Austria and Germany will contest the 2020 EuroHockey Indoor Championship

18/01/2020

Following two incredibly fought semi-final games, it is Austria and Germany who will contest the final tomorrow at 14:30 CET.

Match 15: Semi-Final 1: Austria v The Netherlands 5-3

Austria lived up to their favourite billing by beating the up and coming, Dutch team. After a very even first half which ended 1-1, Austria took every chance in front of the Dutch goal to win the game 5-3 and a chance to defend their title.

Match 16: Semi-Final 2: Germany v Russia 6-1 

A perfect delivery in front of a packed stadium gave Germany their chance to reclaim the EuroHockey title as they earned their place in the final with a win over Russia.

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Earlier this evening the Pool C, relegation pool started, essential for teams hoping to stay in this division and one space at the FIH World Cup at stake.

Match 13: Ukraine v Belgium 7-10 

After exchanging goal for goal all game it was Belgium who came out the eventual winners with 3 late goals as Ukraine went for a power-play without their keeper. Belgium would need to take a full 3 points again tomorrow to be in the mix for consolidating their place in the Championship division.

Match 14: Poland v Czech Republic 3-3 

Poland and the Czech Republic played out a draw 3-3 to leave the Pool C wide open for tomorrow’s final games. The bottom two teams will be relegated. As Ukraine can’t do better than 3 points, they will be relegated but Poland, Czech Republic and Belgium all still have a chance to stay in the division. The 5th placed team will earn a slot at the FIH World Cup.

Pool C Ranking:

Rank Team Played Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
1 Poland 2 1 1 0 8 7 1 4
2 Czech Republic 2 1 1 0 7 6 1 4
3 Belgium 2 1 0 1 13 11 2 3
4 Ukraine 2 0 0 2 11 15 -4 0

Pool C games tomorrow:

10:00 POL – BEL Pool C
11:15 CZE – UKR Pool C


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ll photographs: World Sport Pics, Frank Uijlenbroek (C)

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