Some Intrested Facts About The Hockey
Some Intrested Facts about the Hockey
Hockey World Cup
Organised By: International Hockey Federation (FIH)
Schedule: held every four years
Trophy Designed By: Bashir Moojid
Trophy Created By: Pakistani Army
Trophy: a silver cup with an intricate floral design, surmounted by a globe of the world in silver and gold, placed on a high blade base inlaid with ivory. At its peak is a model hockey stick and ball.
Five countries have dominated the event’s history. Pakistan is the most successful team, having won the tournament four times. The Netherlands have won three titles, and Germany has won two titles. India and Australia have each won the tournament once.
History of Hockey World Cup:
Pakistan’s Air Marshal Nur Khan originated the idea of a Hockey World Cup was. FIH approved the idea and it was decided that inaugural World Cup would be held in October 1971, in Pakistan.
The Cup could not be held in Pakistan, as Pakistanis led by cricketer Abdul Hafeez Kardar, protested against India’s participation in the Hockey World Cup. So it was moved to Real Club de Polo grounds in Barcelona, Spain, a neutral and peaceful European site.World Cup Winners: