26th August 2022, Brussels, Belgium: Day 9 of play got underway today with the second men’s ‘Golden Ticket’ to the EuroHockey Championships in Mönchengladbach in August 2023 is confirmed today as Austria topped their group at home in Vienna with a win over Croatia. There are rest days in Glasgow, Durhan, and Calais, so only Vienna and Dunkirk are in action today.
Ukraine v Italy 3-4
Austria v Croatia 7-0
After a rest day yesterday, all teams were raring to get back onto the pitch for the final day of matches. Italy vs Ukraine was the first early morning match and had everyone on the edge of their seats. Quarter 1 saw both teams score and 1-1 is how it remained until the last quarter. Italy scored to take it to 2-1, but then Ukraine executed an equalizing penalty stroke. Italy decided at this point to remove their keeper and play with 11 outfield players. After a quick attack, Ukraine took the lead at 3-2. Italy chased back to create 3-3. In the last minute of the match, Italy secured a short corner which turned into a penalty stroke and subsequently a goal. The game finished 4-3 for Italy.
The final match of the tournament was Austria vs Croatia. Austria took the lead early scoring 2 goals in quarter one. The second quarter saw lots of on-field action but no goals. After half time Austria came back with 2 more goals creating a 4-0 lead. The final quarter saw 3 more goals being scored from Austria finishing the game 7-0.
Austria v Switzerland 3-0
Day 3 in EuroHockey Qualifiers Women in Dunkirk had only one match where Austrian ladies met the Swiss team. During the game, both teams looked equal and had a lot of chances to score, but the goals were “closed” for the Swiss women and Austria took their first victory by a final result of 3:0.
Tomorrow the Swiss will play against Scotland and Austria against France.
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