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Field hockey at the 1976 Summer Olympics

The Field Hockey competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics, which was held in the Molson Stadium at the McGill University, on an artificial surface for the first time. Only a men's competition occurred.[1]

Field hockey
at the 1976 Summer Olympics
Field hockey pictogram.svg
Tournament details
Host country Canada
CityMontreal
Dates18–30 July 1976
Teams11
Top three teams
Champions New Zealand (1st title)
Runner-up Australia
Third place Pakistan
Tournament statistics
Matches played39
Goals scored140 (3.59 per match)
Top scorer(s)Netherlands Paul Litjens (11 goals)
1972 (previous) (next) 1980

ResultsEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Pool AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 5 5 0 0 11 3 +8 10 Semi-finals
2   Australia[a] 5 3 0 2 14 6 +8 6
3   India[a] 5 3 0 2 12 9 +3 6
4   Malaysia 5 2 0 3 3 7 −4 4
5   Canada 5 1 0 4 4 11 −7 2
6   Argentina 5 1 0 4 4 12 −8 2
Source: FIH
^[a]Australia and India finished on equal points at the conclusion of the pool stage, resulting in a match to determine second place in the pool. The match was contested on July 26th, 1976.
18 July 1976
India   4–0   Argentina
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18 July 1976
Australia   2–0   Malaysia
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19 July 1976
India   1–3   Netherlands
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19 July 1976
Australia   3–0   Canada
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20 July 1976
Argentina   1–3   Canada
Report
20 July 1976
Netherlands   2–0   Malaysia
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21 July 1976
India   1–6   Australia
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21 July 1976
Malaysia   2–0   Argentina
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22 July 1976
Australia   1–2   Netherlands
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22 July 1976
India   3–0   Canada
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23 July 1976
Malaysia   1–0   Canada
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23 July 1976
Netherlands   1–0   Argentina
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24 July 1976
India   3–0   Malaysia
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24 July 1976
Australia   2–3   Argentina
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25 July 1976
Netherlands   3–1   Canada
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26 July 1976
Australia   1–1   India
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Penalties
5–4

Pool BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Pakistan 4 3 1 0 16 6 +10 7 Semi-finals
2   New Zealand[a] 5 2 2 1 7 8 −1 6
3   Spain[a] 5 1 2 2 9 8 +1 4
4   West Germany 4 1 1 2 10 10 0 3
5   Belgium 4 1 0 3 5 15 −10 2
Source: FIH
^[a]New Zealand and Spain finished on equal points at the conclusion of the pool stage, resulting in a match to determine second place in the pool. The match was contested on July 26th, 1976.
18 July 1976
Pakistan   5–0   Belgium
Report
18 July 1976
West Germany   1–1   New Zealand
Report

19 July 1976
Pakistan   2–2   Spain
Report

20 July 1976
Spain   1–1   New Zealand
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21 July 1976
Pakistan   4–2   West Germany
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21 July 1976
New Zealand   2–1   Belgium
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22 July 1976
West Germany   1–4   Spain
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23 July 1976
Spain   2–3   Belgium
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24 July 1976
Pakistan   5–2   New Zealand
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24 July 1976
West Germany   6–1   Belgium
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26 July 1976
Spain   0–1 (a.e.t.)   New Zealand
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Classification RoundEdit

Ninth to eleventh place classificationEdit

 
CrossoverNinth Place Match
 
      
 
28 July 1976
 
 
  Belgium (a.e.t)3
 
29 July 1976
 
  Argentina2
 
  Canada2
 
 
  Belgium (a.e.t)3
 
 
 
 
CrossoverEdit
28 July 1976
Belgium   3–2 (a.e.t.)   Argentina
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Ninth and tenth placeEdit
29 July 1976
Canada   2–3 (a.e.t.)   Belgium
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Fifth to eighth place classificationEdit

 
CrossoverFifth Place Match
 
      
 
29 July 1976
 
 
  India2
 
30 July 1976
 
  West Germany3
 
  West Germany9
 
29 July 1976
 
  Spain1
 
  Spain2
 
 
  Malaysia1
 
Seventh Place Match
 
 
30 July 1976
 
 
  India2
 
 
  Malaysia0
CrossoverEdit
29 July 1976
Spain   2–1   Malaysia
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29 July 1976
India   2–3   West Germany
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Seventh and eighth placeEdit
30 July 1976
India   2–0   Malaysia
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Fifth and sixth placeEdit
30 July 1976
West Germany   9–1   Spain
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First to fourth place classificationEdit

 
Semi-finalsGold Medal Match
 
      
 
29 July 1976
 
 
  Netherlands1
 
30 July 1976
 
  New Zealand (a.e.t)2
 
  New Zealand1
 
29 July 1976
 
  Australia0
 
  Pakistan1
 
 
  Australia2
 
Bronze Medal Match
 
 
30 July 1976
 
 
  Netherlands2
 
 
  Pakistan3
Semi-finalsEdit
29 July 1976
Pakistan   1–2   Australia
Report

29 July 1976
Netherlands   1–2 (a.e.t.)   New Zealand
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Bronze Medal MatchEdit
30 July 1976
Netherlands   2–3   Pakistan
Report
Gold Medal MatchEdit
30 July 1976
New Zealand   1–0   Australia
Ineson (1) Report

Final rankingEdit

Top scorersEdit

Pos. Player Goals FG PS PC LC
1   Paul Litjens (NED) 11 0 1 6 4
2   Juan Amat (ESP) 7 0 0 6 1
  Ronald Riley (AUS) 7 7 0 0 0
  Wolfgang Strödter (FRG) 7 0 0 5 2
5   Munawwaruz Zaman (PAK) 6 0 0 3 3
6   Serge Dubois (BEL) 4 0 0 3 1
  Manzoor Hussain (PAK) 4 4 0 0 0
  Tony Ineson (NZL) 4 0 0 3 1
  Surjit Singh (IND) 4 0 0 4 0

Medal winnersEdit

SquadsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". Sports Reference. Retrieved 10 October 2019.

External linksEdit