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FIH Hockey World Cup 2018: Full schedule, Fixtures and Time Table

FIH Hockey World Cup 2018: Full schedule, Fixtures and Time Table
Written by Abhishek Lohia

The men’s Hockey World Cup 2018, which will start from November 28 to December 16, is being organized in Odisha, India. A total of 36 matches will be played in the World Cup.  A total of 16 teams, including hosts India, will participate in the prestigious tournament which is to be held across late November and early December. Belgian will compete in the first match against Canada. All the matches of the Hockey World Cup will be played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. This stadium is under repair now, which will be completed before the tournament. At this time, a total of 16,000 spectators can sit in this stadium.

The 16 teams are divided into four different pools, namely A, B, C and D. Each team will play three group stage games ahead of the knockouts from December 9, 2018. India has been included in Pool-C with Canada, South Africa, and Belgium. The first match will be played at 5 in the evening and the second match will be played at seven o’clock. India’s first encounter at the pool stage will be from World Number-15 South Africa on November 28. After this, will play against World No. 3 Belgium on December 2, and world number-11 Canada on December 8.

FIH World Cup 2018 Full Schedule and Timings

  • 28th November
  • 5 PM – Belgium vs Canada
  • 7 PM – India vs South Africa
  • 29th November
  • 5 PM – Argentina vs Spain
  • 7 PM – New Zealand vs France
  • 30th November
  • 5 PM – Australia vs Ireland
  • 7 PM – England vs China
  • 1st December
  • 5 PM – Netherlands vs Malaysia
  • 7 PM – Germany vs Pakistan
  • 2nd December
  • 5 PM – Canada vs South Africa
  • 7 PM – India vs Belgium
  • 3rd December
  • 5 PM – Spain vs France
  • 7 PM – New Zealand vs Argentina
  • 4th December
  • 5 PM – England vs Australia
  • 7 PM – Ireland vs China
  • 5th December
  • 5 PM – Germany vs Netherlands
  • 7 PM – Malaysia vs Pakistan
  • 6th December
  • 5 PM – Spain vs New Zealand
  • 7 PM – Argentina vs France
  • 7th December
  • 5 PM – Australia vs China
  • 7 PM – Ireland vs England
  • 8th December
  • 5 PM – Belgium vs South Africa
  • 7 PM – Canada vs India
  • 9th December
  • 5 PM – Malaysia vs Germany
  • 7 PM – Netherlands vs Pakistan
  • 10th December
  • Crossover matches
  • 11th December
  • Crossover matches
  • 12th December
  • Quarterfinals 1 & 2
  • 13th December
  • Quarterfinals 3 & 4
  • 14th December
  • Semifinals 1 & 2
  • 15th December
  • 3rd/4th place clash & Finals

Defending champions Australia will try to retain their title and are joined with England, Ireland and China in Pool B.

Pool A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2 New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Playoffs
3 Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eliminated

Pool B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2 England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Playoffs
3 Ireland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eliminated

Pool C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Belgium 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2 India (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Playoffs
3 Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eliminated

Pool D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarterfinals
2 Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Playoffs
3 Malaysia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Pakistan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eliminated

About the author

Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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