin, Adrian Henriquez, Juan Purcell, Vicente Goni, Martin Rodriguez, Kay Gesswien, Jose Maldonado, Andres Pizzaro, Jose Hurtado, Filipe Renz, Axel Ritcher, Ignacio Contrado, Juan Amoroso, Raimundo Valenzuela, Axel Troncoso, Nils Strabucchi. Head coach: Jorge Dabanch.
Harmanpreet Singh (captain), Krishna Pathak (goalkeeper), PR Sreejesh (goalkeeper), Armanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Shamsher Singh, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Sukhjeet Singh, Manpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Nilakanta Shar, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Hardik Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Akashdeep Singh, Abhishek. Head coach: Graham Reid.
Nic Woods (captain), Dom Dixon (goalkeeper), Leon Hayward (goalkeeper), Dane Lett, Simon Child, Nick Ross, Kane Russell, Kim Kingston, Jake Smith, Simon Yorston, Hayden Phillips, Aidan Sarikaya, Joe Morrison, Sam Hiha, Blair Tarrant, Sean Findlay, Sam Lane, Charlie Morrison. Head coach: Greg Nicol.
Marc Miralles (captain), Mario Garin (goalkeeper), Andreas Rafi, Cesar Curiel, Xavi Gispert, Borja Lacalle, Alejandro Alonso, Jordi Bonastre,Álvaro Iglesias, Ignacio Rodríguez, Gerard Clapes, Andreas Rafi, Enrique Gonzalez, Joaquin Menini, Marc Vizcaino, Marc Reyne, Marc Recasens, Pepe Cunill, Pau Cunill. Head coach: Maximiliano Caldas.
David Ames (captain), James Mazarelo (goalkeeper), Ollie Payne (goalkeeper), James Albery, Liam Ansell, Scott Rushmere, Will Calnan, David Condon, Nick Bandurak, David Goodfield, Harry Martin, Nick Park, Phil Roper, Tom Sorsby, Zach Wallace, Jack Waller, Liam Sanford, Sam Ward. Head coach: Paul Revington.
Luke Hawker (captain), Rupert Shipperley (captain), Lewis Prosser (captain), Toby Reynolds-Cotterill (goalkeeper), Rhys Payne (goalkeeper), Daniel Kyriakides, James Carson, Hywel Jones, Gareth Furlong, Ioan Wall, Dale Hutchinson, Jacob Draper, Steve Kelly, Gareth Griffiths, Fred Newbold, Rhys Bradshaw, Ben Francis, Jack Pritchard. Head coach: Daniel Newcombe.
FAQs on Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup
Q1. What is Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup?
Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup is an international field hockey tournament conducted by the International Hockey Federation every four years. This hockey tournament was first played in 1971 in Barcelona, Spain. The Hockey World Cup 2023 will be played in Odisha, India.
Q2. Which country will host the 2023 Hockey World Cup?
India will host the 2023 Hockey World Cup. The tournament will be held in Odisha, India from 13 January to 29 January. A total of 16 world hockey teams will be participating in this tournament. Belgium is the current defending champion of the Hockey World Cup.
Q3. When will the 2023 Hockey World Cup start?
The 2023 Hockey World Cup will start from 13 January 2023 and will be held till 29 January. This tournament is conducted by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) in every four year (except the Summer Olympics years)
Q4. What is the Hockey World Cup 2023 schedule?
According to the 2023 Hockey World Cup schedule, the first match will be played between Argentina and South Africa on 13 January at 1 PM in Odisha, India. To find out the complete Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 schedule, check out the table shared here.
Q5. Who won the previous Hockey World Cup?
The Men’s FIH Hockey World Cup Winner in 2018 was Belgium, who played against the Netherlands in the final match in Bhubaneshwar, India. Belgium won in a 3-2 penalty shootout against the Netherlands in the finals and became the Hockey World Cup Winner.