The berths at the Samsung Indoor Hockey World Cup were allocated as follows: for both men and women, Austria is pre-qualified as
host, furthermore one berth each goes to the continental champions, i.e. the European, African, Asian, Panamerican, and Oceanian champions.
The remaining 6 berths in the men's and women's tournaments were allocated to continents based upon the ranking in the 2003 Indoor World
Cup. This way, all six berths in the women's competition went to Europe, whereas in the men's tournament, in addition to five more berths
for Europe, the Panamerican Federation won a second berth.
The continental berths are now allocated to individual nations at the last continental championships before the Samsung Indoor Hockey
World Cup, e.g. for Europe at the Indoor Nations Cup 2006 in Eindhoven and La Spezia respectively.
The current field of participants:
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