International Hockey Federation (FIH) organizes field hockey world cup in every four years time span. The inaugural edition of hockey world cup was played in 1971 which was hosted by Spain in Barcelona. Since then 14 events have been concluded till 2018 and the next tournament will be played in 2022. Pakistan won the first hockey world championship by defeating Spain in the final by 1-0.
Pakistan is the most successful team in the history of hockey world cup as they are the champions of 4-time. They won prestigious hockey championship in 1971, 1978, 1982 and 1994. Netherlands and Australia have also won hockey world cup 3-3 times each. Germany also won FIH field hockey world cup two times in 2002 and 2006. India also became world hockey champion once in 1975.
The recent 14th edition of hockey world cup was played in India which was won by Belgium. Let’s have a look at the complete list of winners and runners-up in the competition so far.
Hockey World Cup Champions
|1973||Netherlands||India||2-2 (4-2 in Penalty Strokes)||Netherlands|
|1994||Pakistan||Netherlands||1-1 (4-3 in Penalty Strokes)||Australia|
|2018||Belgium||Netherlands||0-0 (3-2 in penalty shoots)||India|
Countries with number of titles and years
|Country||Number of Titles||Year|
|Pakistan||4||1971, 1978, 1982, 1994|
|Netherlands||3||1973, 1990, 1998|
|Australia||3||1986, 2010, 2014|