2012 Women's Four Nations Hockey Tournament (Terrassa)

The 2012 Women's Four Nations Hockey Tournament was a women's field hockey tournament, consisting of a series of test matches. It was held in Terrassa, Spain from 28 February to 2 March 2012, and featured four of the top nations in women's field hockey.[1]

Four Nations
Tournament details
Host countrySpain
CityTerrassa
Teams4 (from 2 confederations)
Venue(s)Estadio Federativo
Final positions
Champions United States (1st title)
Runner-up Great Britain
Third place Spain
Tournament statistics
Matches played6
Goals scored10 (1.67 per match)
Top scorer(s)United Kingdom Chloe Rogers
United Kingdom Kate Walsh (2 goals)

Competition formatEdit

The tournament featured the national teams of Belgium, Great Britain, the United States, and the hosts, Spain, competing in a round-robin format, with each team playing each other once.[2] Three points will be awarded for a win, one for a draw, and none for a loss.

Country October 2011 FIH Ranking[3] Best World Cup finish Best Olympic Games finish
  Belgium 16 Third Place (1978) Never qualified.
  Great Britain 4 Third Place (2010) Third Place (1992)
  Spain 11 Fourth Place (2006) Champions (1992)
  United States 10 Third place (1994) Third place (1984)

OfficialsEdit

The following umpires were appointed by the FIH to officiate the tournament:[4]

  • Blanca Beltrán (ESP)
  • Hannah Sanders (ENG)
  • Suzanne Sutton (USA)
  • Valentina Tomasi (ITA)
  • Marine de Witte (BEL)

ResultsEdit

StandingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Result
1   United States 3 2 1 0 4 2 +2 7 Tournament Champion
2   Great Britain 3 2 0 1 6 3 +3 6
3   Spain (H) 3 0 2 1 0 2 −2 2
4   Belgium 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1
Source: RFEH
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) head-to-head result.[5]
(H) Host

FixturesEdit

28 February 2012
12:00
Great Britain   2–3   United States
Rogers   58'67' Report Taylor   43'
O'Donnell   46'
Selenski   51'
Umpires:
Blanca Beltrán (ESP)
Marine de Witte (BEL)
28 February 2012
16:00
Spain   0–0   Belgium
Report
Umpires:
Valentina Tomasi (ITA)
Hannah Sanders (ENG)

29 February 2012
14:00
Great Britain   2–0   Belgium
McLeod   17'
Walsh   51'
Report
Umpires:
Suzi Sutton (USA)
Valentina Tomasi (ITA)
29 February 2012
16:00
United States   0–0   Spain
Report
Umpires:
Hannah Sanders (ENG)
Marine de Witte (BEL)

2 March 2012
12:00
United States   1–0   Belgium
Crandall   69' Report
Umpires:
Valentina Tomasi (ITA)
Blanca Beltrán (ESP)
2 March 2012
16:00
Spain   0–2   Great Britain
Report Richardson   22'
Walsh   67'
Umpires:
Marine de Witte (BEL)
Suzi Sutton (USA)

GoalscorersEdit

There were 10 goals scored in 6 matches, for an average of 1.67 goals per match.

2 goals

1 goal

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MAÑANA MARTES EMPIEZA EL CUATRO NACIONES EN TERRASSA". rfeh.es (in Spanish). Real Federación Española de Hockey. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  2. ^ "March 2012". fieldhockey.com. Field Hockey. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  3. ^ "FIH WOMEN'S WORLD RANKINGS - 30 OCTOBER 2011" (PDF). fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  4. ^ "FIH APPOINTMENTS - 2012" (PDF). fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 13 December 2021.
  5. ^ Regulations

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