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The Hockey World Cup 2023 is in its 15th edition and will be played in India. The country won its hosting rights in November of 2019 and received automatic qualification. The Pool draw took place in September last year. Belgium are the defending champions, who won the 2018 World Cup by defeating the Netherlands 3-2 in the final via penalty shootout, whereas Australia took the third place.

Germany vs Belgium Highlights Hockey World Cup: GER beat BEL 5-4 in shootout

Updated on Jan 29, 2023 09:25 PM IST

Germany vs Belgium Hockey World Cup 2023 Highlights Updates: Germany defeated Belgium 5-4 in the penalty shootout to win the Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar. Both the teams had scored three goals each at the end of regulation time. Catch the Highlights of GER vs BEL:

Germany vs Belgium Highlights Hockey World Cup 2023(AFP)
Germany vs Belgium Highlights Hockey World Cup 2023(AFP)

Pressure, poor execution sank India’s World Cup hopes

The wait to win their first Cup medal since the 1975 gold and high expectations as the 2021 Tokyo Olympics bronze medallists pulled India down, led to an early elimination.

Indian players react after losing against New Zealand, in the 2023 Men's FIH Hockey World Cup match(PTI)
Indian players react after losing against New Zealand, in the 2023 Men's FIH Hockey World Cup match(PTI)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 11:01 PM IST
By, Bhubaneswar

Need mental conditioning coach: Coach after India's shock exit from Hockey WC

The Indian men's hockey team were stunned by New Zealand in a must-win crossover tie at the World Cup happening in Orissa on Sunday.

Players in action during the FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 match between India and New Zealand(ANI)
Players in action during the FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 match between India and New Zealand(ANI)
Published on Jan 23, 2023 12:52 PM IST

Watch: NZ break Indian hearts in shootout classic as hosts bow out of Hockey WC

New Zealand stunned Harmanpreet Singh-led Team India 5-4 on penalties after playing a six-goal thriller at the Hockey World Cup 2023 on Sunday. With the win over India in the crossover match, the Kiwis have entered the quarter-finals of the Hockey World Cup.

Indian players react after losing against New Zealand in the 2023 FIH Hockey World Cup match in Bhubaneswar(PTI)
Indian players react after losing against New Zealand in the 2023 FIH Hockey World Cup match in Bhubaneswar(PTI)
Updated on Jan 22, 2023 10:16 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Hockey World Cup: India beat South Africa 5-2, finish joint ninth

The hosts controlled the 9-12 classification playoff in the Rourkela stadium packed with more than 21,000 fans

Akashdeep Singh scored in the 49th minute(PTI)
Akashdeep Singh scored in the 49th minute(PTI)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 10:14 PM IST

FIH World Cup: Child the Kiwi who keeps returning for more

The seniormost player at this World Cup talks about longevity and life-sport balance

New Zealand hockey player Simon Child in action
New Zealand hockey player Simon Child in action
Published on Jan 22, 2023 08:04 PM IST
By, Bhubaneswar

STANDINGS - POOLS

Pool A
Pos Team PLD WWon L Lost DDraw GF GA GD Pts
1
AUS Australia
3 2 0 1 20 5 15 7
2
ARG Argentina
3 1 0 2 9 8 1 5
Pool B
Pos Team PLD WWon L Lost DDraw GF GA GD Pts
1
BEL Belgium
3 2 0 1 14 3 11 7
2
GER Germany
3 2 0 1 12 4 8 7

Hockey World Cup: Finalists Germany’s India link

Finalists Germany have benefitted from South African scientific advisor, Robin Arkell, who was in India’s corner when they won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics

Robin Arkell (L) was India’s scientific advisor, helping the then Manpreet Singh-led outfit to the Olympic rostrum after 41 years.
Robin Arkell (L) was India’s scientific advisor, helping the then Manpreet Singh-led outfit to the Olympic rostrum after 41 years.
Published on Jan 28, 2023 06:19 PM IST

Injured Hardik Singh out of World Cup in big jolt for India

The 24-year-old midfielder has been replaced in the squad by Raj Kumar Pal

Hardik Singh (8) of India reacts after scoring a goal against Spain during a match of FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023, in Rourkela, Odisha.(PTI)
Hardik Singh (8) of India reacts after scoring a goal against Spain during a match of FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023, in Rourkela, Odisha.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 22, 2023 12:37 AM IST

Hockey a way of life in Sundargarh

The British introduced hockey in the tribal-dominated region of Odisha two centuries ago. The game has thrived since then with the region continuing to produce a number of internationals.

The British introduced hockey in the tribal-dominated region of Odisha two centuries ago(Hindustan Times )
The British introduced hockey in the tribal-dominated region of Odisha two centuries ago(Hindustan Times )
Updated on Jan 18, 2023 10:20 AM IST
By, Rourkela

Manpreet Singh: Not the captain but still a leader

The 30-year-old has been a livewire on the pitch in the World Cup, shouting instructions to his colleagues and acing the playmaker role.

Manpreet may not be India captain anymore but the in-built leadership qualities are difficult to let go(Manpreet Singh Instagram)
Manpreet may not be India captain anymore but the in-built leadership qualities are difficult to let go(Manpreet Singh Instagram)
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 10:00 PM IST
By, Bhubaneshwar

INDIA's performance in World Cup

Against Status Year
Kenya
3rd Place 1971
Netherlands
2nd Place 1973
Pakistan
1st Place 1975
To Be Confimed
Results Awaited 2023

Hockey World Cup 2023: Peter Tirkey, the unheralded Odisha hockey pioneer

Peter Tirkey, the first player from the state to play for India, at the 1982 Junior World Cup, has since groomed young talent as coach of the SAIL Hockey Academy in Rourkela.

Peter Tirkey was part of the senior national camp from 1981 to 1984 but never made the cut for the senior Indian team.(Sandip Sikdar/HT)
Peter Tirkey was part of the senior national camp from 1981 to 1984 but never made the cut for the senior Indian team.(Sandip Sikdar/HT)
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 08:11 PM IST
By, Rourkela
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