The Pools and schedule for the Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018 have been officially released by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).
World number two England have been drawn in Pool B where they will face challenges from the USA, who won the recent Hockey World League Semi-Final in Johannesburg, recently crowned Asian champions India, and Ireland.
The 16 national women’s teams qualified for the event now know who they will face in next year’s pinnacle event. Fans can also get in on the action with all remaining tickets now released for general public sale via the official ticket website.
Sat 21 July – India 2pm
Wed 25 July – USA 8pm
Sun 29 July – Ireland 7pm
With a 10,000-seater Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park sold out for six sessions, including all England’s Pool matches – plus their potential quarter-final, the semi-finals and final, our Premium Experiences are now the only way to secure your seat to these sessions.
The tournament will be broadcast to millions across the world in over 100 countries through FIH’s global broadcaster partners.
England Head Coach Danny Kerry said: “The publishing of the draw for the World Cup makes the reality of a home World Cup seem more real as next July fast approaches. Our opening game will be against a resurgent India side that recently won the Asia Cup under a new coach, followed by talented teams in USA and Ireland.
“As ever at this level each game will be decided by the moments and margins and the tournament will be exciting for it. We will be incredibly well prepared for the off at 2pm on July 21st, and look forward to having the home support with us every step of the way.”