Hockey World Cup 2018: India vs South Africa | Check all details
Last time when India won its first World Cup in Hockey it was in 1975 under the captaincy of Ajit Pal Singh.
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The Hockey World Cup 2018 began with a grand opening ceremony on November 27 at the Kalinga Stadium, in Bhubaneswar.
Last time when India won its first World Cup in Hockey it was in 1975 under the captaincy of Ajit Pal Singh. India has improved its performance during these years and now hold fifth place in world hockey ranking.
In the recent past, Indian players have shown the excellent performance yet they couldn't manage to wrest the Champions Trophy from Australia, losing the tournament by 3-1 in a shoot-off after both teams were locked at 1-1 in regulation time.
This 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup tournament will be played from 28 November to 16 December, at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India.
The format of the tournament:
The 16 teams are divided into four groups, each containing four teams. Each team will play each other team in its group once.
The first-placed team in each group will play quarter-finals, while the second- and third-placed teams in each group will go into the crossover matches.
After crossover matches a single-elimination tournament will be played.
Here are some updates on this Hockey World Cup 2018:
Matches that India will be playing:
-November 28, 1900 hours India vs South Africa.
-December 2, 1900 hours India vs Belgium
-December 8, 1900 hours India vs Canada
-To watch the tournament turn on the Star Sports Network and Doordarshan.
-To watch live streaming go on to official YouTube channel of International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Hotstar.
-For live updates follow sports.ndtv.com.
-November 28, 2018
1700 hours Belgium VS Canada
1900 hours India VS South Africa
November 29, 2018
1700 hours Argentina VS Spain
1900 hours New Zealand VS France
November 30, 2018
1700 hours Australia VS Ireland
1900 hours England VS China
December 1, 2018
1700 hours Netherlands VS Malaysia
1900 hours Germany VS Pakistan
December 2, 2018
1700 hours Canada VS South Africa
1900 hours India VS Belgium
December 3, 2018
1700 hours Spain VS France
1900 hours New Zealand VS Argentina
December 4, 2018
1700 hours England VS Australia
1900 hours Ireland VS China
December 5, 2018
1700 hours Germany VS Netherlands
1900 hours Malaysia VS Pakistan
December 6, 2018
1700 hours Spain VS New Zealand
1900 hours Argentina VS France
December 7, 2018
1700 hours Australia VS China
1900 hours Ireland VS England
December 8, 2018
1700 hours Belgium VS South Africa
1900 hours Canada VS India
December 9, 2018
1700 hours Malaysia VS Germany
1900 hours Netherlands VS Pakistan
December 10, 2018
16:45 2nd Pool A VS 3rd Pool B (25)
19:00 2nd Pool B VS 3rd Pool A (26)
December 11, 2018
16:45 2nd Pool C VS 3rd Pool B (27)
19:00 2nd Pool B VS 3rd Pool A (28)
Quarter Final matches:
December 12, 2018
16:45 1st Pool A VS Winner 26 (29)
19:00 1st Pool B VS Winner 25 (30)
December 13, 2018
16:45 1st Pool C VS Winner 28 (31)
19:00 1st Pool D VS Winner 27 (32)
December 15, 2018
16:00 Winner 29 VS Winner 32 (33)
18:39 Winner 30 VS Winner 31 (34)
December 16, 2018