Match 7: France v Austria 4-1
A dominant performance by France as they claimed the first World Cup Qualification slot with a 4-1 win over Austria.
Coach Fred Soyez said “I’m feeling good! Much better now and we played a good game which we won by scoring 3 goals in the final quarter. Austria is always a tough side to beat as defensively they are very good. So to be honest I’m just happy with the result!”
Full match stats here: https://tms.fih.ch/matches/15456
Match 8: Ireland v Wales 1 – 1 (1 – 2 SO)
A tight game ending 1-1 ended in a shoot out which Wales won by a close margin (2-1).
An exhausted Welsh coach Danny “That was an unbelievably tight game, the boys didn’t make it easy but they were awesome. We’ve made history for Wales by being the first men’s team to qualify for the Hockey World Cup!”
Full match stats here: https://tms.fih.ch/matches/15457
Tomorrow is the final day here in Wales, and there are still World Ranking points at stake so still a lot to play for these teams:
|09:30||POL – ITA||7th/8th Place|
|12:00||SCO – RUS||5th/6th Place|
|14:30||AUT – Loser SF2||3rd/4th Place|
|17:00||FRA – Winner SF2||Final|
Full game stats here: https://tms.fih.ch/competitions/1361
All games will be live-streamed on www.eurohockeytv.org
Photograph: Wales celebrate! (EHF / Irfon Bennett)