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Dolby

Field Hockey 2017 Discussion Thread

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Well, we're approaching the end of world league round 2 and today we'll have the last qualified teams from men's tournament 3 (very likely :CAN & :JPN ).

 

Today also starts the last women's tournament for this round in Vancouver, Canada. Possibly the closest one too: :IND:CAN:CHI:BLR or even :URU have potential to qualify here, but there are only two places available for the next round (except for :IND who could finish 3rd and still qualify for the next round due to ranking). Really, really close level between these teams.

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Men's World league semifinals final distribution:

 

Tournament 1: :ARG:NED:IND:ENG:PAK:KOR:CAN:MAS:CHN:SCO

 

Tournament 2: :AUS:GER:BEL:NZL:ESP:RSA:IRL:FRA:JPN:EGY  

 

In theory, top 8 from each tournament should qualify for the world cup. Which means, the last 2 will miss out in both.

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After today's results there's a small chance of Mexican team to advance to semis; sadly, even if the manage to do so, they'll likely miss the ticket for the next round.

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Good news: We have qualified for World League semifinals (as expected). 

Bad news: Our new chief coach thinks we have already qualified for World Cup :facepalm:

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All world league semifinals distribution and groups confirmed:

 

Men's World League

 

Tournament 1 - London

Group A :ARG :ENG :KOR :MAS :CHN 

Group B :NED :IND :PAK :CAN :SCO 

 

Tournament 2 - Johannesburg

Group A :AUS :NZL :ESP :JPN :FRA

Group B :GER :BEL :RSA :IRL :EGY 

 

Women's World League

 

Tournament 1 - Brussels

Group A :NED :CHN :KOR :ITA :SCO

Group B :AUS :NZL :BEL :ESP :MAS

 

Tournament 2 - Johannesburg 

Group A :ENG :GER :JPN :IRL :POL

Group B :ARG :USA :RSA :IND :CHI 

 

I want Chile (W) to qualify for world cup but unfortunately they didn't get a good group. However, unlike previous rounds there aren't shoot-outs to break ties in pool stage games, so we may be able to help them by scoring a few extra goals past South Africa or India ... :jeje:

 

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Great group for :POL women - :ENG and :GER are too good, but with :JPN and :IRL we should fight for places 3-4. And I think that even 8th place will be enough to qualify for World Champs in London (I suppose all continental champions and host, England, will take place, that would give them quota from World League).

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Teams for new international tournament that will replace world league (named "Hockey Pro League") were decided:

 

Men : :ARG:AUS:BEL:ENG :GER:IND:NED:NZL:PAK 

Women: :ARG:AUS:CHN:ENG:GER:IND:NED:NZL:USA 

 

All the nations that I predicted more or less. The only "shock" for me is India in women, but FIH is practically owned by India nowadays through sponsorship, so...

 

Pakistan will play their home games in Scotland (?) due to security reasons.

 

The format will be home and away round robin.

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It won't replace the World League, but the Champions Trophy. The idea quite interesting for gaining money in countries, where field hockey is more popular (TV rights, sponsorship etc.)

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1 hour ago, Vojthas said:

It won't replace the World League, but the Champions Trophy. The idea quite interesting for gaining money in countries, where field hockey is more popular (TV rights, sponsorship etc.)

It will replace parts of World League (Semifinals and Finals) while initial stages (Round 1 and Round 2) where majority of the nations participated will continue as before. There is still some confusion regarding Olympic/WC qualification. Hopefully, FIH would clarify about that soon. 

 

Detailed Q&A about HPL: Link

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Canada leading 4 - 0 against Pakistan in Q3:yikes::yikes:

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1-7 Pakistan is a total disaster :( they are so bad they won't even beat Scotland, probably.

 

 

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Today is Quarterfinals day, teams that win qualify for WC (but anyway all 8 teams will likely end up qualifying at the end).

 

:ARG beats :PAK to become the 1st team to qualify for world cup:clap:

 

And after that :IND lost to :MAS :yikes:

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6 minutes ago, LDOG said:

Today is Quarterfinals day, teams that win qualify for WC (but anyway all 8 teams will likely end up qualifying at the end).

 

:ARG beats :PAK to become the 1st team to qualify for world cup:clap:

 

And after that :IND lost to :MAS :yikes:

Disappointing result. :cry:

 

Luckily, we have already qualified to WC and World League Finals by virtue of being hosts. 

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Again a draw against a big field hockey country! Italy draw 0-0 against South Korea :clap: 

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Achievement worth mentioning: Italy has qualified for the QF in Brussels and will very likely play a women's world cup after 42 years :)

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