2002 Men's Hockey World Cup

2002 Men's Hockey World Cup

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The 2002 Hockey World Cup for men is the 10th tournament of the Hockey World Cup, held from February 24 to March 9, 2002 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Germany won its first ever Hockey World Cup championship with a 2–1 win over Australia, while the Netherlands defeated Korea 2–1 after extra time to finish third.

In this tournament, the nations participating have been increased to 16 from the previous 12 and each squad can consist of 18 players instead of the normal 16 after the FIH considered the hot and humid conditions in Malaysia.



The Qualification Tournament was held in Edinburgh, Scotland from July 17 to July 29, 2001. Below are the final rankings after the tournament ended; bold means the nations qualified for the final tournament:

Participating nations

Five teams from the continental champions and seven teams from qualification respectively, plus three teams qualified from 2000 Summer Olympics and host Malaysia. All sixteen teams are listed below:
  • (Defending champions)
  • (Host)
  • (European champion)
  • (Asian champion)
  • (African champion)
  • (Americas champion)
  • (Third in 2000 Summer Olympics)
  • (Fourth in 2000 Summer Olympics)
  • (Sixth in 2000 Summer Olympics)



The International Hockey Federation has appointed twenty umpires for this tournament:
  • Xavier Adell
  • Santiago Deo
  • Henrik......
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