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 is being held from 28 Nov 2018 to 16 Dec 2018 at Kalinga Stadium Bhubaneswar in Odisha India. 16 Teams are participating. India is hosting the WorldCup for the third time after Mumbai 1982 & Delhi 2010.
An odd shaped miniature sheet has been released by India Post on 27 Nov 2018 to commemorate this event. The miniature sheet is in the shape of an Olive Ridley turtle. The stamps feature The World Cup Trophy and the players with hockey sticks in different phases of the Game. One of the stamps also features the mascot “Olly” playing hockey which represents the Olive Ridley Sea Turtles. Lord Jagganath also features on the sheet.
Results for 05 Dec 2018 -Germany beat The Netherlands 4-1 in a superb display of Hockey. It was North European hockey derby among two hockey giants.
Results for 11 Dec and Quarter Final Line up for 12 & 13 Dec
The Netherlands beat Canada 5-0 to set up Quarter-Final Clash with Home team India. Belgium beat Pakistan 5-0 to qualify for Quarter Finals.
12 Dec – Argentina Vs England & Australia Vs France
13 Dec – Germany Vs Belgium & The Netherlands Vs India
All stamps are of Rupees Five denomination. 503900 stamps have printed and 1,30,000 Miniature Sheets have been printed. ( Source Courtesy India Post Brochure).
Zabivaka the Wolf was the Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Football held in Russia in 2018. It won over Tiger and Cat with 52.8% votes in a Nation wide poll in which over a million votes were cast. Zabivaka was declared winner during Vachernily Urgant (Evening Urgant) TV Programme on Perviy Kanal. The Wolf’s author is a Graphic design student at Tomsk State University Ekaterina Bocharova.
Russia issued a set of three stamps on Zabivaka the Wolf was the Mascot for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Football. The stamps were issued as Happy New Year stamps on 01 Dec 2017.The theme of three stamps was
22 Roubles – Strike the Ball -6,60,000 stamps were printed
33 Roubles – Ball on the Head-6,60,000 stamps were printed
35 Roubles -Run – 6,60,000 stamps were printed
A sheet let was also issued containing nine stamps -three of each variety. A total of 2,20,000 sheet lets were issued.