The FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup Chile 2023 bursts into action in exactly 100 days at the National Stadium Sports Park in Santiago, Chile.
The 16 teams in the hunt for the gold medal know their pools and the opponents that stand between them and the ultimate glory. The organizing team has pulled out all the stops to ensure the best possible experience for the players and the fans. The officials are set and ready to ensure a smooth-running and fairly contested tournament. The fans are ready to cheer for the next generation of hockey stars who are primed to break out!
All 16 teams that have qualified for the event were placed into their respective pools earlier this year, on 22 June, at the official launch ceremony of the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup Chile 2023. The full breakdown of all 4 pools can be found here.
Santiago, Chile has deep ties with hockey and this will be the third FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup to be played in the city, which has previously played host to the event in 2005 and 2016. The 10th edition of the Junior Women’s World Cup will run from 29 November to 10 December 2023.
The World Cup will begin on 29 November with 12 teams in action on opening day! Pool B action, with Korea taking on Zimbabwe, will get the event underway at 10am local time. High octane clashes between Netherlands and Australia, India and Canada, Argentina and Spain, Germany and Belgium will follow, before hosts Chile play the final match of the opening day against South Africa. The full match schedule for the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup can be found here.
Hockey has shown itself to be greatly popular with the fans in Chile, which has been further enhanced by the great strides made by the Chilean women’s and men’s senior teams, with both making impressive debuts at the FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup in 2022 and the FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023, respectively. With a proven pedigree of successfully hosting Hockey World Cups in the past, Chile will once again open its doors to the hockey world in what promises to be another spectacular edition of the biennial event, that starts off in exactly 100 days from today!
Source : FIH