FIH reviews qualification process for the 2022/23 FIH Hockey World Cups


Following the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 to next year, and therefore hockey Continental Championships having to be rescheduled, the FIH Executive Board, after consultation with the Continental Federations and the FIH Athletes Committee, has reviewed the qualification process for the 2022/23 FIH Hockey World Cups.

The new qualification process for the FIH Hockey World Cup includes:

  • An increase of the quota of available places through Continental Championships from 6 to 11. These quotas to be filled based on the final rankings at the relevant 2021 Continental Championships
  • The organization of FIH qualification events in March 2022 for the remaining 5 places. For these events, the Continental quotas will be confirmed later

The allocation of Continental quotas from the 2021 Continental Championships (plus the World Cup hosts) has been determined as follows:


• Africa 1

• Asia 2

• Europe 4 (including 2022 FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup hosts The Netherlands and Spain)

• Oceania 2

• PanAm 2


• Africa 1

• Asia 3 (including 2023 FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup hosts India)

• Europe 4

• Oceania 2

• PanAm 1

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