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The countdown to the next FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup has started today. In exactly one year, the Women’s Hockey World Cup will start in Spain and the Netherlands with the best national teams in the world. The tournament will be played in Terrassa (Spain) and in the Wagener Stadium in Amsterdam and will take place next year from July 1 to 17.

Today the International Hockey Federation (FIH) presents – together with the Royal Spanish Hockey Federation (RFEH) and the Royal Dutch Hockey Association (KNHB) – the official logo of the championship. The image shows the cup and combines the red and orange colors of both host countries.

The teams of Spain and the Netherlands have already qualified for the tournament, as have Belgium, England and Germany. These teams, together with eleven other countries, will form the field of participants.

FIH President Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra said: ‘The FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup is the most prestigious hockey event for women’s teams. I am sure that Spain and the Netherlands will jointly organize a wonderful event that will now start in exactly one year. The FIH would like to thank the organizing countries for their commitment and dedication. I am sure that both countries together will make it an unforgettable championship for both the players and the fans.”

“For the RFEH, it is a huge privilege and a challenge to host the 2022 FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup in Terrassa. Spain has not hosted an event of this magnitude for years. I am convinced that it will be a huge success in terms of sport, organization and public presence in the stands,” said the president of the Spanish Hockey Federation Santiago Deo.

Erik Gerritsen, general manager of the KNHB finally states: ‘We are delighted that, after the fantastic EuroHockey Championships 2021 in the Wagener Stadium last month, we will be hosting the FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup together with Spain in exactly one year. We are looking forward to hosting the matches of two groups in Amsterdam, with our own women’s team as the defending champion in one of these groups’.

Sarah Juggins of the FIH interviewed orange players Marloes Keetels and Pien Sanders to promote the World Cup .

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