France were crowned champions of the third and final FIH Men’s Series Finals in le Touquet Paris-Plage after they defeated higher-ranked Ireland in a fast paced and entertaining match. A large and vociferous crowd urged the home side to victory and the men in blue delivered. Earlier in the day, Korea had put on a
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Hiroshima, Japan: In the match for third place, Chile and Russia entertained the spectators with a tightly contested and exciting game. Although Russia showed enormous resilience to get the game back on equal terms, it was Chile who held their nerve to win in the shoot-out, finishing their FIH Series Finals campaign on a high note.
In these most important of matches, Ireland managed to withstand an onslaught of pressure from Korea, while France eased to a competent 3-0 victory over Scotland. The results mean that Ireland and France will now meet in tomorrow’s final and, to the delight of both teams and their staff, will be part of the FIH
The fifth day in le Touquet Paris-Plage was all about finishing with a win. First to take to the field were Singapore and Ukraine who were battling for seventh place. Then it was a contest between Egypt and Chile – two teams who had definitely hoped to have featured in the semi-finals, so would need
Hiroshima, Japan: The fifth to eighth place positions at the FIH Series Finals were decided after two very different matches. Mexico dominated in their game against Fiji, but it was a tense and very close encounter when Poland met Uruguay. In the end, the European team held their nerve to win the shoot-out Fiji –
Wales moved to the top of Pool B after a convincing 5-0 win over Thailand. The spectators were then in for a real treat as South Africa and Italy played out a high quality, competitive match that could have gone either way. It was South Africa who emerged victorious but both teams showed that they
In a sunny but windy Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, suspense was at its maximum as Korea qualified for the semi-finals against Egypt after a shootout. Scotland also qualified after they won 1-0 in a tough and tight game against Chile. Scotland v Chile To open this fourth day dedicated to the quarter finals, we saw the national
During this last day of pool action, Ireland beat Singapore by a comfortable margin, claiming an automatic qualification spot in the semi-finals. France qualified for the semi-finals in front of its home supporters despite a great performance from Chile. Scotland beat Egypt with a stunning last minute goal and Korea confirmed its qualification for quarter-finals
The second day of the FIH Men’s Series Finals in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France provided a spectacular intensity with tight matches. Scotland were winners against Singapore, while Ukraine versus Chile and Korea versus France finished in draws. Beyond all expectation Egypt defeated Ireland in a captivating match that provided the first big surprise of the tournament.