The greatest hockey tournament will get underway in Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, from January 13 through January 29.
Two stadiums—Kalinga Stadium, which seats 16,000 people, and Birsa Munda Stadium, which holds 20,000—will host the event.
There will be a total of 44 matches in this major event, and host India and 5 Continental Champions have already qualified.
There will be 16 teams competing against one another, and India has been put in Group D with some strong opponents including England, Spain, and Wales.
Let us reveal the list of Teams in all Four pools in the below format:
Pool A: Australia, Argentina, France and South Africa
Pool B: Belgium, Germany, South Korea and Japan
Pool C: Netherlands, New Zealand, Malaysia and Chile
Pool D: India, England, Spain ,and Wales.
India will be playing their opening match against Spain at 7.00 PM IST. All the matches will be telecasted live on Star Sports and will be live-streamed on the Hotstar app.
India is placed under a tough group it will be a daunting task for them if they qualify for the next round.
Ahead of the main event Hockey India is already conducting with SAI from December 14th to December 20th 2022. Coach Graham Reid said that happy that federation has organized session ahead of main event as it will help players to wider extent.
The Men in Blue will be travelling to Orissa on December 27th 2022.
Players called up for the National Camp include Krishan Bahadur Pathak, PR Sreejesh, Suraj Karkera, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh, Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Gurinder Singh, Jugraj Singh, Mandeep Mor, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Sanjay, Yashdeep Siwach, Dipsan Tirkey, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Moirangthem Rabichandra Singh, Shamsher Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Rajkumar Pal, Sumit, Akashdeep Singh, Gurjant Singh, Mohd Raheel, Maninder Singh, S Karthi, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Dilpeet Singh and Sukhjeet Singh.
“This is going to be an important camp for us. There are a few critical aspects of our game that needs some improvement basis our assessment of the Australia Tour. The players were given one week’s break after returning from Adelaide and I believe they will be physically and mentally fresh when they report on Monday,” added Reid.
Core Probable Group for World Cup:
2. PR Sreejesh
3. Suraj Karkera
7. Varun Kumar
8. Amit Rohidas
9. Gurinder Singh
10. Jugraj Singh
11. Mandeep Mor
12. Nilam Sanjeep Xess
15. Dipsan Tirkey
16. Manpreet Singh
17. Hardik Singh
19. Moirangthem Rabichandra Singh
20. Shamsher Singh
21. Nilakanta Sharma
22. Rajkumar Pal
24. Akashdeep Singh
25. Gurjant Singh
26. Mohd Raheel
27. Maninder Singh
28. S Karthi
29. Mandeep Singh
32. Dilpeet Singh
33. Sukhjeet Singh.