India defeats Belgium to win 2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup

Dec 19, 2016 09:57 IST

India on 18 December 2016 defeated Belgium 2-1 in the final to lift the 2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup. The final was played at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

The third place in the tournament went to Germany, who was defeated by Belgium in the semi-final.

Also, it was the first time that a host nation has won the Cup in 11 editions of the tournament.

Top scorer in the tournament: England’s Edward Horler (8 goals)

Best player in the tournament: Spain’s Enrique Gonzalez de Castejon

Best goalkeeper in the tournament: Belgium’s Loic Van Doren

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About Men's Hockey Junior World Cup

  • The Hockey Junior World Cup is an international field hockey competition.
  • It is organised by the International Hockey Federation (FIH).
  • The tournament was started in 1979.
  • The tournament has been held every four years since 1985.
  • Germany is the most successful team, having won the tournament six times followed by India, having won the tournament two times. Argentina, Australia and Pakistan have each won the tournament once.
  • The 2013 tournament was held in India from 2 November to 17 November 2013 in which Germany emerged as the winner. .France had claimed its first ever medal in tournament winning silver after losing to Germany.
  • The 2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup was held in Lucknow from 8 December to 18 December 2016.

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