The Pakistan hockey team historically has been the most successful side in the history of the World Cup. With an astounding 4 titles against its name, Team Pakistan would be likely to inspire from their rich legacy and heritage in the hockey world. Pakistan, a once dominant force at the World Cup, is now a team with an interesting mix of experienced players as well as new promising talent.
In the first eight editions of the World Cup, Pakistan reached the final on 6 occasions and lifted the trophy for a total of 4 times. They won their titles in Barcelona 1971, Buenos Aires 1978, Mumbai 1982 and Sydney 1994.
Having won a total of 53 matches in 84 outings, Pakistan has the best overall record at the World Cup. A record that would give great heart and confidence to the new generation of Pakistan Hockey. Pakistan’s recent performances have shown their consistency gameplay and performance that would be expected of them at the elite level.
Having come in 4th at the Asian Games after a heartening group stage performance as well as having been declared champions at the 5th edition of the Asian Champions Trophy in Muscat that concluded recently, Pakistan would be playing their Pool D matches with much confidence and flare.
With Pakistan having a rich history at the World Cup and their current squad and recent achievements kept in mind, they could be a force to be reckoned with for the event that starts now within a few days. Pakistan has 4 titles against their name, the most by any side ever. One shall have to wait and see if they can be crowned Champions a 5th time at the World Cup 2018 in Bhubaneswar, India.