Hockey India To Felicitate The Living Legends Of 1975 World Cup Winning Team
New Delhi, 7 May 2014: Continuing with its initiative of recognizing the efforts of players who have got laurels to the country, Hockey India on 14th May 2014 along with announcing the squad for the upcoming FIH World Cup will also take the opportunity to felicitate the living players who won the only World Cup for India in the year 1975 held at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
Hockey India has invited all 13 Living members of the 1975 World Cup winning team in the capital where they will be presented a token one-time payment of Rs. 1,75,000 each for their contribution towards ensuring that they brought home the pride to every Indian of being the World Champions that year.
Speaking on the occasion Dr. Narinder Batra, Secretary General, Hockey India said “It’s a great honour for us to felicitate the legends who made us proud of being the Champion Holders of the 1975 World Cup. These initiatives are an effort to make the present team believe that they too can do what their seniors have achieved in the past”. Read More
The 1975 Hockey World Cup was the third edition of the Men’s Hockey World Cup tournament. It was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In the final, India defeated Pakistan from a goal difference of 2–1. It was the second World Cup Final appearance for both the nations, Pakistan was the winner of the inaugural World Cup in 1971, and India was the runner-up of 1973 World Cup, held in Amstelveen, Netherlands. German team defeated host nation, Malaysian team, with a goal difference of 4–0 for third place.