The 2023 EuroHockey Championships Women’s and Men’s pools and fixture lists have been confirmed for the event which runs from August 18th to 27th in Mönchengladbach, Germany next summer.
The highlight of the European hockey calendar, the event will feature 40 games between 16 teams, all ranked in the world’s top 20, over 10 thrilling days of action.
Opening night on August 18th features two big clashes in women’s Pool B with Germany’s Die Danas hoping to delight a Friday night crowd when they take on Scotland after 2022 Commonwealth Games winners England face 2018 World Cup silver medalists Ireland in the first clash of the event.
Pool A showcases 11-time winners the Netherlands who begin their title defence against Spain (WR: 7) on day two of the event. Belgium and Italy complete the group.
The men’s competition gets under way on Saturday, August 19th with reigning champions the Netherlands coming up against the increasingly competitive France in Pool B.
Germany face another side on the rise with Wales looking to build on their World Cup debut.
Sunday, August 20th sees the last group make their debut in the tournament with Spain facing off against Austria while their Pool A rivals will be Belgium and England who meet in their opening tie of the competition.
The four group line-ups were determined by the FIH World Rankings as they stood in September 2022.
Each team will play three round-robin group games with the top two in each section advancing to the semi-final stages while the third and fourth place sides will contest Pool C to determine who finishes in fifth to eighth place.
The top six finishers overall in both the men’s and women’s competition will qualify for the 2025 edition of the EuroHockey Championships. Seventh and eighth place will go into the qualifiers system due to take place in 2024.
The EuroHockey Championship winners will also earn a place at the 2024 Olympic Games.
Tickets for next summer’s main event will go on sale next week. Please note, match times are subject to change due to the requirements of television or other factors as determined by the EHF.
The sequence of all Pool C and classification matches will be formally confirmed on completion of the pool matches.
EuroHockey Championships pools and fixture schedule (Mönchengladbach, Germany – August 18th to 27th)
Note: Match times and schedule subject to change due to the requirements of television or other factors as determined by the EHF.
Note: The sequence of all Pool C and classification matches will be confirmed on completion of the pool matches.