The Netherlands and Belgium have jointly applied to host the 2026 Hockey World Cup for both men and women. The International Hockey Association FIH confirms this on Thursday.
All matches will take place in Amsterdam and Wawre, a suburb of Brussels. The FIH Board will decide on November 3 where the 2026 World Cups will be held.
There is a lot of competition for the two-match system. South Africa have indicated they want to host the Double World Cup in 2026, but are content with one of two matches.
Australia and Uruguay have applied for the Women’s World Cup, while Germany have qualified for the men’s tournament. England and Wales want to host the Men’s World Cup as two teams.
In 2014, the Hockey World Cup for both men and women was already organized in The Hague. The Orange women then won the final 2-0 against Australia; The men lost to the same country 6-1 in the final.
The Netherlands and Spain will host the Women’s World Cup next month. Games will be played in Amsterdam and Spanish terraces. The rejection of the match will take place in Terrazza with the semifinals and finals. The Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held in India early next year.
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