1998 Men's Hockey World Cup

The 1998 Men's Hockey World Cup was the ninth edition of the Men's Hockey World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men's national field hockey teams organized by the International Hockey Federation. It was held alongside the women's tournament in Utrecht, Netherlands from 20 June to 1 July 1998.

1998 Men's Hockey World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryNetherlands
Dates20 June – 1 July
Teams12 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)Stadion Galgenwaard
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (3rd title)
Runner-up Spain
Third place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played42
Goals scored209 (4.98 per match)
Top scorer(s) Jay Stacy (11 goals)
Best player Oliver Domke
1994 (previous) (next) 2002

The trophy was won by the Netherlands national field hockey team.[1] Spain came second and Germany came third. The Dutch made history by being the only country to win a tournament at its home ground not only once, but twice. It was the second time The Netherlands had hosted the competition.