1973 Men's Hockey World Cup

The 1973 Men's Hockey World Cup was the second installment of the Hockey World Cup.[1] It was held from 24 August to 2 September at the Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen, Netherlands. The tournament was won by host nation the Netherlands, who defeated India 4–2 on penalty strokes after the final had finished 2–2.[2]

1973 Hockey World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryNetherlands
CityAmstelveen
Dates24 August – 2 September 1973
Teams12 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)Wagener Stadium
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (1st title)
Runner-up India
Third place West Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played42
Goals scored124 (2.95 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ties Kruize (11 goals)
1971 (previous) (next) 1975

TeamsEdit

Dates Event Location Quotas Qualifiers
27 August – 10 September 1972 1972 Summer Olympics Munich, West Germany 7   West Germany
  Netherlands
  England
  Pakistan
  India
  Australia[a]
  Kenya
  Argentina
18 March 1973 Appointed by the FIH Brussels, Belgium 5   Spain
  Malaysia
  Belgium
  Japan
  New Zealand
Total 12

Group stageEdit

Pool AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   West Germany 5 4 1 0 6 2 +4 13 Semifinals
2   India 5 3 2 0 12 1 +11 11
3   Spain 5 3 0 2 9 5 +4 9
4   New Zealand 5 1 2 2 13 8 +5 5
5   Kenya 5 0 2 3 6 14 −8 2
6   Japan 5 0 1 4 3 19 −16 1
Source: FIH
24 August 1973
West Germany   2 – 1   New Zealand
24 August 1973
Spain   4 – 1   Kenya
24 August 1973
India   5 – 0   Japan

25 August 1973
West Germany   0 – 0   India
25 August 1973
Japan   2 – 2   Kenya
25 August 1973
Spain   0 – 0   New Zealand

26 August 1973
New Zealand   8 – 1   Japan
26 August 1973
West Germany   1 – 0   Spain
26 August 1973
India   4 – 0   Kenya

28 August 1973
India   1 – 1   New Zealand
28 August 1973
West Germany   2 – 1   Kenya
28 August 1973
Spain   3 – 0   Japan

29 August 1973
Kenya   2 – 2   New Zealand
29 August 1973
India   2 – 0   Spain
29 August 1973
West Germany   1 – 0   Japan

Pool BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Pakistan 5 4 1 0 16 5 +11 13 Semifinals
2   Netherlands (H) 5 3 1 1 11 4 +7 10
3   Belgium 5 2 0 3 8 12 −4 6
4   England 5 1 2 2 9 8 +1 5
5   Malaysia 5 1 1 3 5 13 −8 4
6   Argentina 5 0 3 2 2 9 −7 3
Source: FIH
(H) Host.
24 August 1973
England   5 – 2   Belgium
24 August 1973
Pakistan   4 –2   Malaysia
24 August 1973
Netherlands   0 – 0   Argentina

25 August 1973
Belgium   2 – 1   Argentina
25 August 1973
Netherlands   1 – 2   Pakistan
25 August 1973
England   1 – 2   Malaysia

26 August 1973
Malaysia   1 – 1   Argentina
26 August 1973
Netherlands   4 – 1   Belgium
26 August 1973
Pakistan   2 – 2   England

28 August 1973
Netherlands   4 – 0   Malaysia
28 August 1973
Pakistan   2 – 0   Belgium
28 August 1973
England   0 – 0   Argentina

29 August 1973
Pakistan   6 – 0   Argentina
29 August 1973
Netherlands   2 – 1   England
29 August 1973
Belgium   3 – 0   Malaysia

Classification roundEdit

Ninth to twelfth place classificationEdit

 
9th-12th place semifinalsNinth place game
 
      
 
31 August
 
 
  Kenya0
 
1 September
 
  Argentina2
 
  Argentina1
 
31 August
 
  Japan0
 
  Malaysia0
 
 
  Japan1
 
Eleventh place game
 
 
1 September
 
 
  Malaysia1
 
 
  Kenya0

Ninth to twelfth qualifiersEdit

31 August 1973
Kenya   0 – 2   Argentina
31 August 1973
Malaysia   0 – 1   Japan

Eleventh and twelfth placeEdit

1 September 1973
Malaysia   1 – 0   Kenya

Ninth and tenth placeEdit

1 September 1973
Argentina   1 – 0   Japan

Fifth to eighth place classificationEdit

 
5th–8th place semifinalsFifth place game
 
      
 
31 August
 
 
  England (a.e.t.)1
 
1 September
 
  New Zealand0
 
  Spain3
 
31 August
 
  England0
 
  Spain5
 
 
  Belgium0
 
Seventh place game
 
 
2 September
 
 
  New Zealand3
 
 
  Belgium1

Fifth to eighth qualifiersEdit

31 August 1973
England   1 – 0 (a.e.t.)   New Zealand
31 August 1973
Spain   5 – 0   Belgium

Seventh and eighth placeEdit

1 September 1973
New Zealand   3 – 1   Belgium

Fifth and sixth placeEdit

2 September 1973
Spain   3 – 0   England

First to fourth place classificationEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
31 August
 
 
  Netherlands (p.s.o.)0 (4)
 
2 September
 
  West Germany 0 (2)
 
  Netherlands (p.s.o.)2 (4)
 
31 August
 
  India2 (2)
 
  India1
 
 
  Pakistan0
 
Third place
 
 
2 September
 
 
  West Germany1
 
 
  Pakistan0

Semi-finalsEdit

31 August 1973
Netherlands   0 – 0 (a.e.t.)   West Germany
Penalties
4 – 2
31 August 1973
India   1 – 0   Pakistan

Third and fourth placeEdit

2 September 1973
West Germany   1 – 0   Pakistan

FinalEdit

2 September 1973
Netherlands   2 – 2 (a.e.t.)   India
Penalties
4 – 2


 1973 Hockey World Cup Winner 
 
Netherlands
First title

Final RankingEdit

Rank Team
    Netherlands
    India
    West Germany
4   Pakistan
5   Spain
6   England
7   New Zealand
8   Belgium
9   Argentina
10   Japan
11   Malaysia
12   Kenya

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Australia withdrew because of a lack of funds, they were replaced by New Zealand.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.fih.ch/en/competitions-16-1973-mens-world-cup-world-cup
  2. ^ "Brian Lewis. "Hockey." Times [London, England] 3 Sept. 1973". the Times.

External linksEdit