2012 – Rosario

Game Outline

   FIH Champions Trophy is an intenational competition that ranks with the World Cup and the Olympics. The 8 countries will participate in this competitoin, including high ranked countries, a champion in the Champions Challenge, and guest countries. The 1st round is a round-robin tournament between 2 groups and the 2nd is a tournament that determines the rank.

   Argentina FIH Champions Trophy is the prelude to the London Olympics. For Sakura Japan, this competition will be an important stage to have matches with strong national teams before the preliminary round for it.

Name FIH Champions Trophy 2012
Place Rosario, Argentina
Rosario World Cup Stadium
(Time difference between Japan : -12 hours) 
Host International Hockey Federation (FIH)
Japan National Team Candidates to represent Japan in the Champions Trophy ( to be prepared)
Period January 28 – February 5, 2012
Participating Countries

1st Round : Pool A

  • China
  • Great Britain
  • Japan
  • Netherlands

1st Round : Pool B

  • Argentina
  • Germany
  • Korea
  • New Zealand

Participating Countries

Rank in the last/Qualification Rank in the world London Olympics
Netherlands Champion 1

Argentina

2nd placed (Host Country) 2
New Zealand 3rd placed 6
Korea 4th placed 8
Great Britain 5th placed 4
Japan 6th placed in 2008
1st in the Champions Challenge
9  
China Guest Country 5
Germany Guest Country 3
  • Ranking is sited at the time of FIH October 2011.
  • Australia (7th rank) and the United States (10th rank) have been already qualified for the London Olympics 

Sakura Japan – Game Schedule

※ Time is local. ( ) is Japanese time.

1st Round

Date Match-up Record
1

12:30- Jan 28 (3:00- Jan 29)

Japan 0-3
(0-2)
Great Britain .
2 15:00- Jan 29 (0:30 Jan 30) Japan 1-2
(1-1)
China .
3 12:30- Jan 31 (0:30- Feb 1) Japan 1-4
(1-2) 
Netherlands .

2nd Round

Date Match-up Record
4

Semi Final
15:00- Feb 2
(3:00- Feb 3) 

Japan 3-2
(3-0)
Germany .
5

5th to 8th placed match
17:30- Feb 3
(5:30- Feb 4) 

Japan

4-3
(1-2)
extra time (2nd half) 1-0 

Korea .
6

 

5th placed match
15:00- Feb 5
(3:00- Feb 6) 

Japan 4-3
(2-0)
extra time (2nd half) 1-0
New Zealand .

Final Rank

  1. Argentina
  2. Great Britain
  3. Netherlands
  4. Germany
  5. Japan
  6. New Zealand
  7. Korea
  8. China

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