The most sensible 16 groups from all over the world, together with hosts India, will compete within the prestigious tournament which will probably be performed around the two venues from January 13 to 29 subsequent 12 months.
The 16 groups had been divided into 4 swimming pools, with India in Pool D along England, Spain, and Wales.
The major pitch within the cutting-edge Kalinga Stadium, in addition to the apply pitch, has been re-laid, whilst the suits on the Birsa Munda Stadium will probably be performed in logo new pitches qualified through the International Hockey Federation ( FIH).
“Matches will be played in the new jewel of hockey, the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, and at the iconic Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, where so many wonderful pages of hockey’s history have been written,” Hockey India mentioned in a commentary.
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The most sensible 4 groups from each and every pool will advance without delay to the quarterfinals, whilst the rest 8 groups from the 4 swimming pools will compete in cross-over suits for a place within the last-eight spherical.
Pool A comprises Argentina, Australia, France, and South Africa, whilst Pool B is composed of Belgium, Germany, Korea, and Japan. Pool C comprises the Netherlands, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Chile.
Bhubaneswar will host 24 suits, together with the cross-overs, quarterfinals, semifinals and ultimate, whilst Rourkela will host 20, with India enjoying the primary two league suits on January 13 and 16.
(With inputs from PTI)