2003 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship


The 2003 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship was the ninth 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 1 until 13 September 2003 in Barcelona, Spain.

2003 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship
Tournament details
Host countrySpain
CityBarcelona
Dates1–13 September 2003
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)Pau Negre Stadium
Final positions
Champions Germany (6th title)
Runner-up Spain
Third place England
Tournament statistics
Matches played42
Goals scored219 (5.21 per match)
Top scorer(s) Justin Sherriff
Santi Freixa (9 goals)
1999 (previous) (next) 2005

This was the last EuroHockey Nations Championship with 12 teams. The 4 teams ending 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th were relegated to the EuroHockey Nations Trophy. The 8 remaining teams played in the 2005 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship.[1] The tournament also served as a direct qualifier for the 2004 Summer Olympics, with the winner Germany qualifying.

Three-time defending champions Germany won their sixth overall title by defeating the hosts Spain 5–4 in penalty strokes after the match finished 1–1 after extra time. England won the bronze medal by defeating the Netherlands 6–5 in penalty strokes after the match finished 1–1 after extra time.

Qualified teams


Dates Event Location Quotas Qualifier(s)
N/A Host N/A 1  Spain
1–12 September 1999 1999 European Championship Padua, Italy 4  Belgium
 England
 Germany
 Netherlands
8–14 July 2002 2003 European Championship qualification Poznań, Poland 2  Poland
 Scotland
Dublin, Ireland 2  Italy
 Ireland
Moscow, Russia 2  Russia
  Switzerland
13–15 September 2002 2003 European Championship play-off Terrassa, Spain 1  France
Total 12

Format


The twelve teams were be split into two groups of six teams. The top two teams advanced to the semifinals in order to determine the winner in a knockout system. The 3rd and 4th placed teams from each pool played for the 5th to 8th place, while the 5th and 6th placed teams from each pool played for the 9th to 12th place. The last four teams were relegated to the EuroHockey Nations Challenge.

Results


All times were local (UTC+2).

Preliminary round

Pool A
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Germany 5 5 0 0 21 5 +16 15 Semi-finals
2  Spain (H) 5 4 0 1 22 11 +11 12
3  France 5 2 1 2 11 11 0 7 5–8th place semi-finals
4  Belgium 5 1 2 2 13 13 0 5
5  Ireland 5 1 1 3 12 17 5 4 9–12th place semi-finals
6  Russia 5 0 0 5 2 24 22 0
Source: [citation needed]
(H) Host
1 September 2003 (2003-09-01)
13:00
France  3–0  Russia
1 September 2003 (2003-09-01)
16:00
Belgium  1–4  Germany
1 September 2003 (2003-09-01)
19:00
Ireland  4–6  Spain

3 September 2003 (2003-09-03)
11:30
Germany  2–0  France
3 September 2003 (2003-09-03)
14:30
Russia  0–3  Ireland
3 September 2003 (2003-09-03)
19:00
Spain  3–2  Belgium

4 September 2003 (2003-09-04)
16:00
Ireland  1–4  Germany
4 September 2003 (2003-09-04)
19:00
France  2–2  Belgium
4 September 2003 (2003-09-04)
20:00
Russia  0–5  Spain

6 September 2003 (2003-09-06)
11:00
Ireland  1–4  France
6 September 2003 (2003-09-06)
13:00
Russia  1–5  Belgium
6 September 2003 (2003-09-06)
19:00
Germany  3–2  Spain

8 September 2003 (2003-09-08)
11:00
Belgium  3–3  Ireland
8 September 2003 (2003-09-08)
13:00
Germany  8–1  Russia
8 September 2003 (2003-09-08)
19:00
Spain  6–2  France
Pool B
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 5 4 0 1 25 9 +16 12 Semi-finals
2  England 5 3 1 1 14 9 +5 10
3  Poland 5 3 0 2 18 13 +5 9 5–8th place semi-finals
4  Scotland 5 3 0 2 10 11 1 9
5  Italy 5 1 1 3 4 17 13 4 9–12th place semi-finals
6   Switzerland 5 0 0 5 8 20 12 0
Source: [citation needed]
2 September 2003 (2003-09-02)
11:00
Scotland  3–4  Poland
2 September 2003 (2003-09-02)
14:30
England  2–2  Italy
2 September 2003 (2003-09-02)
17:30
Switzerland   2–8  Netherlands

4 September 2003 (2003-09-04)
13:00
Poland  3–2   Switzerland
4 September 2003 (2003-09-04)
14:00
Netherlands  0–3  England
4 September 2003 (2003-09-04)
15:00
Italy  0–1  Scotland

5 September 2003 (2003-09-05)
14:00
Poland  3–4  Netherlands
5 September 2003 (2003-09-05)
16:00
Switzerland   1–2  Italy
5 September 2003 (2003-09-05)
18:00
Scotland  2–1  England

7 September 2003 (2003-09-07)
11:00
Netherlands  5–1  Scotland
7 September 2003 (2003-09-07)
13:00
Italy  0–5  Poland
7 September 2003 (2003-09-07)
19:00
England  4–2   Switzerland

8 September 2003 (2003-09-08)
15:00
Italy  0–8  Netherlands
8 September 2003 (2003-09-08)
17:00
Switzerland   1–3  Scotland
8 September 2003 (2003-09-08)
19:00
Poland  3–4  England

Ninth to twelfth place classification

 
9–12th place semi-finalsNinth place
 
      
 
10 September
 
 
 Italy2
 
12 September
 
 Russia1
 
 Italy2
 
10 September
 
 Ireland3
 
 Ireland5
 
 
  Switzerland2
 
Eleventh place
 
 
12 September
 
 
 Russia2
 
 
  Switzerland4
9–12th place semi-finals
10 September 2003 (2003-09-10)
14:00
Italy  2–1  Russia

10 September 2003 (2003-09-10)
14:00
Ireland  5–2   Switzerland
Eleventh place game
12 September 2003 (2003-09-12)
09:00
Russia  2–4   Switzerland
Ninth place game
12 September 2003 (2003-09-12)
11:00
Italy  2–3  Ireland

Fifth to eighth place classification

 
5–8th place semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
10 September
 
 
 France (p.s.o.)1 (4)
 
12 September
 
 Scotland1 (2)
 
 France (a.e.t.)4
 
10 September
 
 Belgium3
 
 Poland4
 
 
 Belgium5
 
Seventh place
 
 
11 September
 
 
 Scotland1
 
 
 Poland2
5–8th place semi-finals
10 September 2003 (2003-09-10)
16:30
France  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Scotland
Penalties
4–2

10 September 2003 (2003-09-10)
19:00
Poland  4–5  Belgium
Seventh place game
12 September 2003 (2003-09-12)
14:00
Scotland  1–2  Poland
Fifth place game
12 September 2003 (2003-09-12)
19:00
France  4–3 (a.e.t.)  Belgium

First to fourth place classification

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
11 September
 
 
 Netherlands2
 
13 September
 
 Spain5
 
 Germany (p.s.o.)1 (5)
 
11 September
 
 Spain1 (4)
 
 Germany5
 
 
 England1
 
Third place
 
 
13 September
 
 
 England (p.s.o.)1 (6)
 
 
 Netherlands1 (5)
Semi-finals
11 September 2003 (2003-09-11)
16:30
Germany  5–1  England

11 September 2003 (2003-09-11)
19:00
Netherlands  2–5  Spain
Third place game
13 September 2003 (2003-09-13)
16:30
England  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Netherlands
Penalties
6–5
Final
13 September 2003 (2003-09-13)
19:00
Germany  1–1 (a.e.t.)  Spain
Penalties
5–4

Final standings


Pos Team Qualification or relegation
 Germany Qualification for the 2004 Summer Olympics
 Spain
 England
4  Netherlands
5  France
6  Belgium
7  Poland
8  Scotland
9  Ireland Relegation to the Nations Trophy
10  Italy
11   Switzerland
12  Russia

See also


References