FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023: Updated crossovers fixtures, schedule

After defeating Wales, India will face New Zealand in a crossovers match to advance to the quarter-finals. The match is scheduled for January 22nd.

Harmanpreet Singh in a file photo. (Image: Twitter)
By Kshitij Ojha | Jan 22, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

The FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 group stage concluded on Friday. The top four teams in each Pool advanced to the quarter-finals. The remaining eight teams—the second and third-placed teams from each group—will compete in four crossover matches on January 22 and 23 to determine the remaining four quarter-finalists. The winners of the pool matches—Australia, Belgium, the Netherlands, and England—will compete in the final eight stages against the winners of the crossover matches.

Spain has struggled in this year’s World Cup, losing 0-2 to India and 0-4 to England. Spain defeated Wales 5-1 in their Group D series. They will meet Malaysia at the Kalinga Stadium on Monday. After defeating Wales, India will face New Zealand in a crossovers match to advance to the quarter-finals. The match is scheduled for January 22nd. India and New Zealand have played each other 44 times. India leads the head-to-head record with 24 triumphs to New Zealand’s 15, with five games ending in draws. However, the Men in Blue have not provided much in terms of offence, scoring only six goals in the group.

Malaysia vs Spain

In the first crossover match of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023, Malaysia will face Spain. On January 22, the match will be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. Following a loss against the Netherlands in their first game of the tournament, the Malaysian team won back-to-back games to advance to the tournament’s crossover round. They finished second in Pool C with six points and a goal differential of -2.

Spain, on the other hand, has not regularly played well in the ongoing World Cup. When they faced India and England, they appeared out of place. They did, however, secure a place in the crossover round with a decisive 5-1 win over Wales. With three points and a goal differential of -2, they finished third in Pool D. Both sides will need to perform well in their forthcoming match because a quarterfinal position is at stake.

India vs New Zealand

In the second crossover match of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023, India will face New Zealand. On January 22, the game will be played at Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium. Team India is enjoying a tremendous tournament, having not lost a single game in the group stages, including a nail-biting 0-0 tie against England. With seven points and a goal differential of +4, the hosts finished second in Pool D. The Indian squad will be aiming for a quarterfinal position as they prepare to play a depleted New Zealand team in their next encounter. NZ lost back-to-back games after overcoming Chile in their first encounter, including a devastating 4-0 loss against the Dutch squad.

Livestreaming of FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023

Fans can watch the live telecast of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 live on Star Sports First, Star Sports Select 2 SD/HD channels. To watch the live streaming of matches, fans can visit the Disney+Hotstar app or website.

FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 Crossover Schedule

January 22

Crossover 1: Malaysia Vs Spain, January 22, 16:30 IST, Kalinga Stadium

Crossover 2: India Vs New Zealand, January 22, 19:00 IST, Kalinga Stadium



Adrian Albert, Hafizuddin Othman, Hassan Najib, Razie Rahim, Rosli Ramadan, Jalil Marhan, Hamsari Ashran, Sari Faizal, Muhamad Aminudin, Ashari Firan, Shello Silverius, Faiz Jali, Hasan Azuan, Sumantri Norsyafiq, Najmi Jazlan, Shahril Saabah, Mizun Zul Pidaus, Azhar Aminul


Andreas Rafi, Alejandro Alonso, Cesar Curiel, Xavi Gispert, Borja Lacalle, Álvaro Iglesias, Ignacio Rodríguez, Enrique Gonzalez, Gerard Clapes, Andreas Rafi, Jordi Bonastre, Joaquin Menini, Mario Garin, Marc Reyne, Marc Miralles, Pepe Cunill, Marc Recasens, Pau Cunill, Marc Vizcaino


Abhishek, Surender Kumar, Manpreet Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Mandeep Singh, Harmanpreet Singh, Lalit Upadhyay, Krishan Pathak, Nilam Sanjeep Xess, PR Sreejesh, Nilakanta Sharma, Shamsher Singh, Varun Kumar, Akashdeep Singh, Amit Rohidas, Vivek Sagar Prasad, Sukhjeet Singh

New Zealand

Dom Dixon, Dane Lett, Simon Child, Nick Ross, Sam Hiha, Kim Kingston, Jake Smith, Sam Lane, Simon Yorston, Aidan Sarikaya, Nic Woods, Joe Morrison, Leon Hayward, Kane Russell, Blair Tarrant, Sean Findlay, Hayden Phillips, Charlie Morrison

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