(Photo: © FIH / hockeyimages.co.uk / England Hockey)

The English men’s team pulled off a major upset in the final of the EuroHockey Nations Championships in Amstelveen, Netherlands on Sunday. The English team defeated Olympic and World Champion Germany (5:3) to become the new European Champion.

Host Netherlands finally claimed the bronze medal after a disappointing tournament. The Dutch secured a podium place after a 6:1 win over Spain. England, Germany, Netherlands and Spain earned direct qualification for the Hero Honda FIH World Cup 2010 in New Delhi, India.

Results Sunday 30 August 2009

Final:
England-Germany 5:3

Bronze medal match:
Netherlands-Spain 6:1

Classification 5-8:
Austria-Poland 5:4
Belgium-France 7:0

Final Ranking:

  1. England (Qualified for Hero Honda FIH World Cup 2010)
  2. Germany (Qualified for Hero Honda FIH World Cup 2010)
  3. Netherlands (Qualified for Hero Honda FIH World Cup 2010)
  4. Spain (Qualified for Hero Honda FIH World Cup 2010)
  5. Belgium
  6. France
  7. Austria
  8. Poland