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 roundEdit

Pool AEdit

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 BEdit

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 CEdit

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 DEdit

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 roundEdit

17th to 19th place classificationEdit

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 classificationEdit

 
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 classificationEdit

 
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 classificationEdit

 
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 classificationEdit

 
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 standingsEdit

Rank Team
    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

ReferencesEdit