Hockey World Cup 2018: India vs South Africa | Check all details

Last time when India won its first World Cup in Hockey it was in 1975 under the captaincy of Ajit Pal Singh.

Hockey World Cup 2018: India vs South Africa today

Hockey World Cup 2018: India vs South Africa today

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The Hockey World Cup 2018 began with a grand opening ceremony on November 27 at the Kalinga Stadium, in Bhubaneswar.

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Last time when India won its first World Cup in Hockey it was in 1975 under the captaincy of Ajit Pal Singh. India has improved its performance during these years and now hold fifth place in world hockey ranking.

In the recent past, Indian players have shown the excellent performance yet they couldn’t manage to wrest the Champions Trophy from Australia, losing the tournament by 3-1 in a shoot-off after both teams were locked at 1-1 in regulation time.

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This 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup tournament will be played from 28 November to 16 December, at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India.

The format of the tournament:

The 16 teams are divided into four groups, each containing four teams. Each team will play each other team in its group once.

The first-placed team in each group will play quarter-finals, while the second- and third-placed teams in each group will go into the crossover matches.

After crossover matches a single-elimination tournament will be played.

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Here are some updates on this Hockey World Cup 2018:

Matches that India will be playing:

-November 28, 1900 hours India vs South Africa.

-December 2, 1900 hours India vs Belgium

-December 8, 1900 hours India vs Canada

-To watch the tournament turn on the Star Sports Network and Doordarshan.

-To watch live streaming go on to official YouTube channel of International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Hotstar.

-For live updates follow sports.ndtv.com.

Complete fixture:

-November 28, 2018

1700 hours Belgium VS Canada

1900 hours India VS South Africa

November 29, 2018

1700 hours Argentina VS Spain

1900 hours New Zealand VS France

November 30, 2018

1700 hours Australia VS Ireland

1900 hours England VS China

December 1, 2018

1700 hours Netherlands VS Malaysia

1900 hours Germany VS Pakistan

December 2, 2018

1700 hours Canada VS South Africa

1900 hours India VS Belgium

December 3, 2018

1700 hours Spain VS France

1900 hours New Zealand VS Argentina

December 4, 2018

1700 hours England VS Australia

1900 hours Ireland VS China

December 5, 2018

1700 hours Germany VS Netherlands

1900 hours Malaysia VS Pakistan

December 6, 2018

1700 hours Spain VS New Zealand

1900 hours Argentina VS France

December 7, 2018

1700 hours Australia VS China

1900 hours Ireland VS England

December 8, 2018

1700 hours Belgium VS South Africa

1900 hours Canada VS India

December 9, 2018

1700 hours Malaysia VS Germany

1900 hours Netherlands VS Pakistan

Cross-Over matches

December 10, 2018

16:45 2nd Pool A VS 3rd Pool B (25)

19:00 2nd Pool B VS 3rd Pool A (26)

December 11, 2018

16:45 2nd Pool C VS 3rd Pool B (27)

19:00 2nd Pool B VS 3rd Pool A (28)

Quarter Final matches:

December 12, 2018

16:45 1st Pool A VS Winner 26 (29)

19:00 1st Pool B VS Winner 25 (30)

December 13, 2018

16:45 1st Pool C VS Winner 28 (31)

19:00 1st Pool D VS Winner 27 (32)

Semi-Final match:

December 15, 2018

16:00 Winner 29 VS Winner 32 (33)

18:39 Winner 30 VS Winner 31 (34)

Finals:

December 16, 2018

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