Men's FIH Hockey Junior World Cup


The Men's FIH Hockey Junior World Cup, formerly known as the Hockey Junior World Cup, is an international field hockey competition organized by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). The tournament was started in 1979. Since 1985 it has been held every four years. Competitors must be under the age of 21 as of December 31 in the year before the tournament is held.

Men's FIH Hockey Junior World Cup
Most recent season or competition:
2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup
FormerlyHockey Junior World Cup
SportField hockey
Founded1979; 42 years ago (1979)
Inaugural season1979
No. of teams16
ContinentInternational (FIH)
Most recent
champion(s)
 India (2nd title)
(2016)
Most titles Germany (6 titles)
QualificationContinental championships

There is also a corresponding event for the women's junior teams. This competition started in 1989 and uses the same format as the men's event.

Five countries have dominated the event's history. Germany is the most successful team, having won the tournament six times followed by India, having won the tournament two times. Argentina, Australia and Pakistan have each won the tournament once.

The 2009 Junior World Cup was held jointly between Malaysia and Singapore, with Germany defeating the Netherlands 3–1 in the final. The 2013 tournament was held in India from 2 to 17 November 2013. Germany won the final for record 6th time defeating France 5–2. France claimed their first-ever medal in the tournament winning silver after losing to Germany.[1]

The 2016 edition was held between 8–18 December 2016 in Lukhnow, India, with India defeating Belgium 2–1 in the final.[2] India also became the first host nation to win the Junior World Cup.[3] India are also the first and only nation to win any type of medal in junior world cup as a host.

Format


The Junior Hockey World Cup consists of a qualification stage and a final tournament stage. All the participating teams in the final tournament play in the qualification tournament.

Qualification

All the teams wish to qualify for the final tournament play in the relevant continental junior championships. Each continental federation receives at least two finals places and the FIH determines which federations will receive additional places.

Final tournament

The final tournament features the continental champions and other qualified teams. In the tournament in 2009, the teams played a round robin phase, with the two top teams in each pool advancing to a medal-round and remaining teams playing for classification positions. The composition of the pools is determined using the current world rankings.

Results


Summaries

Year Host Final Third place game Number of teams
Winner Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
1979
Details
Versailles, France
Pakistan
2–0
West Germany

Netherlands
2–1
Malaysia
12
1982
Details
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
West Germany
4–1
Australia

Pakistan
10–0
Malaysia
11
1985
Details
Vancouver, Canada
West Germany
4–1
Netherlands

Pakistan
4–2
Australia
14
1989
Details
Ipoh, Malaysia
West Germany
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–2 p.s.)

Australia

Pakistan
6–2
South Korea
12
1993
Details
Terrassa, Spain
Germany
3–1
Pakistan

Australia
3–1
Netherlands
12
1997
Details
Milton Keynes, England
Australia
3–2
India

Germany
4–2
England
12
2001
Details
Hobart, Australia
India
6–1
Argentina

Germany
5–1
England
16
2005
Details
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Argentina
2–1
Australia

Spain
1–1 (a.e.t.)
(6–5 p.s.)

India
16
2009
Details
Johor Bahru, Malaysia & Singapore
Germany
3–1
Netherlands

Australia
4–1
New Zealand
20
2013
Details
New Delhi, India
Germany
5–2
France

Netherlands
7–2
Malaysia
16
2016
Details
Lucknow, India
India
2–1
Belgium

Germany
3–0
Australia
16
2021
Details
India 16

Successful national teams

Team Titles Runners-up Third places Fourth places
 Germany[lower-alpha 1] 6 (1982, 1985, 1989, 1993, 2009, 2013) 1 (1979) 3 (1997, 2001, 2016)
 India 2 (2001, 2016*) 1 (1997) 1 (2005)
 Australia 1 (1997) 3 (1982, 1989, 2005) 2 (1993, 2009) 2 (2016, 1985)
 Pakistan 1 (1979) 1 (1993) 3 (1982, 1985, 1989)
 Argentina 1 (2005) 1 (2001)
 Netherlands 2 (1985, 2009) 2 (1979, 2013) 1 (1993)
 France 1 (2013)
 Belgium 1 (2016)
 Spain 1 (2005)
 Malaysia 3 (1979, 1982*, 2013)
 England 2 (1997*, 2001)
 South Korea 1 (1989)
 New Zealand 1 (2009)
* = host nation

Team appearances

Team
1979

1982

1985

1989

1993

1997

2001

2005


2009

2013

2016

2021
Total
 Argentina 6th7th5th6th6th2nd1st6th11th5th10
 Australia 2nd4th2nd3rd1st6th2nd3rd5th4th10
 Austria 12th1
 Belgium 11th12th11th11th6th2ndQ7
 Canada 8th13th16th16th16th5
 Chile 12th14th15th15th17th5
 Cuba 8th10th2
 Egypt 12th10th12th9th12th14th15th15th8
 England 6th7th5th4th4th9th16th14th8thQ10
 France 7th8th10th2ndQ5
 Germany[lower-alpha 1] 2nd1st1st1st1st3rd3rd6th1st1st3rdQ12
 Ghana 10th1
 India 5th5th5th2nd1st4th9th10th1stQ10
 Ireland 8th14th2
 Japan 11th13th13th3
 Kenya 9th1
 Malaysia 4th4th10th6th11th12th10th12th4th11th10
 Mexico 16th1
 Netherlands 3rd6th2nd9th4th7th8th5th2nd3rd7thQ12
 New Zealand 10th9th4th7th9th5
 Pakistan 1st3rd3rd3rd2nd5th7th5th9th9
 Poland 14th10th2
 Russia Part of the Soviet Union18th1
 Scotland 10th13th2
 Singapore 11th11th19th3
 South Africa 11th13th15th12th10th5
 South Korea 4th9th7th8th7th8th14th7
 Soviet Union 12thDefunct1
 Spain 9th7th8th7th8th5th3rd8th13th6thQ11
 United States 11th20th2
 Zimbabwe 9th1
Total121114121212161620161616

Notes


  1. Includes results representing West Germany between 1979 and 1989

References


  1. "Netherlands to host 2014 FIH Men's & Women's World Cups". FIH. 2010-11-11. Archived from the original on 2017-12-10. Retrieved 2010-11-13.
  2. "Hockey: India to host two World League Finals and 2016 Junior World Cup". SportAsia. 9 November 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2015.
  3. "'Chak De India': Hockey Junior World Cup title win for India after 15 years". Hindustan Times. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016.