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Australia won the 2014 edition of Men’s Hockey World Cup

Jun 16, 2014 14:49 IST

Hockey World CupAustralia won the 2014 edition of Men’s Hockey World Cup for second successive time. Australia won against the Netherlands with 6-1 in the final held at Kyocera Stadium in The Hague, Netherlands on 15 June 2014.

Australia won the title consecutively for the first time in 1986 when the current Australian coach Ric Charlesworth played for Australia. Germany was the only nation to win the title two consecutive times.

Argentina won Bronze medal by defeating the England 2-0 in the finals. This was the first men’s World Cup medal for Argentina.

India defeated Asian Champions South Korea 3-0 to finish a lowly ninth in the men's hockey World Cup. In 2010 edition held in New Delhi, India finished eighth. So far India has won its only Hockey World Cup in 1975.

On the other hand, Pakistan has won the Men's Hockey World Cup for the maximum number of times.

Captain of Australia: Mark Knowles of Australia

Captain of Netherlands: Robert van der Horst

Best Goal of the Tournament: Sebastien Dockier of Belgium
Top Scorer: Gonzalo Peillat of Argentina
Best Player of the Tournament: Mark Knowles of Australia
Best Goal Keeper: Jaap Stockmann of Netherlands
Young Player of the Tournament: Jeremy Hayward of Australia

About Men’s Hockey World Cup
Men’s Hockey World Cup is an international field hockey competition organised by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). The tournament was started in 1971. It is held every four years.

The 2010 edition was held in New Delhi.

2014 Men’s and Women’s Hockey World Cup was held simultaneously in The Hague, Netherlands. It was the third time that the Netherlands hosted the Women's World Cup after 1973 and 1998.

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Quick Digest

Who: Australia

Where: The Hague , Netherlands

What: won Men's hockey World Cup

When: 15 June 2014

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