After the end of the group stage, in FIH 2023 Men’s Hockey World Championship in Odisha he reached the knockout round.
The top teams from each of the four groups – Australia (Group A), current Belgium (Group B), the Netherlands (Group C) and England (Group D) have already confirmed their places in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Ice Hockey World Championship.
The remaining four places will be sealed by crossover matches involving the teams that finished second and third in their groups after the Group Stage.
The teams have qualified for the quarterfinals of the 2023 Ice Hockey World Championship
The Indian men’s ice hockey team entered the crossovers after narrowly missing out on top spot in Group D. Although both England and India finished on the same number of points (7), the English team defeated the hosts on better goal difference (+9 vs +4).
India will face third-placed New Zealand in Group C in the crossovers for a chance to play in the quarter-finals against reigning hockey world champions Belgium.
Besides India and New Zealand, Malaysia, Spain, Germany, France, Argentina and South Korea are the other six teams in the crossovers.
2023 World Cup hockey crossover matches
Crossover 1: Malaysia (Group C 2) vs. Spain (Group D 3)
Crossover 2: India (Group 2) vs. New Zealand (Group C 3)
Crossover 3: Argentina (Pool A 2) vs South Korea (Pool B 3)
Crossover 4: Germany (Pool B 2) vs. France (Pool A 3)
The four winners of the crossover matches will join the four head-to-head qualifiers in the quarter-finals. All FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 Odisha crossover and quarterfinal matches will be played at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
2023 Ice Hockey World Championship Quarter Final Schedule
All times in Indian Standard Time (IST)
Tuesday, January 24
Quarter Final 1: Australia (Group A Winner) vs Spain (Group Crossover 1 Winner) – 4:30pm EST
Quarter-Final 2: Belgium (Group B Winner) vs. India/New Zealand (Group Crossover 2 Winner) – 19:00 IST
Wednesday, January 25
Quarter Final 3: Netherlands (Group C Winner) vs. Argentina/South Korea (Group Crossover 3 Winner) – 4:30pm EST
Quarter Final 4: England (Group D Winner) vs. Germany/France (Group Crossover 4 Winner) – 7pm EST