Spain, in Group B with Australia, Argentina, Great Britain, the United States and South Africa



Evie
Madrid

01/22/2024 at 1:31 pm

Central European time


Spanish women's hockey team He will be among the second group in the Paris 2024 Games. Along with Australia, Argentina, Great Britain, the United States and South Africa, which was confirmed by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) after completing the quota of participants in pre-Olympic tournaments.


Group A will be formed For the Netherlands, which will defend the gold medal it won in Tokyo 2020 against Argentina in Paris, along with Belgium, Germany, Japan, China and France.

The International Hockey Federation explained that the distribution of teams in groups responds to their position in the world rankings as of yesterday when the pre-Olympics phase ended, so that the first group in the standings appears first. The Netherlands is fourth, Belgium is fifth, Germany is eighth, Japan is ninth, China is ninth, and France is twelfth.

In Group B, it ranks second. Australia, 3rd, Argentina, 6th, Great Britain, 7th, Spain, 10th, United States, and 11th, South Africa.


Through Valencia Pre-Olympic Belgium and Spain qualified Who played the final and was decided in favor of the Belgians (1-2), And Great Britain, which won the bronze medal at the last Games in Tokyo 2020 He won the third place match against Ireland (1-2).

In the match held in Ranchi (Jharkhand, India), Germany won the final over the United States (2-0) and both secured a place in Paris, in addition to Japan, which beat India (0-1) in the third-place match. place. position.

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For seeded teams in the pre-Olympic stage France, as hosts, will join Australia and the Netherlands, the current Olympic and world champions in 2022, and China, Argentina and South Africa as continental champions.

The Olympic hockey tournament will be held in Paris Between Saturday, July 27 and Friday, August 9 When will the women's final be held? One day before the men's final. The competition will be held at the Yves du Manoir Stadium, which already hosted the Paris Games a hundred years ago in 1924.

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