Lahore: The International Hockey Federation has introduced the qualifying system for the Men's and Women's Scheduled World Cups within the subsequent two years.
The system for the qualifying system has been accepted by the FIH Executive Board. In the Men's World Cup, all 16 groups will qualify for the World Cup based mostly on continental rankings. The 2023 Hockey World Cup shall be ranked among the many 2021 Continental Championships.
A separate qualifying spherical for the 2023 World Cup is not going to be performed. Four international locations from Asia, together with host India, will get an opportunity to play within the World Cup. There shall be seven international locations from Europe within the 2023 Hockey World Cup.
Two, two from Oceania and Pan America, whereas one staff from Africa shall be eligible to play within the World Cup. Pakistan has a golden alternative to get a ticket to the World Cup by making it to the highest three groups within the Asia Cup.