1978 Men's Hockey World Cup


The 1978 Men's Hockey World Cup was the fourth Hockey World Cup men's field hockey tournament. It was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was won by Pakistan, who defeated the Netherlands 3–1 in the final.[1] The host nation, Argentina finished eighth.

1978 Hockey World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Teams14
Venue(s)Campo de Polo
Final positions
Champions Pakistan (2nd title)
Runner-up Netherlands
Third place Australia
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s)Paul Litjens (15 goals)
1975 (previous) (next) 1982

Results


Pool A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Australia 65011871110
 West Germany 63212513128
 India 6312812−47
 England 61327705
 Poland 62041524−94
 Canada 61231216−44
 Belgium 61231218−64
  Qualified for semifinals
21 March 1978
West Germany  9–4  Poland
21 March 1978
Australia  2–0  England
21 March 1978
Canada  3–1  India
22 March 1978
West Germany  3–3  Belgium
22 March 1978
England  3–0  Poland
22 March 1978
India  2–0  Australia
24 March 1978
Australia  5–2  Belgium
25 March 1978
England  3–3  Canada
25 March 1978
West Germany  7–0  India
25 March 1978
Australia  4–1  Poland
28 March 1978
Australia  4–0  Canada
28 March 1978
India  1–1  England
28 March 1978
Poland  7–4  Belgium
29 March 1978
England  0–1  Belgium
29 March 1978
Poland  2–1  Canada
29 March 1978
West Germany  4–3  Canada
29 March 1978
Australia  3–2  West Germany
29 March 1978
India  1–0  Belgium

Pool B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Pakistan 66003122912
 Netherlands 65012191210
 Spain 63127437
 Argentina 6222912−36
 Malaysia 6123710−34
 Ireland 6114819−113
 Italy 6006128−270
  Qualified for semifinals
19 March 1978
Argentina  2–1  Ireland
19 March 1978
Spain  1–0  Malaysia
21 March 1978
Pakistan  9–0  Ireland
21 March 1978
Netherlands  8–0  Italy
21 March 1978
Argentina  1–1  Malaysia
22 March 1978
Pakistan  7–0  Italy
22 March 1978
Spain  1–0  Ireland
22 March 1978
Netherlands  2–1  Malaysia
25 March 1978
Argentina  4–0  Italy
25 March 1978
Pakistan  3–1  Netherlands
25 March 1978
Malaysia  2–2  Ireland
26 March 1978
Spain  0–0  Argentina
26 March 1978
Pakistan  3–0  Malaysia
26 March 1978
Ireland  3–0  Italy
28 March 1978
Pakistan  2–1  Spain
28 March 1978
Malaysia  3–1  Italy
28 March 1978
Netherlands  3–2  Argentina
29 March 1978
Spain  3–0  Italy
29 March 1978
Netherlands  5–2  Ireland
29 March 1978
Pakistan  5–0  Argentina

Fifth to fourteenth place classification

Thirteenth and fourteenth place
1 April 1978
Italy  2–1  Belgium
Ninth to twelfth place qualifiers
31 March 1978
Poland  1 – 1 (AET)
4 – 2 (PSO)
 Ireland
31 March 1978
Malaysia  2–0  Canada
Eleventh and twelfth place
1 April 1978
Canada  3–1  Ireland
Ninth and tenth place
1 April 1978
Poland  1–0  Malaysia
Fifth to eighth place qualifiers
31 March 1978
India  3–2  Argentina
31 March 1978
Spain  2–1  England
Seventh and eighth place
1 April 1978
England  3–1  Argentina
Fifth and sixth place
1 April 1978
Spain  2–0  India

First to fourth place classification

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
31 March
 
 
 Netherlands3
 
2 April
 
 Australia2
 
 Pakistan 3
 
31 March
 
 Netherlands2
 
 Pakistan1
 
 
 West Germany0
 
Third place
 
 
2 April
 
 
 Australia 4
 
 
 West Germany3
Semi-finals
31 March 1978
Netherlands  3–2  Australia
31 March 1978
Pakistan  1 – 0 (AET)  West Germany
Third and fourth place
2 April 1978
Australia  4–3  West Germany
Final
2 April 1978
Pakistan  3–2  Netherlands
Rasool (pen), Islahuddin, Ehsanullah Kruize (pen), Litjens
Attendance: 15,000
Umpires:
H Servetto (Argentina) & L Gillet (France)

Pakistan
Saleem Sherwani, Munawwaruz Zaman, Saeed Ahmed, Muhammad Shafiq, Rana Ehsanullah, Akhtar Rasool, Islahuddin Siddique, Hanif Khan, Manzoor Hussain, Shahnaz Sheikh, Samiullah Khan

Netherlands
Maarten Sikking, André Bolhuis, Imbert Jebbink, Geert van Eijk, Hans Jorritsma, Ties Kruize, Theo Doyer, Ron Steens, Paul Litjens, Tim Steens, Wouter Leefers

 1978 Hockey World Cup Winner 

Pakistan
Second title

References


  • "Hockey World Cup Buenos Aires 1978". FIH. Retrieved 9 August 2016.