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Paris 2024: half of the participating teams will qualify in January!

Lausanne, Switzerland: Whilst half of the teams – hosts France and all Continental Champions – that will play for a historical medal at the Paris 2024 Olympic hockey tournaments are already known, the other half will come from the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers that promise to be incredibly exciting!

All four Qualifiers will take place in January, with the first one starting in exactly one month! The teams that will finish in the top-3 of each Qualifier will seal their qualification to the next Olympiad.

Here’s the full programme:

Women

Valencia, Spain (13-21 January)
Pool A: Belgium, Korea, Ireland, Ukraine
Pool B: Great Britain, Spain, Canada, Malaysia

Ranchi, India (13-19 January)
Pool A: Germany, Japan, Chile, Czech Republic
Pool B: India, New Zealand, United States, Italy

Men

Valencia, Spain (13-21 January)
Pool A: Belgium, Ireland, Japan, Ukraine
Pool B: Spain, Korea, Austria, Egypt

Muscat, Oman (15-21 January)
Pool A: Great Britain, Malaysia, Pakistan, China
Pool B: Germany, New Zealand, Canada, Chile

Teams have been divided into the two Pools of each Qualifier on the basis of their world ranking at midnight on 5 November 2023, once all Continental Championships were completed (based on the predetermined rules mentioned in the FIH Qualification System for the Paris Olympics, which can be accessed here).

All FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifier matches will be streamed live on Watch.Hockey, with no geo-blocking*.

Please visit Olympics.Hockey for more details about the qualifiers, as well as hockey at the Olympic Games Paris 2024. 

-FIH

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