2003 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship

The 2003 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship was the ninth 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 1 until 13 September 2003 in Barcelona, Spain.

2003 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship
Tournament details
Host countrySpain
CityBarcelona
Dates1–13 September 2003
Teams12 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)Pau Negre Stadium
Final positions
Champions Germany (6th title)
Runner-up Spain
Third place England
Tournament statistics
Matches played42
Goals scored219 (5.21 per match)
Top scorer(s)Ireland Justin Sherriff
Spain Santi Freixa (9 goals)
1999 (previous) (next) 2005

This was the last EuroHockey Nations Championship with 12 teams. The 4 teams ending 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th were relegated to the EuroHockey Nations Trophy. The 8 remaining teams played in the 2005 Men's EuroHockey Nations Championship.[1] The tournament also served as a direct qualifier for the 2004 Summer Olympics, with the winner Germany qualifying.

Three-time defending champions Germany won their sixth overall title by defeating the hosts Spain 5–4 in penalty strokes after the match finished 1–1 after extra time. England won the bronze medal by defeating the Netherlands 6–5 in penalty strokes after the match finished 1–1 after extra time.

Qualified teamsEdit

Dates Event Location Quotas Qualifier(s)
N/A Host N/A 1   Spain
1–12 September 1999 1999 European Championship Padua, Italy 4   Belgium
  England
  Germany
  Netherlands
8–14 July 2002 2003 European Championship qualification Poznań, Poland 2   Poland
  Scotland
Dublin, Ireland 2   Italy
  Ireland
Moscow, Russia 2   Russia
   Switzerland
13–15 September 2002 2003 European Championship play-off Terrassa, Spain 1   France
Total 12

FormatEdit

The twelve teams were be split into two groups of six teams. The top two teams advanced to the semifinals in order to determine the winner in a knockout system. The 3rd and 4th placed teams from each pool played for the 5th to 8th place, while the 5th and 6th placed teams from each pool played for the 9th to 12th place. The last four teams were relegated to the EuroHockey Nations Challenge.

ResultsEdit

All times were local (UTC+2).

Preliminary roundEdit

Pool AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 5 5 0 0 21 5 +16 15 Semi-finals
2   Spain (H) 5 4 0 1 22 11 +11 12
3   France 5 2 1 2 11 11 0 7 5–8th place semi-finals
4   Belgium 5 1 2 2 13 13 0 5
5   Ireland 5 1 1 3 12 17 −5 4 9–12th place semi-finals
6   Russia 5 0 0 5 2 24 −22 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
1 September 2003 (2003-09-01)
13:00
France   3–0   Russia
1 September 2003 (2003-09-01)
16:00
Belgium   1–4   Germany
1 September 2003 (2003-09-01)
19:00
Ireland   4–6   Spain

3 September 2003 (2003-09-03)
11:30
Germany   2–0   France
3 September 2003 (2003-09-03)
14:30
Russia   0–3   Ireland
3 September 2003 (2003-09-03)
19:00
Spain   3–2   Belgium

4 September 2003 (2003-09-04)
16:00
Ireland   1–4   Germany
4 September 2003 (2003-09-04)
19:00
France   2–2   Belgium
4 September 2003 (2003-09-04)
20:00
Russia   0–5   Spain

6 September 2003 (2003-09-06)
11:00
Ireland   1–4   France
6 September 2003 (2003-09-06)
13:00
Russia   1–5   Belgium
6 September 2003 (2003-09-06)
19:00
Germany   3–2   Spain

8 September 2003 (2003-09-08)
11:00
Belgium   3–3   Ireland
8 September 2003 (2003-09-08)
13:00
Germany   8–1   Russia
8 September 2003 (2003-09-08)
19:00
Spain   6–2   France

Pool BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 5 4 0 1 25 9 +16 12 Semi-finals
2   England 5 3 1 1 14 9 +5 10
3   Poland 5 3 0 2 18 13 +5 9 5–8th place semi-finals
4   Scotland 5 3 0 2 10 11 −1 9
5   Italy 5 1 1 3 4 17 −13 4 9–12th place semi-finals
6    Switzerland 5 0 0 5 8 20 −12 0
2 September 2003 (2003-09-02)
11:00
Scotland   3–4   Poland
2 September 2003 (2003-09-02)
14:30
England   2–2   Italy
2 September 2003 (2003-09-02)
17:30
Switzerland    2–8   Netherlands

4 September 2003 (2003-09-04)
13:00
Poland   3–2    Switzerland
4 September 2003 (2003-09-04)
14:00
Netherlands   0–3   England
4 September 2003 (2003-09-04)
15:00
Italy   0–1   Scotland

5 September 2003 (2003-09-05)
14:00
Poland   3–4   Netherlands
5 September 2003 (2003-09-05)
16:00
Switzerland    1–2   Italy
5 September 2003 (2003-09-05)
18:00
Scotland   2–1   England

7 September 2003 (2003-09-07)
11:00
Netherlands   5–1   Scotland
7 September 2003 (2003-09-07)
13:00
Italy   0–5   Poland
7 September 2003 (2003-09-07)
19:00
England   4–2    Switzerland

8 September 2003 (2003-09-08)
15:00
Italy   0–8   Netherlands
8 September 2003 (2003-09-08)
17:00
Switzerland    1–3   Scotland
8 September 2003 (2003-09-08)
19:00
Poland   3–4   England

Ninth to twelfth place classificationEdit

 
9–12th place semi-finalsNinth place
 
      
 
10 September
 
 
  Italy2
 
12 September
 
  Russia1
 
  Italy2
 
10 September
 
  Ireland3
 
  Ireland5
 
 
   Switzerland2
 
Eleventh place
 
 
12 September
 
 
  Russia2
 
 
   Switzerland4

9–12th place semi-finalsEdit

10 September 2003 (2003-09-10)
14:00
Italy   2–1   Russia

10 September 2003 (2003-09-10)
14:00
Ireland   5–2    Switzerland

Eleventh place gameEdit

12 September 2003 (2003-09-12)
09:00
Russia   2–4    Switzerland

Ninth place gameEdit

12 September 2003 (2003-09-12)
11:00
Italy   2–3   Ireland

Fifth to eighth place classificationEdit

 
5–8th place semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
10 September
 
 
  France (p.s.o.)1 (4)
 
12 September
 
  Scotland1 (2)
 
  France (a.e.t.)4
 
10 September
 
  Belgium3
 
  Poland4
 
 
  Belgium5
 
Seventh place
 
 
11 September
 
 
  Scotland2
 
 
  Poland1

5–8th place semi-finalsEdit

10 September 2003 (2003-09-10)
16:30
France   1–1 (a.e.t.)   Scotland
Penalties
4–2

10 September 2003 (2003-09-10)
19:00
Poland   4–5   Belgium

Seventh place gameEdit

12 September 2003 (2003-09-12)
14:00
Scotland   1–2   Poland

Fifth place gameEdit

12 September 2003 (2003-09-12)
19:00
France   4–3 (a.e.t.)   Belgium

First to fourth place classificationEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
11 September
 
 
  Netherlands2
 
13 September
 
  Spain5
 
  Germany (p.s.o.)1 (5)
 
11 September
 
  Spain1 (4)
 
  Germany5
 
 
  England1
 
Third place
 
 
13 September
 
 
  England (p.s.o.)1 (6)
 
 
  Netherlands1 (5)

Semi-finalsEdit

11 September 2003 (2003-09-11)
16:30
Germany   5–1   England

11 September 2003 (2003-09-11)
19:00
Netherlands   2–5   Spain

Third place gameEdit

13 September 2003 (2003-09-13)
16:30
England   1–1 (a.e.t.)   Netherlands
Penalties
6–5

FinalEdit

13 September 2003 (2003-09-13)
19:00
Germany   1–1 (a.e.t.)   Spain
Penalties
5–4

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Qualification or relegation
    Germany Qualification for the 2004 Summer Olympics
    Spain
    England
4   Netherlands
5   France
6   Belgium
7   Poland
8   Scotland
9   Ireland Relegation to the Nations Trophy
10   Italy
11    Switzerland
12   Russia

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Field hockey - Men's Eurohockey Nations Championship - 2003 - Home". the-sports.org. 2007.