Bidders line up for Hockey World Cups

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has received bids from six nations for the hosting rights to the next editions of the World Cup, its showpiece national team tournament.

Bidding countries had until January 31 to declare their interest in the men’s and women’s events, while also being offered the option of choosing a time window of either July 1-17, 2022 or January 13-29, 2023.

For the 2022 time window, Germany has entered bids for the men’s or women’s tournament, while Malaysia and Spain have put forward bid dossiers for the men’s event only.

For 2023, the FIH has received offers for the men’s or women’s World Cup from India and proposals for the women’s event only from Australia and New Zealand.

The federation will now analyse the bids with its Executive Board due to decide on the hosts at a meeting in June.

The 2018 men’s World Cup was staged from November 28 to December 16 in Bhubaneswar, India; while the women’s tournament took place in London, England from July 21 to August 5.