Field hockey at the 1972 Summer Olympics

The field hockey tournament at the 1972 Summer Olympics was the 12th edition of the field hockey event at the Summer Olympics.[1]

Field hockey
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Field hockey pictogram.svg
VenueHockeyanlage
Dates27 August–10 September 1972 (1972-09-10)
No. of events1
Competitors263 from 16 nations
Teams16
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  West Germany (1st title)
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Pakistan
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  India
← 1968
1976 →

The West German victory was the first title by a European nation since 1920 but was marred by the behavior of Pakistani players, fans, and officials after losing the final.

At the final whistle, Pakistani fans and officials invaded the pitch before assaulting West German police and stadium security, storming the tournament officials table and pouring a bucket of water over International Hockey Federation president Rene Frank, while the players destroyed their locker room and refused to wear their silver medals or face the West German flag as it was raised at the medal ceremony.

The eleven Pakistani players were banned for life from their national team, but after a high-level apology, the ban was reduced to two years, and eight of them played at the 1976 Olympics.[2]

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  West Germany (FRG)
Wolfgang Baumgart
Horst Drose
Dieter Freise
Werner Kaessmann
Carsten Keller
Detlev Kittstein
Ulrich Klaes
Peter Kraus
Michael Krause
Michael Peter
Wolfgang Rott
Fritz Schmidt
Rainer Seifert
Wolfgang Strodter
Eckart Suhl
Eduard Thelen
Peter Trump
Ulrich Vos
  Pakistan (PAK)
Rashid Abdul
Akhtar Rasool
Ul Akhtar
Jahangir Butt
Fazalur Rehman
Islahuddin Siddique
Muhammad Asad Malik
Shahnaz Sheikh
Munawwaruz Zaman
Ahmad Riaz
Saeed Anwar
Saleem Sherwani
Iftikar Syed
Mudassar Syed
Zahid Sheikh
  India (IND)
B. P. Govinda
Charles Cornelius
Manuel Frederick
Michael Kindo
Ashok Kumar
M. P. Ganesh
Krishnamurty Perumal
Ajitpal Singh
Harbinder Singh
Harcharan Singh
Harmik Singh
Kulwant Singh
Mukhbain Singh
Virinder Singh

SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   West Germany (H) 7 6 1 0 17 5 +12 13 Semi-finals
2   Pakistan 7 5 1 1 17 6 +11 11
3   Malaysia 7 4 1 2 9 7 +2 9 5–8th place semi-finals
4   Spain 7 2 4 1 9 8 +1 8
5   Belgium 7 2 1 4 8 14 −6 5 Ninth place game
6   France 7 2 0 5 6 13 −7 4 Eleventh place game
7   Argentina 7 0 3 4 4 9 −5 3 Thirteenth place game
8   Uganda 7 0 3 4 6 14 −8 3 Fifteenth place game
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
27 August 1972
West Germany   5–1   Belgium
27 August 1972
Pakistan   3–0   France
27 August 1972
Spain   1–1   Argentina
27 August 1972
Malaysia   3–1   Uganda

28 August 1972
Belgium   1–1   Argentina
28 August 1972
West Germany   1–0   Malaysia
28 August 1972
Pakistan   1–1   Spain
28 August 1972
France   3–1   Uganda

29 August 1972
Spain   0–0   Malaysia
29 August 1972
Pakistan   3–1   Uganda
29 August 1972
West Germany   2–1   Argentina
29 August 1972
Belgium   1–0   France

31 August 1972
Argentina   0–0   Uganda
31 August 1972
Pakistan   1–2   West Germany
31 August 1972
Spain   1–0   Belgium
31 August 1972
France   0–1   Malaysia

1 September 1972
Spain   3–2   France
1 September 1972
West Germany   1–1   Uganda
1 September 1972
Pakistan   3–1   Argentina
1 September 1972
Belgium   2–4   Malaysia

3 September 1972
West Germany   2–1   Spain
3 September 1972
Malaysia   0–3   Pakistan
3 September 1972
Argentina   0–1   France
3 September 1972
Belgium   2–0   Uganda

4 September 1972
Spain   2–2   Uganda
4 September 1972
Belgium   1–3   Pakistan
4 September 1972
France   0–4   West Germany
4 September 1972
Argentina   0–1   Malaysia

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   India 7 5 2 0 25 8 +17 12 Semi-finals
2   Netherlands 7 5 1 1 20 9 +11 11
3   Great Britain 7 4 1 2 15 10 +5 9 5–8th place semi-finals
4   Australia 7 3 2 2 18 8 +10 8
5   New Zealand 7 2 3 2 16 11 +5 7 Ninth place game
6   Poland 7 2 2 3 12 12 0 6 Eleventh place game
7   Kenya 7 1 1 5 8 17 −9 3 Thirteenth place game
8   Mexico 7 0 0 7 1 40 −39 0 Fifteenth place game
27 August 1972
Netherlands   1–1   India
27 August 1972
Great Britain   6–0   Mexico
27 August 1972
Australia   0–0   New Zealand
27 August 1972
Poland   1–0   Kenya

28 August 1972
New Zealand   7–0   Mexico
28 August 1972
India   5–0   Great Britain
28 August 1972
Netherlands   4–2   Poland
28 August 1972
Australia   3–1   Kenya

30 August 1972
Netherlands   5–1   Kenya
30 August 1972
India   3–1   Australia
30 August 1972
Poland   3–0   Mexico
30 August 1972
New Zealand   2–1   Great Britain

31 August 1972
Netherlands   2–0   New Zealand
31 August 1972
Australia   10–0   Mexico
31 August 1972
Kenya   0–2   Great Britain
31 August 1972
India   2–2   Poland

2 September 1972
Netherlands   4–0   Mexico
2 September 1972
Australia   1–1   Great Britain
2 September 1972
New Zealand   3–3   Poland
2 September 1972
India   3–2   Kenya

3 September 1972
India   8–0   Mexico
3 September 1972
New Zealand   2–2   Kenya
3 September 1972
Great Britain   3–1   Netherlands
3 September 1972
Australia   1–0   Poland

4 September 1972
Netherlands   3–2   Australia
4 September 1972
Kenya   2–1   Mexico
4 September 1972
India   3–2   New Zealand
4 September 1972
Great Britain   2–1   Poland

Classification roundEdit

Ninth to sixteenth place classificationEdit

Fifteenth place gameEdit

7 September 1972
Uganda   4–1   Mexico

Thirteenth place gameEdit

7 September 1972
Kenya   1–0 (a.e.t.)   Argentina

Eleventh place gameEdit

8 September 1972
Poland   4–4 (a.e.t.)   France
Penalties
3–0

Ninth place gameEdit

8 September 1972
New Zealand   2–1   Belgium

Fifth to eighth place classificationEdit

 
5–8th place semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
7 September
 
 
  Australia2
 
9 September
 
  Malaysia1
 
  Australia (a.e.t.)2
 
7 September
 
  Great Britain1
 
  Spain0
 
 
  Great Britain2
 
Seventh place
 
 
9 September
 
 
  Spain2
 
 
  Malaysia1

5–8th place semi-finalsEdit

7 September 1972
Spain   0–2   Great Britain

7 September 1972
Australia   2–1   Malaysia

Seventh place gameEdit

9 September 1972
Spain   2–1   Malaysia

Fifth place gameEdit

9 September 1972
Australia   2–1 (a.e.t.)   Great Britain

Medal roundEdit

 
Semi-finalsGold medal match
 
      
 
8 September
 
 
  West Germany3
 
10 September
 
  Netherlands0
 
  West Germany1
 
8 September
 
  Pakistan0
 
  Pakistan2
 
 
  India0
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
10 September
 
 
  India2
 
 
  Netherlands1

Semi-finalsEdit

8 September 1972
West Germany   3–0   Netherlands

8 September 1972
Pakistan   2–0   India

Bronze medal matchEdit

10 September 1972
10:00
India   2–1   Netherlands
Govinda   15'
Mukhbain   70'
Kruize   6'
Umpires:
Osvaldo Pensosi (ITA)
Bernard Valette (FRA)

Gold medal matchEdit

10 September 1972
12:00
West Germany   1–0   Pakistan
Krause   60'
Umpires:
Horcaio Servetto (ARG)
Richard Jewell (AUS)

Final rankingsEdit

  1.   West Germany
  2.   Pakistan
  3.   India
  4.   Netherlands
  5.   Australia
  6.   Great Britain
  7.   Spain
  8.   Malaysia
  9.   New Zealand
  10.   Belgium
  11.   Poland
  12.   France
  13.   Kenya
  14.   Argentina
  15.   Uganda
  16.   Mexico

Remarks:

  • Men's competition only in 1972
  • It was the first-ever gold medal lost by either Pakistan or India, former rulers in this sport.
  • At the medal ceremony Pakistani players, as a protest against alleged biased and unfair decisions by the referee, put forth their foot to wear the medal then threw their silver medals at the floor and turned their backs as the German anthem played.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey at the 1972 Munich Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  2. ^ Misbehaving Pakistani hockey players

External linksEdit