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News for 26 August 2022

All the news for Friday 26 August 2022

EuroHockey Championship Qualifiers - 26 August

EuroHockey Championship Qualifier B 2022 Men
Calais, France

Pool Standings

Rank Team Played Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
1 France 2 2 0 0 18 3 15 6
2 Ireland 2 1 0 1 20 4 16 3
3 Turkey 2 1 0 1 5 15 -10 3
4 Lithuania 2 0 0 2 1 22 -21 0

EuroHockey Championship Qualifier C 2022 Men
Vienna, Austria

Pool Standings

Rank Team Played Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
1 Austria 2 2 0 0 8 3 5 6
2 Ukraine 2 1 0 1 11 8 3 3
3 Italy 2 1 0 1 5 6 -1 3
4 Croatia 2 0 0 2 6 13 -7 0

EuroHockey Championship Qualifier D 2022 Men
Glasgow, Scotland

Pool Standings

Rank Team Played Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
1 Wales 2 2 0 0 9 0 9 6
2 Scotland 2 1 0 1 9 1 8 3
3 Switzerland 2 1 0 1 7 10 -3 3
4 Gibraltar 2 0 0 2 2 16 -14 0

EuroHockey Championship Qualifier A 2022 Women
Durham, England

Pool standings

Rank Team Played Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
1 England 1 1 0 0 15 0 15 3
2 Wales 1 1 0 0 9 0 9 3
3 Slovakia 1 0 0 1 0 9 -9 0
4 Croatia 1 0 0 1 0 15 -15 0

EuroHockey Championship Qualifier D 2022 Women
Dunkirk, France

Pool Standings

Rank Team Played Wins Draws Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
1 Scotland 2 2 0 0 6 0 6 6
2 France 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
3 Switzerland 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
4 Austria 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 0

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Irish men in Euro qualifiers game 2


Ireland fell to a 4-1 defeat at the hands of France in Calais to leave their chances of qualifying for next summer’s European Championships top tier all but over.

Wales edge hosts Scotland in EuroHockey qualifier

Gareth Furlong scored nine goals in the men's hockey tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Gareth Furlong's goal proved enough for Wales to beat Scotland 1-0 in a EuroHockey Championship qualifier in Glasgow.

Scotland men lose close match to Wales in Euro qualifiers while Switzerland beat Gibraltar

Scotland men were defeated 1-0 by Wales in a very close match in Men’s EuroHockey Qualifier D in Uddingston. Wales top the table on six points with one game left to play.

England Off To A Good Start In The European Hockey Qualifiers

Fielding a full-strength squad following their Commonwealth Games success, England made a convincing start to their European Qualifier campaign with a high scoring 15-0 win over Croatia.  The gulf in world rankings showed as England dominated possession and were 8-0 up by half time, before scoring another seven in the second half.   Wales also won comfortably in their first match, which sets up Saturday’s clash between the home nations as a potential tournament decider.  

England women and Wales set for showdown

Hannah Martin scored four for England women PIC: Worldsportpics

There was a sense of the unknown ahead of England women’s first match after Commonwealth Games. They were in no mood to hold back, however, as a full-strength England outmuscled lowly Croatia 15-0 in Durham, with Hannah Martin scoring four.

England 15-0 Croatia: Hannah Martin scores four in EuroHockey qualifier rout

England are the current Commonwealth Games champions after beating Australia 2-1 earlier this month

Hannah Martin scored four goals as England cruised to a 15-0 victory over Croatia in their first EuroHockey Championship qualifier.

Wales Women Kick Off EuroHockey Qualifiers Campaign In Style With A Big Win Over Slovakia

IMAGE: World Sport Pics, EuroHockey Fed  eration

Wales women get their EuroHockey Qualifiers off to a superb start defeating Slovakia 9-0 in Durham.

Scotland women defeat France in Dunkirk to make it two wins from two in Euro qualifiers

Scotland women made it two wins from two in EuroHockey Qualifier D in Dunkirk with a tremendous 2-0 win over France. Goals from Fiona Burnet and Heather McEwan gave Scotland the victory and keep the Scots top of the table.

Bhubaneswar to host FIH Pro League opener as 12 game locations selected

By Owen Lloyd

Bhubaneswar is set to host the first match of the 2022-2023 Pro League season ©Getty Images

A total of 12 locations in seven countries are due to host fixtures in the 2022-2023 International Hockey Federation (FIH) Pro League.

French Hockey Federation secures new partnership in preparation for Paris 2024

By Geoff Berkeley

UFOLEP President Arnaud Jean and his FFH counterpart Isabelle Jouin sign the cooperation agreement ©FFH

The French Hockey Federation (FFH) has signed a new cooperation agreement as players continue their preparations for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

USA Field Hockey Names New High Performance Staff

COLORADO SPRING, Colo. – USA Field Hockey is pleased to name David Passmore as the new U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach. Tracey Fuchs will also join the USWNT’s staff as an assistant coach. The High Performance Team will also include Craig Parnham, who will step into the role of High Performance Director, effective October 1.

African nations ready to step onto Hockey ID World Stage

Hockey ID – the world-wide term for hockey players with intellectual disabilities – has gained in popularity at different rates across the globe. In some areas the sport is now at such a point of development and progress that national teams will be heading to Berlin in 2023 for the Special Olympics. For other nations, they are at the start of their journey.

Field Hockey Set To Meet Michigan In Season Opener

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – North Carolina opens the 2022 field hockey season on Friday with a top-three matchup, facing Michigan at 2:30 p.m. as part of this year's ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Games are set for Wake Forest's Kentner Stadum, with the Demon Deacons hosting Iowa at 5 in the second part of the day's double-header.

UNC field hockey seeks revenge in this weekend's ACC-Big Ten Challenge

By Lindsey Ware

UNC senior midfielder Paityn Wirth (10) fields a pass during a field hockey exhibition against Appalachian State on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022. Photo by Ira Wilder | The Daily Tar Heel

The No. 2 North Carolina field hockey team will kick off the 2022 season on Friday at the ACC-Big Ten Challenge with a matchup against No. 3 Michigan, followed by a match against No. 5 Iowa to cap off the weekend on Sunday.

Maryland field hockey goalies Calandra, Kieft to battle for starting spot as season dawns

Taylor Lyons

Missy Meharg points during Maryland field hockey's 2-1 win over Syracuse on Nov. 14, 2021. (Cam Andrews/The Diamondback)

Holding an open competition for the starting goalie position isn’t new for Maryland field hockey coach Missy Meharg. But it isn’t something she’s had to do for a few years — since 2018, Noelle Frost has started a majority of games in net.

No. 4 Maryland field hockey vs. Drexel preview

Maryland opens its season at home on Friday against the Dragons.

By Damon Brooks Jr.

Photo courtesy of Maryland Athletics.

Head coach Missy Meharg and Maryland field hockey open their season with a home matchup against the Drexel Dragons on Friday at 6 p.m. The game will be streamed on BTN+.

Division Two teams shine

By Jugjet Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: National Juniors coach Megat Azrafiq threw a challenge to two Division Two teams, and it was duly accepted in the quarter-finals of the Malaysian Junior Hockey League (JHL).

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