Hockey World Cup 2023: India to meet Spain in opener

Xtra Time Web Desk: The Indian hockey team will start its 2023 Hockey World Cup campaign against Spain at the newly-built Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium in Rourkela on January 13 according to the schedule released by the International Federation of Hockey (FIH) on Tuesday.

India, won the bronze medal at Tokyo 2020, will face England, ranked No. 6 in the world, on January 15 at Rourkela.

In the 15th edition of FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup, there will be 16 countries, divided into four groups, competing for the title. A total of 44 matches will be played. The final will be on January 2, 2023 at the Kalinga Stadium.

FIH World Cup 2023: Fixtures of India

13th January, 2023 (Friday): India vs Spain- 7:00 PM IST

15th January, 2023 (Sunday): India vs England- 7:00 PM IST

19th January 2023 (Thursday): India vs Wales- 7:00 PM IST