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Field hockey at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The men's field hockey tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics was the 21st edition of the field hockey event for men at the Summer Olympic Games. It was held over a thirteen-day period beginning on 11 August, and culminating with the medal finals on 23 August. All games were played at the hockey field constructed on the Olympic Green in Beijing, China.

Men's field hockey
at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Olympic Green Hockey Field.jpg
Olympic Green Hockey Field
Tournament details
Host countryChina
CityBeijing
Dates11 – 23 August
Teams12 (from 5 confederations)
Venue(s)Olympic Green Hockey Field
Top three teams
Champions Germany (3rd title)
Runner-up Spain
Third place Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played38
Goals scored174 (4.58 per match)
Top scorer(s)Netherlands Taeke Taekema (11 goals)
2004 (previous) (next) 2012

Germany won the gold medal for the third time after defeating Spain 1–0 in the final. Defending champions Australia won the bronze medal by defeating Netherlands 6–2.This was the only edition India has missed out in its Olympic history.[1]

Competition formatEdit

The twelve teams in the tournament were divided into two pools of six, with each team initially playing round-robin games within their pool. Following the completion of the round-robin, the top two teams from each pool advance to the semifinals. All other teams play classification matches to determine the final tournament rankings. The two semi-final winners meet for the gold medal match, while the semi-final losers play in the bronze medal match.

QualificationEdit

Each of the continental champions from five federations and host received an automatic berth. The European and Asian federations received two and one extra quotas respectively based upon the FIH World Rankings at the completion of the 2006 World Cup. In addition to the three teams qualifying through the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, the following twelve teams, shown with final pre-tournament rankings, competed in this tournament.[2][3]

Date Event Location Qualifier (s)
Host nation   China (17)
2–14 December 2006 2006 Asian Games   Doha, Qatar   South Korea (5)
  Pakistan (6)
14–22 July 2007 2007 African Olympic Qualifier   Nairobi, Kenya   South Africa (13)
14–29 July 2007 2007 Pan American Games   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil   Canada (15)
18–25 August 2007 2007 EuroHockey Nations Championship   Manchester, England   Netherlands (3)
  Spain (4)
  Belgium (12)
11–17 September 2007 2007 Oceania Cup   Buderim, Australia   Australia (2)
2–10 February 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 1   Auckland, New Zealand   New Zealand (10)
1–9 March 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2   Santiago, Chile   Great Britain (8)
5–13 April 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 3   Kakamigahara, Japan   Germany (1)

UmpiresEdit

Fifteen umpires for the men's event were appointed by the FIH.[4] During each match, a video umpire was used to assist the on-field umpires in determining if a goal had been legally scored.[5]

SquadsEdit

ResultsEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+08:00)

First roundEdit

Pool AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Spain 5 4 0 1 9 5 +4 12 Semi-finals
2   Germany 5 3 2 0 12 6 +6 11
3   South Korea 5 2 1 2 13 11 +2 7 Fifth place game
4   New Zealand 6 2 2 2 10 9 +1 8 Seventh place game
5   Belgium 5 1 1 3 9 13 −4 4 Ninth place game
6   China (H) 5 0 1 4 7 16 −9 1 Eleventh place game
Source: FIH
(H) Host.


11 August 2008
08:30
Germany   4–1   China
C. Zeller   21'
Keller   43'54'
Nevado   68'
Report Na Yubo   7'
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Satinder Kumar (IND)
11 August 2008
18:00
South Korea   1–3   New Zealand
Lee Nam-yong   12' Report H. Shaw   43'57'64'
Umpires:
David Gentles (AUS)
Andy Mair (GBR)
11 August 2008
20:30
Spain   4–2   Belgium
Amat   8'
Freixa   20'
Ribas   41'
Sojo   49'
Report Truyens   26'
Dekeyser   63'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Roel van Eert (NED)

13 August 2008
10:30
China   2–5   South Korea
Na Yubo   6'
Song Yi   8'
Report Seo Jong-ho   13'
Jang Jong-hyun   35+'55'57'
Kang Seong-jung   67'
Umpires:
Amarjit Singh (MAS)
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
13 August 2008
18:30
Belgium   1–1   Germany
Charlier   22' Report Witthaus   19'
Umpires:
Rob ten Cate (NED)
David Gentles (AUS)
13 August 2008
20:30
New Zealand   0–1   Spain
Report Freixa   70'
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Christian Blasch (GER)

15 August 2008
08:30
Spain   2–1   China
Ribas   17'
Amat   67'
Report Na Yubo   6'
Umpires:
David Gentles (AUS)
Kim Hong-lae (KOR)
15 August 2008
18:00
Belgium   2–4   New Zealand
Dekeyser   43'
Gucassoff   69'
Report Child   19'20'
Brooks   30'
McAleese   60'
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Xavier Adell (ESP)
15 August 2008
20:30
South Korea   3–3   Germany
Yeo Woon-kon   5'
Jang Jong-hyun   46'
Seo Jong-ho   52'
Report Witte   17'
Witthaus   40'
C. Zeller   47'
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Satinder Kumar (IND)

17 August 2008
10:30
South Korea   3–1   Belgium
You Hyo-sik   46'51'
Jang Jong-hyun   50'
Report Dekeyser   20'
Umpires:
Rob ten Cate (NED)
Satinder Kumar (IND)
17 August 2008
18:30
New Zealand   2–2   China
Child   34'
McAleese   54'
Report Song Yi   3'17'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Andy Mair (GBR)
17 August 2008
21:00
Germany   1–0   Spain
Fürste   34' Report
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
David Gentles (AUS)

19 August 2008
10:30
Germany   3–1   New Zealand
T. Weß   5'
Witthaus   9'
Keller   55'
Report H. Shaw   46'
Umpires:
David Gentles (AUS)
Andy Mair (GBR)
19 August 2008
18:30
South Korea   1–2   Spain
Yoon Sung-hoon   69' Report Freixa   12'53'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
John Wright (USA)
19 August 2008
21:00
China   1–3   Belgium
Song Yi   4' Report Reckinger   28'
Truyens   32'
Dohmen   48'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Gary Simmonds (RSA)

Pool BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Netherlands 5 4 1 0 16 6 +10 13 Semi-finals
2   Australia 5 3 2 0 24 7 +17 11
3   Great Britain 5 2 2 1 10 7 +3 8 Fifth place game
4   Pakistan 5 2 0 3 11 13 −2 6 Seventh place game
5   Canada 5 1 1 3 10 17 −7 4 Ninth place game
6   South Africa 5 0 0 5 4 25 −21 0 Eleventh place game
Source: FIH


11 August 2008
10:30
Pakistan   2–4   Great Britain
Abbasi   45'
Waqas   59'
Report Tindall   2'
Moore   14'
Jackson   29'
Daly   62'
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Amarjit Singh (MAS)
11 August 2008
18:30
Australia   6–1   Canada
Abbott   15'16'54'
Kavanagh   22'
Ockenden   48'
Schubert   57'
Report P. Short   38'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Chen Dekang (CHN)
11 August 2008
21:00
Netherlands   5–0   South Africa
Taekema   4'35'
Docherty   44'
Hertzberger   47'
M. Brouwer   66'
Report
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Xavier Adell (ESP)

13 August 2008
08:30
South Africa   0–10   Australia
Report Dwyer   2'42'
Matheson   14'29'57'
Schubert   27'
Guest   35+'38'
Kavanagh   47'
Abbott   67'
Umpires:
Andy Mair (GBR)
Roel van Eert (NED)
13 August 2008
18:00
Canada   1–3   Pakistan
Kullar   35' Report Imran   39'
Rasool   39'
Waqas   57'
Umpires:
Kim Hong-lae (KOR)
David Leiper (GBR)
13 August 2008
21:00
Netherlands   1–0   Great Britain
Taekema   63' Report
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Gary Simmonds (RSA)

15 August 2008
10:30
Netherlands   4–2   Canada
Taekema   4'8'33'
Weusthof   49'
Report Deol   12'
Kahlon   64'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Chen Dekang (CHN)
15 August 2008
18:30
Pakistan   1–3   Australia
Abbasi   16' Report Schubert   20'
Dwyer   41'
Brooks   59'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Gary Simmonds (RSA)
15 August 2008
21:00
South Africa   0–2   Great Britain
Report Tindall   20'
Daly   66'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Rob ten Cate (NED)

17 August 2008
08:30
Great Britain   1–1   Canada
Daly   67' Report Pereira   47'
Umpires:
Roel van Eert (NED)
Gary Simmonds (RSA)
17 August 2008
18:00
Pakistan   3–1   South Africa
Javed   9'
Abbasi   44'
Saqlain   60'
Report Smith   31'
Umpires:
Amarjit Singh (MAS)
Kim Hong-lae (KOR)
17 August 2008
20:30
Australia   2–2   Netherlands
Ockenden   58'
Doerner   61'
Report Taekema   55'70'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Christian Blasch (GER)

19 August 2008
08:30
Netherlands   4–2   Pakistan
Brouwer   41'
Taekema   46'58'
Hertzberger   69'
Report Imran   28'
Maqsood   65'
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Kim Hong-lae (KOR)
19 August 2008
18:00
Canada   5–3   South Africa
R. Short   15'
Fernandes   31'46'
Grimes   38'70'
Report Smith   4'51'
Tsolekile   28'
Umpires:
Roel van Eert (NED)
Satinder Kumar (IND)
19 August 2008
20:30
Australia   3–3   Great Britain
George   40'
Dwyer   45'
Ockenden   68'
Report Middleton   34'
R. Mantell   47'
Moore   55'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Xavier Adell (ESP)

Fifth to twelfth place classificationEdit

Eleventh and twelfth placeEdit

23 August 2008
08:30
China   4–3 (a.e.t.)   South Africa
Na Yubo   32'
Song Yi   53'58'85'
Report Tsolekile   3'
Symons   63'
Smith   70'
Umpires:
Rob ten Cate (NED)
Satinder Kumar (IND)

Ninth and tenth placeEdit

21 August 2008
08:30
Belgium   3–0   Canada
Dekeyser   2'70'
Dohmen   23'
Report
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Xavier Adell (ESP)

Seventh and eighth placeEdit

21 August 2008
11:00
New Zealand   4–2   Pakistan
Child   26'
H. Shaw   39'53'
Brooks   43'
Report Bilgrami   46'
Butt   56'
Umpires:
Kim Hong-lae (KOR)
Gary Simmonds (RSA)

Fifth and sixth placeEdit

23 August 2008
11:00
South Korea   2–5   Great Britain
Jang Jong-hyun   48'
Hyun Hye-sung   67'
Report Middleton   44'
Jackson   49'
Clarke   54'63'
Kirkham   70'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Roel van Eert (NED)

Medal roundEdit

 
SemifinalsGold medal match
 
      
 
21 August
 
 
  Netherlands1 (3)
 
23 August
 
  Germany (p.s.o.)1 (4)
 
  Germany1
 
21 August
 
  Spain0
 
  Spain3
 
 
  Australia2
 
Bronze medal match
 
 
23 August
 
 
  Netherlands2
 
 
  Australia6

SemifinalsEdit

21 August 2008
18:00
Netherlands   1–1 (a.e.t.)   Germany
Hoyng   66' Report P. Zeller   68'
Penalties
Taekema  
R. Brouwer  
Reckers  
Weusthof  
De Nooijer  
---
Taekema  
3–4   C. Zeller
  Keller
  Meinert
  P. Zeller
  Weißenborn
---
  C. Zeller
Umpires:
David Gentles (AUS)
John Wright (RSA)

21 August 2008
20:30
Spain   3−2   Australia
Tubau   39'44'
Freixa   68'
Report Abbott   1'
Ockenden   37'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Christian Blasch (GER)

Bronze medal matchEdit

23 August 2008
18:00
Netherlands   2–6   Australia  
Taekema   12'
De Nooijer   27'
Report Ockenden   5'6'
Abbott   9'
Matheson   28'
Hammond   42'
Doerner   62'
Umpires:
Andy Mair (GBR)
Christian Blasch (GER)

Gold medal matchEdit

23 August 2008
20:30
  Germany   1–0   Spain  
C. Zeller   16' Report
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
David Gentles (AUS)

StatisticsEdit

Final rankingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hockey at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Men's Hockey". Sports Reference. Retrieved 21 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Qualification System - Games of the XXIX Olympiad" (PDF). FIH. February 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
  3. ^ "FIH releases pools for Men's Olympic Hockey Tournament". FIH. 2008-04-18. Retrieved 2014-01-27.
  4. ^ FIH Outdoor Appointments 2008
  5. ^ XXIXth Olympic Games Tournament Regulations - Men's and Women's Hockey Competitions

External linksEdit