Mens Hockey World Cup, The Mens Hockey World Cup 2023 is scheduled to begin on January 13. The 15th edition of the Mens Hockey World Cup will be played from January 29 at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, and Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium, Rourkela. 16 teams from all over the world have already qualified for the biggest tournament of field hockey. These are divided into four pools. At the same time, the playoff match will be played between two teams.
Pakistan, the four-time Mens Hockey World Cup champion, will not be able to participate in the Mens Hockey World Cup 2023 to be held in India. The reason behind this is surprising. The Pakistan mens hockey team will not feature in the upcoming edition of the Mens Hockey World Cup to be held in India. The reason for this is Pakistans failure to make it to the top four in the Mens Hockey Asia Cup 2022.
Pakistan was placed in Group B at the Mens Hockey Asia Cup 2022 along with Japan, India and hosts Indonesia. Pakistan started their tournament with a 1–1 draw against India. Then he defeated Indonesia by a huge margin of 13-0.
However, Pakistan were defeated 2–3 by Japan in the final of the group stage. So while India defeated Indonesia by a margin of 16-0, Pakistan were knocked out of the Mens Hockey Asia Cup 2022 by goal difference. As a result, Pakistan failed to qualify for the Mens Hockey World Cup for only the second time in history.
It may be noted that Australia, Argentina, France and South Africa have been placed in one pool. Defending champions Belgium will playoff in Pool B with Germany, South Korea, and Japan. Pool C will have teams like Netherlands, New Zealand, Malaysia and Chile. Hosts India are placed in Pool D along with England, Spain, and Wales.
Pakistan is also the most successful country in the Mens Hockey World Cup, winning four titles (1971, 1978, 1982, and 1994). The Netherlands and Australia have won three World Cups each. Germany has won the Hockey World Cup twice.
|1975||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||India||Pakistan|
|1978||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Pakistan||Netherlands|
|1982||Bombay, India||Pakistan||West Germany|
|2002||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Germany||Australia|
|2010||New Delhi, India||Australia||Germany|
|2014||The Haque, Netherlands||Australia||Netherlands|