1986 Men's Hockey World Cup

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1986 Hockey World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryEngland
CityLondon
Teams12
Venue(s)Willesden Sports Centre
Final positions
Champions Australia (1st title)
Runner-up England
Third place West Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played42
Goals scored146 (3.48 per match)
Top scorer(s)Australia Richard Charlesworth (7 goals)
Best playerIndia Mohammed Shahid
1982 (previous) (next) 1990

The 1986 Hockey World Cup was the sixth Hockey World Cup men's field hockey tournament. It was held in London, England. The competition was won by Australia, who defeated host nation England 2–1 in the final.[1] West Germany finished third after defeating the Soviet Union.

England, as hosts – and also as Olympic bronze medallists – were viewed as having quite a tough group, containing Olympic champions Pakistan, and a highly fancied Dutch side, with the Soviet Union seen as potential dark-horse outsiders. But in the event Pakistan failed badly, winning only a single group match against minnows New Zealand – blaming their poor play on failure to adjust to the AstroTurf surface, used in a major hockey tournament for the first time instead of grass. The Soviets scored surprise victories over both Pakistan and England, leaving England in danger of going out of their own tournament in the group stages: however they recovered to win their final match, against the Dutch. This left England, the USSR and the Netherlands all level on points with four wins and one loss each. England topped the group on goal difference with the Soviets to follow, the Dutch unfortunate to be in third.

In the other group, things were expected to be more straightforward, with West Germany and Australia (Olympic silver medallists and fourth place respectively) being the two favourites. Australia duly topped the group by defeating everybody except the Germans, with whom they drew: the Germans also finished the group undefeated to qualify comfortably in second place, though they also drew with Spain and India. The latter, hockey giants of the past, were nowhere near the same force in the present: in the play-offs for the minor places, India ended up losing both matches, including the 11th–12th place play-off to the otherwise hapless Pakistan.

The first semi-final, between England and West Germany, was an absolute classic. A replay of the semi-final of the 1984 Olympic tournament, won 1-0 by the Germans, meant that the English had a score to settle. England dominated most of the first half, but in the end had only one goal to show for it, scored by star centre-forward Sean Kerly. In the second half, the Germans found their form, equalising from a penalty corner, and then going into the lead with a smart strike from their captain, Heiner Dopp. The remainder of the match was end-to-end stuff as England pressed hard for an equaliser. Several times they came close from both open play and penalty corners: shots whizzed past the post, crosses were desperately intercepted, the keeper himself made a few useful saves – but the Germans were themselves dangerous on the breakaway. Fischer thought he had scored a German third from a penalty corner, but it was disallowed as the ball flew dangerously high off his stick: Dopp, too, nearly scored another, but was denied by a last-ditch deflection from England's own captain, Richard Dodds. Finally, in the last minute, with England on the verge of going out, they were awarded a penalty corner, from which Paul Barber scored an equalizer – almost blocked by a German stick, but it deflected into the roof of the net, forcing extra time. The extra period was as thrilling as the last minutes of the main game, both sides going for all-out attack: the game was finally settled by another English penalty corner, from which Barber scored an action-replay of his earlier goal to send England into the final.

The second semi-final, after all that, was an anti-climax, Australia hammering the Soviet Union by 5–0. The Soviets made a slightly better fist of the third-place play-off against the Germans, but in the end it was the Germans who clinched third place.

The final was also a rematch of sorts – England having defeated Australia in the Olympic third-place play-off, the Aussies were out for revenge. England started slowly, and Terry Walsh scored an early goal to put Australia into a deserved lead. England soon began to find their feet, with some typically mazy dribbles by Imran Sherwani threatening the Australian lines: but another goal soon followed for the Australians, this time against the run of play, from a penalty corner. This goal was in fact briefly disputed by England, who claimed that the shot had flown too high, above the back board of the net: but the referee ruled that it had brushed the goalkeeper's glove on the way, so the "too high" was counted as a deflection off an English player rather than a straight hit from the Australian scorer, and England were 2-0 behind at half-time. The second half was a more scrappy affair – England by and large having the greater amount of possession, but unable to create any significant chances against a well-drilled Australian defensive line. Late on in the game, a defensive error finally allowed Jon Potter in to score, but it was too little, too late: Australia hung on for a 2–1 victory.

Results[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 5 4 0 1 9 4 +5 8 Advanced to Semi-finals
2  Soviet Union 5 4 0 1 6 1 +5 8
3  Netherlands 5 4 0 1 5 2 +3 8
4  Argentina 5 1 1 3 5 7 −2 3
5  Pakistan 5 1 0 4 8 13 −5 2
6  New Zealand 5 0 1 4 5 11 −6 1
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head result.[2]
4 October 1986
11:00
Pakistan  1–3  Argentina
Iqbal (1 Goal) Report Mascheroni (1 Goal)
Garraffo (1 Goal)
Verga (1 Goal)
4 October 1986
13:30
England  3–1  New Zealand
Kerly (2 Goals)
Batchelor (1 Goal)
Report Daji (1 Goal)
4 October 1986
16:00
Netherlands  1–0  Soviet Union
Heijn (1 Goal) Report

6 October 1986
11:00
Soviet Union  1–0  New Zealand
Deputatov (1 Goal) Report
6 October 1986
13:30
England  2–1  Argentina
Barber (1 Goal)
Sherwani (1 Goal)
Report Mascheroni (1 Goal)
6 October 1986
16:00
Pakistan  1–2  Netherlands
Mohib (1 Goal) Report Van Grimbergen (1 Goal)
Schlattman (1 Goal)

8 October 1986
11:00
New Zealand  3–5  Pakistan
Daji (2 Goals)
Wilson (1 Goal)
Report Zia (3 Goals)
Ali (1 Goal)
Sardar (1 Goal)
8 October 1986
13:30
Soviet Union  1–0  England
Goncharov (1 Goal) Report
8 October 1986
16:00
Argentina  0–1  Netherlands
Report Van 't Hek (1 Goal)

11 October 1986
11:00
England  3–1  Pakistan
Potter (2 Goals)
Kerly (1 Goal)
Report Khan (1 Goal)
11 October 1986
13:30
Argentina  0–2  Soviet Union
Report Zigangirov (2 Goals)
11 October 1986
16:00
Netherlands  1–0  New Zealand
Kruize (1 Goal) Report

13 October 1986
11:00
New Zealand  1–1  Argentina
Wilson (1 Goal) Report Siri (1 Goal)
13 October 1986
13:30
Pakistan  0–2  Soviet Union
Report Deputatov (1 Goal)
Pleshakov (1 Goal)
13 October 1986
16:00
Netherlands  0–1  England
Report Sherwani (1 Goal)

Pool B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 5 4 1 0 24 6 +18 9 Advanced to Semi-finals
2  West Germany 5 2 3 0 9 4 +5 7
3  Poland 5 2 1 2 8 9 −1 5
4  Spain 5 2 1 2 7 13 −6 5
5  India 5 1 1 3 5 11 −6 3
6  Canada 5 0 1 4 3 13 −10 1
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head result.[2]
5 October 1986
11:00
Australia  6–2  Canada
Charlesworth (2 Goals)
Hawgood (2 Goals)
Bestall (1 Goal)
Walsh (1 Goal)
Report Grimmer (1 Goal)
Sandhu (1 Goal)
5 October 1986
13:30
India  0–1  Poland
Report Myśliwiec (1 Goal)
5 October 1986
16:00
West Germany  0–0  Spain
Report

7 October 1986
11:00
Spain  2–1  India
I. Escudé (1 Goal)
X. Escudé (1 Goal)
Report Somaiya (1 Goal)
7 October 1986
13:30
West Germany  2–2  Australia
Fischer (1 Goal)
Reck (1 Goal)
Report Birmingham (1 Goal)
Mitton (1 Goal)
7 October 1986
16:00
Canada  0–0  Poland
Report

10 October 1986
11:00
India  2–0  Canada
Balwinder (1 Goal)
Thoiba (1 Goal)
Report
10 October 1986
13:30
Spain  0–6  Australia
Report Batch (2 Goals)
Charlesworth (2 Goals)
Hager (1 Goal)
Hawgood (1 Goal)
10 October 1986
16:00
Poland  0–3  West Germany
Report Fischer (1 Goal)
Hilgers (1 Goal)
Reck (1 Goal)

12 October 1986
11:00
Poland  5–2  Spain
Podzorski (4 Goals)
Mirosław (1 Goal)
Report X. Escudé (1 Goal)
Roca (1 Goal)
12 October 1986
13:30
Australia  6–0  India
Mitton (2 Goals)
Batch (1 Goal)
Birmingham (1 Goals)
Davies (1 Goal)
Walsh (1 Goal)
Report
12 October 1986
16:00
West Germany  2–0  Canada
Fischer (1 Goal)
Hilgers (1 Goal)
Report

14 October 1986
11:00
Canada  1–3  Spain
Rutledge (1 Goal) Report Malgosa (2 Goals)
X. Escudé (1 Goal)
14 October 1986
11:00
India  2–2  West Germany
Carvalho (1 Goal)
Shahid (1 Goal)
Report Dopp (1 Goal)
Fischer (1 Goal)
14 October 1986
16:00
Australia  4–2  Poland
Charlesworth (1 Goal)
Davies (1 Goal)
Haselhurst (1 Goal)
Hawgood (1 Goal)
Report Kubisiak (1 Goal)
Myśliwiec (1 Goal)

Classification round[edit]

Ninth to twelfth place classification[edit]

 
CrossoverNinth Place
 
      
 
16 October 1986
 
 
 Pakistan1
 
17 October 1986
 
 Canada2
 
 Canada1
 
16 October 1986
 
 New Zealand2
 
 India1
 
 
 New Zealand2
 
Eleventh Place
 
 
17 October 1986
 
 
 Pakistan (a.e.t)3
 
 
 India2
Crossover[edit]
16 October 1986
11:00
Pakistan  1–2  Canada
Ali (1 Goal) Report Rutledge (2 Goals)

16 October 1986
16:00
India  1–2  New Zealand
Shahid (1 Goal) Report Daji (1 Goal)
McLeod (1 Goal)
Eleventh and twelfth place[edit]
17 October 1986
13:30
Pakistan  3–2 (a.e.t.)  India
Ali (1 Goal)
Khan (1 Goal)
Mohib (1 Goal)
Report Mohinder Pal (2 Goals)
Ninth and tenth place[edit]
17 October 1986
11:00
Canada  1–2  New Zealand
Porritt (1 Goal) Report McLeod (1 Goal)
Pierce (1 Goal)

Fifth to eighth place classification[edit]

 
CrossoverFifth Place
 
      
 
17 October 1986
 
 
 Netherlands1
 
19 October 1986
 
 Spain4
 
 Spain3
 
16 October 1986
 
 Argentina2
 
 Poland0
 
 
 Argentina1
 
Seventh Place
 
 
18 October 1986
 
 
 Netherlands7
 
 
 Poland2
Crossover[edit]
16 October 1986
13:30
Poland  0–1  Argentina
Report Verga (1 Goal)

17 October 1986
16:00
Netherlands  1–4  Spain
Bovelander (1 Goal) Report J. Escudé (2 Goals)
X. Escudé (1 Goal)
Oliva (1 Goal)
Seventh and eighth place[edit]
18 October 1986
13:30
Netherlands  7–2  Poland
Schlatmann (2 Goals)
Bovelander (1 Goal)
Delissen (1 Goal)
Diepeveen (1 Goal)
Klaassen (1 Goal)
H. Kruize (1 Goal)
Report Klatt (1 Goal)
Podzorksi (1 Goal)
Fifth and sixth place[edit]
19 October 1986
11:00
Spain  3–2  Argentina
J. Escudé (3 Goals) Report Geneyro (1 Goal)
Siri (1 Goal)

First to fourth place classification[edit]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
18 October 1986
 
 
 England (a.e.t)3
 
19 October 1986
 
 West Germany2
 
 England1
 
18 October 1986
 
 Australia2
 
 Australia5
 
 
 Soviet Union0
 
Third place
 
 
19 October 1986
 
 
 West Germany (a.e.t)3
 
 
 Soviet Union2
Semi-finals[edit]
18 October 1986
11:00
England  3–2 (a.e.t.)  West Germany
Kerly Goal 34'
Barber Goal 69'78'
Report Hürter Goal 18'
Dopp Goal 44'

18 October 1986
16:00
Australia  5–0  Soviet Union
Charlesworth Goal 21'57'
Mitton Goal 29'
Bestall Goal 43'
Haselhurst Goal 65'
Report
Third and fourth place[edit]
19 October 1986
13:30
West Germany  3–2 (a.e.t.)  Soviet Union
Dopp Goal 18'
Blocher Goal 53'
Reck Goal 74'
Report Nichepurenko Goal 3'
Deputatov Goal 21'
Final[edit]
19 October 1986
16:00
England  1–2  Australia
Potter Goal 42' Report Walsh Goal 15'
Bestall Goal 24'
Umpires:
Santiago Deo (ESP)
Alain Renaud (FRA)

Australia
Neil Snowden, John Bestall, Craig Davies, David Bell (capt), Warren Birmingham, Treva King, Grant Mitton (sub Dean Evans), Colin Batch, Terry Walsh, Ric Charlesworth, Neil Hawgood (sub Peter Haselhurst)

England
Ian Taylor, David Faulkner, Paul Barber, Jon Potter, Richard Dodds (capt), Martyn Grimley, Stephen Batchelor (sub Kulbir Bhaura), Richard Leman (sub John Shaw), Sean Kerly, Norman Hughes, Imran Sherwani


 1986 Hockey World Cup Winner 

Australia
First title

Statistics[edit]

Final standings[edit]

As per statistical convention in field hockey, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1st place, gold medalist(s) B  Australia 7 6 1 0 31 7 +24 13 Gold Medal
2nd place, silver medalist(s) A  England 7 5 0 2 13 8 +5 10 Silver Medal
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) B  West Germany 7 3 3 1 14 9 +5 9 Bronze Medal
4 A  Soviet Union 7 4 0 3 8 9 −1 8 Fourth place
5 B  Spain 7 4 1 2 14 16 −2 9 Eliminated in
group stage
6 A  Argentina 7 2 1 4 8 10 −2 5
7 A  Netherlands 7 5 0 2 13 8 +5 10
8 B  Poland 7 2 1 4 10 17 −7 5
9 A  New Zealand 7 2 1 4 9 13 −4 5
10 B  Canada 7 1 1 5 6 16 −10 3
11 A  Pakistan 7 2 0 5 12 17 −5 4
12 B  India 7 1 1 5 8 16 −8 3
Source: FIH

Goalscorers[edit]

There were 146 goals scored in 42 matches, for an average of 3.48 goals per match.

7 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sydney Friskin (20 October 1986). "England's final push ends in gallant failure". The Times. London, England.
  2. ^ a b Regulations

External links[edit]