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AHF: New Zealand And Spain Win FIH Hockey Nations Cup To Acquire Professional League Promotion

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New Zealand and Spain could have the chance to play within the FIH Hockey Professional League within the 2024-25 season after beating France and Eire, respectively, to win the FIH Hockey Nations Cup.

The ultimate of the FIH Hockey Males’s Nations Cup Poland 2023/24 noticed the Black Sticks win in a shootout. Spain gained the FIH Hockey Ladies’s Nations Cup Spain 2023/24 in regulation time, having already defeated Eire within the pool part.

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(Males’s) Austria 4-5 Malaysia 

Malaysia concluded their FIH Hockey Males’s Nations Cup journey in Poland with a win, beating Austria 4-5 to complete seventh. The Speedy Tigers didn’t spare any time for the Austrians to calm down as Faizal Saari squared it for Abu Kamal Azrai to fit in after solely two minutes. Saari received one for himself within the second quarter from a penalty nook within the 18th minute. The primary effort noticed an excellent save from Austrian captain Fabian Unterkircher on the road however the retake was fired into the roof of the web.

Austria pegged one again three minutes later as they discovered some rhythm. A penalty nook was upgraded to a penalty stroke and Fülöp Losonci made no mistake from the spot. Nevertheless, they may not construct on it as Malaysia received a penalty stroke that was fired in by Fitri Saari.

A devastating begin to the second half noticed Faizal Saari grabbing a hat-trick with a thunderous strike within the thirty second minute, adopted by a fragile one within the thirty third. Maximilian Scholz scored for Austria within the thirty fourth minute from a penalty nook to blow the sport broad open. The Malaysians have been shocked and an absence of self-discipline noticed Arthur Kucera end a stunning staff transfer with 11 minutes to go. Scholz received one other one by way of a penalty nook within the 51st however that was it.

Malaysia’s Faizal Saari gained participant of the and stated: “I’m very grateful to our boys. They gave every part at the moment. We’re wanting ahead to the Asian Champions Trophy in September.”

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(Males’s) Canada 2-1 Korea 

Canada’s prime defensive efficiency helped them beat Korea 2-1 and end fifth. The Purple Caribou can arguably be thought of essentially the most improved staff of the match in Gniezno. After leaking targets within the pool part, the revival on the again has been admirable. With fifth place at stake, the Canadians had a robust begin.

In 5 minutes, Sean Davis served the primary objective on a plate for Jude Nicholson. Two minutes later, defender Thomas Harris benefitted from a clearance to attain Canada’s second. That they had three extra possibilities within the first quarter by way of penalty corners however couldn’t make it depend.

The Koreans started to play their standard sport within the second quarter, however the defenders weren’t making it simple for them. The Canadian resistance was lastly damaged by Cheoleon Park within the 52nd minute. Extra possibilities got here Korea’s manner and Sean Davis chipped in on the again, with an on-the-line save from a penalty nook within the dying moments. Ultimately, it wasn’t meant to be as Korea completed sixth.

Sean Davis of Canada gained participant of the match for his all-round efficiency and stated: “It’s been a tricky match. It’s nice to return again and get two wins on the finish. We fought arduous, defended arduous, and it was an incredible outcome for the staff. I’m happy with all of us.”

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(Males’s) Pakistan 3-4 South Africa 

South Africa gained the bronze medal on the FIH Hockey Males’s Nations Cup in Poland after an entertaining 3-4 win over Pakistan. Conceding mushy targets has been an issue for Pakistan all through the match. The match to determine the third-best staff in Gniezno additionally had one such incident. After a goalless first quarter that noticed each groups creating possibilities, South Africa broke the impasse within the twentieth minute. It was a scruffy objective to let in after a failed clearance was slotted in by Samkelo Mvimbi.

The lead didn’t final lengthy as Abu Mahmood despatched a penalty nook straight down the center with two minutes remaining within the first half. The third quarter noticed South Africa rating a spectacular objective within the thirty fourth minute. Matthew Guise-Brown’s penalty nook bounced off Abdullah Ishtiaq Khan’s gloves and Mustaphaa Cassiem jumped and smashed the ball in like a shuttlecock.

Abdul Rehman levelled the scores once more inside a minute. The ultimate quarter-hour noticed South Africa attacking with function. They have been rewarded when captain Keenan Horner fantastically positioned the ball to provide them the lead within the 51st minute. That didn’t sluggish them down and Mustaphaa Cassiem added another with two minutes to go. The sensational Hannan Shahid, who had a objective dominated out earlier, struck with a minute remaining but it surely was too little too late to make any distinction.

Mustaphaa Cassiem’s brace earned him the participant of the match. He stated: “I believe all of it got here collectively regardless that we leaked some targets at the moment defensively. It was a superb two weeks for us. We needed to finish with the bronze medal. It was actually good from the boys.”

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(Males’s) New Zealand 1-1 France (SO: 4-3) 

New Zealand beat France 4-3 in a shootout after the ultimate completed 1-1 in regular time to win the FIH Hockey Males’s Nations Cup Poland 2023/24.  A good match was predicted as two sides heading to the Olympics in Paris have been pitted towards one another within the last. Profitable the Nations Cup was not solely about growing confidence and morale but in addition about incomes that prestigious ticket to the FIH Hockey Professional League subsequent season.

New Zealand and France revered one another and shared three quarters with out a objective. That doesn’t imply there have been no possibilities however each groups most well-liked the cautious method. The Black Sticks had two penalty corners early within the sport but it surely didn’t finish behind the web. Nevertheless, they went forward after 53 minutes from Hugo Inglis’ brilliance on the suitable earlier than discovering Jonty Elmes, who volleyed it in. France hit again with three minutes remaining by the inevitable Victor Charlet, who fired in a penalty nook to ship the sport right into a shootout.

The dramatic shootout noticed Leon Hayward star with saves towards Timothée Clément and Brieuc Delemazure to assist New Zealand elevate the trophy. New Zealand skipper Nic Woods was named participant of the match and stated: “It’s a credit score to those guys whenever you see how a lot we’ve got grown as a staff and a bunch. Our values that we maintain collectively. Our unison that we maintain collectively. I’m so glad.”

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(Ladies’s) Korea 1-2 Italy 

Italy scored on the loss of life to interrupt Korean hearts and bag a seventh-place end on the FIH Hockey Ladies’s Nations Cup in Terrassa. Federica Carta and Co have been asking loads of questions within the first quarter, but it surely was the Koreans that discovered the again of the web. Within the twelfth minute, Sujin An and Eunji Kim mixed for a wonderful opener. The Italian attackers have been saved at bay because of some good saves from the Korean goalkeeper, additionally named Eunji Kim.

The Italians deservedly received their equaliser, 39 seconds into the second quarter. Antonella Bruni scored from the rebound after an preliminary shot from Ivanna Pessina. Within the second half, Italian goalkeeper Lucia Ines Caruso stood out. The Koreans had three penalty corners on prime of different possibilities however Caruso made essential saves to maintain it 1-1.

It was a see-saw of a sport with the fourth quarter belonging to Italy. Their persistence paid off as Carta’s shot from a penalty nook was neatly turned in by Sofia Laurito on the dot to win the sport.

Antonella Bruni of Italy was judged participant of the match and stated: “I’m glad. This was a pleasant finish for us. We improved sport by sport. We didn’t have plenty of coaching earlier than coming right here however we’re rising sport by sport.”

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(Ladies’s) Canada 0-1 Japan 

Japan held on to win 0-1 and end fifth in a sport they dominated. It was one-way visitors from begin to end as Japan went for it with all weapons blazing. The conversion fee, nonetheless, is a trigger for concern as they head to the French capital for the Olympic Video games.

In whole, the Cherry Blossoms had 13 penalty corners within the sport and scored from one among them. It got here within the nineteenth minute. Yu Asai’s shot couldn’t discover a manner in and as Rowan Harris tried to clear the ball, Kanon Mori lobbed it previous her. Rowan Harris was simply the very best participant on the pitch for the Canadians, bringing out her A-game and stopping a hammering.

Kanon Mori, who scored the one objective of the sport, gained participant of the match and was apprehensive for her staff’s penalty nook routines. She stated: “We have been attacking for a very long time and had many penalty corners. We couldn’t rating these, making it more durable for us. We aren’t pleased with fifth place however we had many good takeaways.”

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(Ladies’s) Chile 2-1 New Zealand 

Chile gained the bronze medal on the FIH Hockey Ladies’s Nations Cup in Spain with a 2-1 win over New Zealand, enhancing on their seventh-place end on the earlier version. It was a beautiful approach to say goodbye to captain and long-time worldwide Camila Caram, who had introduced her retirement. All three targets from the sport have been of supreme high quality.

It was a comparatively even first half that noticed neither staff take their possibilities.

The primary objective got here within the forty first minute when Josefa Salas obtained a cross from a great distance out. With the keeper charging in direction of the striker, Salas managed the ball brilliantly, earlier than turning to her left and scoring into the underside nook.

Las Diablas had the momentum and scored another from a well-executed penalty nook routine within the 53rd minute. Fernanda Flores began and completed the transfer, from an virtually unattainable angle. New Zealand did have their second when Rose Tynan displayed elegant management in dribbling previous a couple of gamers earlier than lobbing it in. Sadly for the Black Sticks, it didn’t quantity to something.

Fernanda Flores gained participant of the match and stated: “It’s a particular match for us. We’re glad to win the bronze medal. We completed on prime. We had a superb match.”

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(Ladies’s)  Spain 2-0 Eire 

Spain defeated Eire 2-0 to elevate the FIH Hockey Ladies’s Nations Cup Spain 2023/24 in what was a simple last. Having already dominated towards Eire within the match opener, the Spaniards will need to have been excessive on confidence going into the ultimate.

Regardless of the loss, Eire may be happy with how nicely they’ve recovered from dropping 5-1 on the primary day. The ultimate noticed each targets come within the second quarter. Laia Vidosa and Patricia Alvarez mixed nicely to open the scoring within the twenty fifth minute. The primary half completed with a penalty nook from Lola Riera, which ensured she completed as the highest scorer of the match.

Eire created possibilities from open play and in addition gained two penalty corners within the third and fourth quarter however none of them made it previous Clara Perez, who saved the clear sheet. Patricia Alvarez, who gained participant of the match, saved it brief and candy. She expressed her pleasure to be taking part in within the Olympic Video games and the chance to affix the FIH Hockey Professional League subsequent season. She stated: “I’m very glad and happy with this staff.”

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Awards in Gniezno 

  • 1. Poligras Magic Talent Award: Seyong Oh (KOR)
  • 2. Greatest Goalkeeper of the Match: Arthur Thieffry  (FRA)
  • 3. Greatest Junior Participant of the Match: Hannan Shahid (PAK)
  • 4. High Scorers: Victor Charlet (FRA) and Faizal Saari (MAS)
  • 5. Greatest Participant: Nic Woods (NZL)

(Males’s) Standings 

  • 1. New Zealand
  • 2. France
  • 3. South Africa
  • 4. Pakistan
  • 5. Canada
  • 6. Korea
  • 7. Malaysia
  • 8. Austria
  • 9. Poland

FIH Hockey Males’s Nations Cup  – 9 June 2024 

Hockey Stadium – Gniezno, (POL)

Outcome: Match 21 (M)

Austria 4-5 Malaysia

Participant of the match: Faizal (MAL)

Umpires: Munashe Mashoko (ZIM), Titus Ngolia (KEN), Benjamin Peters (USA-video)

Outcome: Match 22 (M)

Canada 2-1 Korea

Participant of the match: Sean Davis (CAN)

Umpires: Erik Etsebeth (RSA), Haroon Rashid (PAK), Harry Collinson (ENG-video)

Outcome: Match 23 (M)

Pakistan 3-4 South Africa

Participant of the match: Mustaphaa Cassiem (RSA)

Umpires: Tim Bond (NZL), Paul Van Den Assum (NED), Benjamin Peters (USA-video)

Outcome: Match 24 (M)

New Zealand 1-1 France (SO: 4-3)

Participant of the match: Nic Woods (NZL)

Umpires: Federico Silva (ARG), Michael Dutrieux (BEL), Harry Collinson (ENG-video)

Awards in Terrassa  

  • 1. Poligras Magic Talent Award: Kim Eunji (KOR)
  • 2. Greatest Goalkeeper of the Match: Brooke Roberts (NZL)
  • 3. Greatest Junior Participant of the Match: Blanca Perez (ESP)
  • 4. High Scorer: Lola Riera (ESP)
  • 5. Greatest Participant: Lola Riera (ESP)

(Ladies’s) Standings

  • 1. Spain 
  • 2. Eire
  • 3. Chile 
  • 4. New Zealand
  • 5. Japan 
  • 6. Canada 
  • 7. Italy 
  • 8. Korea 

FIH Hockey Ladies’s Nations Cup  – 9 June 2024 

Estadi Martí Colomer, Terrassa, (ESP)

Outcome: Match 17 (W)

Korea 1-2  Italy

Participant of the match: Antonella Bruni (ITA)

Umpires: Tamara Leonard (AUS), Rama Potnis (IND), Clare Barwood (WAL-video)

Outcome: Match 18 (W)

Canada 0-1 Japan

Participant of the match: Kanon Mori (JPN)

Umpires:  Cassidy Gallagher (AUS), Lorjin De Kraker (NED), Lisette Baljon (NED-video)

Outcome: Match 19 (W)

Chile 2-1 New Zealand

Participant of the match: Fernanda Flores (CHI)

Umpires: Gemma Calderon (ESP), Melissa Taylor (RSA),  Cassidy Gallagher (AUS-video)

Outcome: Match 20 (W)

Spain 2-0 Eire

Participant of the match: Patricia Alvarez (ESP)

Umpires: Sophie Bockelmann (GER), Mariana Reydo (ARG), Melissa Taylor (RSA-video)

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