1983 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship


The 1983 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship was the fourth edition of the Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship, the quadrennial international men's field hockey championship of Europe organized by the European Hockey Federation.[1] It was held in Amstelveen, Netherlands from 18 to 28 August 1983.[2]

1983 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship
Tournament details
Host countryNetherlands
CityAmstelveen
Dates18–28 August
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)Wagener Stadium
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (1st title)
Runner-up Soviet Union
Third place West Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played42
Goals scored189 (4.5 per match)
1978 (previous) (next) 1987

The hosts the Netherlands won their first title by defeating the Soviet Union 8–6 in penalty strokes after the match finished 2–2 after extra time. The defending champions West Germany won the bronze medal by defeating Spain 3–1.[1]

Preliminary round


Pool A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Spain 5 5 0 0 24 5 +19 10 Semi-finals
2  West Germany 5 4 0 1 23 8 +15 8
3  England 5 2 1 2 16 9 +7 5
4  France 5 1 2 2 8 9 1 4
5  Wales 5 1 1 3 7 14 7 3
6  Austria 5 0 0 5 3 36 33 0
18 August 1983
West Germany  8–0  Austria
18 August 1983
England  2–3  Spain
18 August 1983
France  1–1  Wales

19 August 1983
Spain  10–0  Austria
19 August 1983
Wales  0–2  England
19 August 1983
France  1–3  West Germany

21 August 1983
England  3–4  West Germany
21 August 1983
Austria  1–4  France
21 August 1983
Spain  4–0  Wales

22 August 1983
England  8–1  Austria
22 August 1983
France  1–3  Spain
22 August 1983
Wales  0–6  West Germany

24 August 1983
Wales  6–1  Austria
24 August 1983
France  1–1  England
24 August 1983
Spain  4–2  West Germany

Pool B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands (H) 5 4 1 0 25 5 +20 9 Semi-finals
2  Soviet Union 5 4 1 0 18 3 +15 9
3  Belgium 5 2 1 2 7 13 6 5
4  Scotland 5 1 1 3 8 13 5 3
5  Ireland 5 1 1 3 4 18 14 3
6  Poland 5 0 1 4 4 14 10 1
Source: TheSports.org
(H) Host
18 August 1983
Scotland  2–4  Belgium
18 August 1983
Netherlands  9–0  Ireland
18 August 1983
Soviet Union  4–0  Poland

20 August 1983
Belgium  0–3  Soviet Union
20 August 1983
Poland  1–2  Ireland
20 August 1983
Scotland  1–2  Netherlands

21 August 1983
Netherlands  2–2  Soviet Union
21 August 1983
Scotland  3–2  Ireland
21 August 1983
Belgium  2–1  Poland

23 August 1983
Netherlands  5–1  Poland
23 August 1983
Belgium  0–0  Ireland
23 August 1983
Scotland  1–4  Soviet Union

24 August 1983
Netherlands  7–1  Belgium
24 August 1983
Soviet Union  5–0  Ireland
24 August 1983
Scotland  1–1  Poland

Classification round


Ninth to twelfth place classification

 
9–12th place semi-finalsNinth place
 
      
 
26 August
 
 
 Wales0
 
 
 
 Poland1
 
 Poland2
 
26 August
 
 Ireland0
 
 Ireland4
 
 
 Austria0
 
Eleventh place
 
 
 
 
 
 Wales0
 
 
 Austria1
9–12th place semi-finals
26 August 1983
Wales  0–1  Poland

26 August 1983
Ireland  4–0  Austria
Eleventh place game
Wales  0–1  Austria
Ninth place game
Poland  2–0  Ireland

Fifth to eighth place classification

 
5–8th place semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
26 August
 
 
 England (p.s.o.)1 (?)
 
 
 
 Scotland1 (?)
 
 England3
 
26 August
 
 France0
 
 Belgium1
 
 
 France2
 
Seventh place
 
 
 
 
 
 Scotland2
 
 
 Belgium0
5–8th place semi-finals
26 August 1983
England  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Scotland
Penalties
?–?

26 August 1983
Belgium  1–2  France
Seventh place game
Scotland  2–0  Belgium
Fifth place game
England  3–0  France

First to fourth place classification

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
26 August
 
 
 Netherlands (a.e.t.)4
 
 
 
 West Germany1
 
 Netherlands (p.s.o.)4 (8)
 
26 August
 
 Soviet Union4 (6)
 
 Spain2
 
 
 Soviet Union4
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
 West Germany3
 
 
 Spain1
Semi-finals
26 August 1983
Netherlands  4–1 (a.e.t.)  West Germany

26 August 1983
Spain  2–4  Soviet Union
Third place game
West Germany  3–1  Spain
Final
Netherlands  4–4 (a.e.t.)  Soviet Union
Penalties
8–6

Final standings


  1.  Netherlands
  2.  Soviet Union
  3.  West Germany
  4.  Spain
  5.  England
  6.  France
  7.  Scotland
  8.  Belgium
  9.  Poland
  10.  Ireland
  11.  Austria
  12.  Wales

References