Field hockey at the 1960 Summer Olympics

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The field hockey tournament at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Italy was contested from August 26 to September 9, with sixteen participating teams. Only men competed in field hockey at these Games. Pakistan won the gold medal, defeating India in the final and ending India's run of six successive gold medals. Spain won the bronze medal.

Participating nations[edit]

Sixteen teams were placed into four preliminary groups of four teams each. After a preliminary round-robin set of matches, the top two teams in each group advanced to the quarter-finals.

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

August 27
15:00
India  10–0 (5–0)  Denmark
P. Singh 1', 15', 16'
Bhola 22', 31', 67'
Peter 41'
Ja. Singh 64'
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Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
McIldowie (RSA), Whitelaw (GBR)

August 27
16:30
New Zealand  1–1 (1–1)  Netherlands
Hobson 25' Van Erven Dorens 23'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Franck (BEL), Massart (BEL)

August 30
16:30
India  4–1 (1–1)  Netherlands
Ja. Singh 26'
Bhola 63'
P. Singh 66', 69'
Van Vroonhoven 9'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
de Bourguignon (BEL), Asselman (BEL)

August 31
16:30
New Zealand  4–1 (3–1)  Denmark
Hobson 4'
Turner 24', 41'
Bygrave 35'
Christiansen 16'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
McDowell (AUS), Glichitch (FRA)

September 2
16:30
India  3–0 (1–0)  New Zealand
Bhola 8'
Peter 57'
Ja. Singh 70'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
McIldowie (RSA), Whitelaw (GBR)

September 3
10:00
Netherlands  4–2 (0–1)  Denmark
Van Erven Dorens 37', 49', 64'
P. Nielsen 70' (OG)
Guldbrandsen 30'
Kristoffersen 68'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
Harasta (AUT), Bernet (SUI)
Match between the Netherlands and New Zealand
Group standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 India 3 3 0 0 17 1 6
 New Zealand 3 1 1 1 5 5 3
 Netherlands 3 1 1 1 6 7 3
 Denmark 3 0 0 3 3 18 0

India advanced to the quarter-finals. New Zealand and the Netherlands played a tie-breaker match to determine second place in the group. Denmark continued to the classification matches for 13th–16th place.

September 4
15:30
New Zealand  2–1 (1–1)  Netherlands
Bygrave 31', 58' De Beer 14'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Schinner (GER), Lichtenfeld (GER)

New Zealand advanced to the quarter-finals. The Netherlands continued to the classification matches for 9th–12th place.

Group B[edit]

August 26
10:00
Pakistan  3–0 (0–0)  Australia
H. Abdul 48'
Noor 53'
Mushtaq 56'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED), Elgershuizen (NED)

August 26
15:00
Poland  2–1 (1–0)  Japan
Flinik 33'
Wiśniewski 56'
Iijima 68'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Lichtenfeld (GER), Schinner (GER)

August 29
16:30
Pakistan  8–0 (4–0)  Poland
H. Abdul 6', 24', 55'
Noor 18'
Mutti 22'
W. Abdul 45', 69'
Nasir 60'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Whitelaw (GBR), McIldowie (RSA)

August 30
10:00
Australia  8–1 (6–1)  Japan
Crossman 1', 25'
E. Pearce 13', 27', 31', 37', 65'
Evans 33'
Kanbe 20'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Massart (BEL), Franck (BEL)

September 1
10:00
Pakistan  10–0 (4–0)  Japan
W. Abdul 21', 30'
H. Abdul 24', 37', 50', 51'
Nasir 33', 45', 60'
Khan 59'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
H. Singh (IND), Burgess (GBR)

September 1
16:30
Australia  1–1 (0–0)  Poland
Crossman 62' Kubiak 48' (ps)
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
Asselman (BEL), de Bourguignon (BEL)
Group standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Pakistan 3 3 0 0 21 0 6
 Australia 3 1 1 1 9 5 3
 Poland 3 1 1 1 3 10 3
 Japan 3 0 0 3 2 20 0

Pakistan advanced to the quarter-finals. Australia and Poland played a tie-breaker match to determine second place in the group. Japan continued to the classification matches for 13th–16th place.

September 3
08:30
Australia  2–0 (0–0)  Poland
Crossman 55'
Currie 66'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
McIldowie (RSA), Whitelaw (GBR)

Australia advanced to the quarter-finals. Poland continued to the classification matches for 9th–12th place.

Group C[edit]

August 29
10:00
Kenya  1–0 (0–0)  Germany
H. Fernandes 45'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR), H. Singh (IND)

August 29
15:00
France  2–0 (1–0)  Italy
Reynaud 21'
J-P Windal 54'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Bernet (SUI), Harasta (AUT)

August 31
10:00
Germany  5–0 (2–0)  France
Keller 23', 52', 61', 66'
Schuler 31'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
Ghosh (IND), G. Singh (IND)

September 1
15:00
Kenya  7–0 (3–0)  Italy
E. Fernandes 14'
H. Fernandes 17', 64', 65'
Sohal 24', 48'
Pianesi 42' (OG)
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
Bernet (SUI), Harasta (AUT)

September 3
15:00
Germany  5–0 (2–0)  Italy
Keller 24' (ps), 43', 45'
Budinger 29', 41'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
de Bourguignon (BEL), Asselman (BEL)

September 3
16:30
Kenya  0–0 (0–0)  France
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
H. Singh (IND), Burgess (GBR)
Group standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Kenya 3 2 1 0 8 0 5
 Germany 3 2 0 1 10 1 4
 France 3 1 1 1 2 5 3
 Italy 3 0 0 3 0 14 0

Kenya and Germany advanced to the quarter-finals. France continued to the classification matches for 9th–12th place. Italy continued to the classification matches for 13th–16th place.

Group D[edit]

August 26
16:30
Spain  0–0 (0–0)  Great Britain
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
G. Singh (IND), Ghosh (IND)

August 27
10:00
Belgium  4–2 (1–1)   Switzerland
Remy 24'
M. Muschs 45'
Dubois 55', 65'
Von Arx 30'
Zanetti 59'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
MacDowell (AUS), Glichitch (FRA)

August 30
15:00
Belgium  1–1 (0–1)  Great Britain
Debbaudt 69' Hindle 12'
Stadio dei Marmi
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED), Van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)

August 31
15:00
Spain  5–1 (4–1)   Switzerland
Murua 5'
Macaya 22'
E. Dualde 25', 66'
Usoz 31'
Zanetti 11'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
Lichtenfeld (GER), Schinner (GER)

September 2
10:00
Great Britain  3–0 (1–0)   Switzerland
Mayes 5', 63'
Scott 68'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
Glichitch (FRA), MacDowell (AUS)

September 2
15:00
Spain  3–1 (2–0)  Belgium
Macaya 23'
E. Dualde 24'
J. Dualde 61'
Remy 50'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
G. Singh (IND), Ghosh (IND)
Group standings
Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Spain 3 2 1 0 8 2 5
 Great Britain 3 1 2 0 4 1 4
 Belgium 3 1 1 1 6 6 3
  Switzerland 3 0 0 3 3 12 0

Spain and Great Britain advanced to the quarter-finals. Belgium continued to the classification matches for 9th–12th place. Switzerland continued to the classification matches for 13th–16th place.

Playoffs[edit]

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
                   
September 5, 09:00 – Olympic Velodrome        
  India  1
September 7, 15:30 – Olympic Velodrome
  Australia  0  
  India  1
September 5, 10:30 – Olympic Velodrome
    Great Britain  0  
  Great Britain  2
September 9, 15:30 – Olympic Velodrome
  Kenya  1  
  Pakistan  1
September 5, 14:30 – Olympic Velodrome
    India  0
  Pakistan  2
September 7, 10:00 – Olympic Velodrome
  Germany  1  
  Pakistan  1 Third place
September 5, 16:00 – Olympic Velodrome
    Spain  0  
  Spain  1   Spain  2
  New Zealand  0     Great Britain  1
September 9, 10:00 – Olympic Velodrome

Quarter-final losers continued to play classification matches to determine 5th–8th place.

Quarter-finals[edit]

September 5
09:00
India  1–0 (0–0)  Australia
Bhola 84'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
Whitelaw (GBR), MacIldowie (RSA)

Winning goal scored in second period of extra time.


September 5
15:00
Great Britain  2–1 (0–1)  Kenya
Saunders 36', 115' Sohal 22'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
G. Singh (IND), Ghosh (IND)

Winning goal scored in sixth period of extra time.


September 5
14:30
Pakistan  2–1 (1–0)  Germany
Nasir 22', 62' Delmes 52'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
Asselman (BEL), de Bourguignon (BEL)

September 5
16:00
Spain  1–0 (0–0)  New Zealand
Murua 83'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED), Van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)

Winning goal scored in second period of extra time.

Semi-finals[edit]

September 7
10:00
Pakistan  1–0 (1–0)  Spain
Manzoor 12'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
MacDowell (AUS), Massart (BEL)

September 7
15:30
India  1–0 (1–0)  Great Britain
Kullar 16'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED), Schinner (GER)

Bronze medal match[edit]

September 9
10:00
Spain  2–1 (1–1)  Great Britain
J. Dualde 27'
E. Dualde 41'
Scott 13'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED), G. Singh (IND)

Gold medal match[edit]

September 9
15:30
Pakistan  1–0 (1–0)  India
Nasir 6'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
MacDowell (AUS), Massart (BEL)

Classification matches[edit]

Fifth to eighth place[edit]

5th–8th place 5th–6th place
September 8, 15:00 – Campo Tre Fontane
  New Zealand  1  
  Germany  0  
 
September 11, 09:00 – Campo Tre Fontane
      New Zealand  1
    Australia  0
7th–8th place
September 10, 16:30 – Campo Tre Fontane Match not played
  Australia  2   Germany  —
  Kenya  1     Kenya  —
September 8
15:00
New Zealand  1–0 (–)  Germany
McGregor 11'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED), H. Singh (IND)

September 8
16:30
Australia  1–1 (0–0)  Kenya
Crossman 40' Deol 63'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED), Glichitch (FRA)

The match was suspended due to darkness after 40 minutes of extra time, ending in a 1–1 draw; Australia was initially awarded the match by a coin toss, but after an appeal by Kenya, the match was declared a draw and a replay was ordered.

September 10
16:30
Australia  2–1 (0–0)  Kenya
Evans 64', 69' Panaser 42'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Elgershuizen (NED), Van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)

September 9
08:30
Australia  2–1 (0–1)  New Zealand
Crossman 50'
Evans 68'
Cullen 27'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR), Asselman (BEL)

The match was declared null and void by the ground jury, and a replay was ordered.

September 11
09:00
New Zealand  1–0 (0–0)  Australia
Bygrave 2'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR), van Ballgoijen de Jong (NED)

Kenya   Germany

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Germany was unable to play in the match against Kenya, so the match was scratched and both teams were awarded seventh place.

Ninth to twelfth place[edit]

Poland declined to participate in the classification matches and was therefore awarded twelfth place. The other three teams played a round-robin set of matches.

September 6
15:00
France  1–0 (1–0)  Belgium
Mauchien 22'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR), Harasta (AUT)

September 8
10:30
Netherlands  2–0 (2–0)  France
De Beer 3'
Van Vroonhoven 25'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Lichtenfeld (GER), Whitelaw (GBR)

September 10
10:00
Netherlands  2–1 (0–0)  Belgium
De Beer 51', 62' A. Muschs 66'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
Burgess (GBR), MacIldowie (RSA)
Classification
Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Netherlands 2 2 0 0 4 1 4
 France 2 1 0 1 1 2 2
 Belgium 2 0 0 2 1 3 0

Thirteenth to sixteenth place[edit]

Denmark declined to participate in the classification matches and was therefore awarded sixteenth place. The other three teams played a round-robin set of matches.

September 6
16:30
Italy  1–1 (1–1)   Switzerland
Ballesio 6' Recordon 32'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Franck (BEL), Matsunawa (JPN)

September 8
09:00
Japan  5–1 (1–0)   Switzerland
H. Kojima 34', 49'
Kihara 51', 60', 67'
Zanetti 42'
Campo Tre Fontane
Umpires:
Asselman (BEL), Ghosh (IND)

September 10
15:00
Italy  2–1 (1–1)  Japan
Marchiori 21'
Lenza 47'
H. Kojima 2'
Olympic Velodrome
Umpires:
G. Singh (IND), H. Singh (IND)
Classification
Team Pld W D L GF GA Pts
 Italy 2 1 1 0 3 2 3
 Japan 2 1 0 1 6 3 2
  Switzerland 2 0 1 1 2 6 1

Medalists[edit]

 Gold  Pakistan

 Silver  India

 Bronze  Spain

Final ranking[edit]

  1.  Pakistan (PAK)
  2.  India (IND)
  3.  Spain (ESP)
  4.  Great Britain (GBR)
  5.  New Zealand (NZL)
  6.  Australia (AUS)
  7.  Germany (EUA)
  8.  Kenya (KEN)
  1.  Netherlands (NED)
  2.  France (FRA)
  3.  Belgium (BEL)
  4.  Poland (POL)
  5.  Italy (ITA)
  6.  Japan (JPN)
  7.  Switzerland (SUI)
  8.  Denmark (DEN)

References[edit]