The European Hockey Federation (EHF) has updated the match schedule for the EuroHockey Championships 2023 to work with broadcast arrangements in Germany and the Netherlands.
The changes see the women’s and men’s finals in Mönchengladbach now set to take place earlier than originally scheduled to facilitate live broadcasts while a number of group games have also been adjusted.
The women’s final on Saturday, August 26 will move to a 14.45 (CET) time slot, three hours and 15 minutes earlier than originally scheduled with the bronze medal match moving to 12.15.
On the men’s side, the final is now set to be played at 15.00 with the bronze medal encounter switching to 12.30; both are one hour and a half earlier than originally published.
The knock-on effect of these changes will see two women’s Pool C fixtures moved from August 26 to Friday, August 25. One men’s Pool C fixture will move from Sunday, August 27 to Saturday, August 26. These changes have a knock-on effect to fixture times on Friday, August 25 with the schedule increasing from four to six games.
In the initial group stages, there will also be a change on Sunday, August 20. The women’s Pool A fixture between Belgium and the Netherlands will now take place at 15.00 while Germany’s game in Pool B against England is now on at 17.30.
Speaking about the changes, EHF Director General Angus Kirkland said: “It is exciting to see the level of broadcast interest in the EuroHockey Championships, securing prime slots on live television for what is the highlight of our calendar and bring the sport to as many people as possible.”
Niclas Thiel, Executive Board Member of the DHB, added: “We are well on the way to ensuring that all German games at the EuroHockey Championship 2023 will be shown live on the platforms of the public broadcasters in Germany. Together with the EHF we are making the necessary adjustments to the match schedule to also enable a free TV broadcast of the men’s and women’s final in Germany, should they involve the German teams.”
The EHF will announce full broadcast details and where you can watch the 2023 EuroHockey Championships in due course. All times posted are German local time.