1970 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship


The 1970 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship was the inaugural edition of the Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship, the quadrennial international men's field hockey championship of Europe organized by the European Hockey Federation. It was held from 19 to 27 September 1970 in Brussels, Belgium.

1970 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship
Tournament details
Host countryBelgium
CityBrussels
Dates18–27 September
Teams19 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions West Germany (1st title)
Runner-up Netherlands
Third place Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches played64
Goals scored160 (2.5 per match)
(next) 1974

West Germany won the first-ever European championship by defeating the Netherlands 3–1 in the final. Spain won the bronze medal by defeating France 2–1.

The top four teams qualified for the 1971 Men's Hockey World Cup.

Preliminary round


Pool A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  West Germany 3 2 1 0 8 0 +8 5 Quarter-finals
2  Poland 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 4
3  Wales 3 0 2 1 1 3 2 2
4  Italy 3 0 1 2 0 7 7 1
19 September 1970
West Germany  2–0  Wales
19 September 1970
Poland  1–0  Italy

20 September 1970
West Germany  0–0  Poland
20 September 1970
Wales  0–0  Italy

21 September 1970
West Germany  6–0  Italy
21 September 1970
Poland  1–1  Wales

Pool B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 4 3 1 0 8 2 +6 7 Quarter-finals
2  England 4 3 0 1 7 3 +4 6
3  Austria 4 1 1 2 3 5 2 3
4  Soviet Union 4 1 1 2 5 9 4 3
5  Denmark 4 0 1 3 0 4 4 1
18 September 1970
England  3–1  Soviet Union
18 September 1970
Netherlands  2–0  Austria

19 September 1970
Soviet Union  1–0  Denmark
19 September 1970
Netherlands  1–0  England

20 September 1970
Austria  1–0  Denmark
20 September 1970
Netherlands  5–2  Soviet Union

21 September 1970
Netherlands  0–0  Denmark
21 September 1970
England  2–1  Austria

22 September 1970
England  2–0  Denmark
22 September 1970
Soviet Union  1–1  Austria

Pool C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  France 4 3 1 0 10 1 +9 7 Quarter-finals
2  Spain 4 2 2 0 21 2 +19 6
3  Ireland 4 2 1 1 8 2 +6 5
4  Czechoslovakia 4 1 0 3 1 9 8 2
5  Malta 4 0 0 4 0 26 26 0
18 September 1970
France  1–0  Czechoslovakia
18 September 1970
Spain  1–1  Ireland

19 September 1970
Spain  6–0  Czechoslovakia
19 September 1970
France  7–0  Malta

20 September 1970
France  1–1  Spain
20 September 1970
Ireland  5–0  Malta

21 September 1970
Ireland  2–0  Czechoslovakia
21 September 1970
Spain  13–0  Malta

22 September 1970
Czechoslovakia  1–0  Malta
22 September 1970
France  1–0  Ireland

Pool D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Belgium (H) 4 4 0 0 12 0 +12 8 Quarter-finals
2   Switzerland 4 2 1 1 2 3 1 5
3  Finland 4 2 1 1 2 1 +1 5
4  Scotland 4 1 0 3 1 5 4 2
5  Hungary 4 0 0 4 0 8 8 0
Source: TheSports.org
(H) Host
18 September 1970
Belgium  1–0  Finland
18 September 1970
Switzerland   1–0  Scotland

19 September 1970
Switzerland   1–0  Hungary
19 September 1970
Belgium  3–0  Scotland

20 September 1970
Belgium  5–0  Hungary
20 September 1970
Finland  1–0  Scotland

21 September 1970
Scotland  1–0  Hungary
21 September 1970
Switzerland   0–0  Finland

22 September 1970
Finland  1–0  Hungary
22 September 1970
Belgium  3–0   Switzerland
Playoff
September 1970
Switzerland   1–0  Finland

Classification round


17th to 19th place classification

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
17  Hungary 2 2 0 0 3 0 +3 4
18  Denmark 2 1 0 1 10 1 +9 2
19  Malta 2 0 0 2 0 12 12 0
Source: TheSports.org
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head result.
24 September 1970
Denmark  10–0  Malta

26 September 1970
Hungary  2–0  Malta

27 September 1970
Hungary  1–0  Denmark

Ninth to 16th place classification

 
9–16th place quarter-finals9–12th place semi-finalsNinth place
 
          
 
24 September
 
 
 Czechoslovakia1
 
26 September
 
 Finland0
 
 Czechoslovakia3
 
24 September
 
 Austria0
 
 Austria1
 
27 September
 
 Italy0
 
 Ireland1
 
24 September
 
 Czechoslovakia0
 
 Ireland1
 
26 September
 
 Scotland0
 
 Ireland1
 
24 September
 
 Wales0 11th place
 
 Wales (p.s.o.)0 (5)
 
27 September
 
 Soviet Union0 (3)
 
 Austria2
 
 
 Wales1
 
13th to 16th place classification
 
13–16th place semi-finals13th place
 
      
 
26 September
 
 
 Finland0
 
27 September
 
 Italy3
 
 Italy2
 
26 September
 
 Soviet Union0
 
 Scotland0
 
 
 Soviet Union1
 
15th place
 
 
27 September
 
 
 Finland1
 
 
 Scotland4

First to eighth place classification

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsFinal
 
          
 
24 September
 
 
 West Germany (a.e.t.)1
 
26 September
 
 England0
 
 West Germany (a.e.t.)2
 
24 September
 
 France1
 
 France2
 
27 September
 
  Switzerland0
 
 West Germany3
 
24 September
 
 Netherlands1
 
 Netherlands1
 
26 September
 
 Poland0
 
 Netherlands2
 
24 September
 
 Spain0 Third place
 
 Spain2
 
27 September
 
 Belgium1
 
 France1
 
 
 Spain2
 
Fifth to eighth place classification
 
5–8th place semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
26 September
 
 
 England2
 
27 September
 
  Switzerland0
 
 England1
 
26 September
 
 Belgium3
 
 Poland2
 
 
 Belgium4
 
Seventh place
 
 
27 September
 
 
  Switzerland1
 
 
 Poland3

Final standings


RankTeam
 West Germany
 Netherlands
 Spain
4  France
5  Belgium
6  England
7  Poland
8   Switzerland
9  Ireland
10  Czechoslovakia
11  Austria
12  Wales
13  Italy
14  Soviet Union
15  Scotland
16  Finland
17  Hungary
18  Denmark
19  Malta

  Qualified for the 1971 World Cup

References