Men's field hockey Qualifying Tournaments for the 2008 Summer Olympics

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The Men’s field hockey Qualifying Tournament for the 2008 Summer Olympics were qualification tournaments to determine the final three spots for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The qualifying tournaments, which involved 18 teams divided into three groups, with three separate qualifying tournaments, were held in New Zealand, Chile and Japan, at different times in 2008. Only the winners of each qualifying tournament earnt a berth in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Teams[edit]

Below is the list of 18 teams who participated in these qualifying tournament:[1]

Zone Tournament Qualifier(s)
Asia 2006 Asian Games  Japan
 India
 Malaysia
 Bangladesh
Africa 2007 African Olympic Qualifier  Egypt
Americas 2007 Pan American Games  Argentina
 Chile
 Trinidad and Tobago
 Cuba
Europe 2007 EuroHockey Nations Championship  Germany
 Great Britain
 France
 Ireland
 Czech Republic
2007 EuroHockey Nations Trophy   Switzerland
 Austria
 Poland
Oceania 2007 Oceania Cup  New Zealand

In addition, International Hockey Federation also named four reserve teams after four of the above teams are failed to make it in this qualifying tournament, two of them already confirmed to be in the reserve list:[2][3]

  1.  United States (replace Cuba in Qualifying 1)
  2.  Mexico (replace Egypt in Qualifying 2)
  3.  Russia (replace Bangladesh in Qualifying 2)[4]
  4.  Italy (replace Czech Republic in Qualifying 3)[5]

Qualifying 1[edit]

Qualifying 1 was held from February 2 to February 10, 2008 in North Shore City, Auckland, New Zealand.[6]

Venue[edit]

  • Crown Relocations Stadium, Albany

Pool[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 New Zealand 5 4 0 1 22 4 +18 12
 Argentina 5 4 0 1 23 6 +17 12
 Ireland 5 4 0 1 21 5 +16 12
 France 5 2 0 3 14 16 –2 6
 United States 5 1 0 4 9 30 –21 3
 Trinidad and Tobago 5 0 0 5 7 35 –28 0

All times are New Zealand Summer Time (UTC+13)

2 February 2008
12:00
France  0 – 4  Ireland
Gleghorne Goal 7'
Jermyn Goal 40'
Watt Goal 55'69'
Umpires:
Rob ten Cate (NED)
David Leiper (GBR)

2 February 2008
14:00
New Zealand  12 – 0  Trinidad and Tobago
H. Shaw Goal 9'
Kosoof Goal 11'22'32'49'
Child Goal 14'34'61'64'
Burrows Goal 28'69'
Archibald Goal 57'
Umpires:
Xavier Adell (ESP)
Daniel Lopez (URU)

2 February 2008
16:00
Argentina  9 – 1  United States
L. Vila Goal 1'25'39'
Garreta Goal 16'
Almada Goal 33'64'
M. Vila Goal 35'
Rossi Goal 40'
Zylberberg Goal 70'
Coolidge Goal 70'
Umpires:
Tim Pullman (AUS)
Nigel Iggo (NZL)

3 February 2008
13:15
New Zealand  3 – 1  Ireland
Kosoof Goal 25'
Collier Goal 26'45'
Gleghorne Goal 16'
Umpires:
Tim Pullman (AUS)
Rob ten Cate (NED)

3 February 2008
15:15
United States  4 – 7  France
Martin Goal 1'
Harris Goal 6'
Coolidge Goal 37'
Sheridan Goal 43'
Soyez Goal 24'26'41'48'52'
Branquard Goal 51'
Gouedard Comte Goal 70'
Umpires:
Chris Wilson (CAN)
Xavier Adell (ESP)

3 February 2008
17:15
Argentina  7 – 1  Trinidad and Tobago
R. Vila Goal 3'
M. Vila Goal 21'68'
Rossi Goal 27'
L. Vila Goal 31'43'
Zylberberg Goal 59'
Toussaint Goal 62'
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Zulfiqar Haider (PAK)

5 February 2008
14:00
Ireland  7 – 2  Trinidad and Tobago
Maguire Goal 8'
Gleghorne Goal 14'37'
Magee Goal 18'
Jermyn Goal 48'
Hobbs Goal 65'
Gormley Goal 68'
James Goal 35'
Wren Goal 36'
Umpires:
Rob ten Cate (NED)
Xavier Adell (ESP)

5 February 2008
16:00
France  2 – 4  Argentina
Gaillard Goal 4'
Soyez Goal 58'
L. Vila Goal 14'
R. Vila Goal 18'
Garreta Goal 32'
Cammareri Goal 59'
Umpires:
Nigel Iggo (NZL)
Chris Wilson (CAN)

5 February 2008
18:00
United States  0 – 4  New Zealand
Burrows Goal 9'51'
Child Goal 35'
H. Shaw Goal 47'
Umpires:
Daniel Lopez (URU)
Tim Pullman (AUS)

6 February 2008
14:00
Trinidad and Tobago  2 – 5  France
Legerton Goal 9'
Wren Goal 57'
Genestet Goal 2'
Soyez Goal 28'
Durchon Goal 34'40'
Branquard Goal 69'
Umpires:
Daniel Lopez (URU)
Chris Wilson (CAN)

6 February 2008
16:00
New Zealand  1 – 3  Argentina
Collier Goal 63' Cammareri Goal 16'
R. Vila Goal 23'58'
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Xavier Adell (ESP)

6 February 2008
18:00
Ireland  8 – 0  United States
Magee Goal 8'
Gleghorne Goal 15'28'40'43'70'
Barbour Goal 37'
Gormley Goal 46'
Umpires:
Zulfiqar Haider (PAK)
Tim Pullman (AUS)

9 February 2008
10:15
Trinidad and Tobago  2 – 4  United States
Toussaint Goal 14'
Browne Goal 19'
Harris Goal 29'
Sheridan Goal 42'48'
Martin Goal 66'
Umpires:
Nigel Iggo (NZL)
Zulfiqar Haider (PAK)

9 February 2008
12:15
Argentina  0 – 1  Ireland
Gormley Goal 55'
Umpires:
Tim Pullman (AUS)
David Leiper (GBR)

9 February 2008
14:15
France  0 – 2  New Zealand
Archibald Goal 13'
Burrows Goal 14'
Umpires:
Daniel Lopez (URU)
Rob ten Cate (NED)

Classification[edit]

Fifth and sixth[edit]

10 February 2008
09:45
United States  2 – 3  Trinidad and Tobago
Harris Goal 29'
Martin Goal 32'
Legerton Goal 21'
Whittington Goal 41'
Quan Chan Goal 68'
Umpires:
Daniel Lopez (URU)
Tim Pullman (AUS)

Third and fourth[edit]

10 February 2008
12:15
Ireland  1 – 2  France
Barbour Goal 43' Durchon Goal 64'
Soyez Goal 69'
Umpires:
Chris Wilson (CAN)
Rob ten Cate (NED)

Final[edit]

10 February 2008
14:45
New Zealand  3 – 2 (a.e.t.)  Argentina
Kosoof Goal 49'
H. Shaw Goal 65'
B. Shaw Goal 85'
L. Vila Goal 24'
M. Vila Goal 65'
Umpires:
David Leiper (GBR)
Xavier Adell (ESP)

Awards[edit]

Fair Play Trophy Best Goalkeeper Top Goalscorer Best Player
 France Argentina Juan Manuel Vivaldi Republic of Ireland Mark Gleghorne New Zealand Blair Hopping

Qualifying 2[edit]

Qualifying 2 was held from March 1 to March 9 in Santiago, Chile.[7]

Venue[edit]

  • Prince of Wales Country Club

Pool[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Great Britain 5 5 0 0 30 3 +27 15
 India 5 4 0 1 39 8 +31 12
 Austria 5 3 0 2 15 19 –4 9
 Russia 5 2 0 3 15 23 –8 6
 Chile 5 1 0 4 10 14 –4 3
 Mexico 5 0 0 5 3 45 –42 0

All times are Chile Summer Time (UTC-3)

1 March 2008
14:30
Great Britain  11 – 0  Mexico
S. Mantell Goal 13'51'
R. Mantell Goal 23'
Dick Goal 47'
Alexander Goal 50'
Middleton Goal 54'
Daly Goal 57'68'
Moore Goal 61'
Jackson Goal 63'
Tindall Goal 70'
Report
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Gus Soteriades (USA)

1 March 2008
16:30
India  8 – 0  Russia
D. Tirkey Goal 14'
P. Singh Goal 19'29'65'
S. Singh Goal 30'
Khandekar Goal 36'
S. Singh Goal 45'
Raghunath Goal 54'
Report
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Marc Knulle (FRA)

1 March 2008
19:00
Chile  3 – 4  Austria
Montegu Goal 1'46'64' Report Jelinek Goal 20'
Tobias Hübner Goal 32'
Stremitzer Goal 42'
Stanzl Goal 44'
Umpires:
Colin Hutchinson (IRL)
Raghu Prasad (IND)

2 March 2008
16:00[8]
Great Britain  8 – 0  Russia
Middleton Goal 7'37'
Kirkham Goal 11'65'
Daly Goal 25'46'
Ralph Goal 31'
Tindall Goal 41'
Report
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Colin Hutchinson (IRL)

2 March 2008
18:00[8]
Mexico  0 – 4  Chile
Report Montegu Goal 29'46'70'
Amoroso Goal 68'
Umpires:
Raghu Prasad (IND)
Marc Knulle (FRA)

2 March 2008
20:00[8]
Austria  3 – 7  India
Buchta Goal 2'
Minar Goal 28'60'
Report D. Tirkey Goal 9'23'
I. Tirkey Goal 41'
S. Singh Goal 51'55'
Bharath Goal 53'
R. Singh Goal 53'
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Richmond Attipoe (GHA)

4 March 2008
15:30
Mexico  1 – 18  India
Moreno Quiroz Goal 70' Report P. Singh Goal 9'50'60'61'
R. Singh Goal 11'21'30'39'69'
S. Singh Goal 16'24'
Khandekar Goal 19'
Raghunath Goal 29'37'54'57'62'
S. Singh Goal 65'
Umpires:
Colin Hutchinson (IRL)
Richard Attipoe (GHA)

4 March 2008
17:30
Austria  5 – 4  Russia
Körper Goal 28'59'
Kolinek Goal 49'
Proksch Goal 53'65'
Report Azarov Goal 23'52'
Mamoshkin Goal 25'
Korolyov Goal 67'
Umpires:
Gus Soteriades (USA)
Raghu Prasad (IND)

4 March 2008
19:30
Chile  1 – 4  Great Britain
Krainz Goal 47' Report R. Mantell Goal 42'
Middleton Goal 50'
Tindall Goal 56'66'
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)

6 March 2008
14:00
India  2 – 3  Great Britain
Raghunath Goal 3'64' Report R. Mantell Goal 15'
Clarke Goal 45'
Moore Goal 69'
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)

6 March 2008
17:30
Austria  3 – 1  Mexico
Körper Goal 6'64'
Stanzl Goal 55'
Report Aguilar Montoya Goal 12'
Umpires:
Colin Hutchinson (IRL)
Marc Knulle (FRA)

6 March 2008
19:30
Russia  2 – 1  Chile
Mokrousov Goal 48'
Azarov Goal 68'
Report Stein Goal 65'
Umpires:
Richmond Attipoe (GHA)
Gus Soteriades (USA)

8 March 2008
15:00
Great Britain  4 – 0  Austria
Tindall Goal 5'
Jackson Goal 12'
R. Mantell Goal 22'
Moore Goal 69'
Report
Umpires:
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)
Gus Soteriades (USA)

8 March 2008
17:00
Russia  9 – 1  Mexico
Azarov Goal 2'26'
Platonov Goal 9'
Mayorov Goal 18'
Nikolaev Goal 32'
Lykov Goal 46'
Korolyov Goal 51'
Spishkovsky Goal 55'
Volkov Goal 62'
Report Moreno Quiroz Goal 39'
Umpires:
Raghu Prasad (IND)
Richmond Attipoe (GHA)

8 March 2008
19:00
Chile  1 – 4  India
Montegu Goal 64' Report P. Singh Goal 9'
Raghunath Goal 23'61'
Bharath Goal 24'
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Colin Hutchinson (IRL)

Classification[edit]

Fifth and sixth[edit]

9 March 2008
13:00
Chile  9 – 3  Mexico
Montegu Goal 9'16'28'58'
Casanova Goal 14'
Krainz Goal 21'49'
Stein Goal 38'
Krussig Goal 52'
Report Aguilar Montoya Goal 10'67'
Borquez Silva Goal 35'
Umpires:
Marc Knulle (FRA)
Gus Soteriades (USA)

Third and fourth[edit]

9 March 2008
15:30
Austria  3 – 6  Russia
Proksch Goal 18'
Buchta Goal 49'
Stanzl Goal 65'
Report Platonov Goal 1'23'31'61'
Azarov Goal 6'
Korolyov Goal 58'
Umpires:
Colin Hutchinson (IRL)
Richmond Attipoe (GHA)

Final[edit]

9 March 2008
18:00
Great Britain  2 – 0  India
Middleton Goal 4'
R. Mantell Goal 10'
Report
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Henrik Ehlers (DEN)

Awards[edit]

Best Player Best Goalkeeper Top Goalscorer Fair Play Trophy
India Prabjot Singh Mexico Moises Alejandro Vargas Garcia Chile Felipe Montegu  Austria

Qualifying 3[edit]

Qualifying 3 was held from April 5 to April 13, 2008 in Kakamigahara, Gifu, Japan.[9]

Venue[edit]

  • Gifu Prefectural Green Stadium

Pool[edit]

Team Pts Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Germany 5 5 0 0 30 0 +30 15
 Japan 5 3 1 1 16 10 +6 10
 Malaysia 5 2 2 1 13 14 –1 8
 Poland 5 2 0 3 11 15 –4 6
  Switzerland 5 1 0 1 10 19 –9 3
 Italy 5 0 1 4 5 27 –22 1

All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)

5 April 2008
12:05[10]
Germany  8 – 0  Italy
Draguhn Goal 11'30'
C. Zeller Goal 24'25'38'
Witthaus Goal 40'55'
B. Weß Goal 68'
Umpires:
Marcelo Servetto (ESP)
Chen Dekang (CHN)

5 April 2008
14:05[10]
Malaysia  2 – 1  Poland
Tg Abdul Jalil Goal 39'58' Rachwalski Goal 20'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Kim Hong-Lee (KOR)

5 April 2008
16:05[10]
Switzerland   1 – 2  Japan
Kloter Goal 40' Katayama Goal 42'
Yamabori Goal 61'
Umpires:
Hamish Jamson (GBR)
Deon Nel (RSA)

6 April 2008
13:05[10]
Switzerland   0 – 10  Germany
Witthaus Goal 8'31'
T. Weß Goal 9'38'65'
B. Weß Goal 14'
Witte Goal 32'
Keller Goal 42'45'59'
Umpires:
Satoshi Kondo (JPN)
Murray Grime (AUS)

6 April 2008
15:05[10]
Japan  6 – 1  Poland
A. Ito Goal 23'
Yoshida Goal 35'
Katayama Goal 45'
Anai Goal 52'
Yamabori Goal 60'
Sakamoto Goal 63'
Dutkiewicz Goal 11'
Umpires:
Kim Hong-Lee (KOR)
Deon Nel (RSA)

6 April 2008
17:05[10]
Italy  4 – 4  Malaysia
Nanni Goal 23'
Lunetta Goal 44'
Malta Goal 64'
Lanzano Goal 66'
Abdullah Goal 35'70'
Rahim Goal 45'
Mohan Goal 58'
Umpires:
German Montes de Oca (ARG)
Chen Dekang (CHN)

8 April 2008
13:00
Poland  3 – 2   Switzerland
Strykowski Goal 38'
Dutkiewicz Goal 51'
T. Choczaj Goal 67'
Keller Goal 11'
Gähwiler Goal 20'
Umpires:
Hamish Jamson (GBR)
Kim Hong-Lee (KOR)

8 April 2008
15:00
Japan  5 – 1  Italy
Yamabori Goal 12'21'31'
Katayama Goal 57'
Furusato Goal 65'
Lanzano Goal 28'
Umpires:
Deon Nel (RSA)
German Montes de Oca (ARG)

8 April 2008
17:00
Germany  3 – 0  Malaysia
C. Zeller Goal 23'
Korn Goal 43'
T. Weß Goal 58'
Umpires:
Marcelo Servetto (ESP)
Satoshi Kondo (JPN)

10 April 2008
12:00
Malaysia  4 – 3   Switzerland
Abd Rahim Goal 15'67'
Chua Boon Huat Goal 35'
Makbul Singh Goal 41'
Gähwiler Goal 15'64'
Keller Goal 70+'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Chen Dekang (CHN)

10 April 2008
14:00
Italy  0 – 6  Poland
T. Choczaj Goal 16'
Górny Goal 26'
Strykowski Goal 33'67'
Marcinkowski Goal 37'
Grotowski Goal 63'
Umpires:
Marcelo Servetto (ESP)
Satoshi Kondo (JPN)

10 April 2008
16:00
Germany  4 – 0  Japan
P. Zeller Goal 21'
Fürste Goal 49'
C. Zeller Goal 62'65'
Umpires:
Hamish Jamson (GBR)
German Montes de Oca (ARG)

12 April 2008
13:05[10]
Poland  0 – 5  Germany
T. Weß Goal 11'
Korn Goal 29'
C. Zeller Goal 35'
Fürste Goal 64'
Witthaus Goal 67'
Umpires:
German Montes de Oca (ARG)
Marcelo Servetto (ESP)

12 April 2008
15:05[10]
Japan  3 – 3  Malaysia
A. Ito Goal 21'
Ono Goal 35'
Katayama Goal 69'
Chua Boon Huat Goal 10'
Mohan Goal 28'
Makbul Singh Goal 33'
Umpires:
Hamish Jamson (GBR)
Murray Grime (AUS)

12 April 2008
17:05[10]
Switzerland   4 – 0  Italy
Spörri Goal 25'33'69'
Gähwiler Goal 44'
Umpires:
Chen Dekang (CHN)
Kim Hong-Lae (KOR)

Classification[edit]

Fifth and sixth[edit]

13 April 2008
09:00
Switzerland   2 – 3  Italy
Keller Goal 50'
Spörri Goal 58'
Lanzano Goal 25'60'
Nunez Goal 48'
Umpires:
Satoshi Kondo (JPN)
Deon Nel (RSA)

Third and fourth[edit]

13 April 2008
11:30
Malaysia  3 – 0  Poland
Tg Abdul Jalil Goal 26'69'
Rahim Goal 53'
Umpires:
Marcelo Servetto (ESP)
Kim Hong-Lee (KOR)

Final[edit]

13 April 2008
14:00
Germany  4 – 0  Japan
Keller Goal 16'
C. Zeller Goal 39'47'
Draguhn Goal 68'
Umpires:
Hamish Jamson (GBR)
Murray Grime (AUS)

Awards[edit]

Top Goalscorer Best Player Best Goalkeeper Fair Play Trophy
Germany Christopher Zeller Germany Timo Weß Malaysia Kumar Subramaniam  Italy

References[edit]

External links[edit]