Qucik Intro: Field Hockey World Cup 2010
The 2010 Field Hockey world Cup, an event overseen by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), is broken into two programs: the Men's Field Hockey World Cup, held February 28 through March 13 in New Delhi, India, and the Women's Field Hockey World Cup, to be held in Rosario, Argentina from August 30 to September 12. The Men's Field Hockey World Cup 2010, which took place in New Delhi's Dhyan Chand National Stadium, featured twelve teams from throughout the world. The host nation and continental champions from five confederations received automatic berths, and three additional teams qualified through the EuroHockey Nations Championship. The final three teams were determined by qualification tournaments. The teams competing in 2010 were India, South Africa, Korea, England, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Australia, Canada, Pakistan, New Zealand, and Argentina.
Teams in the 2010 Men's Field Hockey World Cup were divided into two pools of six teams each, and played the first round in round-robin format-each team played all other teams in the pool once. Teams received three points for a win, one for a draw, and zero for a loss. Teams were ranked at the end of the round-robin round by the following criteria: total points, number of wins, goal differential, number of goals scored, and match results of the teams in question. For the second round, teams in first and second in each pool played single elimination games, while the remaining teams competed to determine tournament rankings. The four teams competing for the title were Germany, Australia, England, and Netherlands. Australia won the 2010 Men's Field Hockey World Cup with a two to one victory over Germany; Netherlands finished third and England fourth.
The 2010 Women's Field Hockey World Cup will be played in a now-under-construction stadium in Rosario. Similar to the men's qualifications, the host team and five continental champions earn automatic berths in the tournament. Asia was allowed an additional berth, and Europe was allowed two extra berths, adding a third after Argentina (the host county) won the PanAmerican championship; there are also three qualifier tournaments.