2022 FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup: Teams start descending on Terrassa, Amstelveen
16 teams divided into four groups of four teams each will compete in the prestigious event for women. Both Terrassa and Amstelveen will host two groups each.
Thirty years after it played host to the 1992 summer Olympic games, Terrassa will be back in action as one of the co-hosts of the FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup from July 1 to 17.
Amstelveen, the other host city, has already earned a reputation of being a favourite hockey destination as it played host to a number of the FIH Pro League games this year.
Meanwhile, teams have started arriving at both the host cities before the action unfolds in less than a fortnight from now.
New Zealand has become the first non-European to descend in Europe for the World Cup. Though other non-European teams like India, Argentina, China and USA are also in Europe but their presence is because of their FIH Pro League commitments.
In all 16 teams divided in four groups of four teams each will compete in the prestigious event for women. Both Terrassa and Amstelveen will host two groups each.
Participating in a World Cup is the pinnacle of any athlete’s career and for the nations conveying in Amsterdam and Terrassa in just over two week’s time, things couldn’t get much more exciting.
Speaking to FIH, New Zealand’s Megan Hull said: ‘We honestly just can’t wait. We haven’t had a whole lot of international Test matches over the last few years because of COVID. Everyone is just so excited. We’re really looking forward to putting up some good competition results and getting onto it.’
The New Zealand Black Sticks arrived in Spain in the middle of June, their first time in Europe for three years.