Field hockey at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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Men's field hockey
at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Olympic Green Hockey Field.jpg
Olympic Green Hockey Field
Tournament details
Host country China
City Beijing
Dates 11 – 23 August
Teams 12
Venue(s) Olympic Green Hockey Field
Top three teams
Champions  Germany (3rd title)
Runner-up  Spain
Third place  Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 38
Goals scored 174 (4.58 per match)
Top scorer(s) Netherlands Taeke Taekema (11 goals)
2004 (previous) (next) 2012
Field hockey at the
2008 Summer Olympics

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Tournament
men  women
Squads
men  women

The men's field hockey tournament at the 2008 Summer Olympics was the 21st edition of the field hockey event for men at the Summer Olympic Games. It was held over a thirteen-day period beginning on 11 August, and culminating with the medal finals on 23 August. All games were played at the hockey field constructed on the Olympic Green in Beijing, China.

Germany won the gold medal for the third time after defeating Spain 1–0 in the final. Australia won the bronze medal by defeating Netherlands 6–2.

Competition format[edit]

The twelve teams in the tournament were divided into two pools of six, with each team initially playing round-robin games within their pool. Following the completion of the round-robin, the top two teams from each pool advance to the semifinals. All other teams play classification matches to determine the final tournament rankings. The two semi-final winners meet for the gold medal match, while the semi-final losers play in the bronze medal match.

Qualification[edit]

Each of the continental champions from five federations and host received an automatic berth. The European and Asian federations received two and one extra quotas respectively based upon the FIH World Rankings at the completion of the 2006 World Cup. In addition to the three teams qualifying through the Olympic Qualifying Tournaments, the following twelve teams, shown with final pre-tournament rankings, competed in this tournament.[1][2]

Date Event Location Qualifier (s)
Host nation  China (17)
2–14 December 2006 2006 Asian Games Qatar Doha, Qatar  South Korea (5)
 Pakistan (6)
14–22 July 2007 2007 African Olympic Qualifier Kenya Nairobi, Kenya  South Africa (13)
14–29 July 2007 2007 Pan American Games Brazil Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Canada (15)
18–25 August 2007 2007 EuroHockey Nations Championship United Kingdom Manchester, England  Netherlands (3)
 Spain (4)
 Belgium (12)
11–17 September 2007 2007 Oceania Cup Australia Buderim, Australia  Australia (2)
2–10 February 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 1 New Zealand Auckland, New Zealand  New Zealand (10)
1–9 March 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2 Chile Santiago, Chile  Great Britain (8)
5–13 April 2008 Olympic Qualifying Tournament 3 Japan Kakamigahara, Japan  Germany (1)

Umpires[edit]

Fifteen umpires for the men's event were appointed by the FIH.[3] During each match, a video umpire was used to assist the on-field umpires in determining if a goal had been legally scored.[4]

Squads[edit]

Results[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+08:00)

First round[edit]

Pool A[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Spain 5 4 0 1 9 5 +4 12
 Germany 5 3 2 0 12 6 +6 11
 South Korea 5 2 1 2 13 11 +2 7
 New Zealand 5 2 1 2 10 9 +1 7
 Belgium 5 1 1 3 9 13 −4 4
 China 5 0 1 4 7 16 −9 1

     Advanced to semifinals


11 August 2008
08:30
v
Germany  4 – 1  China
C. Zeller Goal 21'
Keller Goal 43'54'
Nevado Goal 68'
Report Na Yubo Goal 7'
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Satinder Kumar (IND)

11 August 2008
18:00
v
South Korea  1 – 3  New Zealand
Lee Nam-yong Goal 12' Report H. Shaw Goal 43'57'64'
Umpires:
David Gentles (AUS)
Andy Mair (GBR)

11 August 2008
20:30
v
Spain  4 – 2  Belgium
Amat Goal 8'
Freixa Goal 20'
Ribas Goal 41'
Sojo Goal 49'
Report Truyens Goal 26'
Dekeyser Goal 63'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Roel van Eert (NED)

13 August 2008
10:30
v
China  2 – 5  South Korea
Na Yubo Goal 6'
Song Yi Goal 8'
Report Seo Jong-ho Goal 13'
Jang Jong-hyun Goal 35+'55'57'
Kang Seong-jung Goal 67'
Umpires:
Amarjit Singh (MAS)
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)

13 August 2008
18:30
v
Belgium  1 – 1  Germany
Charlier Goal 22' Report Witthaus Goal 19'
Umpires:
Rob ten Cate (NED)
David Gentles (AUS)

13 August 2008
20:30
v
New Zealand  0 – 1  Spain
Report Freixa Goal 70'
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Christian Blasch (GER)

15 August 2008
08:30
v
Spain  2 – 1  China
Ribas Goal 17'
Amat Goal 67'
Report Na Yubo Goal 6'
Umpires:
David Gentles (AUS)
Kim Hong-Lae (KOR)

15 August 2008
18:00
v
Belgium  2 – 4  New Zealand
Dekeyser Goal 43'
Gucassoff Goal 69'
Report Child Goal 19'20'
Brooks Goal 30'
McAleese Goal 60'
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Xavier Adell (ESP)

15 August 2008
20:30
v
South Korea  3 – 3  Germany
Yeo Woon-kon Goal 5'
Jang Jong-hyun Goal 46'
Seo Jong-ho Goal 52'
Report Witte Goal 17'
Witthaus Goal 40'
C. Zeller Goal 47'
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Satinder Kumar (IND)

17 August 2008
10:30
v
South Korea  3 – 1  Belgium
You Hyo-sik Goal 46'51'
Jang Jong-hyun Goal 50'
Report Dekeyser Goal 20'
Umpires:
Rob ten Cate (NED)
Satinder Kumar (IND)

17 August 2008
18:30
v
New Zealand  2 – 2  China
Child Goal 34'
McAleese Goal 54'
Report Song Yi Goal 3'17'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Andy Mair (GBR)

17 August 2008
21:00
v
Germany  1 – 0  Spain
Fürste Goal 34' Report
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
David Gentles (AUS)

19 August 2008
10:30
v
Germany  3 – 1  New Zealand
T. Weß Goal 5'
Witthaus Goal 9'
Keller Goal 55'
Report H. Shaw Goal 46'
Umpires:
David Gentles (AUS)
Andy Mair (GBR)

19 August 2008
18:30
v
South Korea  1 – 2  Spain
Yoon Sung-hoon Goal 69' Report Freixa Goal 12'53'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
John Wright (USA)

19 August 2008
21:00
v
China  1 – 3  Belgium
Song Yi Goal 4' Report Reckinger Goal 28'
Truyens Goal 32'
Dohmen Goal 48'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Gary Simmonds (RSA)

Pool B[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 5 4 1 0 16 6 +10 13
 Australia 5 3 2 0 24 7 +17 11
 Great Britain 5 2 2 1 10 7 +3 8
 Pakistan 5 2 0 3 11 13 −2 6
 Canada 5 1 1 3 10 17 −7 4
 South Africa 5 0 0 5 4 25 −21 0

     Advanced to semifinals


11 August 2008
10:30
v
Pakistan  2 – 4  Great Britain
Abbasi Goal 45'
Waqas Goal 59'
Report Tindall Goal 2'
Moore Goal 14'
Jackson Goal 29'
Daly Goal 62'
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Amarjit Singh (MAS)

11 August 2008
18:30
v
Australia  6 – 1  Canada
Abbott Goal 15'16'54'
Kavanagh Goal 22'
Ockenden Goal 48'
Schubert Goal 57'
Report P. Short Goal 38'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Chen Dekang (CHN)

11 August 2008
21:00
v
Netherlands  5 – 0  South Africa
Taekema Goal 4'35'
Docherty Goal 44'
Hertzberger Goal 47'
M. Brouwer Goal 66'
Report
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Xavier Adell (ESP)

13 August 2008
08:30
v
South Africa  0 – 10  Australia
Report Dwyer Goal 2'42'
Matheson Goal 14'29'57'
Schubert Goal 27'
Guest Goal 35+'38'
Kavanagh Goal 47'
Abbott Goal 67'
Umpires:
Andy Mair (GBR)
Roel van Eert (NED)

13 August 2008
18:00
v
Canada  1 – 3  Pakistan
Kullar Goal 35' Report Imran Goal 39'
Rasool Goal 39'
Waqas Goal 57'
Umpires:
Kim Hong-Lae (KOR)
David Leiper (GBR)

13 August 2008
21:00
v
Netherlands  1 – 0  Great Britain
Taekema Goal 63' Report
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Gary Simmonds (RSA)

15 August 2008
10:30
v
Netherlands  4 – 2  Canada
Taekema Goal 4'8'33'
Weusthof Goal 49'
Report Deol Goal 12'
Kahlon Goal 64'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Chen Dekang (CHN)

15 August 2008
18:30
v
Pakistan  1 – 3  Australia
Abbasi Goal 16' Report Schubert Goal 20'
Dwyer Goal 41'
Brooks Goal 59'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Gary Simmonds (RSA)

15 August 2008
21:00
v
South Africa  0 – 2  Great Britain
Report Tindall Goal 20'
Daly Goal 66'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Rob ten Cate (NED)

17 August 2008
08:30
v
Great Britain  1 – 1  Canada
Daly Goal 67' Report Pereira Goal 47'
Umpires:
Roel van Eert (NED)
Gary Simmonds (RSA)

17 August 2008
18:00
v
Pakistan  3 – 1  South Africa
Javed Goal 9'
Abbasi Goal 44'
Saqlain Goal 60'
Report Smith Goal 31'
Umpires:
Amarjit Singh (MAS)
Kim Hong-Lae (KOR)

17 August 2008
20:30
v
Australia  2 – 2  Netherlands
Ockenden Goal 58'
Doerner Goal 61'
Report Taekema Goal 55'70'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Christian Blasch (GER)

19 August 2008
08:30
v
Netherlands  4 – 2  Pakistan
Brouwer Goal 41'
Taekema Goal 46'58'
Hertzberger Goal 69'
Report Imran Goal 28'
Maqsood Goal 65'
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Kim Hong-Lae (KOR)

19 August 2008
18:00
v
Canada  5 – 3  South Africa
R. Short Goal 15'
Fernandes Goal 31'46'
Grimes Goal 38'70'
Report Smith Goal 4'51'
Tsolekile Goal 28'
Umpires:
Roel van Eert (NED)
Satinder Kumar (IND)

19 August 2008
20:30
v
Australia  3 – 3  Great Britain
George Goal 40'
Dwyer Goal 45'
Ockenden Goal 68'
Report Middleton Goal 34'
R. Mantell Goal 47'
Moore Goal 55'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Xavier Adell (ESP)

Fifth to twelfth place classification[edit]

Eleventh and twelfth place[edit]

23 August 2008
08:30
v
China  4 – 3 (a.e.t.)  South Africa
Na Yubo Goal 32'
Song Yi Goal 53'58'85'
Report Tsolekile Goal 3'
Symons Goal 63'
Smith Goal 70'
Umpires:
Rob ten Cate (NED)
Satinder Kumar (IND)

Ninth and tenth place[edit]

21 August 2008
08:30
v
Belgium  3 – 0  Canada
Dekeyser Goal 2'70'
Dohmen Goal 23'
Report
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Xavier Adell (ESP)

Seventh and eighth place[edit]

21 August 2008
11:00
v
New Zealand  4 – 2  Pakistan
Child Goal 26'
H. Shaw Goal 39'53'
Brooks Goal 43'
Report Bilgrami Goal 46'
Butt Goal 56'
Umpires:
Kim Hong-Lae (KOR)
Gary Simmonds (RSA)

Fifth and sixth place[edit]

23 August 2008
11:00
v
South Korea  2 – 5  Great Britain
Jang Jong-hyun Goal 48'
Hyun Hye-sung Goal 67'
Report Middleton Goal 44'
Jackson Goal 49'
Clarke Goal 54'63'
Kirkham Goal 70'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Roel van Eert (NED)

Medal round[edit]

Semifinals Gold medal match
21 August 2008
  Netherlands  1 (3)  
  Germany (p.s.)  1 (4)  
 
23 August 2008
      Germany  1
    Spain  0
Bronze medal match
21 August 2008 23 August 2008
  Spain  3   Netherlands  2
  Australia  2     Australia  6

Semifinals[edit]

21 August 2008
18:00
v
Netherlands  1 – 1 (a.e.t.)  Germany
Hoyng Goal 66' Report P. Zeller Goal 68'
Penalties
Taekema Penalty stroke scored
R. Brouwer Penalty stroke scored
Reckers Penalty stroke missed
Weusthof Penalty stroke missed
De Nooijer Penalty stroke scored
---
Taekema Penalty stroke missed
3 – 4 Penalty stroke scored C. Zeller
Penalty stroke missed Keller
Penalty stroke scored Meinert
Penalty stroke missed P. Zeller
Penalty stroke scored Weißenborn
---
Penalty stroke scored C. Zeller
Umpires:
David Gentles (AUS)
John Wright (RSA)

21 August 2008
20:30
v
Spain  3 − 2  Australia
Tubau Goal 39'44'
Freixa Goal 68'
Report Abbott Goal 1'
Ockenden Goal 37'
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Christian Blasch (GER)

Bronze medal match[edit]

23 August 2008
18:00
v
Netherlands  2 – 6  Australia 3rd
Taekema Goal 12'
De Nooijer Goal 27'
Report Ockenden Goal 5'6'
Abbott Goal 9'
Matheson Goal 28'
Hammond Goal 42'
Doerner Goal 62'
Umpires:
Andy Mair (GBR)
Christian Blasch (GER)

Gold medal match[edit]

23 August 2008
20:30
v
1st Germany  1 – 0  Spain 2nd
C. Zeller Goal 16' Report
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
David Gentles (AUS)

Statistics[edit]

Final ranking[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]