India To Host 2023 Men's Hockey World Cup

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After successfully hosting the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, India have won the bid to host the 2023 Men's Hockey World Cup. It will be a record fourth time that the hockey-loving nation will be hosting the competition since its inception in 1971.

Hockey India had earlier been among three nations to have submitted a bid to host the 2022/2023 Men's Hockey World Cup. Winning this bid holds great significance as also being in the year which will see India complete 75 years of independence and also looking to win the coveted title after the last win in 1975. 

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The FIH Executive Board announced their decision in Lausanne, Switzerland on Friday, 8 November 2019 after the FIH Task Force thoroughly examined all bids and made a recommendation to the Executive Board (EB) on Wednesday, 6 November 2019.

Hockey India President Mohd. Mushtaque Ahmad expressed his delight at the announcement by FIH. He said, "We are all very delighted to have won the bid to host the 2023 Men's Hockey World Cup. When we had made the bid, we wanted to give our country another reason to celebrate 75 years of independence adding to that the fact that our last win was registered in 1975. And what better way to celebrate than to witness a pinnacle global event of our national sport on our soil."