Field hockey at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Field hockey
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Field hockey pictogram.svg
VenuesCampo Argentino de Polo
Dates23 November – 6 December 1956
Teams12
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«19521960»

The Men's field hockey tournament at the 1956 Summer Olympics was the eighth edition of the field hockey event for men at the Summer Olympics. It was contested from 23 November to 6 December, with twelve participating teams. Only men competed in field hockey at these Games.

Preliminary round[edit | edit source]

Pool A[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 India 2 2 0 0 9 0 9 4
 Malaya 2 1 0 1 3 5 -5 2
 Kenya 2 0 0 2 1 8 -7 0
26 November 1956
11:30
Malaya  3-1  Kenya
28 November 1956
11:30
India  4-0  Malaya
30 November 1956
14:30
Kenya  0-5  India

Pool B[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Pakistan 2 2 0 0 7 3 4 4
 Belgium 2 1 0 1 7 6 1 2
 United States 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5 0
26 November 1956
14:30
Pakistan  5-3  Belgium
28 November 1956
14:00
United States  0-2  Pakistan
30 November 1956
11:30
Belgium  4-1  United States

Pool C[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Germany 2 2 0 0 10 1 9 4
 Brazil 2 0 1 1 2 6 -4 1
 Denmark 2 0 1 1 3 8 -5 1
27 November 1956
11:30
Denmark  2-2  Brazil
29 November 1956
14:30
Brazil  0-4  Germany
1 December 1956
11:30
Germany  6-1  Denmark

Pool D[edit | edit source]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Great Britain 2 2 0 0 9 0 9 4
 Argentina 2 1 0 1 4 3 1 2
 Afghanistan 2 0 0 2 1 11 -10 0
27 November 1956
14:00
Argentina  0-2  Great Britain
29 November 1956
11:30
Afghanistan  1-4  Argentina
1 December 1956
14:30
Great Britain  7-0  Afghanistan

Classification Round[edit | edit source]

9-12 Classification[edit | edit source]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
2 December - Buenos Aires
 
 
 Kenya0
 
4 December - Buenos Aires
 
 United States1
 
 United States0
 
2 December - Buenos Aires
 
 Denmark3
 
 Denmark4
 
 
 Afghanistan0
 
Third place
 
 
4 December - Buenos Aires
 
 
 Kenya5
 
 
 Afghanistan2

5-8 Classification[edit | edit source]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
2 December - Buenos Aires
 
 
 Malaya0
 
5 December - Buenos Aires
 
 Belgium6
 
 Belgium4
 
2 December - Buenos Aires
 
 Argentina2
 
 Brazil1
 
 
 Argentina6
 
Third place
 
 
4 December - Buenos Aires
 
 
 Malaya2
 
 
 Brazil0

Medal Round[edit | edit source]

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
3 December - Buenos Aires
 
 
 Pakistan1
 
6 December - Buenos Aires
 
 Germany0
 
 Pakistan2
 
3 December - Buenos Aires
 
 India0
 
 India4
 
 
 Great Britain1
 
Third place
 
 
5 December - Buenos Aires
 
 
 Germany1
 
 
 Great Britain3

External links[edit | edit source]

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