FIH revises qualification quotas for 2022-23 World Cups for men, women

By Rajan Nath - June 02, 2020 1:06 pm

FIH reviews Hockey World Cups qualification process

Cancellations and postponements of various scheduled events, including qualifiers, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has decided to review the qualifying process for the 2022-2023 World Cup, both for men and women.

According to the revised process, representation of the Continents has been increased and teams to fill remaining vacancies through qualification tournaments has been reduced thus facilitating ore direct qualifications.

Following the postponement of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 to 2021, the hockey Continental Championships had to be rescheduled, the FIH Executive Board, after consultation with the Continental Federations and the FIH Athletes Committee, reviewed the qualification process for the 2022/23 FIH Hockey World Cups.

This new FIH Hockey World Cup qualification process approved includes:

Increase of the quota of places available through Continental Championships from 6 (the five Continental Champions + the World Cup hosts) to 11 (including the World Cup hosts); these Continental quotas will be filled based on the final rankings at the relevant 2021 Continental Championships (see allocation of Continental quotas below).

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The organisation of FIH qualification events (in March 2022) for the remaining 5 places; for those events, the Continental quotas will be confirmed at a later stage.

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

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• Africa 1

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

• Europe 4

• Oceania 2

• PanAm 1

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