2014 Men's Hockey World Cup
The 2014 Men's Hockey World Cup was the 13th edition of the Hockey World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men's national field hockey teams organized by the FIH. It was held from 31 May to 15 June 2014 at the Kyocera Stadion in The Hague, Netherlands. simultaneously with the women's tournament. It was the third time that the Netherlands hosted the World Cup after 1973 and 1998.
|Dates||31 May – 15 June|
|Teams||12 (from 5 confederations)|
|Champions||Australia (3rd title)|
|Goals scored||162 (4.26 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Gonzalo Peillat (10 goals)|
|Best player||Mark Knowles|
Defending champions Australia won the tournament for the third time after defeating the Netherlands 6–1 in the final. Argentina won the third place match by defeating England 2–0 to claim their first ever World Cup medal.