The men’s teams of Austria, Poland and Switzerland booked a place in one of the WorldHockey Olympic Qualifiers by reaching the semi final stage of the EuroHockey Nations Trophy in Lisbon, Portugal. In the semifinals, Austria will meet Switzerland while Scotland will face Poland.
According to the qualification regulations for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the best three teams of the EuroHockey Nations Trophy qualify for the WorldHockey Olympic Qualifiers, to be played early 2008. Scotland, one of the teams in the last four of the EuroHockey Nations Trophy, cannot participate in any Olympic Qualifier as England (as the nominated UK home country) has already qualified Great Britain for the WorldHockey Olympic Qualifier as a result of the EuroHockey Nations Championships. Austria, Poland and Switzerland are therefore sure of playing in one of the three WorldHockey Olympic Qualifiers.
The FIH will announce the pools for the WorldHockey Olympic Qualifiers late September when all the continental championships are finalized.
Poland – Portugal 8-2 (3-0)
Italy – Austria 2-3 (1-3)
Poland – Austria 1-2 (0-0)
Italy – Portugal 3-0 (1-0)
Poland – Italy 7-1 (4-0)
Austria – Portugal 1-1 (0-1)
Ranking: 1. Austria 3-7 (6-4), 2. Poland 3-6 (16-5), 3. Italy 3-3 (6-10), 4. Portugal 3-1 (3-12)
Scotland – Ukraine 1-0 (0-0)
Wales – Switzerland 0-2 (0-2)
Scotland – Switzerland 6-0 (4-0)
Wales – Ukraine 2-2 (1-2)
Scotland – Wales 3-1 (1-0)
Switzerland – Ukraine 2-2 (0-2)
Ranking: 1. Scotland 3-9 (10-1), 2. Switzerland 3-4 (4-8), 3. Ukraine 3-2 (4-5), 4. Wales 3-1 (3-7).
Please click here for direct access to the special EuroHockey Nations Trophy.
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