Day 3 Roundup – FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 – European Qualifier 2021

Posted On 23/10/2021

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:

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:

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:

24th  October 
Time Teams Title
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: 

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Photograph: Wales celebrate! (EHF / Irfon Bennett)


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