2021 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship


The 2021 Men's EuroHockey Championship was the 18th edition of the EuroHockey Nations Championship, the biennial international men's field hockey championship of Europe organised by the European Hockey Federation.

2021 Men's EuroHockey Championship
Tournament details
Host countryNetherlands
CityAmstelveen
Dates4–12 June
Teams8 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)Wagener Stadium
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (6th title)
Runner-up Germany
Third place Belgium
Tournament statistics
Matches played20
Goals scored121 (6.05 per match)
Top scorer(s) Tom Boon
Sam Ward (6 goals)
Best player Pau Quemada
2019 (previous) (next) 2023

The tournament was held alongside the women's tournament at the Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen, Netherlands and was originally scheduled to take place from 20 to 29 August 2021.[1][2] However, following the postponement of the 2020 Summer Olympics to July and August 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic the tournament was rescheduled and took place from 4 to 13 June 2021.[3]

The top five teams qualified for the 2023 FIH Hockey World Cup.[4] The hosts Netherlands won the tournament for the sixth time, beating Germany in a 4–1 penalty shoot out after a 2–2 tie. The previous title holders Belgium won the bronze medal, defeating England with 3–2.[5]

Qualification


Along the hosts, the Netherlands, the top 5 teams at the 2019 EuroHockey Championship, which was held in Antwerp from 16 to 24 August, and the top 2 teams from the 2019 EuroHockey Championships II qualified.[1] The numbers in brackets are the pre-tournament world rankings of when the draw was made.[6]

Dates Event Location Quotas Qualifier(s)
1 July 2018 Host N/A 1  Netherlands (3)
16–24 August 2019 2019 EuroHockey Championship Antwerp, Belgium 5  Belgium (2)
 England (7)
 Germany (6)
 Spain (8)
 Wales (18)
28 July – 3 August 2019 2019 EuroHockey Championship II Cambrai, France 2  France (12)
 Russia (22)
Total 8

Squads


Preliminary round


The pools were announced on 11 May 2020.[3]

All times are local (UTC+2).[7]

Pool A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  England 3 3 0 0 10 3 +7 9 Semi-finals and
2023 FIH Hockey World Cup
2  Belgium 3 2 0 1 14 6 +8 6
3  Spain 3 1 0 2 9 8 +1 3
4  Russia 3 0 0 3 3 19 16 0
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result; 6) field goals for.[8]
5 June 2021
11:00
England  5–0  Russia
Ansell  32'
Roper  33'
Wallace  44'
Griffiths  47'
Gall  53'
Report
Umpires:
Daniel Rodríguez (ESP)
Michiel Otten (NED)
5 June 2021
13:15
Belgium  4–2  Spain
Hendrickx  9'
Boon  33', 50'
Charlier  45'
Report Basterra  7'
Lleonart  54'
Umpires:
Coen van Bunge (NED)
Ben Göntgen (GER)

6 June 2021
17:30
Spain  5–1  Russia
Lleonart  8'
Ruiz  12'
Quemada  14', 33'
Tarrés  15'
Report Matkovskiy  45'
Umpires:
Xavier Fenaert (FRA)
Sébastien Michielsen (BEL)
6 June 2021
19:45
England  2–1  Belgium
Wallace  4'
Ansell  31'
Report Boon  5'
Umpires:
Ben Göntgen (GER)
Michiel Otten (NED)

8 June 2021
12:30
Belgium  9–2  Russia
Van Aubel  1', 30'
Hendrickx  9', 13', 54'
De Kerpel  10'
Kina  27'
Boon  41'
Briels  56'
Report Nadyrshin  30'
Kuraev  44'
Umpires:
Sean Edwards (ENG)
Daniel Rodríguez (ESP)
8 June 2021
17:00
Spain  2–3  England
Quemada  27'
Lleonart  49'
Report Ward  12', 14', 60+'
Umpires:
Coen van Bunge (NED)
Michiel Otten (NED)

Pool B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands (H) 3 2 1 0 11 2 +9 7 Semi-finals and
2023 FIH Hockey World Cup
2  Germany 3 2 1 0 16 8 +8 7
3  Wales 3 1 0 2 4 16 12 3
4  France 3 0 0 3 7 12 5 0
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result; 6) field goals for.[8]
(H) Host
4 June 2021
17:00
Germany  8–1  Wales
Staib  12', 59'
Bosserhoff  15'
Kaufmann  18'
Windfeder  25'
Wellen  43'
Rühr  58'
Herzbruch  60+'
Report G. Furlong  21'
Umpires:
Sean Edwards (ENG)
Xavier Fenaert (FRA)
4 June 2021
20:00
Netherlands  3–0  France
Janssen  21'
Brinkman  30'
Hertzberger  38'
Report
Umpires:
Francisco Vázquez (ESP)
Sébastien Michielsen (BEL)

5 June 2021
20:15
France  2–3  Wales
Marqué  5'
Van Straaten  48'
Report Dolan-Gray  6'
G. Furlong  10'
Naughalty  60'
Umpires:
Michael Pontus (BEL)
Sean Edwards (ENG)

6 June 2021
15:00
Germany  2–2  Netherlands
Rühr  58'
Windfeder  59'
Report Van Ass  5'
Brinkman  44'
Umpires:
Dan Barstow (ENG)
Francisco Vázquez (ESP)

8 June 2021
14:45
France  5–6  Germany
Dumont  2'
Van Straaten  4', 19'
Masson  13'
Marqué  22'
Report Häner  4', 5', 60+'
Wellen  25', 54'
Fuchs  33'
Umpires:
Michael Pontus (BEL)
Dan Barstow (ENG)
8 June 2021
20:00
Netherlands  6–0  Wales
Pruyser  4', 32'
Hertzberger  9'
De Geus  10'
Kemperman  44'
Bakker  60'
Report
Umpires:
Xavier Fenaert (FRA)
Sébastien Michielsen (BEL)

Fifth to eighth place classification


The points obtained in the preliminary round against the other team were carried over.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
5  Spain 3 2 0 1 13 5 +8 6 2023 FIH Hockey World Cup
6  France 3 2 0 1 11 10 +1 6
7  Wales 3 1 1 1 7 11 4 4
8  Russia 3 0 1 2 9 14 5 1
Source: FIH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) matches won; 3) goal difference; 4) goals for; 5) head-to-head result; 6) field goals for.[8]
10 June 2021
12:30
Russia  5–6  France
Khairullin  9'
Nadyrshin  17'
Artemov  33'
Skiperskiy  36'
Fattakhov  58'
Report Rogeau  20', 54'
Van Straaten  55'
Charlet  25', 53'
Clément  37'
Umpires:
Daniel Rodríguez (ESP)
Sean Edwards (ENG)
10 June 2021
14:45
Spain  6–1  Wales
Tarrés  8'
Quemada  10'
Lleonart  11'
Alegre  19', 43'
Miralles  60'
Report Morgan  43'
Umpires:
Michael Pontus (BEL)
Sébastien Michielsen (BEL)

11 June 2021
13:45
Spain  2–3  France
Lleonart  7'
Quemada  18'
Report Clément  25'
Van Straaten  49'
Igau  55'
Umpires:
Coen van Bunge (NED)
Michael Pontus (BEL)
11 June 2021
21:00
Wales  3–3  Russia
Naughalty  17', 40'
Jones  24'
Report Kuraev  6'
Khairullin  43'
Matkovskiy  54'
Umpires:
Xavier Fenaert (FRA)
Daniel Rodríguez (ESP)

First to fourth place classification


 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
10 June
 
 
 England2
 
12 June
 
 Germany3
 
 Germany2 (1)
 
10 June
 
 Netherlands (p.s.o.)2 (4)
 
 Netherlands (p.s.o.)2 (3)
 
 
 Belgium2 (1)
 
Third place
 
 
12 June
 
 
 England2
 
 
 Belgium3

Semi-finals

10 June 2021
17:00
England  2–3  Germany
Dixon  4'
Ward  59'
Report Häner  1'
Zwicker  9'
Wellen  13'
Umpires:
Francisco Vázquez (ESP)
Coen van Bunge (NED)

10 June 2021
20:00
Netherlands  2–2  Belgium
Van Ass  52'
Janssen  56'
Report De Kerpel  35'
Hendrickx  53'
Penalties
Hertzberger
Brinkman
Kemperman
Van Dam
Croon
3–1 Denayer
Wegnez
Van Aubel
A. Van Doren
Umpires:
Ben Göntgen (GER)
Dan Barstow (ENG)

Third and fourth place

12 June 2021
10:00
England  2–3  Belgium
Ward  32', 53' Report Boon  12', 52'
Briels  41'
Umpires:
Ben Göntgen (GER)
Michiel Otten (NED)

Final

12 June 2021
12:30
Germany  2–2  Netherlands
Rühr  21'
Staib  56'
Report Kemperman  34'
Janssen  60+'
Penalties
Fuchs
Rühr
Herzbruch
1–4 Hertzberger
Brinkman
Kemperman
Van Dam
Umpires:
Dan Barstow (ENG)
Francisco Vázquez (ESP)

Statistics


Final standings

RankTeam
 Netherlands
 Germany
 Belgium
4 England
5 Spain
6 France
7 Wales
8 Russia
Team qualified for the 2023 World Cup

Awards

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[9]

Player of the tournament Goalkeeper of the tournament Under-21 talent of the tournament Top goalscorers
Pau Quemada Pirmin Blaak Antonin Igau Tom Boon
Sam Ward

Goalscorers

There were 121 goals scored in 20 matches, for an average of 6.05 goals per match.

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Source: FIH

See also


References


  1. "2021 EuroHockey Championships, men and women to take place in the Wagener Stadium". eurohockey.org. European Hockey Federation. 1 July 2018. Archived from the original on 30 July 2019. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  2. "EuroHockey Championships goes Dutch as Amstelveen awarded 2021 event". www.thehockeypaper.co.uk. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 13 February 2019.
  3. "EuroHockey 2021 dates rejigged ahead of Tokyo Olympics". thehockeypaper.co.uk. The Hockey Paper. 11 May 2020. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  4. "World Cup qualification quotas decided". fih.ch. Lausanne: International Hockey Federation. 8 November 2019. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  5. Sinnige, Clarinda. "Netherlands win final after late 'german' equalizer". Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  6. "Teams". tms.fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. 8 September 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2021.
  7. Schedule
  8. FIH General Tournament Regulations March 2019
  9. "Individual awards Men's Tournament". rabo-eurohockeychampionships2021.com. Retrieved 12 June 2021.