Hockey World Cup 2018 Full Schedule: Dates, Time and Table, Fixtures of All The Matches

The Hockey World Cup 2018 is set to kick off on 27 November with the opening ceremony in the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The Hockey World Cup is scheduled to be held from 27 November till 16 December. Here's the full schedule (fixtures), groups and match timings in IST. A total of 36 fixtures will be played over the course of the competition with Belgium playing the first match against Canada on 28 November. 16 teams have been divided into four groups, consisting of four teams each. The top team from each group will qualify for the knockout rounds after the group stage. Play-off matches between the second-placed and third-placed teams of each pool will see four more teams enter the quarter-finals.

The last edition of the Hockey World Cup was held at the Kyocera Stadion in The Hague, Netherlands. Australia won the tournament after defeating the Netherlands in the final. It was Australia's third World Cup title. Pakistan have won the most World Cup tournaments. Their four victories have come in 1971, 1978, 1982 and 1994. India only World Cup title came in 1975, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As hosts, India will be hoping to add to that tally, and have announced a young and energetic squad for the tournament, with coach Harendra Singh in charge. India are currently ranked fifth in the world, after a strong 2018 that saw them finish in second place at the Asian Games 2018 and the 2018 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy.

See the full schedule with the times in IST here:

Tuesday, 27 November, 2018 
Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony — 17.30 (PM)

Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 
Belgium VS Canada (Pool C) — 17.00 (PM)
India VS South Africa (Pool C) — 19.00 (PM)

Thursday, 29 November, 2018
Argentina VS Spain (Pool A) — 17.00 (PM)
New Zealand VS France (Pool A) — 19.00 (PM)

Friday, 30 November, 2018
Australia VS Ireland (Pool B) — 17.00 (PM)
England VS China (Pool B) — 19.00 (PM)

Saturday, 1 December, 2018
Netherlands VS Malaysia (Pool D) — 17.00 (PM)
Germany VS Pakistan (Pool D) — 19.00 (PM)

Sunday, 2 December, 2018
Canada VS South Africa (Pool B) — 17.00 (PM)
India VS Belgium (Pool B) — 19.00 (PM)

Monday, 3 December, 2018
Spain VS France (Pool A) — 17.00 (PM)
New Zealand VS Argentina (Pool A) — 19.00 (PM)

Tuesday, 4 December, 2018
England VS Australia (Pool C) — 17.00 (PM)
Ireland VS China (Pool C) — 19.00 (PM)

Wednesday, 5 December, 2018
Germany VS Netherlands (Pool D) — 17.00 (PM)
Malaysia VS Pakistan (Pool D) — 19.00 (PM)

Thursday, 6 December, 2018
Spain VS New Zealand (Pool A) — 17.00 (PM)
Argentina VS France (Pool A) — 19.00 (PM)

Friday, 7 December, 2018
Australia VS China (Pool B) — 17.00 (PM)
Ireland VS England (Pool B) — 19.00 (PM)

Saturday, 8 December, 2018
Belgium VS South Africa (Pool C) — 17.00 (PM)
Canada VS India (Pool C) — 19.00 (PM)

Sunday, 9 December, 2018
Malaysia VS Germany (Pool D) — 17.00 (PM)
Netherlands VS Pakistan (Pool D) — 19.00 (PM)

Cross-Over:

Monday, 10 December, 2018
2nd Pool A VS 3rd Pool B (Match 25) — 16.45 (PM)
2nd Pool B VS 3rd Pool A (Match 26) — 19.00 (PM)

Tuesday, 11 December, 2018
2nd Pool C VS 3rd Pool B (Match 27) — 16.45 (PM)
2nd Pool B VS 3rd Pool A (Match 28) — 19.00 (PM)

Members of the India's team celebrate a goal against Pakistan during the men's field hockey bronze medal match between India and Pakistan at the 2018 Asian Games. AFP

Members of the India's team celebrate a goal against Pakistan during the men's field hockey bronze medal match between India and Pakistan at the 2018 Asian Games. AFP

Quarter-finals:

Wednesday, 12 December, 2018
1st Pool A VS Winner 26 (Match 29) — 16.45 (PM)
1st Pool B VS Winner 25 (Match 30) — 19.00 (PM)

Thursday, 13 December, 2018
1st Pool C VS Winner 28 (Match 31) — 16.45 (PM)
1st Pool D VS Winner 27 (Match 32) — 19.00 (PM)

Semi-finals:

Saturday, 15 December, 2018
Winner 29 VS Winner 32 (Match 33) — 16.30 (PM)
18:30 PM Winner 30 VS Winner 31 (Match 34) — 18.30 (PM)

Final:

Sunday, 16 December, 2018
Bronze Medal match Loser 33 VS Loser 34 — 16.30 (PM)
Gold Medal Match Winner 33 VS Winner 34 — 19.00 (PM)

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Updated Date: Nov 26, 2018 19:47:13 IST