Berlin gets the Indoor World Cup in 2018
BERLIN has been chosen to host the Hockey Indoor World Cup in 2018.
The world’s top 24 (12 men’s and 12 women’s) national indoor teams will take part in the event, staged in the 7,500-seat Max-Schmeling-Halle in the German capital from February 7-11.
This will be the third time Germany have been chosen to host the Hockey Indoor World Cup by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), following hugely successful events in 2003 and 2015 in Leipzig.
FIH president Dr Narinder Batra said: “We are delighted to confirm Germany as host of the fifth edition of the Hockey Indoor World Cup.
“Germany is considered a traditional hockey nation which has earned great success over the years. However, their passion for indoor hockey is renowned which proved key in the decision-making process.”
Wolfgang Hillmann, president of the German Hockey Association, said: “When the FIH asked if we were interested in hosting the event, we acknowledged that indoor hockey is a discipline traditionally associated with our nation, so a major event like this, with such a powerful radiance, fits perfectly.”