1978 Men's Hockey World Cup

The 1978 Men's Hockey World Cup was the fourth Hockey World Cup men's field hockey tournament. It was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was won by Pakistan, who defeated the Netherlands 3–1 in the final.[1] The host nation, Argentina finished eighth.

1978 Hockey World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Teams14
Venue(s)Campo de Polo
Final positions
Champions Pakistan (2nd title)
Runner-up Netherlands
Third place Australia
Tournament statistics
Top scorer(s)Paul Litjens (15 goals)
1975 (previous) (next) 1982

ResultsEdit

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Australia 6 5 0 1 18 7 11 10
  West Germany 6 3 2 1 25 13 12 8
  India 6 3 1 2 8 12 −4 7
  England 6 1 3 2 7 7 0 5
  Poland 6 2 0 4 15 24 −9 4
  Canada 6 1 2 3 12 16 −4 4
  Belgium 6 1 2 3 12 18 −6 4
  Qualified for semifinals
21 March 1978
West Germany   9–4   Poland
21 March 1978
Australia   2–0   England
21 March 1978
Canada   3–1   India
22 March 1978
West Germany   3–3   Belgium
22 March 1978
England   3–0   Poland
22 March 1978
India   2–0   Australia
24 March 1978
Australia   5–2   Belgium
25 March 1978
England   3–3   Canada
25 March 1978
West Germany   7–0   India
25 March 1978
Australia   4–1   Poland
28 March 1978
Australia   4–0   Canada
28 March 1978
India   1–1   England
28 March 1978
Poland   7–4   Belgium
29 March 1978
England   0–1   Belgium
29 March 1978
Poland   2–1   Canada
29 March 1978
West Germany   4–3   Canada
29 March 1978
Australia   3–2   West Germany
29 March 1978
India   1–0   Belgium

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Pakistan 6 6 0 0 31 2 29 12
  Netherlands 6 5 0 1 21 9 12 10
  Spain 6 3 1 2 7 4 3 7
  Argentina 6 2 2 2 9 12 −3 6
  Malaysia 6 1 2 3 7 10 −3 4
  Ireland 6 1 1 4 8 19 −11 3
  Italy 6 0 0 6 1 28 −27 0
  Qualified for semifinals
19 March 1978
Argentina   2–1   Ireland
19 March 1978
Spain   1–0   Malaysia
21 March 1978
Pakistan   9–0   Ireland
21 March 1978
Netherlands   8–0   Italy
21 March 1978
Argentina   1–1   Malaysia
22 March 1978
Pakistan   7–0   Italy
22 March 1978
Spain   1–0   Ireland
22 March 1978
Netherlands   2–1   Malaysia
25 March 1978
Argentina   4–0   Italy
25 March 1978
Pakistan   3–1   Netherlands
25 March 1978
Malaysia   2–2   Ireland
26 March 1978
Spain   0–0   Argentina
26 March 1978
Pakistan   3–0   Malaysia
26 March 1978
Ireland   3–0   Italy
28 March 1978
Pakistan   2–1   Spain
28 March 1978
Malaysia   3–1   Italy
28 March 1978
Netherlands   3–2   Argentina
29 March 1978
Spain   3–0   Italy
29 March 1978
Netherlands   5–2   Ireland
29 March 1978
Pakistan   5–0   Argentina

Fifth to fourteenth place classificationEdit

Thirteenth and fourteenth placeEdit

1 April 1978
Italy   2–1   Belgium

Ninth to twelfth place qualifiersEdit

31 March 1978
Poland   1 – 1 (AET)
4 – 2 (PSO)
  Ireland
31 March 1978
Malaysia   2–0   Canada

Eleventh and twelfth placeEdit

1 April 1978
Canada   3–1   Ireland

Ninth and tenth placeEdit

1 April 1978
Poland   1–0   Malaysia

Fifth to eighth place qualifiersEdit

31 March 1978
India   3–2   Argentina
31 March 1978
Spain   2–1   England

Seventh and eighth placeEdit

1 April 1978
England   3–1   Argentina

Fifth and sixth placeEdit

1 April 1978
Spain   2–0   India

First to fourth place classificationEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
31 March
 
 
  Netherlands3
 
2 April
 
  Australia2
 
  Pakistan 3
 
31 March
 
  Netherlands2
 
  Pakistan1
 
 
  West Germany0
 
Third place
 
 
2 April
 
 
  Australia 4
 
 
  West Germany3

Semi-finalsEdit

31 March 1978
Netherlands   3–2   Australia
31 March 1978
Pakistan   1 – 0 (AET)   West Germany

Third and fourth placeEdit

2 April 1978
Australia   4–3   West Germany

FinalEdit

2 April 1978
Pakistan   3–2   Netherlands
Rasool (pen), Islahuddin, Ehsanullah Kruize (pen), Litjens
Attendance: 15,000
Umpires:
H Servetto (Argentina) & L Gillet (France)

Pakistan
Saleem Sherwani, Munawwaruz Zaman, Saeed Ahmed, Muhammad Shafiq, Rana Ehsanullah, Akhtar Rasool, Islahuddin Siddique, Hanif Khan, Manzoor Hussain, Shahnaz Sheikh, Samiullah Khan

Netherlands
Maarten Sikking, André Bolhuis, Imbert Jebbink, Geert van Eijk, Hans Jorritsma, Ties Kruize, Theo Doyer, Ron Steens, Paul Litjens, Tim Steens, Wouter Leefers


 1978 Hockey World Cup Winner 
 
Pakistan
Second title

ReferencesEdit

  • "Hockey World Cup Buenos Aires 1978". FIH. Retrieved 9 August 2016.