Sports Minister Anurag Thakur unveils Hockey World Cup trophy

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Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur on 16th December unveiled the Hockey World Cup trophy in New Delhi. 

Important facts

  • The Federation of Indian Hockey (FIH) Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar - Rourkela Trophy arrived at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in the national capital.

  • The event was also graced by 1975 World Cup winners Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Dhyanchand, Brig HJS Chimni, and former Olympians Harbinder Singh, Padma Shri Zafar Iqbal, and Vinit Kumar (Vice president, Delhi Hockey) among other dignitaries.

About the Trophy Tour

  • The trophy will travel across 13 states and one union territory before returning to Odisha on December 25, giving fans and the public a chance to engage with the coveted trophy.

  • The nationwide Trophy Tour was launched in Bhubaneswar on 5th December by the Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik. 

  • The trophy will go to West Bengal, Manipur, Assam, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, New Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh.

Men’s Hockey World Cup- 2023 

  • The World Cup will be jointly hosted by Bhubaneswar and Rourkela from 13 to 29 January 2023.

  • Matches will be played in the newly constructed Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, and in the iconic Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar. 

  • The Hockey World Cup is organised every four years.

Teams of Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023

  • Pool A: Australia, Argentina, France, South Africa

  • Pool B: Belgium, Germany, Korea, Japan

  • Pool C: Netherlands, New Zealand, Malaysia, Chile

  • Pool D: India, England, Spain, Wales

  • Semi Final 1: 27th January, 2023

  • Semi Final 2: 27th January, 2023

  • Final: 29th January, 2023

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