Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 announces Coca-Cola India as ‘Official Supplier’ of beverages

~ The beverage manufacturer will come on board to support the quadrennial event which starts on November 28th ~

Bhubaneswar, 27 November 2018: Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 announced Coca-Cola India as an ‘Official Supplier’ of beverages for the tournament, which is scheduled to kick-off on 28th November 2018 at the Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The agreement with the biggest tournament in field hockey supports their efforts of being a catalyst of field hockey around the world, especially in the host nation India.

As an Official Supplier and to engage with fans, #ShareACoke screens will be displayed throughout the duration of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, where participants can get their names, relations or their favourite team’s name displayed on Coke bottle and get themselves clicked. There will also be Coke canters across the streets of Bhubaneshwar where fans can try their hands on playing virtual Hockey and stand a chance to win goodies. 

Ms Elena Norman, CEO, Hockey India, welcomed Coca-Cola India Private Limited as an Official Supplier for the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, "We are delighted to announce Coca-Cola India Private Limited as an Official Supplier for the upcoming Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. The tournament is a huge opportunity for the country to celebrate the sport of hockey and I would like to thank everyone at Coca-Cola India for their association in support of the 14th edition of the quadrennial event."

Speaking on the association, Mr Shehnaz Gill, Senior Vice President- Operations at Coca-Cola India, said “We are really excited to be the Official Supplier of beverages for Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018.  Hockey is the national sport of India and we have many glorious moments associated with it globally. Partnering with this prestigious event gives us a great opportunity to celebrate the sport of hockey and engage with the fans across the country’.

The Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 is the 14th edition of the FIH Hockey Men's World Cup and will be the third time that India will be hosting the prestigious competition after having played hosts in 1982 in Bombay and in 2010 in New Delhi. A total of sixteen nations will take part in the tournament which will see each team play three matches during the league stage over the span of twelve days before four cross-over matches take place on 10th and 11th December, 2018.

The knockout matches will take place on 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th as the teams will look to become the Champions of the prestigious quadrennial event which was won by Australia in 2014.

The general tickets for the event are priced at Rs 200 (East Stand), Rs 100 (North Stand) and Rs 100 (South Stand) for the Pool and Crossover matches while tickets for the Quarter-Final, Semi-Final and Final matches are priced at Rs 250 (East Stand), Rs 150 (North Stand) and Rs 150 (South Stand). All general tickets for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 are available online at http://in.ticketgenie.in/buytickets/hockey-world-cup-2018 and at the Box Office situated at Gate No. 9 of the Kalinga Stadium and at various outlets in Bhubaneswar.


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The Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 is the 14th edition of the prestigious field hockey World Cup tournament and will take place from 28 November 2018 to 16 December 2018 at the iconic Kalinga Hockey Stadium in the city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the host nation Hockey India (HI) will be responsible for the organising of the biggest competition in Men’s Hockey. A total of 16 countries will be participating in the tournament, namely hosts India, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, England, Spain, Pakistan, New Zealand, France, China, South Africa, Malaysia, Canada and Ireland.

A total of 36 matches will be played during the 19-day event and fans will be able to buy their tickets online at http://in.ticketgenie.in/buytickets/hockey-world-cup-2018

Follow the tournament on: http://fih.ch/events/world-cup/world-cup-2018/hockey-world-cup-bhubaneswar-2018-m/ | Twitter: @FIH_Hockey| Facebook: FIHockey


HOCKEY INDIA (HI) is the governing body having an exclusive mandate to direct and conduct all activities for both men and women hockey in India. It is recognized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India as the sole body responsible towards promoting Hockey in India.

Headquartered in New Delhi, Hockey India was established on 20th May, 2009 and is affiliated to the International Hockey Federation (FIH), the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Asian Hockey Federation (AHF).

Committed to the development of Hockey in the country, Hockey India with the assistance of Sports Authority of India and Department of Sports, Government of India, has drawn out a Long-Term Development Programme (LTDP) to train players, provide world-class infrastructure and International exposure besides regular international competition. With its vision to popularize the game and constantly promote it, Hockey India is dedicated to getting our team into the top three in the world.

Follow us on: www.hockeyindia.org | Twitter: @TheHockeyIndia | Facebook:  Hockey India | Instagram: hockeyindia


Odisha - the Eastern State of India - is known for its love for Hockey. The State is the proud host of the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018. The State has successfully hosted the Champions Trophy 2014 and the Odisha Men's Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017. Kalinga Lancers, the team owned by the State, is the winners in the Hockey India League 2017. Taking a step further towards realising the dream of restoring the glory of Indian Hockey at the global level, the State is sponsoring the Indian Hockey Teams till 2023.

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