> The World Cup of Hockey has been held since 1971. So far 605 matches have been played in 14 series.
> 2,433 goals have been scored in the World Cup of Hockey series in 605 matches at an average of 4 goals per game.
> 26 countries have participated in all the World Cups held so far. Chile and Wales are making their debuts in the current edition.
> India, Netherlands and Spain are the only 3 teams that have played in all the World Cup series. These 3 teams are currently participating in the World Cup for the 15th time. Next to these teams, Argentina, Australia, England and Pakistan have participated in the World Cup 13 times. Apart from Pakistan, the other 3 teams are playing in the current series.
> India is hosting the Men’s Hockey World Cup for the 2nd time in a row. With this, India has become the first country to host two consecutive series. The 2018 World Cup was held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
> The Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar has become the first venue to host the Hockey World Cup for the 2nd time in a row. The matches will also be held at the newly constructed Birsa Munda Stadium in Rourkela.
> A new Birsa Munda stadium has been constructed in Rourkela for the World Cup series. The stadium has a seating capacity of 21,000. With this, Birsa Munda Stadium has got the honor of being the largest hockey stadium in the world.
> 44 matches will be played in the series with 16 teams participating. In this, 24 matches will be played at Kalinga Stadium, 20 matches will be played at Birsa Munda Stadium, including two semi-final matches and the final match.
> The top teams in each division in the league round will qualify directly for the quarter-finals. In this category 4 teams will directly enter the quarter finals. The 2nd and 3rd placed teams in the league round will compete in the cross-over round. From this, 4 teams will step into the quarter finals.
> Belgium is the current champion. The team defeated Netherlands in the final of the series in 2018 in a penalty shootout.
> Pakistan team has won the World Cup maximum 4 times (1994, 1981, 1978, 1971). Apart from this, the team also won 2 silver medals.
> After Pakistan, Australia (1998, 1990, 1973) and Netherlands (2014, 2010, 1986) have won the tournament 3 times each. And Germany has won the trophy twice.
> Australia has won the most medals in World Cup history. The team has won a total of 10 medals including 3 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze.
> Next to Australia, the Netherlands has won 9 medals including 3 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze.
> Netherlands holds the record for the most appearances in the World Cup. The team has played 100 matches and won 61 of them.
> Australia holds the record for the team with the most wins in the World Cup. The team has played 92 matches and accumulated 69 wins. Average success rate is 75.
> Australia is the team that has scored the most goals in the World Cup. The team has scored 305 goals. The Netherlands (267) and Pakistan (235) are next. India has played 95 matches and won 40 of them.