With the tournament only days away we take an in-depth look at all 16 teams at the Hockey World Cup 2018.

The World Cup Has Been Divided Into Four Pools- Pool A-D With Each Pool Featuring Four Sides In It.

The Showpiece Event Will Commence On November 28 With The Final Taking Place On December 6. We Take A Look At The Squads Of All The Teams In The World Cup.

Pool A: Argentina, Spain, New Zealand, France

Argentina

  • World Rank : 2
  • Last Appearance: 2014 (3rd)
  • Head Coach: Germán Orozco
  • Goalkeepers : Juan Vivaldi/ Tomás Santiago
  • Most Capped Player : Matias Paredes (336)
  • Youngest Player : Maico Casella (21)
  • Oldest Player : Juan Vivaldi (39)

Full Squad : Tomás Santiago,Gonzalo Peillat, Pedro Ibarra, Juan Ignacio Gilardi, Ignacio Ortiz, Juan Martín López, Matías Rey, Lucas Rossi, Agustín Bugallo, Nicolás Cicileo, Tomás Bettaglio, Matías Paredes, Agustin Mazzilli, Lucas Vila, Maico Casella, Lucas Martínez, Joaquín Menini

Spain

  • World Rank : 8
  • Last Appearance: 2014 (8th)
  • Head Coach: Frederic Soyez
  • Goalkeepers : Quico Cortes/ Mario Garin
  • Most Capped Player : Sergi Enrique (280)
  • Youngest Player : Enrique Gonzalez (22)
  • Oldest Player : Quico Cortes & Pau Quemada (35)

Full Squad: Quico Cortes, Mario Garin, Alejandro De Frutos, Albert Beltrán, Álvaro Iglesias, Diego Arana, Enrique González De Castejón, Ignacio Rodriguez, Marc Sallés, Marc Boltó, Marc Serrahima, Miquel Delàs, Pau Quemada, Pepe Romeu, Ricardo Santana, Sergi Enrique, Vicenç Ruiz, Xavier Lleonart

New Zealand 

  • World Rank : 9
  • Last Appearance: 2014 (7th)
  • Head Coach : Darren Smith
  • Goalkeepers : George Enersen/ Richard Joyce
  • Most Capped Player : Shea Mcaleese  (272)
  • Youngest Player : Hayden Phillips (20)
  • Oldest Player : Shea Mcaleese (34)

Full Squad: Richard Joyce, George Enersen, Cory Bennett, Marcus Child, Hugo Inglis, Stephen Jenness, Dane Lett, Shea Mcaleese, George Muir, Dominic Newman, Jared Panchia, Arun Panchia, Hayden Phillips, Nick Ross, Kane Russell, Aidan Sarikaya, Blair Tarrant, Nick Woods.

France

  • World Rank : 20
  • Last Appearance: 1990 (7th)
  • Head Coach : Jeroen Delmee
  • Goalkeepers : Corentin Saunier/ Artur Thieffry
  • Most Capped Player : Tom Genestet (170)
  • Youngest Player : Timothee Clement (18)
  • Oldest Player : Tom Genestet (31)

Full Squad: Artur Thieffry, Corentin Saunier,Pieter Van Straaten, Tom Genestet, Hugo Genestet, Blaise Rogeau, Victor Lockwood, Charles Masson, Nicolas Dumont, Gaspard Baumgarten, Francois Goyet, Cristoforo Peters-Duetz, Jean-Baptiste Forgues, Etienne Tynevez, Victor Charlet, Aristide Coisne, Maximillien Branicki, Timothee Clement

 

Pool B: Australia, England, Ireland, China

Australia 

  • World Rank : 1
  • Last Appearance: 2014 (1st)
  • Head Coach : Colin Batch
  • Goalkeeper : Andrew Charter/ Tyler Lovell
  • Most Capped Player : Eddie Ockenden (332)
  • Youngest Player : Tim Brand (19)
  • Oldest Player : Eddie Ockenden, Tyler Lovell & Andrew Charter (31)

Full Squad: Andrew Charter, Tyler Lovell, Daniel Beale, Timothy Brand, Tom Craig, Matthew Dawson, Blake Govers, Jake Harvie, Jeremy Hayward, Tim Howard, Trent Mitton, Eddie Ockenden, Flynn Ogilvie, Matthew Swann, Corey Weyer, Jake Whetton, Dylan Wotherspoon, Aran Zalewski

England 

  • World Rank: 7
  • Last Appearance: 2014 (4th)
  • Head Coach : Danny Kerry
  • Goalkeeper : George Pinner
  • Most Capped Player : Barry Middleton (425)
  • Youngest Player : Zachary Wallace (19)
  • Oldest Player : Michael Hoare & Mark Gleghorne (33)

Full Squad: George Pinner, Harry Gibson, Adam Dixon, Liam Sanford, Mark Gleghorne, Jack Waller, Michael Hoare, Luke Taylor, Harry Martin, David Ames, Ian Sloan, Barry Middleton, Zach Wallace, James Gall, Phil Roper, David Condon, Will Calnan, Sam Ward, Brendan Creed, Rhys Smith

Ireland 

  • World Rank : 10
  • Last Appearance: 1990 {12th)
  • Head Coach : Alexander Cox
  • Goalkeepers : David Harte/ David Fitzgerald
  • Most Capped Player : Eugene Magee (273)
  • Youngest Player : Matthew Nelson (20)
  • Oldest Player : David Fitzgerald (32)

Full Squad: David Harte, David Fitzgerald, Jonathan Bell, Matthew Bell, Luke Madeley, Chris Cargo, Matthew Nelson, Alen Sothern, Eugene Magee, Kirk Shimmins, Shane O’donoghue, Sean Murray, Mitch Darling, Michael Robson, Daragh Walsh, Paul Gleghorne, Cornor Harte, Jeremey Duncan, Lee Cole, Stuart Loughrey

China 

  • World Rank : 17
  • Last Appearance: None
  • Head Coach : Kim Sang-Ryul
  • Goalkeepers : Ao Zhiwei/ Wang Caiyu
  • Most Capped Player : Ao Weibo (100)
  • Youngest Player : Nan Meng (19)
  • Oldest Player : Jin Guo (29)

Full Squad: Ao Zhiwei, Wang Caiyu,,Guo Xiaoping, Guan Quyang, Ao Suozhu, E Wenhui, Ao Yang, Meng Dihao, Su Jun, Meng Nan, Su Wenlin, Su Lixing, Du Chen, Du Talake, Guo Zixiang, E Wenlong, Ao Weibao, Guo Jin

 

Pool C: Belgium, India, Canada, South Africa

Belgium 

  • World Rank : 3
  • Last Appearance: 2014 (5th)
  • Head Coach : Shane Mcleod
  • Goalkeepers : Vincent Vanasch/ Loic Van Doren
  • Most Capped Player : John-John Dohmen (366)
  • Youngest Player : Arthur De Sloover (21)
  • Oldest Player : Thomas Briels & Cedric Charlier (31)

Full Squad: Vincent Vanasch, Loic Van Doren, Arthur De Sloover, Arthur Van Doren, Loïck Luypaert, Alexander Hendrickx, Gauthier Boccard, Emmanuel Stockbroekx, Simon Gougnard, John-John Dohmen, Victor Wegnez, Felix Denayer, Sébastien Dockier, Cédric Charlier, Tom Boon, Thomas Briels, Florent Van Aubel, Nicolas De Kerpel

India

  • World Rank : 5
  • Last Appearance: 2014 (9th)
  • Head Coach : Harendra Singh
  • Goalkeepers : Pr Sreejesh/ Krishan Bahadur Pathak
  • Most Capped Player : Manpreet Singh (238)
  • Youngest Player : Dilpreet Singh (19)
  • Oldest Player : Pr Sreejesh (30)

Full Squad: Pr Sreejesh, Krishan Bahadur Pathak,Harmanpreet Singh, Birendra Lakra, Varun Kumar, Kothajit Singh Khadangbam, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Manpreet Singh, Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, Nilakanta Sharma, Hardik Singh, Sumit, Akashdeep Singh, Mandeep Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Simranjeet Singh.

South Africa 

  • World Rank : 15
  • Last Appearance: 2014 (11th)
  • Head Coach : Mark Hopskins
  • Goalkeepers : Gowan Jones And Rassie Pieterse
  • Most Capped Player : Austin Smith (162)
  • Youngest Player : Dayaan Cassiem (19)
  • Oldest Player : Rassie Pieterse (35)

Full Squad: Gowan Jones, Rassie Pieterse,Tim Drummond, Dayaan Cassiem, Taylor Dart, Tyson Dlungwana, Jethro Eustice, Rhett Halkett, Tommy Hammond, Keenan Horne, Julian Hykes, Peabo Lembethe, Mo Mea, Bili Ntuli, Taine Paton, Richard Pautz, Austin Smith, Nick Spooner

Canada

  • World Rank : 11
  • Last Appearance: 2010 (11th)
  • Head Coach : Paul Bundy
  • Goalkeepers : David Carter/ Antoni Kindler
  • Most Capped Player : Scott Tupper (283)
  • Youngest Player : James Wallace (19)
  • Oldest Player : David Carter (37)

Full Squad: David Carter, Antoni Kindler,Balraj Panesar, Brandon Perreira, Gordon Johnston, Scott Tupper, Keegan Perriera, Matthew Sarmento, Iain Smythe, James Kirkpatrick, Oliver Scholfield, Mark Pearson, Sukhi Panesar, Gabe Ho-Garcia, John Smythe, Richard Hildreth, Brenden Bissett, Jamie Wallace

 

Pool D: Netherlands, Germany, Malaysia, Pakistan

Netherlands 

  • World Rank : 4
  • Last Appearance: 2014 (2nd)
  • Head Coach : Max Caldas
  • Goalkeepers : Pirmin Blaak/ Sam Van Der Ven
  • Most Capped Player : Jeroen Hertzberger (212)
  • Youngest Player : Jonas De Geus & Jorrit Croon (20)
  • Oldest Player : Jeroen Hertzberger (32)

Full Squad: Sam Van Der Ven, Pirmin Blaak, ,Seve Van Ass, Sander Baart, Billy Bakker, Lars Balk, Thierry Brinkman, Thijs Van Dam, Jonas De Geus, Jeroen Hertzberger, Robbert Kemperman, Mirco Pruyser, Glenn Schuurman, Valentin Verga, Bob De Voogd, Mink Van Der Weerden, Sander De Wijn, Floris Wortelboer

Germany

  • World Rank : 6
  • Last Appearance: 2014 (6th)
  • Head Coach : Stefan Kermas
  • Goalkeepers : Mark Appel
  • Most Capped Player : Tobias Hauke (297)
  • Youngest Player : Timm Herzbruch & Johannes Grobe (21)
  • Oldest Player : Tobias Hauke (31)

Full Squad: Mark Appel, Tobias Walter,Florian Fuchs, Benedikt Furk, Mats Grambusch, Tom Grambusch, Johannes Grobe, Martin Haner, Tobias Hauke, Timm Herzbruch, Dieter Linnekogel, Marco Miltkau, Matthias Muller, Dan Nguyen Luong, Christopher Ruhr, Ferdinand Weinke, Nikias Wellen, Lukas Windfeder

Malaysia 

  • World Rank : 12
  • Last Appearance: 2014 (12th)
  • Head Coach : Roelant Oltmans
  • Goalkeeper : S.Kumar & Hairi Rahman
  • Most Capped Player : S.Kumar (305)
  • Youngest Player : Norsyafiq Sumantri & Aiman Rozemi (22)
  • Oldest Player : S.Kumar (39)

Full Squad: Kumar Subramaniam, Hairi Rahman,Sumantri Norsyafiq, Ramadan Rosli, Marhan Jalil, Fitri Saari, Joel Van Huizen, Faizal Saari, Syed Cholan, Sukri Mutalib, Firhan Ashari, Nabil Noor, Razie Rahim, Faiz Jali, Azri Hassan, Hasan Azuan, Tajuddin Tengku, Nik Rozemi

Pakistan 

  • World Rank : 13
  • Last Appearance: 2010 (12th)
  • Head Coach : Tauqeer Dar
  • Goalkeeper : Imran Butt/ Mazhar Abbas
  • Most Capped Player : Umar Bhutta (163)
  • Youngest Player : Abu Bakar Mahmood (20)
  • Oldest Player : Rashid Mehmood (31)

Full Squad: Imran Butt, Mazhar Abbas,Mohd. Irfan (Sr), Aleem Bilal, Mubashar Ali, Tauseeq Arshad, Tasawwar Abbas, Rashid Mahmood, Ajaz Ahmed, Ammad Shakeel Butt, Mohd. Irfan (Jr.), Mohd. Rizwan (Sr.), Ali Shan, Faisal Qadir, Abubakr Mahmood, Umar Bhutta, Atiq Arshad, Mohammad Zubair

The World Cup 2018 schedule

The Hockey World Cup 2018 Schedule can be found here. Teams have been organized into four pools (A through D). You can check out the Hockey World Cup 2018 Squad Guide here. For all Hockey World Cup 2018 Live updates, follow us below:

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