The International Hockey Federation, FIH has selected India to host the men's World Cup, which is planned for December 2018. England has been selected as hosts of the 2018 women's World Cup. FIH President Leandro Negre announced this at a special ceremony in Lausanne on Thursday. He said that the two nations fought off competition from Malaysia and New Zealand, and Negre admitted the decision had not been easy given the quality of all of the bids.

Hockey's World Cup is held every four years and is second only to the Olympics in significance.
 
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