World Cup 2023: Will India be able to end the drought of 4 decades? The captain also changed before the World Cup.

World Champion Hockey Team in 1975 (Photo Credit: File Photo)

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Hockey World Cup 2023: There are only a few days left for the start of the Hockey World Cup 2023. This time India is hosting the Hockey World Cup. Due to which the hope of becoming the champion of the Indian hockey team has been raised. But the biggest question is how this feat will be done. The Indian hockey team gave a big message by winning the medal in the Tokyo Olympics. With Team India winning a medal in the Tokyo Olympics, everyone’s eyes are fixed on this World Cup. The Indian hockey team has made Harmanpreet Singh the captain before the World Cup. While captain Manpreet Singh, who won bronze in the Tokyo Olympics, will play as a player. Let us tell you that the last time the Indian hockey team won the gold medal was in the year 1975.

Team India raised hopes by winning bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics

In the year 2020, the Indian hockey team won the bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics by defeating Germany 5-4 under the captaincy of Manpreet Singh. Now the Indian hockey team has a good chance to become the champion. Earlier, in the year 1975, Team India won the gold medal by defeating Pakistan in the final. At that time Ajit Pal Singh was handling the command of Team India. Winning gold by defeating Pakistan in Malaysia 48 years ago was like a dream come true for Team India. Now Team India has a chance to become the champion again.

Team India’s performance in league matches in 1975 was like this

In the year 1975, the Indian hockey team hoisted the tricolor in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. When the tricolor started hoisting in Kuala Lumpur after Team India became the champion, the happiness of the Indian players was worth seeing. The players were so happy that they could not control their emotions and tears of joy started coming out of their eyes. Looking at the journey of the Indian hockey team in the World Cup 1975, Team India defeated England 2-1 in the league matches. After this, Team India had drawn the match against Australia 1-1. Then Ghana was defeated 7-0. Argentina was defeated 1-2 and Team India made it to the semi-finals by defeating Germany 3-1.

Team India’s semi-final and final performance in 1975 was like this

In the semi-final match, Team India defeated Malaysia 3-2 to make it to the final. After this, she became the world champion by defeating Pakistan 2-1 in the final match. If we look at the top 3 teams in the 1975 World Cup, Team India became the champion by winning the gold medal. Pakistan was successful in winning the silver medal and Malaysia won the bronze medal. Now after 48 years, Team India has a chance once again. It has to be seen how the Indian hockey team performs in the World Cup on its own land.

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First Published : 02 Jan 2023, 09:16:51 PM

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