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1975 Men's Hockey World Cup

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Host country  Malaysia
Teams  12
Champions  India (1st title)
City  Kuala Lumpur
Venue(s)  Stadium Merdeka
Runner-up  Pakistan
1975 Men's Hockey World Cup

The 1975 Hockey World Cup was the third edition of the Hockey World Cup men's field hockey tournament. It was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the final, India defeated Pakistan from a goal difference of 2–1. It was the second World Cup Final appearance for both the nations, Pakistan was the winner of the inaugural World Cup in 1971, and India was the runner-up of 1973 World Cup, held in Amstelveen, Netherlands. German team defeated host nation, Malaysian team, with a goal difference of 4–0 for third place.


Pool A

     Qualified for semifinals

Pool B

     Qualified for semifinals


In the final match, Indian team faced its traditional archrival Pakistani team. Match was scheduled on 15 March 1975. Ashok Kumar scored the all-important winning goal to achieve India's lone triumph in the World cup.

India Squad
Leslie Fernandez, Ashok Diwan, Surjit Singh, Michael Kindo, Aslam Sher Khan, Varinder Singh, Onkar Singh, Mohinder Singh, Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar, B. P. Govinda, Harcharan Singh, Harjinder Singh, Vadivelu Phillips, Shivaji Pawar, BP Kaliah


1975 Men's Hockey World Cup Wikipedia