1996 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy


The 1996 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy, also known as the Kuber Champions Trophy for sponsorship reasons,[1][2] was the 18th edition of the Hockey Champions Trophy men's field hockey tournament. It was held from December 7–15, 1996 in the newly built Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium in Madras, India.[3]

1996 Men's Hockey
Champions Trophy
Kuber Champions Trophy
Tournament details
Host countryIndia
CityMadras
Dates7–15 December
Teams6
Venue(s)Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (3rd title)
Runner-up Pakistan
Third place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played18
Goals scored74 (4.11 per match)
Top scorer(s) Christoph Bechmann (5 goals)
1995 (previous) (next) 1997

Host selection


India won the right to host the competition after Spain, the other contender, withdrew their bid in April 1994. The Asian Hockey Federation was tasked to monitor the competition by the International Hockey Federation.[4]

Results


Pool

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 5 3 2 0 10 3 +7 11
 Pakistan 5 3 1 1 13 10 +3 10
 Germany 5 3 0 2 12 11 +1 9
 India 5 2 1 2 10 7 +3 7
 Australia 5 0 2 3 6 12 6 2
 Spain 5 0 2 3 6 14 8 2
Source: [citation needed]
7 December 1996
08:30
India  1–2  Germany
Pillay  27' Report Michel  32'
Reinelt  42'
Umpires:
Santiago Deo (ESP)
Steve Graham (WAL)

7 December 1996
13:30
Pakistan  0–2  Netherlands
Report Van Pelt  62'
De Nooijer  64'
Umpires:
Ermanno Silvano (ITA)
Murray Grime (AUS)

7 December 1996
15:30
Spain  1–1  Australia
Usoz  66' Report Hiskins  67'
Umpires:
Shakeel Qureshi (IND)
Peter Elders (NED)

8 December 1996
13:45
Australia  2–4  Pakistan
Choppy  32'
Hiskins  49'
Report R. Khan  21'
Ashraf  28'
Usman  48'
Raza  52'
Umpires:
Santiago Deo (ESP)
Toshimichi Fujimura (JPN)

8 December 1996
15:45
Spain  0–3  India
Report Kumar  16'
Pillay  38', 47'
Umpires:
Alan Waterman (CAN)
Irfan Zaidi (PAK)

8 December 1996
15:30
Netherlands  2–1  Germany
Brinkman  10'
Van Wijk  68'
Report Michel  59'
Umpires:
Ermanno Silvano (ITA)
Murray Grime (AUS)

10 December 1996
08:35
Pakistan  2–2  Spain
Anis  26'
Ashraf  44'
Report Pujol  63'
Escarré  68'
Umpires:
Steve Graham (WAL)
Shakeel Qureshi (IND)

10 December 1996
13:30
Netherlands  1–1  India
Lomans  47' Report Ferreira  69'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Santiago Deo (ESP)

10 December 1996
15:30
Germany  3–1  Australia
Hollensteiner  18'
Michel  40'
Reinelt  62'
Report Kingston  50'
Umpires:
Peter Elders (NED)
Irfan Zaidi (PAK)

11 December 1996
15:30
India  3–1  Australia
Ramandeep Singh  40', 42'
Ferreira  47'
Report Stacy  6'
Umpires:
Toshimichi Fujimura (JPN)
Steve Graham (WAL)

12 December 1996
08:35
Netherlands  4–0  Spain
De Nooijer  8'
Buma  26', 51'
Lomans  60'
Report
Umpires:
Irfan Zaidi (PAK)
Alan Waterman (CAN)

12 December 1996
15:30
Pakistan  4–2  Germany
M. Khan  12'
R. Khan  2', 61'
Ashraf  49'
Report Bechmann  67'
Helwig  70'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Ermanno Silvano (ITA)

13 December 1996
08:35
Netherlands  1–1  Australia
Buma  10' Report Choppy  61'
Umpires:
Irfan Zaidi (PAK)
Shakeel Qureshi (IND)

13 December 1996
13:30
Germany  4–3  Spain
Bellenbaum  22'
Rott  24'
Hollensteiner  32'
Bechmann  48'
Report Fábregas  11'
Ja. Arnau  33'
Escarré  64'
Umpires:
Toshimichi Fujimura (JPN)
Murray Grime (AUS)

13 December 1996
15:45
Pakistan  3–2  India
M. Khan  6'
Kaleem  26'
Ashraf  38'
Report Aldrin  14'
Pargat Singh  50'
Umpires:
Peter Elders (NED)
Steve Graham (WAL)

Classification

Fifth and sixth place
15 December 1996
08:35
Spain  5–2  Australia
Ferran  12'
P. Amat  30'
Escarre  55'
Arnau  62', 70'
Report Williams  16'
Hiskins  66'
Umpires:
Peter Elders (NED)
Shakeel Qureshi (IND)
Third and fourth place
15 December 1996
13:00
Germany  5–0  India
Reinelt  28'
Bechmann  30', 52', 62'
Waldhauser  70'
Report
Umpires:
Toshimichi Fujimura (JPN)
Alan Waterman (CAN)
Final
15 December 1996
15:30
Netherlands  3–2  Pakistan
De Nooijer  9'
Van Pelt  13'
Lomans  20'
Report R. Khan  26'
Usman  28'
Umpires:
Santiago Deo (ESP)
Steve Graham (WAL)

Final standings


  1.  Netherlands
  2.  Pakistan
  3.  Germany
  4.  India
  5.  Spain
  6.  Australia

References


  1. Singh, Pargat (7 December 1996). "Winning first match is vital". The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 22 April 1997. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  2. Ganesan, Uthra (26 April 2008). "Meddle Path". The Indian Express. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  3. "Champions Trophy 1996". FIH.
  4. "India to host '96 Champions Trophy". The Indian Express. 25 April 1994.