The International Hockey Federation and Government of Odisha confirmed that the Men’s Hockey World League Final 2017 and Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 will be held in bhubaneswar.
The Kalinga Stadium will host the two of hockey’s biggest events, where World League and World Cup champions will be crowned. The venue successfully hosted the 2014 Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy. It is also home to the current Hockey India League champions, the Kalinga Lancers.
The Men’s Hockey World League Final in 2017 will take place between December 1-10 and will welcome eight of the world’s best men’s teams who, in addition to the hosts, qualify from this summer’s Hockey World League Semi-Finals. The Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 will take place in late November/early December and will see 15 teams join hosts India at the event. They will qualify from the Hockey World League Semi-Finals and Continental Championships, also taking place this year, a release from the FIH said.