1998 Men's Hockey World Cup

The 1998 Men's Hockey World Cup was the ninth edition of the Men's Hockey World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men's national field hockey teams organized by the International Hockey Federation. It was held alongside the women's tournament in Utrecht, Netherlands from 20 June to 1 July 1998.

1998 Men's Hockey World Cup
Tournament details
Host countryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Dates20 June – 1 July
Teams12 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)Stadion Galgenwaard
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (3rd title)
Runner-up Spain
Third place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played42
Goals scored209 (4.98 per match)
Top scorer(s)Australia Jay Stacy (11 goals)
Best playerGermany Oliver Domke
1994 (previous) (next) 2002

The trophy was won by the Netherlands national field hockey team.[1] Spain came second and Germany came third. The Dutch made history by being the only country to win a tournament at its home ground not only once, but twice. It was the second time The Netherlands had hosted the competition.

LocationEdit

The 9th Hockey World Cup was held in Galgenwaard Stadium at Utrecht, Netherlands. The stadium was opened in 1982, and was mainly used for football, and was the home of the football club FC Utrecht. The stadium has a capacity of around 24,500 spectators, and at the time it was one of the most modern stadiums in the world. The stadium was the host of two World Cup finals: the first, was the Hockey World Cup final; and the second was in 2005, for the final of the Football World Youth Championships.

QualificationEdit

Date Event Location Quotas Qualifiers
Host 1   Netherlands
23 November – 4 December 1994 1994 World Cup Sydney, Australia 5   Pakistan
  Australia
  Germany
  India
  England
4–15 March 1997 1997 Intercontinental Cup Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 6   Spain
  South Korea
  New Zealand
  Poland
  Canada
  Malaysia
Total 12

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Pool AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 5 4 1 0 18 7 +11 13 Semi-finals
2   Netherlands (H) 5 4 0 1 17 10 +7 12
3   Canada 5 1 3 1 13 12 +1 6
4   South Korea 5 1 1 3 9 13 −4 4
5   New Zealand 5 1 1 3 8 12 −4 4
6   India 5 1 0 4 6 17 −11 3
Source: FIH
(H) Host
21 May 1998
Netherlands   3 – 1   Canada
21 May 1998
Germany   4 – 1   India
21 May 1998
South Korea   1 – 3   New Zealand

22 May 1998
New Zealand   0 – 3   Germany
22 May 1998
India   0 – 5   Netherlands
22 May 1998
Canada   1 – 1   South Korea

24 May 1998
New Zealand   3 – 3   Canada
24 May 1998
South Korea   4 – 3   India
24 May 1998
Netherlands   1 – 5   Germany

26 May 1998
Netherlands   4 – 2   South Korea
26 May 1998
India   1 – 0   New Zealand
26 May 1998
Canada   4 – 4   Germany

28 May 1998
Germany   2 – 1   South Korea
28 May 1998
New Zealand   2 – 4   Netherlands
28 May 1998
India   1 – 4   Canada

Pool BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Australia 5 4 1 0 24 3 +21 13 Semi-finals
2   Spain 5 4 1 0 14 4 +10 13
3   Pakistan 5 3 0 2 19 13 +6 9
4   England 5 2 0 3 14 16 −2 6
5   Poland 5 0 1 4 4 21 −17 1
6   Malaysia 5 0 1 4 4 22 −18 1
Source: FIH
21 May 1998
Malaysia   2 – 7   Pakistan
21 May 1998
Poland   0 – 8   Australia
21 May 1998
Spain   3 – 1   England

23 May 1998
Poland   1 – 1   Malaysia
23 May 1998
Australia   2 – 2   Spain
23 May 1998
Pakistan   7 – 5   England

25 May 1998
Pakistan   1 – 2   Spain
25 May 1998
England   5 – 2   Poland
25 May 1998
Malaysia   0 – 8   Australia

27 May 1998
Australia   3 – 0   England
27 May 1998
Spain   3 – 0   Malaysia
27 May 1998
Pakistan   3 – 1   Poland

28 May 1998
Spain   4 – 0   Poland
28 May 1998
England   3 – 1   Malaysia
28 May 1998
Australia   3 – 1   Pakistan

Classification roundEdit

Ninth to twelfth place classificationEdit

 
CrossoverNinth place
 
      
 
30 May
 
 
  New Zealand3
 
1 June
 
  Malaysia2
 
  India1
 
30 May
 
  New Zealand0
 
  India6
 
 
  Poland2
 
Eleventh place
 
 
31 May
 
 
  Malaysia5
 
 
  Poland4

Ninth to twelfth qualifiersEdit

30 May 1998
New Zealand   3 – 2   Malaysia

30 May 1998
India   6 – 2   Poland

Eleventh and twelfth placeEdit

31 May 1998
Malaysia   5 – 4   Poland

Ninth and tenth placeEdit

1 June 1998
India   1 – 0   New Zealand

Fifth to eighth place classificationEdit

 
CrossoverFifth place
 
      
 
30 May
 
 
  South Korea1
 
1 June
 
  Pakistan3
 
  Pakistan4
 
30 May
 
  England2
 
  Canada1
 
 
  England2
 
Seventh place
 
 
1 June
 
 
  South Korea4
 
 
  Canada2

Fifth to eighth qualifiersEdit

30 May 1998
South Korea   1 – 3   Pakistan

30 May 1998
Canada   1 – 2   England

Seventh and eighth placeEdit

1 June 1998
South Korea   4 – 2   Canada

Fifth and sixth placeEdit

1 June 1998
Pakistan   4 – 2   England

First to fourth place classificationEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
30 May
 
 
  Netherlands6
 
1 June
 
  Australia2
 
  Netherlands (a.e.t.)3
 
30 May
 
  Spain2
 
  Germany0
 
 
  Spain3
 
Third place
 
 
1 June
 
 
  Australia 0
 
 
  Germany1

Semi-finalsEdit

30 May 1998
Netherlands   6 – 2   Australia

30 May 1998
Germany   0 – 3   Spain

Third and fourth placeEdit

1 June 1998
Australia   0 – 1   Germany

FinalEdit

1 June 1998
Netherlands   3 – 2 (a.e.t.)   Spain
Stefan Veen  
Bram Loman  
Teun de Nooijer  
Report Xavier Arnau  
Victor Pujal  
Attendance: 15,000


 1998 Hockey World Cup Winner 
 
Netherlands
Third title

Final RankingEdit

Rank Team
    Netherlands
    Spain
    Germany
4   Australia
5   Pakistan
6   England
7   South Korea
8   Canada
9   India
10   New Zealand
11   Malaysia
12   Poland

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sydney Friskin. "Show-stopping triumph for Holland." Times [London, England] 2 June 1998". the Times.

External linksEdit

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