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

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New Zealand and Spain can have the chance to play within the FIH Hockey Professional League within the 2024-25 season after beating France and Irealnd, 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 received the FIH Hockey Ladies’s Nations Cup Spain 2023/24 in regulation time, having already defeated Eire within the pool section.  

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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 cool down as Faizal Saari squared it for Abu Kamal Azrai to fit in after solely two minutes. Saari bought one for himself within the second quarter from a penalty nook within the 18th minute. The primary effort noticed an outstanding 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. Nonetheless, they might not construct on it as Malaysia bought 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 group transfer with 11 minutes to go. Scholz bought one other one by way of a penalty nook within the 51st however that was it. 

Malaysia’s Faizal Saari received participant of the and mentioned: “I’m very grateful to our boys. They gave all the things in the present day. We’re wanting ahead to the Asian Champions Trophy in September.”

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(Males’s) Canada 2-1 Korea 

Canada’s high defensive efficiency helped them beat Korea 2-1 and end fifth. The Purple Caribou can arguably be thought-about essentially the most improved group of the event in Gniezno. After leaking objectives within the pool section, 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 purpose 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 probabilities within the first quarter by way of penalty corners however couldn’t make it rely. 

The Koreans started to play their common 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 probabilities got here Korea’s approach 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 received participant of the match for his all-round efficiency and mentioned: “It’s been a tricky event. It’s nice to return again and get two wins on the finish. We fought arduous, defended arduous, and it was an ideal consequence for the group. I’m happy with all of us.” 

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(Males’s) Pakistan 3-4 South Africa 

South Africa received the bronze medal on the FIH Hockey Males’s Nations Cup in Poland after an entertaining 3-4 win over Pakistan. Conceding delicate objectives has been an issue for Pakistan all through the event. The match to resolve the third-best group in Gniezno additionally had one such incident. After a goalless first quarter that noticed each groups creating probabilities, South Africa broke the impasse within the twentieth minute. It was a scruffy purpose 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 purpose 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 present them the lead within the 51st minute. That didn’t gradual them down and Mustaphaa Cassiem added another with two minutes to go. The sensational Hannan Shahid, who had a purpose dominated out earlier, struck with a minute remaining however it was too little too late to make any distinction. 

Mustaphaa Cassiem’s brace earned him the participant of the match. He mentioned: “I feel all of it got here collectively though we leaked some objectives in the present day defensively. It was an excellent two weeks for us. We wished 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 in opposition to one another within the ultimate. Profitable the Nations Cup was not solely about growing confidence and morale but additionally 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 no purpose. That doesn’t imply there have been no probabilities however each groups most well-liked the cautious strategy. The Black Sticks had two penalty corners early within the sport however it didn’t finish at the back of the web. Nonetheless, 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 way of 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 in opposition to Timothée Clément and Brieuc Delemazure to assist New Zealand raise the trophy. New Zealand skipper Nic Woods was named participant of the match and mentioned: “It’s a credit score to those guys whenever you see how a lot we’ve got grown as a group and a gaggle. Our values that we maintain collectively. Our unison that we maintain collectively. I’m so blissful.” 

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(Ladies’s) Korea 1-2 Italy 

Italy scored on the dying 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, however it was the Koreans that discovered the again of the web. Within the twelfth minute, Sujin An and Eunji Kim mixed for a superb opener. The Italian attackers have been saved at bay due to some good saves from the Korean goalkeeper, additionally named Eunji Kim. 

The Italians deservedly bought 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 high of different probabilities 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 well turned in by Sofia Laurito on the dot to win the sport. 

Antonella Bruni of Italy was judged participant of the match and mentioned: “I’m blissful. This was a pleasant finish for us. We improved sport by sport. We didn’t have a whole lot 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, nevertheless, is a trigger for concern as they head to the French capital for the Olympic Video games. 

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

Kanon Mori, who scored the one purpose of the sport, received participant of the match and was apprehensive for her group’s penalty nook routines. She mentioned: “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’re not pleased with fifth place however we had many good takeaways.” 

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(Ladies’s) Chile 2-1 New Zealand 

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

It was a comparatively even first half that noticed neither group take their probabilities. 

The primary purpose got here within the forty first minute when Josefa Salas obtained a move 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 inconceivable angle. New Zealand did have their second when Rose Tynan displayed chic 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 received participant of the match and mentioned: “It’s a particular event for us. We’re blissful to win the bronze medal. We completed on high. We had an excellent event.”

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(Ladies’s)  Spain 2-0 Eire 

Spain defeated Eire 2-0 to raise the FIH Hockey Ladies’s Nations Cup Spain 2023/24 in what was a simple ultimate. Having already dominated in opposition to Eire within the event 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 effectively they’ve recovered from shedding 5-1 on the primary day. The ultimate noticed each objectives come within the second quarter. Laia Vidosa and Patricia Alvarez mixed effectively 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 event. 

Eire created probabilities from open play and in addition received 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 received participant of the match, saved it quick and candy. She expressed her pleasure to be taking part in within the Olympic Video games and the chance to hitch the FIH Hockey Professional League subsequent season. She mentioned: “I’m very blissful and happy with this group.”

 

Awards in Gniezno 

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  1. Poligras Magic Talent Award: Seyong Oh (KOR) 
  2. Finest Goalkeeper of the Event: Arthur Thieffry  (FRA) 
  3. Finest Junior Participant of the Event: Hannan Shahid (PAK) 
  4. Prime Scorers: Victor Charlet (FRA) and Faizal Saari (MAS)
  5. Finest 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. Finest Goalkeeper of the Event – Brooke Roberts (NZL)
  3. Finest Junior Participant of the Event – Blanca Perez (ESP)
  4. Prime Scorer – Lola Riera (ESP)
  5. Finest 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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