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Argentina beat six-time champions Germany to lift Junior hockey world cup

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Argentina showcased its organised game with great composure to beat six-time champion German side 4-2 and win the title after 16 years in the men’s Hockey Junior World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium. Argentina has become the only third team after Germany (six wins) and India (2001, 2016) to win multiple Junior Hockey WC titles. Defending champions India finished fourth in the junior hockey world cup 2021 after losing 1-3 to France in the third-place match.

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Other Awards:

  • Best Player of the Tournament: Timothée Clément (FRANCE)
  • Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament: Anton Brinckman (GERMANY)
  • Hero Top Scorer of the Tournament: Miles Bukkens (NETHERLANDS) (18 goals)
  • Odisha Fair Play Award: Team Chile
  • Odisha Fans Choice Award for Best Goal of the Tournament: Ignacio Nardolillo (ARGENTINA)
  • Hockey India Maximum Team Goals: NETHERLANDS (45 goals)
  • Hockey India Best Goal Saved of the Tournament: Mahmoud Seleem (EGYPT)
  • AM/NS India Best Coach of the Tournament: Johannes Schmitz (GERMANY)

FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup 2021

The FIH Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2021 was hosted by Bhubaneswar, Odisha between November 24- December 5, 2021. The top 16 teams had participated in the tournament including India, Germany, Belgium, Argentina, Canada, South Africa, Egypt, Pakistan, Korea, Malaysia, Poland, France, Chile, Spain, USA and the Netherlands.

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