The FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023 will be held in India this year and begin on January 13. On that day, the Indian team's opening match would be played at Rourkela against Spain. During the world cup, Harmanpreet Singh will lead the squad as captain. The Indian team has been decided upon. The team is excited, according to captain Harmanpreet, and is ready to face their opponents in their first match.
The members of the Indian national squad that have advanced to the men's world cup are Krishna Bahadur Pathak, Sreejesh Parattu Raveendran, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surendra Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh (Captain), Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas (Vice-Captain), Neelam Sanjeep, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Neelkant Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek and Sukhjit Singh, Rajkumar Pal and Jugraj Singh.
The Indian team will play three matches before moving into the quarterfinals. These matches include:
January 13, Friday: India vs Spain – 7:00 PM IST
January 15, Sunday: India vs England – 7:00 PM IST
January 19, Thursday: India vs Wales – 7:00 PM IST
To check out the full schedule click here: FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023 full schedule
The Hockey World Cup's opening ceremony will take place at Cuttack's Barabati Stadium. Large-scale celebrities will also take part in this program. As the Hockey World Cup's second-straight hosts, India and Odisha have made sure that the competition has done everything possible to ensure that the players from the 15 competing nations have the most amazing experience ever.
Ranveer Singh, Disha Patani, BlackSwan, a well-known K-pop group, and Shreya Lenka from Odisha will all play live during the program. Pritam, the author, and composer of the Hockey World Cup 2023 Songs will perform and captivate us along with amazing singers like Benny Dayal, Neeti Mohan, Lisa Mishra, Amit Mishra, Antara Mitra, Shriram Chandra, and Nakash. Aziz and Shalmali Kholgade with Odisha's Namita Meleka. The dance performance will be choreographed by National Award winner Shiamak Davar and Guru Aruna Mohanty.
Today at 6:00 PM IST, the FIH Hockey World Cup opening ceremony gets underway. Additionally, from 2:00 PM IST on Wednesday, schools and colleges in Cuttack would be closed, according to the district government. The opening ceremony of the Men's Hockey World Cup 2023 will be live streamed on Star Sports First, Star Sports Select 2, and Star Sports Select 2 HD. On the watch.hockey website and Disney+Hotstar app, the Men's Hockey World Cup 2023 opening ceremony will be live streamed. The Hockey World Cup 2023 opening ceremony will be available to all Jio subscribers for free on Jio TV.
The FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar – Rourkela Celebrations are coming to Cuttack, Odisha on the 11th of January, and the tickets will go live starting from 28th December at 12.00 noon on Paytm Insider! pic.twitter.com/YEZG6cFXu1
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