The first edition of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup was held in 1971 in Spain. The Pakistan team became the inaugural Men’s Hockey World Cup winner, defeating Spain 1-0 in the final.
Pakistan team has dominated the Men’s Hockey World Cup and is the most successful team in the competition with four titles (1971, 1978,1982, and 1994). Besides Pakistan, Netherlands, Germany and Australia have won three World Cups each.
The World Cup is held every four years under the aegis of FIH (International Hockey Federation).
FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2023 is the 15th edition of the hockey world cup which was started from Jan 13 onwards. The matches were played at two venues Bhubaneshwar and Rourkela and 16 teams participated in the tournament.
Men’s Hockey World Cup Winner List
|1973 (Netherlands)||Netherlands||India||2–2, Penalty Strokes (4–2)|
|1982 (India)||Pakistan||West Germany||3–1|
|1994 (Australia)||Pakistan||Netherlands||1–1, Penalty Strokes (4–3)|
|1998 (Netherlands)||Netherlands||Spain||3–2 (After extra time)|
|2018 (India)||Belgium||Netherlands||0-0, Penalty Shootout (3-2)|
|2023 (India)||Germany||Belgium||3-3, Penalty Shootout (5-4)|
The Indian hockey team only managed to win one World Cup victory, despite being record eight-time olympic champions. India’s only world cup win came in 1975 under the captaincy of Ajit Pal Singh. India beat arch-rival Pakistan 2-1 in the 1975 final.
A. Pakistan won the first Hockey World Cup.
A. India’s only world cup victory in hockey came in 1975.
A. The matches were played in two venues Bhubaneshwar and Rourkela.
A. 16 teams participated in the hockey world cup 2023.
A. Germany is the winner of the hockey world cup in 2023.
A. Belgium is the runner-up in the hockey world cup 2023.