Men's EuroHockey Championship III

The Men's EuroHockey Championship III, formerly known as the Men's EuroHockey Nations Challenge I, is a competition for European national field hockey teams. It is the third level of European field hockey Championships for national teams.

Men's EuroHockey Championship III
Most recent season or competition:
2021 Men's EuroHockey Championship III
FormerlyMen's EuroHockey Nations Challenge I
SportField hockey
Founded2005; 16 years ago (2005)
Inaugural season2005
No. of teams8
ConfederationEHF (Europe)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Belarus (2nd title)
(2021)
Most titles Belarus
 Ukraine (2 titles)
Level on pyramid3

Underneath the Championship III there exists at least one division of the EuroHockey Nations Challenge, like EuroHockey Championship IV. There is promotion and relegation.[1] The two first ranked teams qualify for the next EuroHockey Championship II and are replaced by the two lowest-ranked teams from that tournament. The teams finishing in seventh and eighth positions are relegated to the EuroHockey Championship IV and replaced by the first or two highest-ranked from that tournament.

The tournament has been won by seven different teams: Belarus and Ukraine have the most titles with two and Azerbaijan, Croatia, Russia, Switzerland and Wales have all won the tournament once. The most recent edition was held in Lousada, Portugal and was won by Belarus.