1983 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship

The 1983 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship was the fourth edition of the Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship, the quadrennial international men's field hockey championship of Europe organized by the European Hockey Federation.[1] It was held in Amstelveen, Netherlands from 18 to 28 August 1983.[2]

1983 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship
Tournament details
Host countryNetherlands
CityAmstelveen
Dates18–28 August
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)Wagener Stadium
Final positions
Champions Netherlands (1st title)
Runner-up Soviet Union
Third place West Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played42
Goals scored189 (4.5 per match)
1978 (previous) (next) 1987

The hosts the Netherlands won their first title by defeating the Soviet Union 8–6 in penalty strokes after the match finished 2–2 after extra time. The defending champions West Germany won the bronze medal by defeating Spain 3–1.[1]

Preliminary roundEdit

Pool AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 5 5 0 0 24 5 +19 10 Semi-finals
2   West Germany 5 4 0 1 23 8 +15 8
3   England 5 2 1 2 16 9 +7 5
4   France 5 1 2 2 8 9 −1 4
5   Wales 5 1 1 3 7 14 −7 3
6   Austria 5 0 0 5 3 36 −33 0
18 August 1983
West Germany   8–0   Austria
18 August 1983
England   2–3   Spain
18 August 1983
France   1–1   Wales

19 August 1983
Spain   10–0   Austria
19 August 1983
Wales   0–2   England
19 August 1983
France   1–3   West Germany

21 August 1983
England   3–4   West Germany
21 August 1983
Austria   1–4   France
21 August 1983
Spain   4–0   Wales

22 August 1983
England   8–1   Austria
22 August 1983
France   1–3   Spain
22 August 1983
Wales   0–6   West Germany

24 August 1983
Wales   6–1   Austria
24 August 1983
France   1–1   England
24 August 1983
Spain   4–2   West Germany

Pool BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands (H) 5 4 1 0 25 5 +20 9 Semi-finals
2   Soviet Union 5 4 1 0 18 3 +15 9
3   Belgium 5 2 1 2 7 13 −6 5
4   Scotland 5 1 1 3 8 13 −5 3
5   Ireland 5 1 1 3 4 18 −14 3
6   Poland 5 0 1 4 4 14 −10 1
Source: TheSports.org
(H) Host.
18 August 1983
Scotland   2–4   Belgium
18 August 1983
Netherlands   9–0   Ireland
18 August 1983
Soviet Union   4–0   Poland

20 August 1983
Belgium   0–3   Soviet Union
20 August 1983
Poland   1–2   Ireland
20 August 1983
Scotland   1–2   Netherlands

21 August 1983
Netherlands   2–2   Soviet Union
21 August 1983
Scotland   3–2   Ireland
21 August 1983
Belgium   2–1   Poland

23 August 1983
Netherlands   5–1   Poland
23 August 1983
Belgium   0–0   Ireland
23 August 1983
Scotland   1–4   Soviet Union

24 August 1983
Netherlands   7–1   Belgium
24 August 1983
Soviet Union   5–0   Ireland
24 August 1983
Scotland   1–1   Poland

Classification roundEdit

Ninth to twelfth place classificationEdit

 
9–12th place semi-finalsNinth place
 
      
 
26 August
 
 
  Wales0
 
 
 
  Poland1
 
  Poland2
 
26 August
 
  Ireland0
 
  Ireland4
 
 
  Austria0
 
Eleventh place
 
 
 
 
 
  Wales0
 
 
  Austria1

9–12th place semi-finalsEdit

26 August 1983
Wales   0–1   Poland

26 August 1983
Ireland   4–0   Austria

Eleventh place gameEdit

Wales   0–1   Austria

Ninth place gameEdit

Poland   2–0   Ireland

Fifth to eighth place classificationEdit

 
5–8th place semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
26 August
 
 
  England (p.s.o.)1 (?)
 
 
 
  Scotland1 (?)
 
  England3
 
26 August
 
  France0
 
  Belgium1
 
 
  France2
 
Seventh place
 
 
 
 
 
  Scotland2
 
 
  Belgium0

5–8th place semi-finalsEdit

26 August 1983
England   1–1 (a.e.t.)   Scotland
Penalties
?–?

26 August 1983
Belgium   1–2   France

Seventh place gameEdit

Scotland   2–0   Belgium

Fifth place gameEdit

England   3–0   France

First to fourth place classificationEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
26 August
 
 
  Netherlands (a.e.t.)4
 
 
 
  West Germany1
 
  Netherlands (p.s.o.)4 (8)
 
26 August
 
  Soviet Union4 (6)
 
  Spain2
 
 
  Soviet Union4
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
  West Germany3
 
 
  Spain1

Semi-finalsEdit

26 August 1983
Netherlands   4–1 (a.e.t.)   West Germany

26 August 1983
Spain   2–4   Soviet Union

Third place gameEdit

West Germany   3–1   Spain

FinalEdit

Netherlands   4–4 (a.e.t.)   Soviet Union
Penalties
8–6

Final standingsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Men Field Hockey IV EuroHockey (European Championship) 1983 Amsterdam (NED) 18-28.08 - Winner Netherlands". Retrieved 20 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Field hockey - Men's Eurohockey Nations Championship - 1983 - Home". Retrieved 20 May 2020.