India to Host 2025 Junior Hockey World Cup

India to Host 2025 Junior Hockey World Cup

On Tuesday, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced that India will be the host nation of the 2025 FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup. For the first time, the tournament will feature 24 teams in December 2025.

Since 2013, this is India’s fourth time hosting the tournament. The president of the FIH, Tayyab Ikram, stressed the importance of increasing the tournament’s reach.

He said, “One of the main goals of our empowerment and engagement approach is to increase the number of teams that participate. We witnessed firsthand at the FIH Hockey 5s World Cup in Oman the tremendous value that diversity brings to our events. I am excited to witness these 24 youth teams, who embody the sport’s promising future, compete next year.”

The President of Hockey India, Dr Dilip Tirkey, thanked the FIH for choosing India to host the tournament. He said, “We are committed to promoting the sport of hockey for decades to come, and this esteemed tournament is a reflection of India’s rising profile on a global scale. He expressed enthusiasm for the opportunity to highlight India’s storied hockey heritage and give up-and-coming players a platform to show off their talents.