The Royal Dutch Hockey Federation is organizing the 2014 Field Hockey World Cups in The Netherlands.
The International Hockey Federation FIH allocated the event at the cost of England to the Netherlands. Both women and men will compete the first two weeks of June 2014 in the stadium ADO Den Haag for the world titles. The budget of the World Cup is 11 million euros.
The Netherlands was selected over England to host the men’s and women’s field hockey World Cups in 2014.
The tournaments, now held every four years, will last from June 2-15 at The Hague.
The vote was “incredibly difficult” and “very close,” International Hockey Federation president Leandro Negre said in announcing the decision Thursday.
He said the FIH was still keen to one-day use the 2012 London Olympics legacy facility.
The Netherlands hosted both World Cups in 1998, plus the men in 1973 and the women in 1986. England held the men’s event in 1986.