2012 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge I

The 2012 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge was held from 24 November to 2 December 2012 in Quilmes, Argentina. The tournament doubled as the qualifier to the 2014 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy to be held in India as the winner earned an automatic berth to compete.

2012 Men's Champions Challenge I
2012 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge I Logo.png
Tournament details
Host countryArgentina
CityQuilmes
Teams8
Venue(s)Estadio Nacional de Hockey
Final positions
Champions Argentina (3rd title)
Runner-up South Korea
Third place Ireland
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored128 (5.33 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Korea Jang Jong-Hyun (8 goals)
Best playerArgentina Lucas Vila
2011 (previous) (next) 2014

Argentina won the tournament for the third time after defeating Korea 5–0 in the final, earning an automatic berth at the 2014 Men's Hockey Champions Trophy after their absence in the previous four editions.[1]

QualificationEdit

The following eight teams announced by the FIH competed in this tournament.[2][3]

UmpiresEdit

Below are the 10 umpires appointed by the International Hockey Federation:

  •   Geoff Conn
  •   Michael Eilmer
  •   Fernando Gómez
  •   Adam Kearns
  •   Satoshi Kondo
  •   Eduardo Lizana
  •   Javed Shaikh
  •   Aiden Shrives
  •   Gregory Uyttenhove
  •   You Suolong

ResultsEdit

All times are Argentine Time (UTC−03:00)

First roundEdit

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Malaysia 3 3 0 0 12 4 +8 9
  Poland 3 1 1 1 8 11 −3 4
  South Korea 3 1 0 2 8 9 –1 3
  Canada 3 0 1 2 5 9 −4 1
24 November 2012
10:00
South Korea   2 – 0   Canada
Jang Jong-Hyun   31'51' Report
Umpires:
Geoff Conn (IRL)
Fernando Gómez (ARG)
24 November 2012
12:30
Malaysia   4 – 0   Poland
Razie   4'63'
Nabil   30'
  42'
Report
Umpires:
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)
Ayden Shrives (RSA)

25 November 2012
10:00
Canada   3 – 3   Poland
Singh   30'
Stewart   37'
Ho-Garcia   54'
Report Juszczak   3'
Lewartowski   56'59'
Umpires:
Javed Shaikh (IND)
You Suolong (CHN)
25 November 2012
12:30
Malaysia   4 – 2   South Korea
Razie   18'
Tengku   30'31'
Chua   48'
Report Jang Jong-Hyun   8'61'
Umpires:
Geoff Conn (IRL)
Satoshi Kondo (JPN)

27 November 2012
08:30
South Korea   4 – 5   Poland
You Hyo-Sik   2'
Jang Jong-Hyun   33'63'
Hyun Hye-Sung   64'
Report Hutek   26'
  40'
Rachwalski   42'
Juszczak   45'
Górny   58'
Umpires:
Fernando Gómez (ARG)
Javed Shaikh (IND)
27 November 2012
11:00
Canada   2 – 4   Malaysia
Pereira   17'
Guest   39'
Report Razie   7'
Tengku   11'
Faizal   24'
Fitri   56'
Umpires:
Geoff Conn (IRL)
Ayden Shrives (RSA)

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  Argentina 3 3 0 0 10 5 +5 9
  Japan 3 1 1 1 8 8 0 4
  Ireland 3 1 0 2 6 8 −2 3
  South Africa 3 0 1 2 6 9 −2 1
24 November 2012
15:00
South Africa   4 – 4   Japan
Glutz   22'
Norris-Jones   32'
Gonsalves   39'
Malgraff   42'
Report Tachibana   2'51'
Tsubouchi   47'
Nagasawa   65'
Umpires:
Javed Shaikh (IND)
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)
24 November 2012
17:30
Argentina   4 – 3   Ireland
Peillat   30'41'
L. Vila   34'67'
Report Jermyn   23'
Cockram   27'
Watt   70'
Umpires:
Michael Eilmer (AUT)
Adam Kearns (AUS)

25 November 2012
15:00
Ireland   0 – 3   Japan
Report Tsubouchi   18'
Ono   53'
Kawauchi   64'
Umpires:
Michael Eilmer (AUT)
Adam Kearns (AUS)
25 November 2012
17:30
South Africa   1 – 2   Argentina
Guise-Brown   48' Report Peillat   10'
Schickendantz   56'
Umpires:
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)

27 November 2012
13:30
Ireland   3 – 1   South Africa
McConnell   8'
Jermyn   42'
Harte   62'
Report da Graca   13'
Umpires:
Satoshi Kondo (JPN)
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)
27 November 2012
16:00
Argentina   4 – 1   Japan
Schickendantz   14'
Peillat   32'49'
M. Vila   67'
Report Nagasawa   38'
Umpires:
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)
You Suolong (CHN)

Second roundEdit

Fifth placeConsolation semifinalsQuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
  Malaysia4
  South Africa1
  South Africa1  Malaysia3
  Japan2  South Korea6
  Japan2
  South Korea3
  Japan4  South Korea0
  Canada2  Argentina5
  Poland0
  Ireland4
Seventh place  Poland2  Ireland1Third place
  Canada4  Argentina2
  South Africa4  Argentina5  Malaysia3
  Poland2  Canada1  Ireland (a.e.t.)4

QuarterfinalsEdit

29 November 2012
08:30
Malaysia   4 – 1   South Africa
Izwan   3'
Faizal   38'57'
Tengku   56'
Report Smith   63'
Umpires:
You Suolong (CHN)
Fernando Gómez (ARG)

29 November 2012
11:30
Japan   2 – 3   South Korea
Ono   32'
Kawakami   38'
Report   23'
Kang Moon-Kweon   50'
You Hyo-Sik   53'
Umpires:
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)
Michael Eilmer (AUT)

29 November 2012
14:30
Poland   0 – 4   Ireland
Report Watt   45'
Harte   50'54'
O'Donoghue   63'
Umpires:
Ayden Shrives (RSA)
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)

29 November 2012
17:30
Argentina   5 – 1   Canada
L. Vila   2'56'
Callioni   10'
Agulleiro   14'
Schickendantz   31'
Report Tupper   42'
Umpires:
Javed Shaikh (IND)
Satoshi Kondo (JPN)

Fifth to eighth place classificationEdit

CrossoverEdit
1 December 2012
08:30
South Africa   1 – 2   Japan
Smith   2' Report Nagasawa   18'
Tachibana   43'
Umpires:
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)
You Suolong (CHN)

1 December 2012
11:30
Poland   2 – 4   Canada
Hulbój   10'12' Report Singh   22'
Guest   28'
Tupper   58'
Pereira   62'
Umpires:
Ayden Shrives (RSA)
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)
Seventh and eighth placeEdit
2 December 2012
08:30
South Africa   4 – 2   Poland
Norris-Jones   7'
Guise-Brown   12'
Drummond   14'
Paton   65'
Report Lewartowski   59'
Krokosz   67'
Umpires:
Satoshi Kondo (JPN)
Adam Kearns (AUS)
Fifth and sixth placeEdit
2 December 2012
11:00
Japan   4 – 2   Canada
Fukushiro   3'
Kawakami   15'
Tsubouchi   39'
Tachibana   41'
Report Bissett   12'
Pearson   50'
Umpires:
Geoff Conn (IRL)
Fernando Gómez (ARG)

First to fourth place classificationEdit

SemifinalsEdit
1 December 2012
14:00
Malaysia   3 – 6   South Korea
Chua   48'
Razie   52'
Marham   65'
Report Hyun Hye-sung   8'27'
  32'
Lee Seung-il   33'
Jang Jong-hyun   50'60'
Umpires:
Geoff Conn (IRL)
Michael Eilmer (AUT)

1 December 2012
17:00
Ireland   1 – 2   Argentina
Jermyn   66' Report Ibarra   38'
Schickendantz   45'
Umpires:
Adam Kearns (AUS)
Javed Shaikh (IND)
Third and fourth placeEdit
2 December 2012
14:00
Malaysia   3 – 4 (a.e.t.)   Ireland
Ismail   18'
Faizal   50'
Nabil   66'
Report McCabe   3'
Harte   28'68'
Caruth   80'
Umpires:
Ayden Shrives (RSA)
Javed Shaikh (IND)
FinalEdit
2 December 2012
17:00
South Korea   0 – 5   Argentina
Report Mazzilli   1'
Peillat   34'
Ibarra   37'
Schickendantz   52'
Brunet   57'
Umpires:
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)

AwardsEdit

Top Goalscorer Player of the Tournament Goalkeeper of the Tournament Fair Play Trophy
  Jang Jong-Hyun   Lucas Vila   David Harte   Japan

StatisticsEdit

Final rankingEdit

  1.   Argentina
  2.   South Korea
  3.   Ireland
  4.   Malaysia
  5.   Japan
  6.   Canada
  7.   South Africa
  8.   Poland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Five star Argentina win Champions Challenge 1". FIH. 2012-12-02. Retrieved 2012-12-02.
  2. ^ "Qualification Criteria for FIH Champions Trophy and FIH Champions Challenges from 2012 onwards" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. FIH.ch. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
  3. ^ "Schedule announced for Men's Champions Challenge 1". FIH. 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2012-09-19.

External linksEdit