Bhubaneswar: Malaysian Hockey Team arrived in Bhubaneswar last night for the upcoming Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 to be held at Kalinga Stadium from November 28 to December 16.
With this, all teams have arrived at the city for the upcoming event. The event will be inaugurated tomorrow with the teams from sixteen nations.
Sources said, the team reached the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) late last night and was escorted to the hotel amid tight security by the police.
Currently, the team is ranked 12th in the world and 2nd in Asia by the International Hockey Federation.
Earlier, teams from Pakistan, Canada, Argentina, France Spain, and China arrived at the city for the upcoming mega sports event.
A total of sixteen nations will participate in the tournament wherein each team will play three matches during the league stage over the span of twelve days before four cross-over matches take place on December 10 and 11.