1997 Men's Hockey World Cup Qualifier

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The sixth Men's Hockey World Cup Qualifier for the World Cup in Utrecht, Netherlands was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from Tuesday March 4 to Saturday March 15, 1997. Twelve nations took part, and they were divided into two groups of six in the preliminary round. The top six teams joined the other six that have already qualified: Australia, England, Germany, India, Netherlands, and Pakistan.

Squads[edit]

 Argentina[edit]

 Belarus[edit]

 Belgium[edit]

 Canada[edit]

 Ireland[edit]

 Malaysia[edit]

 New Zealand[edit]

 Poland[edit]

 South Africa[edit]

 South Korea[edit]

 Spain[edit]

  Switzerland[edit]

Preliminary round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  Spain 15 5 5 0 0 14 4 +10
2.  Poland 9 5 3 0 2 16 16 0
3.  Malaysia 7 5 2 1 2 16 16 0
4.  Canada 6 5 2 0 3 13 15 –2
5.   Switzerland 5 5 1 2 3 11 15 –4
6.  South Africa 1 5 0 1 4 13 17 –4


1997-03-04
Malaysia  4 – 5  Poland
Mirnawan Nawawi 11'
Kaliswaran Muniandy 19'
Mirnawan Nawawi 66'
Mirnawan Nawawi 70'
Marcin Nyckowiak 12'
Slawomir Lukaszewski 16' (pc)
Karol Podzorski 24'
Maciej Matuszynski 59'
Robert Grzeszczak 69'
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Peter von Reth (NED)


1997-03-05
Switzerland   1 – 4  Spain
Benjamin Steinemann 64' (pc) Javier Arnau 22' (pc)
Narcis Ventallo 35'
Javier Arnau 45'
Javier Arnau 63'
Umpires:
Nor Piza Hassan (MAS)
Edmundo Saladino (ARG)


1997-03-05
Canada  5 – 4  South Africa
Marek Gacek 28'
Andrew Griffiths 52'
Peter Milkovich 65'
Chris Gifford 67' (pc)
Andrew Griffiths 69'
Greg Nicol 17' (pc)
Greg Nicol 19'
Gregg Clark 47' (pc)
Mike Cullen 49'
Umpires:
Eric Denis (BEL)
Jason McCracken (NZL)


1997-03-06
Poland  0 – 1  Spain
Javier Arnau 23'
Umpires:
Nor Piza Hassan (MAS)
Jason McCracken (NZL)


1997-03-06
Canada  1 – 4  Malaysia
Rob Short 35' Abdul Rahman Shaiful Azli 49' (pc)
Chairil Anwar Abdul Aziz 52' (pc)
Arul Selvaraj Anthonisamy 59'
Abdul Rahman Shaiful Azli 67'
Umpires:
Nirut Woningang (THA)
Ray O'Connor (IRL).


1997-03-06
South Africa  2 – 2   Switzerland
Gary Boddington 7'
Greg Nicol 11'
Olivier Bilgerig 65'
Olivier Bilgerig 67' (pc)
Umpires:
Steven Horgan (USA)
Zaidi Irfan (PAK)


1997-03-07
Spain  2 – 0  Canada
Javier Arnau 12'
Javier Arnau 65'
Umpires:
Jason McCracken (NZL)
Edmundo Saladinon (ARG)


1997-03-08
Malaysia  4 – 3  South Africa
scorers unknown scorers unknown
Umpires:
Eric Denis (BEL)
Nirut Woningang (THA)


1997-03-08
Switzerland   3 – 5  Poland
scorers unknown scorers unknown
Umpires:
Nor Piza Hassan (Mal)
Peter von Reth (NED)


1997-03-09
Malaysia  2 – 2   Switzerland
Chairil Anwar Abdul Aziz 44'
Nor Saiful Nasiruddin 55' (pc)
Olivier Bilgerig 58'
Benjamin Steinemann 69' (pc)
Umpires:
Zaidi Irfan (PAK)
Edmundo Saladino (ARG)


1997-03-10
Poland  2 – 5  Canada
Piotr Mikula 7'
Slawomir Lukaszewski 69' (pc)
Peter Milkovich 10' (ps)
Chris Gifford 17'
Ken Pereira 28'
Rob Short 39'
Rob Short 54'
Umpires:
Eric Denis (BEL)
Steven Horgan (USA)


1997-03-10
South Africa  1 – 2  Spain
Gregg Clark 30' (pc) Pablo Usoz 13' (pc)
Juan Escarré 67'
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Jason McCracken (NZL)


1997-03-11
Switzerland   3 – 2  Canada
Christian Cavallet 40' (pc)
Thierry Grandchamp 42'
Benjamin Steinemann 70'
Marek Gacek 49' (pc)
Peter Milkovich 61' (pc)
Umpires:
Nor Piza Hassan (MAS)
Nirut Woningang (THA)


1997-03-11
South Africa  3 – 4  Poland
Greg Nicol 6'
Greg Nicol 23' (pc)
Gary Boddington 49'
Karol Podzorski 7'
Karol Podzorski 28'
Krzysztof Wybieralski 34'
Krzysztof Wybieralski 66'
Umpires:
Edmundo Saladino (ARG)
Zaidi Irfan (PAK)


1997-03-11
Spain  5 – 2  Malaysia
Juan Escarré 6'
Jordi Casas 47' (pc)
Jordi Casas 60' (pc)
Javier Arnau 65' (ps)
Juan Escarré 66'
Abdul Rahman Shaiful Azli 8' (pc)
Nor Saiful Nasiruddin 21' (pc)
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
Eric Denis (BEL)

Group B[edit]

Team Points G W D L GF GA Diff
1.  South Korea 13 5 4 1 0 18 10 +8
2.  New Zealand 10 5 3 1 1 10 5 +5
3.  Argentina 9 5 3 0 2 22 11 +11
4.  Belgium 7 5 2 1 2 15 16 –1
5.  Ireland 4 5 1 1 3 7 17 –10
6.  Belarus 0 5 0 0 5 10 23 –13


1997-03-04
Belgium  2 – 1  Ireland
Joeri Beunen 3' (pc)
Gérald Dewamme 61'
Alastair Dunne 51' (pc)
Umpires:
Xavier Adell (ESP)
Steven Horgan (USA)


1997-03-04
New Zealand  3 – 1  Argentina
John Radovonich 10'
Richard Tattershaw 26' (pc)
Umesh Parag 36'
Jorge Lombi 14' (pc)
Umpires:
Garth Proudfoot (RSA)
John Wright (RSA)


1997-03-04
South Korea  4 – 2  Belarus
Kang Keon-Wook 13'
Shin Seok-Kyo 19'
Jeong Yong-Kyun 34' (pc)
Yoo Mun-Ki 38'
Stepan Klimovitch 14'
Yuriy Korotchenho 60'
Umpires:
Amarjit Singh (MAS)
Surjit Singh (MAS)


1997-03-05
New Zealand  2 – 0  Belarus
John Radovonich 13'
Richard Tattershaw 51' (pc)
Umpires:
Zaidi Irfan (PAK)
Andrez Budasz (POL)


1997-03-05
Ireland  1 – 3  South Korea
Julian Stevenson 62' Song Seung-Tae 44'
Song Seung-Tae 49'
Song Seung-Tae 69'
Umpires:
Nirut Woningang (THA)
Steven Horgan (USA)


1997-03-06
Argentina  3 – 1  Belgium
Jorge Lombi 21'
Rodolfo Pérez 37'
Santiago Capurro 50'
Alexandre de Chaffoy 26'
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
Surjit Singh (MAS)


1997-03-07
Argentina  9 – 1  Ireland
Carlos Geneyro 11'
Rodolfo Pérez 24'
Santiago Capurro 34'
Jorge Lombi 42' (ps)
Santiago Capurro 45'
Jorge Lombi 46' (pc)
Eduardo Peralta 53'
Carlos Geneyro 56' (pc)
Germán Orozco 58'
Neil Cooke 50' (pc)
Umpires:
Amarjit Singh (MAS)
Andrez Budasz (POL)


1997-03-07
South Korea  2 – 1  New Zealand
Kang Keon-Wook 25'
Shin Seok-Kyo 45'
Brett Leaver 40' (pc)
Umpires:
Peter von Reth (NED)
John Wright (RSA).


1997-03-07
Belarus  5 – 7  Belgium
Alexandre Boudnikov 33'
Yuri Korotchenho 56'
Dmitri Youkovski 59'
Vladimir Kachkar 62' (pc)
Nikolay Sankovets 66'
Marc Coudron 3'
Gérald Dewamme 15'
Joeri Beunen 19'
Alexandre de Chaffoy 34'
Jean Willems 49'
Joeri Beunen 54' (pc)
Jean Willems 57'
Umpires:
Garth Proudfoot (RSA)
Xavier Adell (ESP)


1997-03-09
Ireland  1 – 1  New Zealand
Robert Taylor 57' (pc) Jamie Smith 42'
Umpires:
Surjit Singh (MAS) en Garth Proudfoot (RSA).


1997-03-09
Belarus  1 – 7  Argentina
Dmitri Youkovski 5' (pc) Rodolfo Pérez 13' (pc0
Maximiliano Caldas 20' (pc)
Carlos Geneyro 23'
Santiago Capurro 51'
Santiago Capurro 52'
Santiago Capurro 55'
Carlos Geneyro 68'
Umpires:
Wen-Yaw Chang (TPE)
Xavier Adell (ESP)


1997-03-09
Belgium  4 – 4  South Korea
Joeri Beunen 2' (pc)
Philippe van Hemelen 11' (pc)
Jean Willems 60' (ps)
Joeri Beunen 64' (pc)
Song Seung-Tae 5'
Kang Keon-Wook 23'
Shin Seok-Kyo 24' (pc)
Kang Keon-Wook 29'
Umpires:
Andrez Budasz (POL)
John Wright (RSA)


1997-03-10
Belarus  2 – 3  Ireland
Dmitri Youkovski 6' (pc)
Nikolay Sankovets 28'
Daniel Clarke 10'
David McAnulty 59'
Julian Stevenson 60'
Umpires:
Andrez Budasz (POL)
Garth Proudfoot (RSA)


1997-03-10
New Zealand  3 – 1  Belgium
John Radovonich 63'
John Radovonich 67'
John Radovonich 69'
Alexandre de Chaffoy 3'
Umpires:
Wen-Yaw Chang (TPE)
Amarjit Singh (MAS)


1997-03-11
South Korea  5 – 2  Argentina
Hong Kyung-Seon 2'
Song Seung-Tae 13'
Kang Keon-Wook 24'
Kang Keon-Wook 34'
Song Seung-Tae 43'
Carlos Geneyro 28' (pc)
Rodolfo Pérez 42' (pc)
Umpires:
Wen-Yaw Chang (TPE)
Ray O'Connor (IRL)

Semi finals[edit]

9th/12th place
1997-03-13
South Africa  4 – 0  Ireland
Greg Nicol 28'
Mike Cullen 43'
Craig Fulton 65'
Greg Nicol 66'
Umpires:
unknown


9th/12th place
1997-03-13
Switzerland   2 – 0  Belarus
Patrick Stutz 18'
Alex Wintenberger 31'
Umpires:
unknown


5th/8th place
1997-03-13
Canada  2 – 0  Argentina
Peter Milkovich 5'
Peter Milkovich 42' (ps)
Umpires:
unknown


5th/8th place
1997-03-13
Malaysia  3 – 0  Belgium
Abdul Rahman Shaiful Azli 42' (pc)
Abdul Rahman Shaiful Azli 66' (pc)
Nor Saiful Nasiruddin 69'
Umpires:
unknown


1st/4th place
1997-03-13
Spain  5 – 1  New Zealand
Javier Arnau 3'
Javier Arnau 6' (pc)
Juan Escarré 13'
Victor Pujol 60' (pc)
Jordi Casas 68' (pc)
Ken Robinson 30'
Umpires:
unknown


1st/4th place
1997-03-13
Poland  0 – 1  South Korea
Song Seung-Tae 37'
Umpires:
unknown

Finals[edit]

11th place
1997-03-14
Belarus  2 – 1  Ireland
Vladimir Kachkar 13' (pc)
Igor Tsarev 29'
Julian Stevenson 43'
Umpires:
unknown


9th place
1997-03-14
South Africa  3 – 2   Switzerland
Mike Cullen 5'
Greg Nicol 32'
Brenton Key 52' (pc)
Stefan Bircher 41' (pc)
Christian Cavallet 53'
Umpires:
unknown


7th place
1997-03-14
Argentina  2 – 1  Belgium
Rodolfo Pérez 10'
Santiago Capurro 62'
Philippe van Hemelen 45'
Umpires:
unknown


5th place
1997-03-14
Malaysia  1 – 3  Canada
Kaliswaran Muniandy 23' Peter Milkovich 2' (pc)
Andrew Griffiths 29' (pc)
Robin d'Abreo 31'
Umpires:
unknown


3rd place
1997-03-15
Poland  0 – 3  New Zealand
John Radovonich 22'
John Radovonich 26'
Ken Robinson 54'
Umpires:
unknown


1st place
1997-03-15
South Korea  2 – 3 [aet]  Spain
Song Seung-Tae 23'
Kang Keon-Wook 28'
Jordi Casas 22' (pc)
Javier Arnau 54'
Pablo Amat 81'
Umpires:
unknown

Final ranking[edit]

RANK TEAM
1.  Spain
2.  South Korea
3.  New Zealand
4.  Poland
5.  Canada
6.  Malaysia
7.  Argentina
8.  Belgium
9.  South Africa
10.   Switzerland
11.  Belarus
12.  Ireland

Remarks[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]