1973 Men's Hockey World Cup


The 1973 Men's Hockey World Cup was the second installment of the Hockey World Cup.[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] It was the first World Cup to introduce the 12 teams format which became the standard format of the FIH Hockey World Cup until the 1998 edition.

1973 Hockey World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryNetherlands
CityAmstelveen
Dates24 August – 2 September 1973
Teams12 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)Wagener Stadium
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (1st title)
Runner-up India
Third place West Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played42
Goals scored124 (2.95 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ties Kruize (11 goals)
Best player Surjit Singh
1971 (previous) (next) 1975

Teams


Dates Event Location Quotas Qualifiers
27 August – 10 September 1972 1972 Summer Olympics Munich, West Germany 7  West Germany
 Netherlands
 England
 Pakistan
 India
 Australia[lower-alpha 1]
 Kenya
 Argentina
18 March 1973 Appointed by the FIH Brussels, Belgium 5  Spain
 Malaysia
 Belgium
 Japan
 New Zealand
Total 12

The top eight teams from last year's Summer Olympics in Munich qualified automatically: England qualified in place of Great Britain from the Olympics spot as most of the players from that squad were from England, and England had a better record among the Home Nations.

Australia, despite qualifying through the Olympics, withdrew because of lack of funds. Originally, four teams were to be invited for the World Cup, but after the withdrawal of Australia this was were increased to five. Spain, Malaysia, Belgium and Japan were all invited by the FIH for the event, while New Zealand was invited to replace Australia.

Other nations who showed interest in competing were Canada, France, Gibraltar, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Nigeria, Poland, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Rhodesia, South Africa, and the Soviet Union.

Group stage


Pool A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  West Germany 5 4 1 0 6 2 +4 13 Semifinals
2  India 5 3 2 0 12 1 +11 11
3  Spain 5 3 0 2 9 5 +4 9
4  New Zealand 5 1 2 2 13 8 +5 5
5  Kenya 5 0 2 3 6 14 8 2
6  Japan 5 0 1 4 3 19 16 1
Source: FIH

Matchday 1

24 August 1973
 West Germany 2 - 1  New Zealand
Krause
Vos
Report Dayman
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
24 August 1973
 Spain 4 - 1  Kenya
Amat   3 goals'
Masana
Report Brajinder
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
24 August 1973
 India 5 - 0  Japan
Surjit   2 goals'
Harcharan
Singh
Govinda
Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen

Matchday 2

25 August 1973
 West Germany 0 - 0  India
Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
25 August 1973
 Japan 2 - 2  Kenya
Konakayama
Hirano
Report Channa   2 goals'
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
25 August 1973
 Spain 2 - 1  New Zealand
Borrell
Amat
Report Dayman
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen

Matchday 3

26 August 1973
 New Zealand 8 - 1  Japan
Archibald   2 goals'
McIntyre
Patel
Christensen
Slewyn
Maister
Dayman
Report Ichinose
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
26 August 1973
 West Germany 1 - 0  Spain
Strodter Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
26 August 1973
 India 4 - 0  Kenya
Singh
Baldev
Ajitpal
Govinda
Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen

Matchday 4

28 August 1973
 India 1 - 1  New Zealand
Baldev Report Maister
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
28 August 1973
 West Germany 2 - 1  Kenya
Krause   2 goals' Report Jagmail
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
28 August 1973
 Spain 3 - 0  Japan
Masana
Amat
Segura
Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen

Matchday 5

29 August 1973
 Kenya 2 - 2  New Zealand
Jagjit   2 goals' Report Parkin
Archibald
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
29 August 1973
 India 2 - 0  Spain
Surjit   2 goals' Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
29 August 1973
 West Germany 1 - 0  Japan
Seifert Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen

Pool B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Pakistan 5 4 1 0 16 5 +11 13 Semifinals
2  Netherlands (H) 5 3 1 1 11 4 +7 10
3  Belgium 5 2 0 3 8 12 4 6
4  England 5 1 2 2 9 8 +1 5
5  Malaysia 5 1 1 3 5 13 8 4
6  Argentina 5 0 3 2 2 9 7 3
Source: FIH
(H) Host

Matchday 1

24 August 1973
 England 5 - 2  Belgium
Neale   2 goals'
Long   2 goals'
Svehlik
Report Dupont
Gilles
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
24 August 1973
 Pakistan 4 - 2  Malaysia
Ahmed
Azam
Samiullah
Dar
Report Maria
Shamuganathan
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
24 August 1973
 Netherlands 0 - 0  Argentina
Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen

Matchday 2

25 August 1973
 Belgium 2 - 1  Argentina
Saedeleer
Marroye
Report Sabbione
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
25 August 1973
 Netherlands 1 - 2  Pakistan
Kruize Report Azam   2 goals'
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
25 August 1973
 England 1 - 2  Malaysia
Svehlik Report Shamuganathan
Mahendran
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen

Matchday 3

26 August 1973
 Malaysia 1 - 1  Argentina
Shanmuganathan Report Sabbione
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
26 August 1973
 Netherlands 4 - 1  Belgium
Kruize   2 goals'
Steens
Litjens
Report Verhulst
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
26 August 1973
 Pakistan 2 - 2  England
Dar
Ahmed
Report Whalley
Naele
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen

Matchday 4

28 August 1973
 Netherlands 4 - 0  Malaysia
Kruize   3 goals'
Litjens
Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
28 August 1973
 Pakistan 2 - 0  Belgium
Dar   2 goals' Report
Wageneer Stadium, Amstelveen
28 August 1973
 England 0 - 0  Argentina
Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen

Matchday 5

29 August 1973
 Pakistan 6 - 0  Argentina
Dar   3 goals'
Abbas
Ahmed
Samiullah
Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
29 August 1973
 Netherlands 2 - 1  England
Kruize
Zweerts
Report Long
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
29 August 1973
 Belgium 3 - 0  Malaysia
Marroye
Gilles
Miserque
Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen

Classification round


Ninth to twelfth place classification

 
9th-12th place semifinalsNinth place game
 
      
 
31 August
 
 
 Kenya0
 
1 September
 
 Argentina2
 
 Argentina1
 
31 August
 
 Japan0
 
 Malaysia0
 
 
 Japan1
 
Eleventh place game
 
 
1 September
 
 
 Malaysia1
 
 
 Kenya0
Ninth to twelfth bracket
31 August 1973
 Kenya 0 - 2  Argentina
Report Paolucci
Lavagano
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
31 August 1973
 Malaysia 0 - 1  Japan
Report Yamamoto
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
Eleventh and twelfth place - 11th/12th
1 September 1973
 Malaysia 1 - 0  Kenya
Pathmarajah Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
Ninth and tenth place - 9th/10th
1 September 1973
 Argentina 2 - 1  Japan
Lavagano
Sabbione
Report Ichinose
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen

Fifth to eighth place classification

 
5th–8th place semifinalsFifth place game
 
      
 
31 August
 
 
 England (a.e.t.)1
 
1 September
 
 New Zealand0
 
 Spain3
 
31 August
 
 England0
 
 Spain5
 
 
 Belgium0
 
Seventh place game
 
 
2 September
 
 
 New Zealand3
 
 
 Belgium1
Fifth to eighth bracket
31 August 1973
 England 1 - 0  New Zealand
Whalley Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
31 August 1973
 Spain 5 - 0  Belgium
Segura
Francisco
Fabregas
Amat
Monegal
Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
Seventh and eighth place - 7th/8th
1 September 1973
 New Zealand 3 - 1  Belgium
Patel
Masiter
McIntyre
Report Dupont
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
Fifth and sixth place - 5th/6th
2 September 1973
 Spain 3 - 0  England
Masana   2 goals'
Segura
Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen

Semi-finals


 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
31 August
 
 
 Netherlands (p.s.o.)0 (4)
 
2 September
 
 West Germany 0 (2)
 
 Netherlands (p.s.o.)2 (4)
 
31 August
 
 India2 (2)
 
 India1
 
 
 Pakistan0
 
Third place
 
 
2 September
 
 
 West Germany1
 
 
 Pakistan0
31 August 1973
 Netherlands 0 - 0  West Germany
Report
Penalties
4 - 2
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
31 August 1973
 India 1 - 0  Pakistan
Govinda   62' Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen

Third and fourth place - 3rd/4th

2 September 1973
 West Germany 1 - 0  Pakistan
Krause   68' Report
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen

Final


The final was held on 2 September 1973 at the Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen. The hosts Netherlands defeated India on penalty strokes after the match ended 2-2 after extra time. The win gave Netherlands their first FIH Hockey World Cup title, becoming the second team to win it and the first from Europe and the first host nation to win it.

Surjit Singh of India scored two early goals in the first eight minutes giving India a 2-0 lead. Surjit scored another goal in the first half for his hat-trick but it was disallowed by the umpire. India went into half time with two goals lead. In the second half Netherlands played more players forward and in result Ties Kruize scored two goals to equalize the match at 2-2. In extra time India got a penalty stroke but B.P. Govinda missed the chance in sudden death. The match was decided by penalty strokes where the Indian goalkeeper Charles Cornelius failed to stop a single penalty stroke as Netherlands won the shoot out 4-2.[3]

2 September 1973
 Netherlands 2 - 2  India
Kruize   2 goals' Report Surjit   2 goals'
Penalties
4 - 2
Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
 1973 Hockey World Cup Winner 

Netherlands
First title

Final Ranking


RankTeam
 Netherlands
 India
 West Germany
4  Pakistan
5  Spain
6  England
7  New Zealand
8  Belgium
9  Argentina
10  Japan
11  Malaysia
12  Kenya

Notes


  1. Australia withdrew because of a lack of funds, they were replaced by New Zealand.

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