1978 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship

The 1978 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship was the third edition of the Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship, the quadrennial international men's field hockey championship of Europe organized by the European Hockey Federation.[2] It was held in Hanover, West Germany from 2 to 10 September 1978.[3]

1978 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship
Tournament details
Host countryWest Germany
CityHanover
Dates2–10 September
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions West Germany (2nd title)
Runner-up Netherlands
Third place England
Tournament statistics
Matches played42
Goals scored164 (3.9 per match)
Top scorer(s)Netherlands Paul Litjens[1] (16 goals)
1974 (previous) (next) 1983

The hosts West Germany won their second title by defeating the Netherlands 3–2 after extra time in the final. England won the bronze medal by defeating the defending champions Spain 2–0.[2]

Preliminary roundEdit

Pool AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   West Germany (H) 5 4 1 0 21 2 +19 9 Semi-finals
2   England 5 4 1 0 17 2 +15 9
3   Poland 5 1 2 2 8 6 +2 4
4   France 5 2 0 3 7 17 −10 4
5   Scotland 5 1 1 3 5 10 −5 3
6   Gibraltar 5 0 1 4 3 24 −21 1
Source: TheSports.org
(H) Host.
2 September 1978
Scotland   2–0   Gibraltar
2 September 1978
West Germany   1–1   England
2 September 1978
Poland   5–0   France

3 September 1978
West Germany   3–0   Scotland
3 September 1978
England   2–0   Poland
3 September 1978
France   3–1   Gibraltar

4 September 1978
England   2–0   Scotland
4 September 1978
Poland   1–1   Gibraltar
4 September 1978
West Germany   5–0   France

6 September 1978
England   4–0   France
6 September 1978
Poland   1–1   Scotland
6 September 1978
West Germany   10–0   Gibraltar

7 September 1978
France   4–2   France
7 September 1978
England   8–1   Gibraltar
7 September 1978
West Germany   2–1   Poland

Pool BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 5 4 1 0 19 8 +11 9 Semi-finals
2   Spain 5 3 1 1 10 8 +2 7
3   Wales 5 2 2 1 8 9 −1 6
4   Ireland 5 2 0 3 7 10 −3 4
5   Soviet Union 5 1 1 3 9 11 −2 3
6   Czechoslovakia 5 0 1 4 6 13 −7 1
2 September 1978
Soviet Union   3–0   Czechoslovakia
2 September 1978
Netherlands   3–0   Ireland
2 September 1978
Spain   3–0   Wales

3 September 1978
Wales   1–0   Czechoslovakia
3 September 1978
Ireland   3–2   Soviet Union
3 September 1978
Netherlands   6–3   Spain

Ireland   3–2   Czechoslovakia
Netherlands   2–2   Wales
Spain   1–0   Soviet Union

6 September 1978
Netherlands   4–1   Soviet Union
6 September 1978
Spain   2–2   Czechoslovakia
6 September 1978
Ireland   1–2   Wales

7 September 1978
Spain   1–0   Ireland
7 September 1978
Wales   3–3   Soviet Union
7 September 1978
Netherlands   4–2   Czechoslovakia

Classification roundEdit

Ninth to twelfth place classificationEdit

 
9–12th place semi-finalsNinth place
 
      
 
9 September
 
 
  Czechoslovakia2
 
10 September
 
  Scotland1
 
  Soviet Union (a.e.t.)2
 
9 September
 
  Czechoslovakia1
 
  Soviet Union1
 
 
  Gibraltar0
 
Eleventh place
 
 
10 September
 
 
  Scotland2
 
 
  Gibraltar1

9–12th place semi-finalsEdit

9 September 1978
Czechoslovakia   2–1   Scotland

9 September 1978
Soviet Union   1–0   Gibraltar

Eleventh place gameEdit

10 September 1978
Scotland   2–1   Gibraltar

Ninth place gameEdit

10 September 1978
Soviet Union   2–1 (a.e.t.)   Czechoslovakia

Fifth to eighth place classificationEdit

 
5–8th place semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
9 September
 
 
  Poland (a.e.t.)2
 
10 September
 
  Ireland1
 
  Poland4
 
9 September
 
  Wales1
 
  Wales3
 
 
  France2
 
Seventh place
 
 
10 September
 
 
  France3
 
 
  Ireland1

5–8th place semi-finalsEdit

9 September 1978
Poland   2–1 (a.e.t.)   Ireland

9 September 1978
Wales   3–2   France

Seventh place gameEdit

10 September 1978
France   3–1   Ireland

Fifth place gameEdit

10 September 1978
Poland   4–1   Wales

First to fourth place classificationEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
9 September
 
 
  West Germany3
 
10 September
 
  Spain2
 
  West Germany (a.e.t.)3
 
9 September
 
  Netherlands2
 
  Netherlands5
 
 
  England0
 
Third place
 
 
10 September
 
 
  England2
 
 
  Spain0

Semi-finalsEdit

9 September 1978
West Germany   3–2   Spain

9 September 1978
Netherlands   5–0   England

Third place gameEdit

10 September 1978
England   2–0   Spain

FinalEdit

10 September 1978
West Germany   3–2 (a.e.t.)   Netherlands

Final standingsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "EK 1987, Hannover (Duitsland), Heren". interlandhistorie.knhb.nl (in Dutch). Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Men Field Hockey III European Championship 1978 Hanover (FRG) 09 - Winner West Germany". Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Field hockey - Men's Eurohockey Nations Championship - 1978 - Home". Retrieved 23 May 2020.