India to host 2025 FIH Hockey Junior WC

Mumbai, June 12: The Executive Board of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) have awarded the hosting rights of 2025 FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup to India.
The tournament will be played in December 2025. It will be the first time ever that a Junior World Cup will include as many as 24 teams.
“Giving more opportunities to play to a larger and more diverse number of National Associations is one of the key pillars of our Empowerment and Engagement strategy. We saw at the FIH Hockey5s World Cup in Oman this year how more diversity brings a huge added value to our events,” FIH president Tayyab Ikram said.
“I’m very happy that we’ve increased the number of participating teams for the FIH Hockey Junior World Cups and I look forward to seeing these 24 young teams, representing the future of our sport, next year! At this stage, I would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Hockey India for their commitment to organise yet another fantastic event!” he added.