Hockey India (HI) announced that the physical sale of tickets for upcoming Men's Hockey World Cup 2018, scheduled to kickoff from November 28, will start from Monday (November 6). The sale will take place at Kalinga Stadium and various outlets in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack. With not even a month left for the tournament to commence, organisers have decided to make it easier for the public to book their spots. The tournament will wrap up by December 16.
The general tickets for all matches of the quadrennial competition will be available around the city of Bhubaneswar and at the box office situated at the Kalinga Stadium.
The opening match will see world number 3 Belgium pitted against world number 11 Canada. Host India will also be in action on the opening day facing world No. 15 South Africa.
HI Secretary General Rajinder Singh said, "The sale of tickets at various outlets will give our hockey fans the chance to secure their spot to experience world class matches amidst the state-of-art facilities at the Kalinga Stadium."
India are placed in Pool C alongside Belgium, Canada, South Africa. After being joint-winners with Pakistan in Asian Champions Trophy recently, India will be eager to carry forward the momentum at home. They will enter the tournament as the 5th ranked-side and try to replicate their performance from 1975 (wherein they were champions).
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Aditya Sahay, a former cricket reporter/writer and statistician, has shifted gears to other sports (primarily badminton, tennis, kabaddi, hockey, golf etc). While cricket remains his first love, he enjoys covering and writing on kabaddi, hockey and tennis. He dons Germanys jersey during FIFA and believes Dhoni Dhoni hai, isko (aur) mauka mila toh bahut aage jayega