Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 – India
The 14th edition of Men’s World Cup Field Hockey known as Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 will be held from 28 Nov 2018 to 16 Dec 2018 at Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar in Odisha India. 16 Teams will be participating.
THREE DAYS TO GO
4th World Cup – It was held in Buenos Aires from 21 March to 2 April 1978. Pakistan beat Netherlands 3-2 in the finals to win the Championships. A stamp was issued by Pakistan on 26 August 1978. It features a hockey stick and a ball with Hockey World Cup Trophy in foreground.
5th World Cup – The Fifth World Cup was held in Mumbai (then Bombay) from 29 December 1981 to 12 January 1982. India issued a stamp to commemorate this event.
Pakistan issued a stamp on 31st January 1982 featuring flags of all participating countries and the Trophy. The caption on stamp was “World Cup Hockey Champions 1982”
PAKISTAN wins Hockey Grand Slam – Pakistan won the 1984 Los Angeles Hockey Gold Medal, 1985 Dhaka Asia Cup Hockey Championships and The 1982 Bombay Hockey World Cup thus winning a rare Grand Slam. Pakistan issued a stamp on 05 Jun 1985 to commemorate this achievement.
6th World Cup – It was held in London from 4 October to 19 October 1986. Australia beat England 2-1 in the final to lift the trophy. A stamp was issued by Royal Mail to commemorate the event.
Watch out the next edition for stamps on 7th to 13th World Cup.