FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023: Teams qualified for quarter-finals – full list

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BHUBANESWAR, JAN 21: Four pool winners qualified directly for the hockey World Cup quarters while the remaining slots will be decided by crossovers.

With the group stage concluded, the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 in Odisha has reached its knockout rounds.

The top teams from each of the four pools – Australia (Pool A), reigning Belgium (Pool B), the Netherlands (Pool C) and England (Pool D) have already confirmed their spots in the hockey World Cup 2023 quarter-finals. 

The remaining four spots will be sealed through crossover matches involving teams who placed second and third in their respective pools after the conclusion of the group stage.

PoolTeams qualified
AAustralia (direct)
BBelgium (direct)
CNetherlands (direct)
DEngland (direct)

The Indian men’s hockey team entered the crossovers after narrowly missing out on the top spot in Pool D. Though both England and India finished with the same number of points (7), the English team pipped the hosts based on a superior goal difference (+9 vs +4),

India will square off against New Zealand, who placed third in Pool C, in the crossovers for a chance to play reigning hockey world champions Belgium in the quarter-finals.

Barring India and New Zealand, Malaysia, Spain, Germany, France, Argentina and South Korea are the other six teams in the crossover matches.

Hockey World Cup 2023 crossover matches

Crossover 1: Malaysia (2nd Pool C) vs Spain (3rd Pool D)

Crossover 2: India (2nd Pool D) vs New Zealand (3rd Pool C)

Crossover 3: Argentina (2nd Pool A) vs South Korea (3rd Pool B)

Crossover 4: Germany (2nd Pool B) vs France (3rd Pool A)

The four winners from the crossover matches will join the four direct qualifiers in the quarter-finals. All the crossover matches and the quarter-finals at the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 in Odisha will be played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.

Hockey World Cup 2023 quarter-finals schedule

All times in Indian Standard Time (IST)

Tuesday, January 24

Quarter-final 1: Australia (winner Pool A) vs Malaysia/Spain (winner Crossover 1) – 4:30 PM IST

Quarter-final 2: Belgium (winner Pool B) vs India/New Zealand (winner Crossover 2) – 7:00 PM IST

Wednesday, January 25

Quarter-final 3: Netherlands (winner Pool C) vs Argentina/South Korea (winner Crossover 3) – 4:30 PM IST

Quarter-final 4: England (winner Pool D) vs Germany/France (winner Crossover 4) – 7:00 PM IST