FIH Hockey World Cup 2023: India Lock Horns With Spain In Tournament-Opener

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FIH Hockey World Cup 2023

The stage is all set for the tournament-opener of the FIH Hockey World Cup 2023. India will be playing hosts to the 15th edition of this prestigious event. Bhubaneshwar and Rourkela are the two cities which will be hosts of the FIH Hockey World Cup 2023.

India will be locking horns with Spain in this high-octane encounter. The match will be beginning from 7:30 PM (IST). Harmanpreet Singh’s men would be high on confidence after their bronze medal victory in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The Indian team had also won a silver medal in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022.

Spain on the other hand would be keen on seeking revenge of their Tokyo Olympic 2020 clash where they had lost to India. However, they put up a splendid performance against India in the Pro League games and shared the honours with the hosts.

India would be banking on their home crowd support. In hockey, crowd plays a major role and if the crowd can extend their unflinching support to Harmanpreet Singh’s men, then we can witness a magical performance from the hosts today.

Spain has a very solid team with a blend of experience and youth. They would be favourites to lift the title and if they can see off the India challenge, then they would be extremely confident in the tournament.

Squads

India

P.R. Sreejesh, Krishna Pathak, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Harmanpreet Singh (Captain), Varun Kumar, Amit Rohidas (Vice-Captain), Nilam Sanjeep Xess, Manpreet Singh, Hardik Singh, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Abhishek, Sukhjeet Singh

Spain

Andreas Rafi, Alejandro Alonso, Cesar Curiel, Xavi Gispert, Borja Lacalle, Álvaro Iglesias, Ignacio Rodríguez, Enrique Gonzalez, Gerard Clapes, Andreas Rafi, Jordi Bonastre, Joaquin Menini, Mario Garin(gk), Marc Reyne, Marc Miralles (captain), Pepe Cunill, Marc Recasens, Pau Cunill, Marc Vizcaino

Where to watch the India vs Spain match in the FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 live on TV in India?

The India vs Spain match in the World Cup would be telecasted live on the Star Sports Select 2 HD, Star Sports Select 2 SD and Star Sports First channels in India.

Where to watch the live streaming of the India vs Spain match in the FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 live in India?

The live streaming of the India vs Spain match in the FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 will be done on the Disney+Hotstar application in India.

Also read: Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023: Complete Schedule, Match Timings, How To Watch Live