2018 Men's Hockey World Cup


The 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup was the 14th 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 28 November to 16 December 2018, at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India.[1] The inauguration ceremony which was held on 27 November 2018, witnessed the biggest ever drone flying show in India.[2][3]

Drone Show in the opening Ceremony Hockey World Cup 2018
2018 Men's Hockey World Cup
2018 Purusha Haki Biṣwakap
Tournament details
Host countryIndia
CityBhubaneswar
Dates28 November – 16 December
Teams16 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)Kalinga Stadium
Final positions
Champions Belgium (1st title)
Runner-up Netherlands
Third place Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played36
Goals scored157 (4.36 per match)
Top scorer(s) Blake Govers
Alexander Hendrickx (7 goals)
Best player Arthur Van Doren
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Belgium won the tournament for the first time after defeating the Netherlands 3–2 in the final on a penalty shoot-out after a 0–0 draw. Defending champions Australia won the third place match by defeating England 8–1 in the third place playoff of the Odisha men's hockey world cup 2018.[4]

Bidding


A miniature sheet and stamp of Odisha Men's Hockey World Cup 2018 Bhubaneswar.
Trophy of Hockey World Cup 2018 displayed at Odisha State Secretariat.
Olly: Mascot of the 2018 hockey World Cup with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik
FIH 2018 Captains with Chief Minister of Odisha at Bhubaneswar

In March 2013, one month after the FIH published the event assignment process document for the 2014–2018 cycle, Australia, Belgium, India, Malaysia and New Zealand were shortlisted as candidates for hosting the event and were asked to submit bidding documentation,[5][6] a requirement that Belgium did not meet.[7] In addition, one month before the host election, Australia withdrew their application due to technical and financial reasons.[8] India was announced as host on 7 November 2013, during a special ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Qualification


Due to the increase to 16 participating teams, the new qualification process was announced in July 2015 by the International Hockey Federation. Each of the continental champions from five confederations and the host nation received an automatic berth, and the 10/11 highest placed teams at the Semifinals of the 2016–17 FIH Hockey World League not already qualified would enter the tournament. The following sixteen teams, shown with final pre-tournament rankings, competed in this tournament.[9]

Dates Event Location Quotas Qualifier(s)
7 November 2013 Host nation 1  India (5)
15–25 June 2017 2016–17 Hockey World League Semifinals London, England 5  England (7)
 Malaysia (12)
 Canada (11)
 Pakistan (13)
 China (17)
8–23 July 2017 Johannesburg, South Africa 6  Belgium (3)
 Germany (6)
 New Zealand (8)
 Spain (9)
 Ireland (10)
 France (16)
4–12 August 2017 2017 Pan American Cup Lancaster, United States 1  Argentina (2)
19–27 August 2017 2017 EuroHockey Championship Amstelveen, Netherlands 1  Netherlands (4)
11–15 October 2017 2017 Oceania Cup Sydney, Australia 1  Australia (1)
11–22 October 2017 2017 Asia Cup Dhaka, Bangladesh 0 1
22–29 October 2017 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Ismailia, Egypt 1  South Africa (15)
Total 16
^1 India qualified both as host and continental champion, therefore that quota was given to China as the highest-ranked team from the 2016–17 Hockey World League Semifinals not already qualified.

Format


The 16 teams were drawn into four groups, each containing four teams. Each team played each other team in its group once. The first-placed team in each group advanced to the quarter-finals, while the second- and third-placed teams in each group went into the crossover matches. From there on a single-elimination tournament was played.

Squads


Umpires


16 umpires were appointed by the FIH for this tournament.[10]

  • Diego Barbas (ARG)
  • Dan Barstow (ENG)
  • Marcin Grochal (POL)
  • Ben Göntgen (GER)
  • Adam Kearns (AUS)
  • Eric Kim Lai Koh (MAS)
  • Lim Hong Zhen (SGP)
  • Martin Madden (SCO)
  • Raghu Prasad (IND)
  • Javed Shaikh (IND)
  • Simon Taylor (NZL)
  • David Tomlinson (NZL)
  • Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)
  • Jonas van't Hek (NED)
  • Francisco Vásquez (ESP)
  • Peter Wright (RSA)

Opening Ceremony



Results


The schedule was published on 27 February 2018.[11]

All times are local (UTC+5:30).

First round

Pool A
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Argentina 3 2 0 1 10 8 +2 6 Quarter-finals
2  France 3 1 1 1 7 6 +1 4 Cross-overs
3  New Zealand 3 1 1 1 4 6 2 4
4  Spain 3 0 2 1 6 7 1 2
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result.[12]
29 November 2018
17:00
Argentina  4–3  Spain
Mazzilli  4', 15'
Peillat  15+', 49'
Report González  3'
Romeu  14'
Ruiz  35'
Umpires:
Marcin Grochal (POL)
Javed Shaikh (IND)
29 November 2018
19:00
New Zealand  2–1  France
Russell  16'
Jenness  56'
Report Charlet  59'
Umpires:
Martin Madden (SCO)
Peter Wright (RSA)

3 December 2018
17:00
Spain  1–1  France
Iglesias  48' Report Clément  6'
Umpires:
Eric Kim Lai Koh (MAS)
Dan Barstow (ENG)
3 December 2018
19:00
New Zealand  0–3  Argentina
Report Mazzilli  23'
Vila  41'
Martínez  55'
Umpires:
Ben Göntgen (GER)
Lim Hong Zhen (SGP)

6 December 2018
17:00
Spain  2–2  New Zealand
Beltrán  9'
Iglesias  27'
Report Phillips  50'
Russell  56'
Umpires:
Peter Wright (RSA)
Raghu Prasad (IND)
6 December 2018
19:00
Argentina  3–5  France
Martínez  28'
Peillat  44', 48'
Report Genestet  18'
Charlet  23'
Coisne  26'
Baumgarten  30'
Goyet  54'
Umpires:
Eric Kim Lai Koh (MAS)
Jonas van't Hek (NED)
Pool B
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 3 3 0 0 16 1 +15 9 Quarter-finals
2  England 3 1 1 1 6 7 1 4 Cross-overs
3  China 3 0 2 1 3 14 11 2
4  Ireland 3 0 1 2 4 7 3 1
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result.[12]
30 November 2018
17:00
Australia  2–1  Ireland
Govers  11'
Brand  34'
Report O'Donoghue  13'
Umpires:
Jonas van't Hek (NED)
Francisco Vásquez (ESP)
30 November 2018
19:00
England  2–2  China
Gleghorne  14'
Ansell  48'
Report Guo X.  5'
Du  59'
Umpires:
Eric Kim Lai Koh (MAS)
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)

4 December 2018
17:00
England  0–3  Australia
Report Whetton  47'
Govers  50'
Weyer  56'
Umpires:
Raghu Prasad (IND)
David Tomlinson (NZL)
4 December 2018
19:00
Ireland  1–1  China
Sothern  44' Report Guo J.  43'
Umpires:
Simon Taylor (NZL)
Javed Shaikh (IND)

7 December 2018
17:00
Australia  11–0  China
Govers  10', 19', 34'
Zaleweski  15'
Craig  16'
Hayward  22'
Whetton  29'
Brand  33', 55'
Wotherspoon  39'
Ogilvie  49'
Report
Umpires:
Diego Barbas (ARG)
Lim Hong Zhen (SGP)
7 December 2018
19:00
Ireland  2–4  England
Cargo  35'
O'Donoghue  37'
Report Condon  15'
Ansell  37'
Gall  38'
Gleghorne  60+'
Umpires:
Marcin Grochal (POL)
Ben Göntgen (GER)
Pool C
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  India (H) 3 2 1 0 12 3 +9 7 Quarter-finals
2  Belgium 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 7 Cross-overs
3  Canada 3 0 1 2 3 8 5 1
4  South Africa 3 0 1 2 2 11 9 1
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result.[12]
(H) Host
28 November 2018
17:00
Belgium  2–1  Canada
Denayer  3'
Briels  22'
Report Pearson  48'
Umpires:
Adam Kearns (AUS)
Lim Hong Zhen (SGP)
28 November 2018
19:00
India  5–0  South Africa
Mandeep  10'
Akashdeep  12'
Simranjeet  43', 46'
Lalit  45'
Report
Umpires:
Ben Göntgen (GER)
Diego Barbas (ARG)

2 December 2018
17:00
Canada  1–1  South Africa
Tupper  45' Report Ntuli  43'
Umpires:
Martin Madden (SCO)
Jonas van't Hek (NED)
2 December 2018
19:00
India  2–2  Belgium
Harmanpreet  39'
Simranjeet  47'
Report Hendrickx  8'
Gougnard  56'
Umpires:
Marcin Grochal (POL)
Francisco Vásquez (ESP)

8 December 2018
17:00
Belgium  5–1  South Africa
Hendrickx  14', 22'
Gougnard  18'
Luypaert  30'
Charlier  48'
Report Spooner  1'
Umpires:
Eric Kim Lai Koh (MAS)
David Tomlinson (NZL)
8 December 2018
19:00
Canada  1–5  India
Van Son  39' Report Harmanpreet  12'
Chinglensana  46'
Lalit  47', 57'
Amit  51'
Umpires:
Dan Barstow (ENG)
Simon Taylor (NZL)
Pool D
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 3 3 0 0 10 4 +6 9 Quarter-finals
2  Netherlands 3 2 0 1 13 5 +8 6 Cross-overs
3  Pakistan 3 0 1 2 2 7 5 1
4  Malaysia 3 0 1 2 4 13 9 1
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result.[12]
1 December 2018
17:00
Netherlands  7–0  Malaysia
Hertzberger  12', 29', 60'
Pruyser  21'
Van der Weerden  35'
Kemperman  42'
Brinkman  57'
Report
Umpires:
Raghu Prasad (IND)
Simon Taylor (NZL)
1 December 2018
19:00
Germany  1–0  Pakistan
Miltkau  36' Report
Umpires:
Dan Barstow (ENG)
David Tomlinson (NZL)

5 December 2018
17:00
Germany  4–1  Netherlands
Müller  30'
Windfeder  52'
Miltkau  54'
Rühr  58'
Report Verga  13'
Umpires:
Peter Wright (RSA)
Adam Kearns (AUS)
5 December 2018
19:00
Malaysia  1–1  Pakistan
Faizal  55' Report Atiq  51'
Umpires:
Gregory Uttenhove (BEL)
Diego Barbas (ARG)

9 December 2018
17:00
Malaysia  3–5  Germany
Razie  26', 42'
Nabil  28'
Report Herzbruch  2', 59'
Rühr  14', 18'
Miltkau  39'
Umpires:
Javed Shaikh (IND)
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)
9 December 2018
19:00
Netherlands  5–1  Pakistan
Brinkman  7'
Verga  27'
De Voogd  37'
Croon  47'
Van der Weerden  59'
Report Bhutta  9'
Umpires:
Martin Madden (SCO)
Francisco Vásquez (ESP)

Second round

 
Cross-oversQuarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
              
 
 
 
 
12 December
 
 
 Argentina2
 
10 December
 
 England3
 
 England2
 
15 December
 
 New Zealand0
 
 England0
 
 
 Belgium6
 
 
13 December
 
 
 Germany1
 
11 December
 
 Belgium2
 
 Belgium5
 
16 December
 
 Pakistan0
 
 Belgium (p.s.o.)0 (3)
 
 
 Netherlands0 (2)
 
 
12 December
 
 
 Australia3
 
10 December
 
 France0
 
 France1
 
15 December
 
 China0
 
 Australia2 (3)
 
 
 Netherlands (p.s.o.)2 (4) Third place
 
 
13 December16 December
 
 
 India1 England1
 
11 December
 
 Netherlands2  Australia8
 
 Netherlands5
 
 
 Canada0
 
Cross-overs
10 December 2018
16:45
England  2–0  New Zealand
Calnan  25'
Taylor  44'
Report
Umpires:
Adam Kearns (AUS)
Raghu Prasad (IND)

10 December 2018
19:00
France  1–0  China
Clément  36' Report
Umpires:
Martin Madden (SCO)
Jonas van't Hek (NED)

11 December 2018
16:45
Belgium  5–0  Pakistan
Hendrickx  10'
Briels  13'
Charlier  27'
Dockier  35'
Boon  53'
Report
Umpires:
Marcin Grochal (POL)
Dan Barstow (ENG)

11 December 2018
19:00
Netherlands  5–0  Canada
Balk  16'
Kemperman  20'
Van Dam  40', 58'
Brinkman  41'
Report
Umpires:
Peter Wright (RSA)
Diego Barbas (ARG)
Quarter-finals
12 December 2018
16:45
Argentina  2–3  England
Peillat  17', 48' Report Middleton  27'
Calnan  45'
Martin  49'
Umpires:
Javed Shaikh (IND)
Ben Göntgen (GER)

12 December 2018
19:00
Australia  3–0  France
Hayward  4'
Govers  19'
Zalewski  37'
Report
Umpires:
Lim Hong Zhen (SGP)
Gregory Uttenhove (BEL)

13 December 2018
16:45
Germany  1–2  Belgium
Linnekogel  14' Report Hendrickx  18'
Boon  50'
Umpires:
Simon Taylor (NZL)
Francisco Vázquez (ESP)

13 December 2018
19:00
India  1–2  Netherlands
Akashdeep  12' Report Brinkman  15'
Van der Weerden  50'
Umpires:
David Tomlinson (NZL)
Adam Kearns (AUS)
Semi-finals
15 December 2018
16:00
England  0–6  Belgium
Report Boon  8'
Gougnard  19'
Charlier  42'
Hendrickx  45+', 50'
Dockier  53'
Umpires:
David Tomlinson (NZL)
Ben Göntgen (GER)

15 December 2018
18:30
Australia  2–2  Netherlands
Howard  45'
Ockenden  60'
Report Schuurman  9'
Van Ass  20'
Penalties
Zalewski
Beale
Craig
Brand
Whetton
Beale
3–4 Hertzberger
Pruyser
Kemperman
Van Ass
Van Dam
Hertzberger
Umpires:
Martin Madden (SCO)
Dan Barstow (ENG)
Third place game
16 December 2018
16:30
England  1–8  Australia
Middleton  45' Report Govers  8'
Craig  9', 19', 34'
Mitton  32'
Brand  34'
Hayward  57', 60'
Umpires:
Javed Shaikh (IND)
David Tomlinson (NZL)
Final
16 December 2018
19:00
Belgium  0–0  Netherlands
Report
Penalties
Van Doren
Denayer
Van Aubel
Wegnez
De Sloover
Van Aubel
3–2 Hertzberger
Pruyser
De Geus
Van Ass
Van Dam
Hertzberger
Umpires:
Adam Kearns (AUS)
Marcin Grochal (POL)

Final ranking


Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Belgium 7 5 2 0 22 5 +17 17 Gold medal
2  Netherlands 7 4 2 1 22 8 +14 14 Silver medal
3  Australia 6 5 1 0 29 4 +25 16 Bronze medal
4  England 7 3 1 3 12 23 11 10 Fourth place
5  Germany 4 3 0 1 11 6 +5 9 Eliminated in
quarterfinals
6  India (H) 4 2 1 1 13 5 +8 7
7  Argentina 4 2 0 2 12 11 +1 6
8  France 5 2 1 2 8 9 1 7
9  New Zealand 4 1 1 2 4 8 4 4 Eliminated in
crossover matches
10  China 4 0 2 2 3 15 12 2
11  Canada 4 0 1 3 3 13 10 1
12  Pakistan 4 0 1 3 2 12 10 1
13  Spain 3 0 2 1 6 7 1 2 Eliminated in
group stage
14  Ireland 3 0 1 2 4 7 3 1
15  Malaysia 3 0 1 2 4 13 9 1
16  South Africa 3 0 1 2 2 11 9 1
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) round; 2) position in pools; 3) points in pools; 4) matches won; 5) goal difference; 6) goals for.[12]
(H) Host

Awards


The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[4]

Player of the tournament Goalkeeper of the tournament Young player of the tournament Top goalscorer Fair play award
Arthur Van Doren Pirmin Blaak Thijs van Dam Blake Govers
Alexander Hendrickx
 Spain

Goalscorers


There were 157 goals scored in 36 matches, for an average of 4.36 goals per match.

7 goals

6 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Source: FIH

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  12. World Cups 2018 Tournament Regulations