Field hockey at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The men's field hockey tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics was the 20th edition of the field hockey event for men at the Summer Olympic Games. It was held over a thirteen-day period beginning on 15 August, and culminating with the medal finals on 27 August. All games were played at the hockey centre within the Hellinikon Olympic Complex in Athens, Greece.

Men's field hockey
at the 2004 Summer Olympics
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Helliniko Olympic Complex
Tournament details
Host countryGreece
CityAthens
Dates15 – 27 August
Teams12
Venue(s)Hellinikon Olympic Hockey Centre
Final positions
Champions Australia (1st title)
Runner-up Netherlands
Third place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played42
Goals scored213 (5.07 per match)
Top scorer(s)Pakistan Sohail Abbas (11 goals)
2000 (previous) (next) 2008

Australia won the gold medal for the first time after defeating defending champions the Netherlands 2–1 in the final. Germany won the bronze medal by defeating Spain 4–3.[1]

QualificationEdit

Each of the continental champions from five federations received an automatic berth. Alongside the seven teams qualifying through the Olympic Qualification Tournament, twelve teams competed in this tournament.[2]

Dates Event Location Qualifier(s)
30 September – 12 October 2002 2002 Asian Games   Busan, South Korea   South Korea
2–13 August 2003 2003 Pan American Games   Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic   Argentina
1–13 September 2003 2003 EuroHockey Nations Championship   Barcelona, Spain   Germany
17–21 September 2003 2003 Oceania Cup   Christchurch and Wellington, New Zealand   Australia
10–16 October 2003 2003 All-Africa Games   Abuja, Nigeria   Egypt
2–13 March 2004 Olympic Qualification Tournament   Madrid, Spain   Netherlands
  Spain
  Pakistan
  India
  Great Britain
  New Zealand
  South Africa

Although the host nation would have qualified automatically as well, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) refused to give them an automatic berth due to the standard hockey in Greece. Greece appealed the decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), however it was turned down. Greece's first option to gain a place at the Olympics was by qualifying for the EuroHockey Nations Championship held in 2003. As they did not qualify for this tournament their last option was to beat Canada, the last ranked team of the Olympic Qualification Tournament in a best of three play-off competition. Canada would have kept its place in the Qualifier regardless of whether it won or lost against Greece. There would, however, have been six places at stake at the tournament if Greece had qualified, rather than the seven eventually available. Greece lost the first two matches against Canada, losing their chance to qualify to the Olympics.[3]

UmpiresEdit

  •   Xavier Adell (ESP)
  •   Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
  •   David Gentles (AUS)
  •   Han Jin-Soo (KOR)
  •   David Leiper (GBR)
  •   Ray O'Connor (IRL)
  •   Amarjit Singh (MAS)
  •   John Wright (RSA)
  •   Christian Blasch (GER)
  •   Peter Elders (NED)
  •   Murray Grime (AUS)
  •   Satinder Kumar (IND)
  •   Jason McCracken (NZL)
  •   Sumesh Putra (CAN)
  •   Pedro Teixeira (POR)

RostersEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

All times are Eastern European Time (UTC+2)

Pool AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 5 3 2 0 14 3 +11 11 Semi-finals
2   Germany 5 3 2 0 15 6 +9 11
3   Pakistan 5 3 0 2 19 8 +11 9 5–8th place semi-finals
4   South Korea 5 2 2 1 17 8 +9 8
5   Great Britain 5 1 0 4 9 21 −12 3 9–12th place semi-finals
6   Egypt 5 0 0 5 2 30 −28 0
Source: FIH
15 August 2004
18:00
South Korea   1 – 1   Spain
You Hyo-Sik   16' Report Freixa   43'
Umpires:
Sumesh Putra (CAN)
Peter Elders (NED)
15 August 2004
18:30
Germany   2 – 1   Pakistan
Emmerling   7'
Michel   31'
Report Butt   43'
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
John Wright (RSA)
15 August 2004
20:00
Great Britain   3 – 1   Egypt
Middleton   18'
Fordham   53'
Hawes   59'
Report S. Mohamed   37'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Satinder Kumar (IND)

17 August 2004
08:30
South Korea   3 – 2   Great Britain
Lee Jung-Seon   15'68'
Yeo Woon-Kon   47'
Report Hall   45'
Stott   52'
Umpires:
Pedro Teixeira (POR)
John Wright (RSA)
17 August 2004
18:30
Egypt   0 – 7   Pakistan
Report Jawad   3'12'
Nadeem   15'
Abbas   30'34'38'58'
Umpires:
Han Jin-Soo (KOR)
Peter Elders (NED)
17 August 2004
20:30
Spain   1 – 1   Germany
Freixa   28' Report Bechmann   64'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Murray Grime (AUS)

19 August 2004
10:30
Pakistan   3 – 0   South Korea
Butt   43'
Abbasi   56'
Abbas   66'
Report
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Amarjit Singh (MAS)
19 August 2004
18:00
Germany   6 – 1   Egypt
Zeller   17'67'
Witthaus   38'
Kunz   46'
Bechmann   49'58'
Report Enaba   24'
Umpires:
Xavier Adell (ESP)
David Gentles (AUS)
19 August 2004
18:30
Great Britain   1 – 5   Spain
Middleton   57' Report Amat   7'38'
Freixa   32'35'
Ribas   61'
Umpires:
Satinder Kumar (IND)
Christian Blasch (GER)

21 August 2004
08:30
Egypt   0 – 11   South Korea
Report Lee Jung-Seon   16'25'37'59'68'
Jeon Jong-Ha   29'
Seo Jong-Ho   57'
Song Seung-Tae   62'65'65'
You Hyo-Sik   66'
Umpires:
Padro Teixeira (POR)
Christian Blasch (GER)
21 August 2004
20:00
Spain   4 – 0   Pakistan
Tubau   6'35'41'
Freixa   63'
Report
Umpires:
Peter Elders (NED)
John Wright (RSA)
21 August 2004
20:30
Germany   4 – 1   Great Britain
Zeller   21'39'
Witthaus   38'
Scharowsky   52'
Report Moodie   60'
Umpires:
Jason McCracken (NZL)
Sumesh Putra (CAN)

23 August 2004
10:30
Spain   3 – 0   Egypt
Tubau   6'65'
Amat   62'
Report
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Han Jin-Soo (KOR)
23 August 2004
18:00
Pakistan   8 – 2   Great Britain
Abbas   9'39'
Ali   35+'
Nadeem   37'
Butt   55'68'
Abbasi   59'
Shabbir   60'
Report Stott   5'
Hall   65'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
23 August 2004
18:30
South Korea   2 – 2   Germany
Lee Jung-Seon   8'54' Report Zeller   35'
Emmerling   66'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
John Wright (RSA)

Pool BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 5 5 0 0 16 9 +7 15 Semi-finals
2   Australia 5 3 1 1 14 10 +4 10
3   New Zealand 5 3 0 2 13 11 +2 9 5–8th place semi-finals
4   India 5 1 1 3 11 13 −2 4
5   South Africa 5 1 0 4 9 15 −6 3 9–12th place semi-finals
6   Argentina 5 0 2 3 8 13 −5 2
Source: FIH
15 August 2004
08:30
Australia   4 – 1   New Zealand
Elder   15'
Dwyer   24'42'60'
Report Smith   58'
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Amarjit Singh (MAS)
15 August 2004
10:30
Argentina   1 – 2   South Africa
Almada   10' Report Nicol   38'41'
Umpires:
Xavier Adell (ESP)
David Gentles (AUS)
15 August 2004
20:30
Netherlands   3 – 1   India
Eikelboom   2'
De Nooijer   50'
Taekema   54'
Report G. A. Singh   69'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Jason McCracken (NZL)

17 August 2004
10:30
Argentina   2 – 2   Australia
Almada   2'31' Report Dwyer   26'66'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Jason McCracken (NZL)
17 August 2004
18:00
South Africa   2 – 4   India
Nicol   7'
Fulton   12'
Report D. Pillay   27'
B. Singh   41'
D. Tirkey   69'
G. A. Singh   70'
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
David Leiper (GBR)
17 August 2004
20:00
New Zealand   3 – 4   Netherlands
Shaw   9'55'
Burrows   59'
Report Taekema   4'24'
Klaver   39'
Van der Weide   68'
Umpires:
David Gentles (AUS)
Sumesh Putra (CAN)

19 August 2004
08:30
Netherlands   3 – 2   South Africa
Derikx   29'
De Nooijer   49'
Klaver   69'
Report Evans   17'
Symons   23'
Umpires:
Jason McCracken (NZL)
Han Jin-Soo (KOR)
19 August 2004
20:00
New Zealand   3 – 1   Argentina
Shaw   12'
Hari   44'
Burrows   49'
Report Lombi   8'
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Pedro Teixeira (POR)
19 August 2004
20:30
Australia   4 – 3   India
Elder   11'
Dwyer   38'
McCann   49'
Brennan   70'
Report Thakur   6'
G. A. Singh   50'
Halappa   52'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
John Wright (RSA)

21 August 2004
10:30
India   1 – 2   New Zealand
D. Pillay   62' Report Burrows   36'
Shaw   70+'
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
Xavier Adell (ESP)
21 August 2004
18:00
South Africa   2 – 3   Australia
Nicol   4'
Smith   29'
Report Brooks   17'
Eglington   19'
Brennan   47'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Satinder Kumar (IND)
21 August 2004
18:30
Argentina   2 – 4   Netherlands
Almada   37'
Lombi   52'
Report Reckers   17'
Klaver   22'
Taekema   26'
De Nooijer   44'
Umpires:
Amarjit Singh (MAS)
Murray Grime (AUS)

23 August 2004
08:30
New Zealand   4 – 1   South Africa
Kosoof   15'
Shaw   38'46'
Burrows   70'
Report Smith   28'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Sumesh Putra (CAN)
23 August 2004
20:00
India   2 – 2   Argentina
G. A. Singh   33'60' Report Vila   52'69'
Umpires:
David Gentles (AUS)
Peter Elders (NED)
23 August 2004
20:30
Australia   1 – 2   Netherlands
Brooks   28' Report Taekema   10'13'
Umpires:
Xavier Adell (ESP)
Amarjit Singh (MAS)

Classification roundEdit

Ninth to twelfth place classificationEdit

 
9–12th place semi-finalsNinth place
 
      
 
25 August
 
 
  South Africa5
 
27 August
 
  Egypt1
 
  South Africa1 (3)
 
25 August
 
  Great Britain (p.s.)1 (4)
 
  Great Britain4
 
 
  Argentina1
 
Eleventh place
 
 
27 August
 
 
  Egypt2
 
 
  Argentina4

9–12th place semi-finalsEdit

25 August 2004
08:30
South Africa   5 – 1   Egypt
Nicol   2'54'67'
Fulton   7'
Smith   50'
Report Ahmed   17'
Umpires:
Pedro Teixeira (POR)
Satinder Kumar (IND)

25 August 2004
11:00
Great Britain   4 – 1   Argentina
Moore   24'
Bertram   35+'
Hall   38'
Pearn   67'
Report Retegui   64'
Umpires:
Jason McCracken (NZL)
Christian Blasch (GER)

Eleventh place gameEdit

27 August 2004
09:00
Egypt   2 – 4   Argentina
El Sayed   21'
Mohamed   43'
Retegui   20'
Almada   26'48'62'
Umpires:
Xavier Adell (ESP)
Han Jin-Soo (KOR)

Ninth place gameEdit

27 August 2004
11:30
South Africa   1 – 1 (a.e.t.)   Great Britain
Nicol   45' Report Fordham   43'
Penalties
Symons  
Clark  
Nicol  
Denne  
Fulton  
3 – 4   Hawes
  Moodie
  Stott
  Garrard
  Hall
Umpires:
David Gentles (AUS)
Amarjit Singh (MAS)

Fifth to eighth place classificationEdit

 
5–8th place semi-finalsFifth place
 
      
 
25 August
 
 
  New Zealand4
 
27 August
 
  South Korea3
 
  New Zealand2
 
25 August
 
  Pakistan4
 
  Pakistan3
 
 
  India0
 
Seventh place
 
 
27 August
 
 
  South Korea2
 
 
  India5

5–8th place semi-finalsEdit

25 August 2004
18:00
New Zealand   4 – 3   South Korea
Burrows   26'62'69'
McIndoe   28'
Report Yeo Woon-Kon   14'
Lee Jung-Seon   39'
Jeon Jong-Ha   57'
Umpires:
Peter Elders (NED)
Xavier Adell (ESP)

25 August 2004
20:30
Pakistan   3 – 0   India
Aziz   43'
Abbas   59'
Shabbir   68'
Report
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Amarjit Singh (MAS)

Seventh place gameEdit

27 August 2004
08:30
South Korea   2 – 5   India
Ji Seong-Hwan   57'
Kang Seong-Jung   58'
Report G. A. Singh   4'11'
V. Pillay   15'
P. Singh   32'
Sinclair   68'
Umpires:
Jason McCracken (NZL)
Peter Elders (NED)

Fifth place gameEdit

27 August 2004
11:00
New Zealand   2 – 4   Pakistan
Brooks   16'
Smith   35'
Report Abbas   35'47'68'
Jawad   55'
Umpires:
Sumesh Putra (CAN)
David Leiper (GBR)

Medal roundEdit

 
Semi-finalsGold medal match
 
      
 
25 August
 
 
  Netherlands3
 
27 August
 
  Germany2
 
  Netherlands1
 
25 August
 
  Australia (a.e.t.)2
 
  Spain3
 
 
  Australia6
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
27 August
 
 
  Germany (a.e.t.)4
 
 
  Spain3

Semi-finalsEdit

25 August 2004
18:30
Netherlands   3–2   Germany
Taekema   5'
Eikelboom   47'
De Nooijer   52'
Report Witthaus   3'
Bechmann   58'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Ray O'Connor (IRL)

25 August 2004
21:00
Spain   3–6   Australia
Tubau   8'
Ribas   49'67'
Report Elder   3'
McCann   23'44'
Wells   27'
Schubert   51'53'
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)

Bronze medal matchEdit

27 August 2004
18:00
  Germany   4 – 3 (a.e.t.)   Spain
Reinelt   22'
Duckwitz   45'
Emmerling   49'
Michel   80'
Report Freixa   31'
Tubau   39'47'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)

Gold medal matchEdit

27 August 2004
20:30
  Netherlands   1 – 2 (a.e.t.)   Australia  
Brouwer   29' Report Brooks   37'
Dwyer   78'
Umpires:
Ray O'Connor (IRL)
John Wright (RSA)

StatisticsEdit

Final rankingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Men's Hockey". Sports Reference. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Qualification for Athens 2004 Olympic Games clarified". Planet Field Hockey. 2003-10-20. Archived from the original on 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
  3. ^ "FIH responds to HHF News Release". PLanet Field Hockey. 2004-02-24. Archived from the original on 2008-08-07. Retrieved 2012-08-05.

External linksEdit