FIH: With The 2025 Indoor Hockey World Cup, Croatia Will Host Its First Ever FIH World Cup!

Lausanne, Switzerland: The Worldwide Hockey Federation (FIH) is delighted to announce that the following FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup can be staged in Croatia, within the metropolis of Poreč, from 3 to 9 February 2025. While Croatia has already organised FIH and EuroHockey occasions up to now, it’s the very first time that the European nation will host a FIH World Cup!

The qualification course of for essentially the most prestigious Indoor Hockey event on the planet has already began and the next groups can be among the many improbable line-up of groups competing at subsequent yr’s occasion:

  • Hosts: Croatia (ladies and men)
  • Europe: Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Germany, Poland and Spain (girls); Austria, Belgium, Germany and Poland (males)
  • Pan America: USA (girls), Argentina, Trinidad and Tobago (males)

The remaining slots are allotted as follows:

  • Asia: 1 workforce (girls) and x 2 groups (males) will qualify by way of the Indoor Asia Cup (12-16 Might, Bangkok, Thailand)
  • Africa: 2 groups (girls) and a couple of groups (males) will qualify by way of the Indoor Africa Cup (23-26 Might, Swakopmun, Namibia)
  • Oceania: 1 workforce (girls) and x 1 workforce (males) will qualify by way of the Indoor Oceania Cup (24-26 June, Canberra, Australia)

Croatian Hockey Federation President Damir Hrupec mentioned: “We thank the FIH for awarding the Indoor World Cup 2025 to Croatia and our hockey federation. We’re delighted, very comfortable, grateful and excited. That is an unimaginable alternative to advertise hockey in our nation and an opportunity to make hockey the game it deserves to be. The Indoor World Cup can be organized in the absolute best manner and, as all the time, we are going to present what sort of hosts we’re. We want all contributors a heat welcome and a nice and unforgettable keep in Poreč in February 2025. Till just lately, we solely dreamed of such a risk, however now it’s a actuality. It is a message to all individuals to by no means cease dreaming.”

FIH President Tayyab Ikram mentioned: “It’s all the time a improbable feeling when a brand new nation is added onto the record of these having hosted a FIH World Cup. It is a actually necessary goal for FIH to unfold its occasions all all over the world and, by so doing, making hockey really international. On behalf of FIH, I’d prefer to thank wholeheartedly and congratulate the Croatian Hockey Federation, the Croatian authorities and town of Porec for internet hosting the seventh version of the best Indoor Hockey occasion on the planet. I do know that athletes, followers and all concerned on this event will take pleasure in an exquisite expertise in Croatia!”.

The primary FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup was performed in 2003. The final version, staged in Pretoria, South Africa, final yr was received by the Netherlands (girls) and Austria (males).

All details about earlier FIH Indoor Hockey World Cups is obtainable on the FIH Information Hub (free entry).


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