The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has today confirmed the names of the officials – umpires, technical delegates, technical delegates assistants, technical officials, umpire managers and medical officers - who will be involved in the FIH Hockey Women's World Cup Spain & Netherlands 2022 and the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar & Rourkela.
The selection has been made by the , chaired by Sheila Brown (South Africa). It includes some of the most experienced hockey officials, like international umpires Kelly Hudson (New Zealand, 150 caps) and Christian Blasch (Germany, 183 caps):
The FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup will be staged in Terrassa (Spain) and Amstelveen (Netherlands) from 1 to 17 July next year.
The FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup will be played in Bhubaneswar – in the Kalinga Stadium, which is currently playing host to the FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup – and Rourkela, both cities being located in the State of Odisha, India, from 13 to 29 January 2023.
Both events involve 16 of the world’s best hockey nations.