1975 Men's Hockey World Cup


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. Surjit Singh scored the first crucial goal followed with the winner from Ashok Kumar. 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, the runner-up of 1973 edition. Germany defeated hosts, Malaysia, with a goal difference of 4–0 for third place.[1]

1975 Hockey World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Teams12 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)Stadium Merdeka
Final positions
Champions India (1st title)
Runner-up Pakistan
Third place West Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played42
Goals scored175 (4.17 per match)
Top scorer(s) Ties Kruize
Manzoor-ul Hassan
Stefan Otulakowski (7 goals)
1973 (previous) (next) 1978

Qualified teams


Date Event Location Quotas Qualifier(s)
Host 1  Malaysia
24 August – 2 September 1973 1973 World Cup Amstelveen, Netherlands 7  Netherlands
 India
 West Germany
 Pakistan
 Spain
 England
 New Zealand
2 – 11 May 1974 1974 EuroHockey Championship Madrid, Spain 1  Poland
31 August – 5 September 1974 Pan American qualification tournament Buenos Aires, Argentina 1  Argentina
October 1974 1974 Africa Cup Cairo, Egypt 1  Ghana
Oceania 1  Australia
Total 12

Group stage


Pool A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Pakistan 5 3 2 0 14 6 +8 8 Semifinal
2  Malaysia (H) 5 2 2 1 6 4 +2 6
3  Spain 5 2 1 2 5 9 4 5[lower-alpha 1]
4  New Zealand 5 2 1 2 5 6 1 5[lower-alpha 1]
5  Poland 5 1 1 3 8 13 5 3[lower-alpha 2]
6  Netherlands 5 1 1 3 9 9 0 3[lower-alpha 2]
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head result; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored.
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. Spain wins head-to-head against New Zealand
  2. Poland wins head-to-head against Netherlands
1 March 1975
Malaysia  0–0  New Zealand

2 March 1975
Pakistan  2–2  Poland
Hassan  40'
Khan  52'
Otulakowski  4', 60'

3 March 1975
Malaysia  0–0  Spain

4 March 1975
Netherlands  1–2  New Zealand
T. Kruize  49' Ineson  39'
Patel  64'

5 March 1975
Spain  4–1  Poland
Amat  24', 28'
Cabot  25'
Borrel  41'
Otulakowski  19'
5 March 1975
Netherlands  3–3  Pakistan
T. Kruize  17', 42'
Boerma  54'
Hassan  20'
Saeed  32'
Rasool  57'

6 March 1975
Pakistan  2–0  New Zealand
Khan  39'
Saeed  54'
6 March 1975
Malaysia  3–1  Poland
Francis  13'
Shanmuganathan  60'
Mahendran  63'
Otulakowski  27'

7 March 1975
Spain  1–0  New Zealand
Salles  44'

9 March 1975
Netherlands  3–0  Spain
Boerma  45', 67'
Boelaars  63'
9 March 1975
New Zealand  3–2  Poland
Patel  32', 60'
Ineson  66'
Sitek  6'
Mielniczak  20'
9 March 1975
Pakistan  2–1  Malaysia
Saeed  14'
Hassan  68'
Loke  67'

10 March 1975
Pakistan  5–0  Spain
Hassan  15', 55'
Saeed  20'
Azam  41'
Khan  57'
10 March 1975
Poland  2–1  Netherlands
Otulakowski  52', 62' T. Kruize  48'

11 March 1975
Malaysia  2–1  Netherlands
Loke  21'
Shanmuganathan  68'
T. Kruize  63'

Pool B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  India 5 3 1 1 14 5 +9 7[lower-alpha 1] Semifinal
2  West Germany 5 3 1 1 13 9 +4 7[lower-alpha 1]
3  Australia 5 2 2 1 16 6 +10 6
4  England 5 2 1 2 13 10 +3 5
5  Argentina 5 2 1 2 9 12 3 5
6  Ghana 5 0 0 5 4 27 23 0
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head result; 3) goal difference; 4) goals scored.
Notes:
  1. India wins head-to-head against West Germany
2 March 1975
Australia  9–0  Ghana
Smith  16'
Walter  18', 34', 38'
Walsh  26'
Marshall  52'
Cooke  57'
Browning  67'
2 March 1975
India  2–1  England
Philips  13', 27' Neale  21'

3 March 1975
West Germany  4–2  Argentina
Strodter  17'
Peter  40'
Kässmann  43'
Trump  57'
J. Sabbione  12'
A. Sabbione  65'

5 March 1975
Australia  1–3  England
Cooke  33' Whitaker  22', 24'
Svehlik  43'
5 March 1975
West Germany  3–2  Ghana
Vos  23', 60'
Rainer  66'
Sam  35', 64'

7 March 1975
India  1–1  Australia
Govinda  3' Irvine  12'
7 March 1975
Argentina  2–1  Ghana
Paolucci  27', 46' Sam  57'

8 March 1975
Argentina  3–3  England
Paolucci  19'
Quaquarini  32'
Sibbione  38'
Neale  36', 64'
Long  52'
8 March 1975
India  7–0  Ghana
Surjit  3'
Govinda  9'
Khan  11'
Mohinder  44', 56', 59'
Kumar  47'
8 March 1975
Australia  2–2  West Germany
Haigh  66'
Poole  68'
Lissek  37'
Peter  65'

9 March 1975
Argentina  2–1  India
de Giocami  28'
Barreiros  34'
Harcharan  21'
9 March 1975
West Germany  3–0  England
Strodter  22'
Vos  55'
Seifert  64'

10 March 1975
Australia  3–0  Argentina
Walter  34'
Hammond  40'
Browning  66'
10 March 1975
India  3–1  West Germany
Harcharan  21'
Mohinder  37'
Pawar  56'
Schmidt  27'

11 March 1975
England  6–1  Ghana
Long  5', 53'
Disbury  11', 27', 51'
Svehlik  67'
Sam  52'

Classification round


Ninth to twelfth place classification

 
9th–12th place semifinalsNinth place game
 
      
 
12 March
 
 
 Netherlands5
 
14 March
 
 Argentina0
 
 Netherlands3
 
12 March
 
 Poland1
 
 Poland (a.e.t.)3
 
 
 Ghana2
 
Eleventh place game
 
 
14 March
 
 
 Argentina6
 
 
 Ghana0
Ninth to twelfth qualifiers
12 March 1975
Netherlands  5–0  Argentina
Mundt  10'
T. Kruize  15'
Steens  27', 62'
Boerma  32'
12 March 1975
Poland  3–2 (a.e.t.)  Ghana
Grotowski  37', 56'
Otulakowski  104'
Sam  45'
Aboagye  57'
Eleventh and twelfth place
14 March 1975
Argentina  6–0  Ghana
Marinoni  ?'
Paolucci  ?', ?', ?'
Disera  ?'
de Giacomi  ?'
Ninth and tenth place
14 March 1975
Netherlands  3–1  Poland
H. Kruize  23', 69'
T. Kruize  53'
Stefanski

Fifth to eighth place classification

 
5th–8th place semifinalsFifth place game
 
      
 
12 March
 
 
 England (a.e.t.)5
 
14 March
 
 Spain4
 
 Australia3
 
12 March
 
 England1
 
 Australia5
 
 
 New Zealand0
 
Seventh place game
 
 
14 March
 
 
 New Zealand2
 
 
 Spain1
Fifth to eighth qualifiers
12 March 1975
Australia  5–0  New Zealand
Haigh  15'
Charlesworth  15', 60'
Irvine  29', 46'

12 March 1975
England  5–4 (a.e.t.)  Spain
Svehlik  5', 28', 86'
McGinn  17'
Long  68'
Gegura  12'
Fabregas  31'
Salles  35'
Borrell  58'
Seventh and eighth place
14 March 1975
New Zealand  2–1  Spain
Patel  27'
Parkin  46'
Fabregas  28'
Fifth and sixth place
14 March 1975
Australia  3–1  England
Irvine  17', 43'
Haigh  69'
Neale  65'

First to fourth place classification

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
13 March
 
 
 Pakistan5
 
15 March
 
 West Germany1
 
 India2
 
13 March
 
 Pakistan1
 
 India (a.e.t.)3
 
 
 Malaysia2
 
Third place
 
 
15 March
 
 
 West Germany4
 
 
 Malaysia0
Semi-finals
13 March 1975
Pakistan  5–1  West Germany
Khan  7'
Mansoor Jr.  38', 55'
Hassan  42', 56'
Drose  60'

13 March 1975
India  3–2 (a.e.t.)  Malaysia
Pawar  40'
Khan  65'
Harcharan  79'
Loke  32'
Shanmuganathan  42'
Third and fourth place
15 March 1975
West Germany  4–0  Malaysia
Lauruschkat  4'
Strodter  17'
Trump  48', 63'

Final

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  44'
Ashok Kumar  51'
Zahid  17'
Umpires:
G. Vijaynathan (MAS)
A. Renaud (FRA)

India Squad
Leslie Fernandez, Ashok Diwan (shirt no. 2), Surjit Singh (4), Michael Kindo, Aslam Sher Khan (5), Varinder Singh (6), Onkar Singh, Mohinder Singh (8), Ajit Pal Singh (7), Ashok Kumar (17), B. P. Govinda (11), Harcharan Singh (15), Harjinder Singh, Victor Philips (10), Shivaji Pawar (16), BP Kaliah

Pakistan Squad
Saleem Sherwani (shirt no. 1), Manzoor ul Hasan Sr (2), Munawar uz Zaman (3), Salim Nazim (14), Akhtar Rasool (5), Iftikhar Ahmed (6), Islahuddin (7 Captain), Mohammad Azam (15), Manzoor ul Hasan Jr (9), Mohammad Zahid (10), Samiullah Khan (11), Safdar Abbas (16)

 1975 Hockey World Cup Winner 

India
First title

Final ranking


RankTeam
 India
 Pakistan
 West Germany
4  Malaysia
5  Australia
6  England
7  New Zealand
8  Spain
9  Netherlands
10  Poland
11  Argentina
12  Ghana

See also


References


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