FIH Confirms Receipt of World Cup Bids

The FIH received submissions from England and The Netherlands, who they state have "[given] a clear commitment to host these show-piece events."

The bids, submitted by England Hockey and the Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond (KNHB) respectively, will be evaluated by the FIH over the coming weeks. 

An official announcement regarding the awarding of the Men’s and Women’s World Cup events will be released during the forthcoming FIH Congress, which takes place between 6th and 14th of November 2010 in Montreux, Switzerland. 

Ashleigh Ball is interviewed at the EHB's launch of its bid for the men's and women's 2014 World Cups
England Hockey launched its bid yesterday (19th October) at Forman's Fish Island Restaurant overlooking the Olympic Stadium. 

(Pictured: England Hockey player Ashleigh Ball at the launch)