FIH Reports Massive Interest in Hosting World Cup Events

5 Nov, 2019

Decision Expected This Week

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has received no less than eight bidding dossiers, from three different continents, to host the next edition of the FIH Men’s and/or Women’s World Cups.  

The bids received are as follows:

For the preferred time window 1-17 July 2022:

  • Germany: Women’s World Cup
  • Spain: Women’s World Cup
  • Spain/Netherlands: Women’s World Cup
  • Belgium: Men’s World Cup
  • Malaysia: Men’s World Cup

For the preferred time window 13-29 January 2023:

  • India: Men’s World Cup
  • Malaysia: Women’s World Cup
  • New Zealand: Women’s World Cup

FIH CEO Thierry Weil said: “It’s great to see that so many national associations and countries want to host our quadrennial flagship events. This is encouraging for the further growth of our sport.”

An FIH Task Force will meet on November 6 to thoroughly examine all bids and make a recommendation to the Executive Board (EB). The EB will make the final decision on both events’ hosts on November 8 during their next meeting in Lausanne.

About the International Hockey Federation (FIH) - The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is the world governing body for the sport of hockey, recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Founded in 1924, FIH today has 137 member National Associations. For more information on the Hockey Revolution, visit:


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