1975 Men's Hockey World Cup

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1975 Hockey World Cup
Tournament details
Host country Malaysia
City Kuala Lumpur
Teams 12
Venue(s) Stadium Merdeka
Top three teams
Champions  India (1st title)
Runner-up  Pakistan
Third place  West Germany
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s) Netherlands Ties Kruize
Pakistan Manzoor-ul Hassan (7 goals)
1973 (previous) (next) 1978

The 1975 Hockey World Cup was the third edition of the Hockey World Cup men's field hockey tournament. It was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the final, India defeated Pakistan from a goal difference of 2–1. It was the second World Cup Final appearance for both the nations, Pakistan was the winner of the inaugural World Cup in 1971, and India was the runner-up of 1973 World Cup, held in Amstelveen, Netherlands. German team defeated host nation, Malaysian team, with a goal difference of 4–0 for third place.[1]

Results[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Pakistan 5 3 2 0 14 6 8 8
 Malaysia 5 2 2 1 6 4 2 6
 New Zealand 5 2 1 2 5 6 −1 5
 Spain 5 2 1 2 5 9 −4 5
 Netherlands 5 1 1 3 9 9 0 3
 Poland 5 1 1 3 8 13 −5 3
     Qualified for semifinals
1 March 1975
Malaysia  0–0  New Zealand

2 March 1975
Pakistan  2–2  Poland

3 March 1975
Malaysia  0–0  Spain

4 March 1975
Netherlands  1–2  New Zealand

5 March 1975
Spain  4–1  Poland

5 March 1975
Netherlands  3–3  Pakistan

6 March 1975
Pakistan  2–0  New Zealand

6 March 1975
Malaysia  3–1  Poland

7 March 1975
Spain  1–0  New Zealand

9 March 1975
Netherlands  3–0  Spain

9 March 1975
New Zealand  3–2  Poland

9 March 1975
Pakistan  2–1  Malaysia

10 March 1975
Pakistan  5–0  Spain

10 March 1975
Poland  2–1  Netherlands

11 March 1975
Malaysia  2–1  Netherlands

Pool B[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 India 5 3 1 1 14 5 9 7
 West Germany 5 3 1 1 13 9 4 7
 Australia 5 2 2 1 16 6 10 6
 England 5 2 1 2 13 10 3 5
 Argentina 5 2 1 2 9 12 −3 5
 Ghana 5 0 0 5 4 27 −23 0
     Qualified for semifinals
2 March 1975
Australia  9–0  Ghana

2 March 1975
India  2–1  England

3 March 1975
West Germany  4–2  Argentina

5 March 1975
Australia  1–3  England

5 March 1975
West Germany  3–2  Ghana

7 March 1975
India  1–1  Australia

7 March 1975
Argentina  2–1  Ghana

8 March 1975
Argentina  3–3  England

8 March 1975
India  7–0  Ghana

8 March 1975
Australia  2–2  West Germany

9 March 1975
Argentina  2–1  India

9 March 1975
West Germany  3–0  England

10 March 1975
Australia  3–0  Argentina

10 March 1975
India  3–1  West Germany

11 March 1975
England  6–1  Ghana

Fifth to twelfth place classification[edit]

Ninth to twelfth qualifiers[edit]

12 March 1975
Netherlands  5–0  Argentina

12 March 1975
Poland  3 – 2 (AET)  Ghana

Eleventh and twelfth place[edit]

14 March 1975
Argentina  6–0  Ghana

Ninth and tenth place[edit]

14 March 1975
Netherlands  3–1  Poland

Fifth to eighth qualifiers[edit]

12 March 1975
Australia  5–0  New Zealand

12 March 1975
England  5 – 4 (AET)  Spain

Seventh and eighth place[edit]

14 March 1975
New Zealand  2–1  Spain

Fifth and sixth place[edit]

14 March 1975
Australia  3–1  England

First to fourth place classification[edit]

Semi-finals Final
13 March
  Pakistan  5  
  West Germany  1  
 
15 March
      India  2
    Pakistan  1
Third place
13 March 15 March
  India  3   West Germany  4
  Malaysia  2     Malaysia  0

Semi-finals[edit]

13 March 1975
Pakistan  5–1  West Germany

13 March 1975
India  3 – 2 (AET)  Malaysia

Third and fourth place[edit]

15 March 1975
West Germany  4–0  Malaysia

Final[edit]

In the final match, Indian team faced its traditional archrival Pakistani team. Match was scheduled on 15 March 1975. Ashok Kumar scored the all-important winning goal to achieve India's lone triumph in the World cup.[2][3][4] [5]

15 March 1975
India  2 – 1  Pakistan
Surjit
Ashok Kumar
Zahid

India Squad
Leslie Fernandez, Ashok Diwan, Surjit Singh, Michael Kindo, Aslam Sher Khan, Varinder Singh, Onkar Singh, Mohinder Singh, Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar, B. P. Govinda, Harcharan Singh, Harjinder Singh, Vadivelu Phillips, Shivaji Pawar, BP Kaliah


 1975 Hockey World Cup Winner 

India
First title

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shah, J. J. (28 September 2011). "Targeting New Heights". malaysiahockey.com.my. Malaysian Hockey Federation. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "India celebrates 30th anniversary of World Cup triumph". fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. 16 March 2005. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Lokapally, Vijay (26 February 2010). "The 1975 triumph and after". The Hindu. New Delhi. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.fih.ch/en/competitions-18-1975-mens-world-cup-world-cup
  5. ^ "Sydney Friskin. "Hockey." Times [London, England] 17 Mar. 1975". the Times. 

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