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1998 Men’s Hockey World Cup

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The 1998 Men’s Hockey World Cup was the ninth edition of the Men’s Hockey World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men’s national field hockey teams organized by the International Hockey Federation. It was held alongside the women’s tournament in Utrecht, Netherlands from 20 June to 1 July 1998.

1998 Men’s Hockey World Cup
Tournament details
Host country Netherlands
City Utrecht
Dates 20 June – 1 July
Teams 12 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s) Stadion Galgenwaard
Final positions
Champions  Netherlands (3rd title)
Runner-up  Spain
Third place  Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played 42
Goals scored 209 (4.98 per match)
Top scorer(s) Jay Stacy (11 goals)
Best player Oliver Domke
1994 (previous) (next) 2002

The trophy was won by the Netherlands national field hockey team.[1] Spain came second and Germany came third. The Dutch made history by being the only country to win a tournament at its home ground not only once, but twice. It was the second time The Netherlands had hosted the competition.

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The 9th Hockey World Cup was held in Galgenwaard Stadium at Utrecht, Netherlands. The stadium was opened in 1982, and was mainly used for football, and was the home of the football club FC Utrecht. The stadium has a capacity of around 24,500 spectators, and at the time it was one of the most modern stadiums in the world. The stadium was the host of two World Cup finals: the first, was the Hockey World Cup final; and the second was in 2005, for the final of the Football World Youth Championships.

Date Event Location Quotas Qualifiers
Host 1  Netherlands
23 November – 4 December 1994 1994 World Cup Sydney, Australia 5  Pakistan
 Australia
 Germany
 India
 England
4–15 March 1997 1997 Intercontinental Cup Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 6  Spain
 South Korea
 New Zealand
 Poland
 Canada
 Malaysia
Total 12

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