On Friday, the group stage of the FIH Hockey World Cup 2023 came to an end, and four teams advanced to the quarterfinals. The pool winners, Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands, and England, will compete against the winners of the crossover matches in the last eight stage.
On January 22 and 23, eight teams—the second and third-placed teams from the group stage—will compete in four crossover matches to select the other four quarterfinalists. In the meantime, the 9-16 classification games will include the bottom-placed teams from the pools.
To increase their chances of making it to the quarterfinals, the Men in Blue will compete against New Zealand in the crossover game.
After defeating Wales, India placed second in the group stage of the 15th FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023. India will therefore play New Zealand in the second Crossover game, which will take place on January 22 in Bhubaneswar.
After an improvement in performance over the last 18 months, the hosts will be trying to defeat New Zealand this year in an effort to break their 47-year World Cup drought.
Hockey World Cup 2023: Crossover and Quarterfinal fixtures
|Crossover 1||Malaysia vs Spain||January 22||4:30 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|Crossover 2||India vs New Zealand||January 22||7:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|Crossover 3||Argentina vs South Korea||January 23||4:30 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|Crossover 4||Germany vs France||January 23||7:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|Quarterfinal 1||Australia vs Malaysia/Spain||January 24||4:30 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|Quarterfinal 2||Belgium vs India/New Zealand||January 24||7:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|Quarterfinal 3||Netherlands vs Argentina/South Korea||January 25||4:30 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|Quarterfinal 4||England vs Germany/France||January 25||7:00 PM||Bhubaneswar|
|9-16th Classification||South Africa vs Malaysia/Spain||January 26||11:30 AM||Rourkela|
|9-16th Classification||Japan vs India/New Zealand||January 26||2:00 PM||Rourkela|
|9-16th Classification||Chile vs Argentina/South Korea||January 26||4:30 PM||Rourkela|
|9-16th Classification||Wales vs Germany/France||January 26||7:00 PM||Rourkela|
Which teams will play crossover matches of Hockey World Cup 2023?
For a chance to advance to the quarterfinals, Argentina and France (from Pool A), Germany and Korea (from Pool B), Malaysia and New Zealand (from Pool C), and India and Spain (from Pool D) will compete in the crossover matches.
What are Crossover matches in Hockey World Cup 2023?
Crossover games serve as a second chance for teams that failed to advance to the tournament’s quarterfinals. This stage has, in a sense, guaranteed that even the third-placed team from the pool stage will have another opportunity to qualify. The top two teams usually advance to the quarterfinals, but not in this hockey World Cup.
The third-placed finisher in Pool C will face the second-place finisher in Pool D in the crossover games. In the crossover game, India will face New Zealand. It is referred to as a crossover match because the second-placed team in each pool competes against the third-placed team.
When is IND vs NZ crossover match in Hockey World Cup 2023?
On January 22, 2023, (Sunday), India vs New Zealand crossover match for the Hockey World Cup will take place.
What time is India vs New Zealand crossover match in Hockey World Cup 2023?
India vs New Zealand crossover match in Hockey World Cup 2023 will start at 7 pm IST.
Where to watch IND vs NZ crossover match in Hockey World Cup 2023?
Star Sports Network will broadcast the crossover match between India and New Zealand during the Hockey World Cup 2023.
Where to live stream IND vs NZ crossover match in Hockey World Cup 2023?
On Hotstar, fans can watch India vs New Zealand crossover match live.