The FIH Women’s World Cup is now in its fifteenth season. In the tournament’s first match, Spain faced off against Canada. Spain and the Netherlands are hosting the quadrennial competition together. Since the Tokyo Olympics, this has been the first significant international women’s hockey competition.
The tournament will feature a total of 40 games between July 1 and July 17 at various locations. Up to 16 countries have qualified for the World Cup, and they are split into four pools, each of which has four teams. The top teams from each pool will advance directly to the quarterfinal stage following the group stage. The teams who finish in second and third place will then face off in a crossover game to determine the last four quarter-finalists.
At the Estadi Olimpic de Teressa stadium, Spain thrashed Canada 4-1 in the tournament’s opening game of Pool C. India, which is rated eighth in the FIH world rankings, will face England in the Pool B opener on Sunday, July 3.
Here is all the information you need to know about the FIH Women’s World Cup before it begins:
World Cup for Women in FIH Dates
July 1 to July 17 will see the FIH Women’s World Cup take place.
Hosts of the FIH Women’s World Cup
Spain and the Netherlands are sharing hosting duties for the FIH Women’s World Cup.
Pools for the FIH Women’s World Cup
POOL A: Germany, Chile, the Netherlands, and Ireland
China, India, England, and New Zealand are in Pool B.
Spain, Argentina, Korea, Canada, and POOL C
POOL D: South Africa, Belgium, Australia, and Japan
Dates of the FIH Women’s World Cup games
Games in the pool: July 1–8
July 9–10: Crossover Matches
July 12–13: Quarterfinal matches
July 16: Semifinal games
Match for Third Place on July 17
Match finale: July 17
Telecast of the FIH Women’s World Cup
The Star Sports Network in India will carry live coverage of the FIH Women’s World Cup.
Women’s World Cup of the FIH: Live Streaming
The Disney+Hotsar app and website will stream the FIH Women’s World Cup live.
India’s FIH Women’s World Cup match schedule
England vs. India on July 3 at 8:00 IST
China vs. India, July 5, 8:00 IST
India vs. New Zealand on July 7 at 11:00 IST
Team India for the FIH Women’s World Cup
Savita Punia (C) and Bichu Devi Kharibam are the goalkeepers.
Defenders: Gurjit Kaur, Nikki Pradhan, Udita, Deep Grace Ekka (VC),
Midfielders: Sushila and Nisha Salima Tete, Navjot Kaur, Chanu Pukhrambam, Monika, Neha, Jyoti, and Monika
Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami, Navneet Kaur, and Sharmila Devi are the forwards.