Field hockey at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Field hockey
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Field hockey pictogram.svg
VenueMunicipal Stadium
Dates13–26 October 1968
Teams16
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Pakistan
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Australia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  India
← 1964
1972 →

The men's field hockey tournament at the 1968 Summer Olympics was the 11th edition of the field hockey event for men at the Summer Olympics. It took place over a fourteen-day period beginning on 13 October, and culminated with the medal finals on 26 October. All games were played at the Municipal Stadium in Mexico City, Mexico.[1]

Pakistan won the gold medal for the second time after defeating Australia 2–1 in the final. Defending champions India won the bronze medal after defeating West Germany 2–1.

Competition Schedule[edit]

G Group stage C Classification matches SF Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Final
Sun 13 Mon 14 Tue 15 Wed 16 Thu 17 Fri 18 Sat 19 Sun 20 Mon 21 Tue 22 Wed 23 Thu 24 Fri 25 Sat 26
G G G G G G G G G G C SF C B F

Squads[edit]

Results[edit]

Preliminary Round[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  India 7 6 0 1 20 4 +16 12 Semi-finals
2  West Germany 7 5 1 1 15 5 +10 11
3  New Zealand 7 3 4 0 8 4 +4 10
4  Spain 7 2 3 2 7 5 +2 7
5  Belgium 7 3 1 3 14 9 +5 7
6  East Germany 7 2 2 3 7 10 −3 6
7  Japan 7 1 1 5 4 14 −10 3
8  Mexico (H) 7 0 0 7 2 26 −24 0
Source: Sports-Reference
(H) Host.
13 October 1968
New Zealand  2–1  India
13 October 1968
Japan  2–1  Mexico
13 October 1968
Spain  1–1  East Germany
13 October 1968
West Germany  2–0  Belgium

14 October 1968
India  2–1  West Germany
14 October 1968
Belgium  4–0  East Germany
14 October 1968
Spain  0–0  Japan
14 October 1968
New Zealand  2–0  Mexico

15 October 1968
West Germany  2–0  Japan
15 October 1968
India  8–0  Mexico
15 October 1968
Spain  2–0  Belgium
15 October 1968
East Germany  1–1  New Zealand

17 October 1968
India  1–0  Spain
17 October 1968
West Germany  3–2  East Germany
17 October 1968
Belgium  4–0  Mexico
17 October 1968
New Zealand  1–0  Japan

18 October 1968
India  2–1  Belgium
18 October 1968
East Germany  1–0  Japan
18 October 1968
Spain  3–0  Mexico
18 October 1968
West Germany  0–0  New Zealand

20 October 1968
India  5–0  Japan
20 October 1968
New Zealand  1–1  Belgium
20 October 1968
West Germany  2–0  Spain
20 October 1968
East Germany  2–0  Mexico

21 October 1968
India  1–0  East Germany
21 October 1968
Belgium  4–2  Japan
21 October 1968
New Zealand  1–1  Spain
21 October 1968
West Germany  5–1  Mexico

Pool B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Pakistan 7 7 0 0 23 4 +19 14 Semi-finals
2  Australia[a] 8 5 1 2 15 7 +8 11
3  Kenya[a] 8 4 1 3 13 9 +4 9
4  Netherlands 7 4 0 3 11 11 0 8
5  Great Britain 7 2 1 4 6 8 −2 5
6  France 7 2 1 4 2 5 −3 5
7  Argentina 7 1 1 5 4 20 −16 3
8  Malaysia 7 0 3 4 2 12 −10 3
^[a]Australia and Kenya finished on equal points at the conclusion of the pool stage, resulting in a match to determine second place in the pool.
13 October 1968
Great Britain  2–0  Argentina
13 October 1968
Australia  2–0  Kenya
13 October 1968
Pakistan  6–0  Netherlands
13 October 1968
France  0–0  Malaysia

14 October 1968
Pakistan  1–0  France
14 October 1968
Australia  0–0  Great Britain
14 October 1968
Kenya  1–1  Malaysia
14 October 1968
Netherlands  7–0  Argentina

16 October 1968
Malaysia  1–1  Argentina
16 October 1968
Pakistan  3–2  Australia
16 October 1968
Netherlands  2–1  Great Britain
16 October 1968
Kenya  2–0  France

17 October 1968
Australia  3–0  Malaysia
17 October 1968
Pakistan  5–0  Argentina
17 October 1968
France  1–0  Great Britain
17 October 1968
Kenya  2–0  Netherlands

19 October 1968
France  1–0  Australia
19 October 1968
Kenya  2–1  Argentina
19 October 1968
Netherlands  1–0  Malaysia
19 October 1968
Pakistan  2–1  Great Britain

20 October 1968
Kenya  3–0  Great Britain
20 October 1968
Netherlands  1–0  France
20 October 1968
Pakistan  4–0  Malaysia
20 October 1968
Australia  3–1  Argentina

21 October 1968
Pakistan  2–1  Kenya
21 October 1968
Australia  2–0  Netherlands
21 October 1968
Argentina  1–0  France
21 October 1968
Great Britain  2–0  Malaysia

Second place play-off[edit]

22 October 1968
Australia  3–2  Kenya

Classification Round[edit]

Eighth to sixteenth place classification[edit]

Fifteenth place game[edit]
23 October 1968
Mexico  0–1 (a.e.t.)  Malaysia
Report
Thirteenth place game[edit]
23 October 1968
Japan  2–0  Argentina
Report
Eleventh place game[edit]
23 October 1968
East Germany  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Great Britain
Report
Ninth place game[edit]
23 October 1968
Belgium  3–0  France
Report

Fifth to eighth place classification[edit]

 
5–8th place semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
23 October
 
 
 New Zealand1
 
25 October
 
 Netherlands3
 
 Netherlands (a.e.t)1
 
23 October
 
 Spain0
 
 Kenya1
 
 
 Spain2
 
Seventh place
 
 
25 October
 
 
 New Zealand2
 
 
 Kenya0
5–8th place-semifinals[edit]
23 October 1968
New Zealand  1–3  Netherlands
Report

23 October 1968
Kenya  1–2  Spain
Report
Seventh place game[edit]
25 October 1968
New Zealand  2–0  Kenya
Report
Fifth place game[edit]
25 October 1968
Netherlands  1–0 (a.e.t.)  Spain
Report

Medal round[edit]

 
Semi-finalsGold medal match
 
      
 
24 October
 
 
 India1
 
26 October
 
 Australia (a.e.t)2
 
 Australia1
 
24 October
 
 Pakistan2
 
 Pakistan1
 
 
 West Germany0
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
26 October
 
 
 India2
 
 
 West Germany1
Semi-finals[edit]
24 October 1968
Pakistan  1–0  West Germany
Report

24 October 1968
India  1–2 (a.e.t.)  Australia
Report
Bronze medal match[edit]
26 October 1968
India  2–1  West Germany
Report
Gold medal match[edit]
26 October 1968
12:45
Pakistan  2–1  Australia
Rashid Goal 15'
Malik Goal 56'
Report Glencross Goal 46'
Umpires:
Guust Lathouwers (NED)
Luigi Tinti (ITA)

Final standings[edit]

  1.  Pakistan
  2.  Australia
  3.  India
  4.  West Germany
  5.  Netherlands
  6.  Spain
  7.  New Zealand
  8.  Kenya
  9.  Belgium
  10.  France
  11.  East Germany
  12.  Great Britain
  13.  Japan
  14.  Argentina
  15.  Malaysia
  16.  Mexico

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Pakistan[2]
Abdul Rashid
Jahangir Butt
Tanvir Dar
Gulraiz Akhtar
Khalid Mahmood
Muhammad Asad Malik
Muhammad Ashfaq Ahmed
Tariq Niazi
Riaz Ahmed
Riaz ud-Din
Saeed Anwar
Tariq Aziz
Zakir Hussain
 Australia[3]
Paul Dearing
Raymond Evans
Brian Glencross
Robert Haigh
Donald Martin
James Mason
Patrick Nilan
Eric Pearce
Gordon Pearce
Julian Pearce
Desmond Piper
Fred Quine
Ronald Riley
Donald Smart
Arthur Busch
 India[4]
Rajendra Christy
Krishnamurty Perumal
John "V.J." Peter
Inam-ur Rahman
Munir Sait
Ajitpal Singh
Balbir Singh Kullar
Balbir Singh Kular
Balbir Singh
Gurbux Singh
Harbinder Singh
Harmik Singh
Inder "Gogi" Singh
Prithipal Singh
Tarsem Singh
Jagjit Singh

Sources[edit]

  • Official Olympic Report
  • Mexico Organizing Committee (1968). The Games of the XIX Olympiad: Mexico 1968, vol. 2.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hockey at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Pakistan Hockey at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2016-08-23. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  3. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Australia Hockey at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2016-08-24. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  4. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "India Hockey at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. Retrieved 2016-06-02.