FIH Junior World Cup

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FIH Junior World Cup
Most recent season or competition:
2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup
FormerlyHockey Junior World Cup
SportField hockey
Founded1979; 40 years ago (1979)
No. of teams16
ContinentInternational (FIH)
Most recent
champion(s)
 India (2nd title)
(2016)
Most titles Germany (6 titles)

The FIH Junior World Cup, formerly known as the Hockey Junior World Cup, is an international field hockey competition organised by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). The tournament was started in 1979. Since 1985 it has been held every four years. Competitors must be under the age of 21 as of December 31 in the year before the tournament is held.

There is also a corresponding event for the women's junior teams. This competition started in 1989 and uses the same format as the men's event.

Five countries have dominated the event's history. Germany is the most successful team, having won the tournament six times followed by India, having won the tournament two times. Argentina, Australia and Pakistan have each won the tournament once.

The 2009 Junior World Cup was held jointly between Malaysia and Singapore, with Germany defeating the Netherlands 3–1 in the final. The 2013 tournament was held in India from 2 to 17 November 2013. Germany won the final for record 6th time defeating France 5–2. France claimed their first-ever medal in the tournament winning silver after losing to Germany.[1]

The 2016 edition was held between 8–18 December 2016 in Lukhnow, India, with India defeating Belgium 2–1 in the final.[2] India also became the first host nation to win the Junior World Cup.[3] India are also the first and only nation to win any type of medal in junior world cup as a host.

Format[edit]

The Junior Hockey World Cup consists of a qualification stage and a final tournament stage. All the participating teams in the final tournament play in the qualification tournament.

Qualification[edit]

All the teams wish to qualify for the final tournament play in the relevant continental junior championships. Each continental federation receives at least two finals places and the FIH determines which federations will receive additional places.

Final tournament[edit]

The final tournament features the continental champions and other qualified teams. In the tournament in 2009, the teams played a round robin phase, with the two top teams in each pool advancing to a medal-round and remaining teams playing for classification positions. The composition of the pools is determined using the current world rankings.

Results[edit]

Summaries[edit]

Year Host Final Third place match Number
of teams
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1979
Details
Versailles, France
Pakistan
2–0
West Germany

Netherlands
2–1
Malaysia
12
1982
Details
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
West Germany
4–1
Australia

Pakistan
10–0
Malaysia
11
1985
Details
Vancouver, Canada
West Germany
4–1
Netherlands

Pakistan
4–2
Australia
14
1989
Details
Ipoh, Malaysia
West Germany
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 p.s.)

Australia

Pakistan
6–2
South Korea
12
1993
Details
Terrassa, Spain
Germany
3–1
Pakistan

Australia
3–1
Netherlands
12
1997
Details
Milton Keynes, England
Australia
3–2
India

Germany
4–2
England
12
2001
Details
Hobart, Australia
India
6–1
Argentina

Germany
5–1
England
16
2005
Details
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Argentina
2–1
Australia

Spain
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(6–5 p.s.)

India
16
2009
Details
Johor Bahru, Malaysia & Singapore
Germany
3–1
Netherlands

Australia
4–1
New Zealand
20
2013
Details
New Delhi, India
Germany
5–2
France

Netherlands
7–2
Malaysia
16
2016
Details
Lucknow, India
India
2–1
Belgium

Germany
3–0
Australia
16
2021
Details
16

Successful national teams[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up Third places Fourth places
 Germany[a] 6 (1982, 1985, 1989, 1993, 2009, 2013) 1 (1979) 3 (1997, 2001, 2016)
 India 2 (2001, 2016*) 1 (1997) 1 (2005)
 Australia 1 (1997) 3 (1982, 1989, 2005) 2 (1993, 2009) 2 (2016, 1985)
 Pakistan 1 (1979) 1 (1993) 3 (1982, 1985, 1989)
 Argentina 1 (2005) 1 (2001)
 Netherlands 2 (1985, 2009) 2 (1979, 2013) 1 (1993)
 France 1 (2013)
 Belgium 1 (2016)
 Spain 1 (2005)
 Malaysia 3 (1979, 1982*, 2013)
 England 2 (1997*, 2001)
 South Korea 1 (1989)
 New Zealand 1 (2009)
* = host nation

Team appearances[edit]

Team France
1979
Malaysia
1982
Canada
1985
Malaysia
1989
Spain
1993
England
1997
Australia
2001
Netherlands
2005
Malaysia
Singapore
2009
India
2013
India
2016
2021 Total
 Argentina 6th 7th 5th 6th 6th 2nd 1st 6th 11th 5th 10
 Australia 2nd 4th 2nd 3rd 1st 6th 2nd 3rd 5th 4th 10
 Austria 12th 1
 Belgium 11th 12th 11th 11th 6th 2nd Q 7
 Canada 8th 13th 16th 16th 16th 5
 Chile 12th 14th 15th 15th 17th 5
 Cuba 8th 10th 2
 Egypt 12th 10th 12th 9th 12th 14th 15th 15th 8
 England 6th 7th 5th 4th 4th 9th 16th 14th 8th Q 10
 France 7th 8th 10th 2nd Q 5
 Germany[a] 2nd 1st 1st 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 6th 1st 1st 3rd Q 12
 Ghana 10th 1
 India 5th 5th 5th 2nd 1st 4th 9th 10th 1st 9
 Ireland 8th 14th 2
 Japan 11th 13th 13th 3
 Kenya 9th 1
 Malaysia 4th 4th 10th 6th 11th 12th 10th 12th 4th 11th 10
 Mexico 16th 1
 Netherlands 3rd 6th 2nd 9th 4th 7th 8th 5th 2nd 3rd 7th Q 12
 New Zealand 10th 9th 4th 7th 9th 5
 Pakistan 1st 3rd 3rd 3rd 2nd 5th 7th 5th 9th 9
 Poland 14th 10th 2
 Russia Part of the Soviet Union 18th 1
 Scotland 10th 13th 2
 Singapore 11th 11th 19th 3
 South Africa 11th 13th 15th 12th 10th 5
 South Korea 4th 9th 7th 8th 7th 8th 14th 7
 Soviet Union 12th Defunct 1
 Spain 9th 7th 8th 7th 8th 5th 3rd 8th 13th 6th Q 11
 United States 11th 20th 2
 Zimbabwe 9th 1
Total 12 11 14 12 12 12 16 16 20 16 16 16

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Includes results representing West Germany between 1979 and 1989

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Netherlands to host 2014 FIH Men's & Women's World Cups". FIH. 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
  2. ^ "Hockey: India to host two World League Finals and 2016 Junior World Cup". SportAsia. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  3. ^ "'Chak De India': Hockey Junior World Cup title win for India after 15 years". Hindustan Times. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016.