India–Pakistan field hockey rivalry

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India–Pakistan field hockey rivalry
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City or region Worldwide
Teams involved

 India

 Pakistan
First contested  India 1 - 0  Pakistan (1956 Melbourne Olympics Gold medal match)
Number of meetings 158
Most wins  Pakistan (77)
Most recent meeting

2013 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup,  Malaysia

 India 4 - 2  Pakistan
Next meeting 2014 Asian Games,  South Korea
Largest victory 7-1 ( Pakistan, two times) [1]

India and Pakistan have played against each other several times in field hockey. They participate in Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Hockey Asia Cup, Hockey Champions Trophy, Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and Summer Olympic Games.

India and Pakistan have a record of facing each other in the first six Asian games hockey finals. They have played in seven finals against each other out of which Pakistan has won six and India has won one gold. Both nations have played each other from 1956 to 1964 in three successive Olympic Hockey finals. India won gold twice while Pakistan won once. They played in four Asia cup hockey finals against each other. Pakistan won three out of those. Pakistan have a record of winning the first three Asia cup hockey (i.e. 1982, 1985 and 1989) against India in row. Both teams participate in Sultan Azlan Shah hockey which is held every year in Malaysia. India beat Pakistan in the first Asian Hockey Champions Trophy final by 4 - 2 in penalties.

Statistics[edit]

By Year

Year wise record of India vs Pakistan Hockey:[2]

Year Matches Results Goals
India India Pakistan Pakistan Draw India India Pakistan Pakistan
1950s 2 1 0 1 1 0
1960s 6 2 3 1 3 5
1970s 13 3 9 1 10 27
1980s 46 14 22 10 79 111
1990s 26 9 13 4 52 62
20th 93 29 47 17 145 205
2000s 47 14 27 6 108 128
2010s 18 10 3 5 50 34
21st 65 24 30 11 161 163
Total 158 53 77 28 306 368
By Tournament

The record between India and Pakistan by tournament is:[3]

Tournament Matches Results Goals
India India Pakistan Pakistan Draw India India Pakistan Pakistan
India vs Pakistan Test series 52 16 25 11 104 124
Summer Olympics 7 2 4 1 3 8
World Cup 5 3 2 0 10 7
Champions Trophy 17 6 11 0 41 50
Asian Games 12 3 7 2 13 25
Asia Cup 6 1 5 0 10 18
Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 4 1 1 2 8 8
Afro-Asian Games 1 0 0 1 1 1
Commonwealth Games 2 1 1 0 8 8
Africa 2 1 0 1 5 2
Americas 2 0 1 1 5 8
Asia 31 13 12 6 59 631
Europe 10 1 8 1 16 33
Oceania 6 3 0 3 17 11
Total 158 53 77 28 306 368

India v/s Pakistan Test Series[edit]

India and Pakistan have played test series from 1978 to 2006. They played 8 test series in this span out of which Pakistan won 6, India won one and one was draw. Out of 52 matches played Pakistan has won 25, India has won 16 and 11 are draw. The goal aggregation so far is (Pakistan Pakistan 124 - 104 India India). In 1998 both hosted 4 matches out of which Pakistan won 4, India won 3 and one was draw.[4] The last was played in 2006 with three matches in both nations. Pakistan won the three matches while India won one and two were draw.

Indo-Pak test series of field hockey is expected to restart from 2013 as declared by Hockey India.[5]

The overall results of the test series are:[6]

Year Matches Winner Results  Pakistan  India
Captain Coach Captain Coach
1978 4 Pakistan Pakistan win 3 - 1 Islahuddin Siddique Pakistan Sayad A. Hussain V. J. Philips India R. S. Gentle
1981 4 Pakistan Pakistan win 2 - 1 Akhtar Rasool Pakistan Zakauddin Surjeet Singh India Harmeek Singh
1986 7 India India win 3 - 2 Hassan Sardar Pakistan Anwar Ahmad Khan Mohmmad Shaheed India M. P. Ganesh
1988 6 Draw 2 - 2 Nasir Ali Pakistan Manzoor-ul-Hasan M. M. Somaya India M. P. Ganesh
1998 8 Pakistan Pakistan win 4 - 3 Tahir Zaman Pakistan Islahuddin Siddique Dhanraj Pillay India V Bhaskaran
1999 9 Pakistan Pakistan win 5 - 3 Atif Bashir Pakistan Shahnaz Shaikh Anil Aldrin India V Bhaskaran
2004 8 Pakistan Pakistan win 4 - 2 Waseem Ahmad Netherlands Roelant Oltmans Dileep Tirkey Germany Gehard Rach
2006 6 Pakistan Pakistan win 3 - 1 Mohammad Saqlain Pakistan Asif Bajwa Ignace Tirkey India Rajinder Singh Jr.
2013 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Champion's Cup[edit]

Hockey India has proposed a club tournament featuring top four domestic sides of both the countries India and Pakistan. This tournament will be called as Champion's Cup.[7]

India v/s Pakistan Major Tournament Matches[edit]

The following table show India vs Pakistan in major tournaments and their finishing in the tournament:

Tournament Year Venue Final Position Results (India-Pakistan Match)
India India Pakistan Pakistan India India Pakistan Pakistan Note
Field hockey at the Summer Olympics 1956 Australia Melbourne Gold Silver 1 0 India India Win
Field hockey at the Asian Games 1958 Japan Tokyo Silver Gold 0 0 Pakistan Pakistan was declared winner due to better goal Avg
Field hockey at the Summer Olympics 1960 Italy Rome Silver Gold 0 1 Pakistan Pakistan win
Field hockey at the Asian Games 1962 Indonesia Jakarta Silver Gold 0 2 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Field hockey at the Summer Olympics 1964 Japan Tokyo Gold Silver 1 0 India India Win
Field hockey at the Asian Games 1966 Thailand Bangkok Gold Silver 1 0 India India win
Field hockey at the Asian Games 1970 Thailand Bangkok Silver Gold 0 1 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Field hockey at the Asian Games 1974 Iran Tehran Silver Gold 0 2 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Hockey World Cup 1975 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Winners 2 2 1 India India Win
Field hockey at the Asian Games 1978 Thailand Bangkok Silver Gold 0 1 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Hockey Asia Cup 1982 Pakistan Karachi 2 Winner 0 4 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Field hockey at the Asian Games 1982 India New Delhi Silver Gold 1 7 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 1983 Malaysia Ipho 3 2 1 1 Draw
Hockey Asia Cup 1985 Bangladesh Dhaka 2 Winner 2 3 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 1985 Malaysia Ipho Winner 3 1 0 India India Win
Field hockey at the Summer Olympics 1988 South Korea Seoul 6 5 1 2 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Hockey Asia Cup 1989 India New Delhi 2 Winner 0 2 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Field hockey at the Asian Games 1990 China Beijing Silver Gold 2 3 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 1991 Malaysia Ipho Winner 2 1 0 India India Win
South Asian Games 1995 India Madras 5 2 India India Win
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2000 Malaysia Ipho 3 Winner 1 2 Pakistan Pakistan Win [8]
Field hockey at the Asian Games 2002 South Korea Busan Silver 4 4 3 India India Win
Hockey Asia Cup 2003 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Winner 2 4 2 India India Win
2004 Summer Olympics field hockey Qualification 2004 Spain Madrid 4 3 3 5 Pakistan Pakistan Win
2 4 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Field hockey at the Summer Olympics 2004 Greece Athens 7 5 0 3 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2004 Malaysia Ipho 7 2 2 3 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2005 Malaysia Ipho 5 3 2 3 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Hockey at the Commonwealth Games 2006 Australia Melbourne 6 Silver 1 4 Pakistan Pakistan Win
South Asian Games 2006 Sri Lanka Matale Runner up Winners 2 0 India India Win
2 3 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2008 Malaysia Ipho 2 4 2 1 India India Win
Hockey Asia Cup 2009 Malaysia Kuantan 5 2 2 3 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2009 Malaysia Ipho Winner 4 2 1 India India Win
Hockey Champions Challenge I 2009 Argentina Salta 3 Runner Up 3 6 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Hockey World Cup 2010 India New Delhi 8 12 4 1 India India Win
South Asian Games 2010 Bangladesh Dhaka Runner up Winner 5 1 India India Win
1 1 Pakistan Pakistan Win in Penalties (4-3)
Hockey at the Commonwealth Games 2010 India New Delhi Silver 6 7 4 India India Win
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2010 Malaysia Ipho Join Winner with South Korea 5 4 2 India India Win
Field hockey at the Asian Games 2010 China Guangzhou Bronze Gold 3 2 India India Win
Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2011 China Ordos Winner Runner up 2 2 Draw
0 0 India India Win in Penalties (4 - 2)
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2011 Malaysia Ipho 5 2 1 3 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2012 Malaysia Ipho 3 7 2 1 India India Win
Hockey Champions Trophy 2012 Australia Melbourne 4 3 2 3 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Asian Hockey Champions Trophy 2012 Qatar Doha Runner up Winner 2 1 India India Win
4 5 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2013 Malaysia Ipho 5 6 3 1 India India Win
4 2 India India Win

Other Matches[edit]

Other matches played between India and Pakistan are:

Tournament Year Venue Results (India-Pakistan Match)
India India Pakistan Pakistan Note
Hockey Festival 1966 Germany Hamburg 1 1 Draw
Pre-Olympic Invitation Tournament 1967 United Kingdom London 0 1 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Jinnah Memorial Cup 1976 Pakistan Lahore 0 5 Pakistan Pakistan win
Pentangular Cup 1980 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur 1 3 Pakistan Pakistan win
Test Matches 1982 United Arab Emirates Dubai 1 5 Pakistan Pakistan win
1 3 Pakistan Pakistan win
Esanda Cup 1982 Australia Melbourne 2 1 India India Win
Golden Jubilee Cup 1983 Hong Kong Hong Kong 1 5 Pakistan Pakistan win
Test Matches 1985 Kuwait Kuwait City 1 0 India India Win
1 0 India India Win
Qatar Doha 1 1 Draw
Emirates Cup 1986 United Arab Emirates Dubai 2 2 Draw
Kuwait Kuwait City 3 3 Draw
4 Nations Cups 1986 Soviet Union Leningrad 0 2 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Marshall Invitation Cup 1988 Kenya Nairobi 3 0 India India Win
2 2 Draw
Indira Gandhi Gold Cup 1989 India Lucknow 0 3 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Atlanta Challenge Cup 1996 United States Atlanta 2 2 Draw
Prime Ministers Cup 2001 Bangladesh Dhaka 3 3 India India Win in Penalties (6-5)
4 nations tournament 2003 Australia Perth 2 0 India India Win
Australia Sydney 4 4 Draw
Rabobank 4 nations Tournament 2004 Netherlands Amsterdam 1 6 Pakistan Pakistan Win
3 5 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Rabobank 8 nations mini world cup 2005 Netherlands Amsterdam 1 3 Pakistan Pakistan Win
3 nations tournament 2011 Australia Busselton 3 3 Draw
Australia Bunbury 1 1 Draw
Friendly 2011 India India 2 3 Pakistan Pakistan Win
Lanco International Super Series Hockey Tournament [9] 2012 Australia Perth 5 2 India India Win

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