Hockey World Cup
Pakistans Air Marshal Nur Khan introduced Hockey World Cup to FIH and the inaugural world cup was held in October 1971, organised by International Hockey Federation (FIH). Hockey world cup was formerly known as Hockey World Championship. The venue of the first world cup in 1971 was scheduled in Pakistan, but due to controversial issues related to Indias participation in hockey world cup, the venue has been shifted to Real Club de Polo ground in Barcelona, Spain. From 1982, Hockey World Cup is held once in every four years between the summer olympics. Bashir Moojid designed the hockey world cup trophy. The format of hockey world cup consists of qualification stage and final tournament stage. The second tournament of hockey world cup was held in Netherlands. India won the hockey world cup for the first time in the year 1975 which was held in Malaysia. So far nine nations have hosted hockey world cup tournament. 2010 hockey world cup was hosted by India where Australia defeated Germany and won the second world cup title. The 2014 Hockey World Cup will take place in The Hague, Netherlands. At SportsVale.com you will find articles on History of hockey world cup, hockey world cup results, rankings, winners list, highlights of the match, preview and review of hockey world cup tournaments and more. Also get yourself updated by knowing the upcoming Hockey World Cup match schedules, hosting venues and latest news on hockey world cup and world cup live streaming information only at SportsVale.com!
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