1973 Men's Hockey World Cup

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1973 Hockey World Cup
Tournament details
Host country Netherlands
City Amstelveen
Teams 12
Venue(s) Wagener Stadium
Top three teams
Champions  Netherlands (1st title)
Runner-up  India
Third place  West Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played 38
Top scorer(s) Ties Kruize (11 goals)
1971 (previous) (next) 1975

The 1973 Men's Hockey World Cup was the second installment of the Hockey World Cup men's field hockey tournament.[1] It was held from 24 August to 2 September at the Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen, Netherlands. The tournament was won by host nation the Netherlands, who defeated India 4–2 on penalty strokes after the final had finished 2–2.[2]

Teams[edit]

Twelve teams competed in the tournament.

Results[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 West Germany 5 4 1 0 6 2 4 9
 India 5 3 2 0 12 1 11 8
 Spain 5 3 0 2 9 5 4 6
 New Zealand 5 1 2 2 13 8 5 4
 Kenya 5 0 2 3 6 14 −8 2
 Japan 5 0 1 4 3 19 −16 1
     Qualified for semifinals
24 August 1973
West Germany  2 – 1  New Zealand
24 August 1973
Spain  4 – 1  Kenya
24 August 1973
India  5 – 0  Japan
25 August 1973
West Germany  0 – 0  India
25 August 1973
Japan  2 – 2  Kenya
25 August 1973
Spain  0 – 0  New Zealand
26 August 1973
New Zealand  8 – 1  Japan
26 August 1973
West Germany  1 – 0  Spain
26 August 1973
India  4 – 0  Kenya
28 August 1973
India  1 – 1  New Zealand
28 August 1973
West Germany  2 – 1  Kenya
28 August 1973
Spain  3 – 0  Japan
29 August 1973
Kenya  2 – 2  New Zealand
29 August 1973
India  2 – 0  Spain
29 August 1973
West Germany  1 – 0  Japan

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Pakistan 5 4 1 0 16 5 11 9
 Netherlands 5 3 1 1 11 4 7 7
 Belgium 5 2 0 3 8 12 −4 4
 England 5 1 2 2 9 8 1 4
 Argentina 5 0 3 2 2 9 −7 3
 Malaysia 5 1 1 3 5 13 −8 3
     Qualified for semifinals
24 August 1973
England  5 – 2  Belgium
24 August 1973
Pakistan  4 –2  Malaysia
24 August 1973
Netherlands  0 – 0  Argentina
25 August 1973
Belgium  2 – 1  Argentina
25 August 1973
Netherlands  1 – 2  Pakistan
25 August 1973
England  1 – 2  Malaysia
26 August 1973
Malaysia  1 – 1  Argentina
26 August 1973
Netherlands  4 – 1  Belgium
26 August 1973
Pakistan  2 – 2  England
28 August 1973
Netherlands  4 – 0  Malaysia
28 August 1973
Pakistan  2 – 0  Belgium
28 August 1973
England  0 – 0  Argentina
29 August 1973
Pakistan  6 – 0  Argentina
29 August 1973
Netherlands  2 – 1  England
29 August 1973
Belgium  3 – 0  Malaysia

Fifth to twelfth place classification[edit]

Ninth to twelfth qualifiers[edit]

31 August 1973
Kenya  0 – 2  Argentina
31 August 1973
Malaysia  0 – 1  Japan

Eleventh and twelfth place[edit]

31 August 1973
Malaysia  1 – 0  Kenya

Ninth and tenth place[edit]

31 August 1973
Argentina  1 – 0  Japan

Fifth to eighth qualifiers[edit]

31 August 1973
England  1 – 0 (AET)  New Zealand
31 August 1973
Spain  5 – 0  Belgium

Seventh and eighth place[edit]

31 August 1973
New Zealand  3 – 1  Belgium

Fifth and sixth place[edit]

31 August 1973
Spain  3 – 0  England

First to fourth place classification[edit]

Semi-finals Final
31 August
  Netherlands  0 (4)  
  West Germany  0 (2)  
 
2 September
      Netherlands  2 (4)
    India  2 (2)
Third place
31 August 2 September
  India  1   West Germany  1
  Pakistan  0     Pakistan  0

Semi-finals[edit]

31 August 1973
Netherlands  0 – 0 (AET)
4 – 2 (PSO)
 West Germany
31 August 1973
India  1 – 0  Pakistan

Third and fourth place[edit]

2 September 1973
West Germany  1 – 0  Pakistan

Final[edit]

2 September 1973
Netherlands  2 – 2 (AET)
4 – 2 (PSO)
 India
Ties Kruize (2) Report Surjit Singh (2)

Netherlands
Maarten Sikking, Bart Taminiau, Flip van Lidth de Jeude, Nico Spits (capt), Coen Kranenberg, André Bolhuis, Jeroen Zweerts, Frans Spits, Ties Kruize, Paul Litjens, Wouter Leefers

India
Charles Cornelius, Michael Kindo, Surjit Singh, Varinder Singh, Ajit Pal Singh, Harmik Singh, M. P. Ganesh (capt), Ashok Kumar, B. P. Govinda, Chand Singh, Harcharan Singh


 1973 Hockey World Cup Winner 

Netherlands
First title

References[edit]

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