Pakistan’s World Cup-winning hockey team and Olympian Abdul Waheed Khan tactically helped Argentina to win their first football World Cup in 1978.
In 1978, both the hockey and the football World Cups were scheduled in Argentina. The hockey World Cup showcased before the sports fraternity the absolute excellence of team Pakistan under the management of former gold-medalist, Abdul Waheed Khan. Pakistan not only won the World Cup but also created several records including the one for scoring the most number of goals in a single edition of the World Cup as they recorded 35 goals. Moreover, Pakistan was the first team to win the World Cup without losing or drawing any game. Pakistan also had the highest goal difference of 31 in a World Cup, a record which still stands tall.
Later in the year, Argentina clinched their first-ever FIFA World Cup title. He then sent back a telegram to Abdul Waheed Khan to thank him for the tactics which helped Argentina win FIFA World Cup in 1978.