Thursday, June 19, 2014

2014 Hockey World Cup Statsfile

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First Goal of the World Cup: (Men) Glenn Turner (Australia) vs Malaysia

First Hat-trick of the World Cup:
(Women) Kelly Jonker (Netherlands) vs Japan

Total Penalty Corners Earned in the World Cup:

First Card of the World Cup
: Jeremy Hayward (Australia) vs Malaysia – he got a green card

Total Goals Scored in the World Cup:


Total Matches Played in the 2014 World Cup: 76

First Upset of the World Cup: (Men) 10th ranked Spain drawing 4th ranked England 1-1

Number of Hat-tricks in the World Cup:
8 – Kelly Jonker (Netherlands) vs Japan, Tom Boon (Belgium) vs Malaysia), Andy Hayward (New Zealand) vs Malaysia, Katle O’Donnell (USA) vs China, Andy Hayward (New Zealand) vs Germany, Gonzalo Peillat (Argentina) vs New Zealand, Gonzalo Peillat (Argentina) vs Korea, Justin Reid-Ross (South Africa) vs Malaysia

Faster Goal of the World Cup:
(Men) Steven Edwards (New Zealand) 11 seconds vs Korea

Team Leaking Most Goals in the World Cup:
Malaysia (Men) 26 goals

Most Penalty Corners Awarded In A World Cup Match:
14 PCs earned by three teams – USA women vs England, Australian women vs Belgium, Netherlands women vs Korea

Biggest Victory Margin:
(Men) Netherlands beat South Africa 7-1; (Women) Netherlands beat Japan 6-1

First Penalty Corner Goal of the World Cup:
(Women) Krystal Forgesson (New Zealand) vs Belgium

Top Goal-Scorer of the World Cup:
(Men) 9 Gonzalo Peillat – Argentina (Women) 7 Maartje Paumen - Netherlands

Team Winning Most Penalty Corners In A World Cup Match:
13 (Australia women vs Belgium

New additions to the 2014 World Cup from the 2010 World Cup:
Belgium and Malaysia – they replaced Pakistan and Canada

First Player to Slam Two Hat-tricks in the World Cup:
Gonzalo Peillat (Argentina) against New Zealand and Korea

Only Ten-Minute Yellow Card of the World Cup:
Gurbaj Singh (India) vs Korea

First Penalty Stroke Goal of the World Cup:
(Women) Anna Flanagan (Australia) vs Korea

Most Goals in a World Cup match:
Tom Boon (4) Belgium vs Malaysia

Biggest Upset of the World Cup:
11th ranked Argentina men beating 2nd ranked Germany 1-0

Team Having Giant-Killing Run in the World Cup:
10th USA women upset 4th England, 6th ranked Germany, 7th ranked China, even drawing world no. 2 Argentina in the league phase

Only player to feature in four consecutive World Cup finals:
Jamier Dwyer (Australia – 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014)

Maiden World Cup Podium Finish:
Argentinean men bagging a bronze – their previous best World Cup performance was a 6th place finish in the 1986 and 2002 World Cup

First Half Hat-Tricks in the World Cup:
  Tom Boon (Belgium) vs Malaysia and Gonzalo Peillat (Argentina) vs Korea

Indian Perspective

Number of Goals India Scored in the World Cup:

Maiden Senior International Goal:
Jasjit Singh vs Malaysia

India’s First Goal of the World Cup:
Mandeep Singh vs Belgium

India’s biggest victory margin in the World Cup:
3-0 vs Korea

First Indian Player to be shown a card at the World Cup:
Chinglensana Singh (green) vs Belgium

Number of Penalty Corners India Earned:

India’s top goal-scorer in the World Cup:
Akashdeep Singh (5 goals)

Number of Cards shown to Indian players in the World Cup:
4 – Chinglensana Singh (green) vs Belgium, Akashdeep Singh (green)vs England, Vokkaliga Raghunath (green) vs Australia, Gurbaj Singh (yellow) vs Korea

Total Number of Circle Penetrations India had in the World Cup: 113

Number of Penalty Strokes Converted:

Number of Penalty Corners Goals India Scored:

Highest Circle Penetrations India had in a single World Cup game:
29 vs Malaysia

Only Indian to score two goals in a World Cup match twice:
Akashdeep Singh vs Malaysia and Korea
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