Champions Challenge

Game Outline

   The Champions Challenge hosted by FIH is an international competition whose purpose is to develop hockey techniques at a world class level among national teams who rank 7th to 12nd in the world. Biennial Champions Challenge started in 2001 and since 2011, it has been held 2 years in a row. A champion team is qualified for next Champions Trophy’s participation. Participation of Japan men’s national team is their 3rd straight and their 5th overall. FIH Champions Challenge will be converted into FIH World League next time.

Name FIH Champions Challenge 1 (the 8th) (2014 / Kuantan)
Host FIH International Hockey Federation
Host City Kuantan, Buenos Aires, Malaysia,  (UTC-8, time differnce with Japan is -1 hour)
Date

From April 26 to May 4, 2014 (9 days)

Place Argentina National Hockey Stadium

Participating Courtries

8 countries

 Game Management

 After the 1st round by 2 groups, the final round is conducted based on the rank in the 1st round. There will be also the 3rd to 7th placed matches. 

Japan Men’s National Team

  • Candidates to represent Japan in Champions Challenge 1 (to be prepared)

Participating Countries

1st Round – Group A (world rank)

  • New Zealand (6th), Japan  (14th), Ireland (15th), Poland (18th)

1st Round – Group B (world rank)

  • Korea (7th), Malaysia (13rd), Canada (16th), France (17th)

Final Results

  • to be prepared

1st Round – Game Schedule & Results (local time)

Pool A

Date Match-up
1 1st day
A
New Zealand
WR 6th
2-1
(1-1)
Ireland
WR 15th
4/26 16:00
2 2nd day
A
Japan
WR 14th
3-2
(1-2)
Poland
WR 18th
4/26 18:00
5 1st day
A
Japan
WR 14th
1-6
(0-4)
New Zealand
WR 6th
4/27 16:00
6 2nd day
A
Ireland
WR 15th
1-2
(0-1)
Poland
WR 18th
4/27 18:00
10 3rd day
A
Japan
WR 14th
0-1
(0-0)
Ireland
WR 15th
4/29 18:00
11 3rd day
A
New Zealand
WR 6th
8-3
(4-0)
Poland
WR 18th
4/29 20:00

Pool B

Date Match-up
3 1st day
B
Korea
WR 7th
3-3
(2-1)
Canada
WR 16th
4/26 20:00
4 1st day
B
Malaysia
WR 13rd
2-3
(0-1)
France
WR 17th
4/26 22:30
7 2nd day
B
Canada
WR 16th
2-1
(1-1)
France
WR 17th
4/27 20:00
8 2nd day
B
Malaysia
WR 13rd
1-3
(0-1)
Korea
WR 7th
4/27 22:00
9 3rd day
B
Korea
WR 7th
3-2
(2-0)
France
WR 17th
4/29 16:00
12 3rd day
B
Canada
WR 16th
3-4
(2-2)
Malaysia
WR 13rd
4/29 22:00

Final Round- Game Schedule & Results (local time)

Date Match-up
13 4th day
Quarterfinal
New Zealand
WR 6th
4-4
(1-4)
SO2-3
Malaysia
WR 13rd
5/1 15:45
14 4th day
Quarterfinal
Canada
WR 16th
3-2
(1-1)
Poland
WR 18th
5/1 18:00
15 4th day
Quarterfinal
Ireland
WR 15th
2-2
(1-0)
SO3-0
France
WR 17th
5/1 20:15
16 4th day
Quarterfinal
Japan
WR 14th
1-5
(0-2)
Korea
WR 7th
5/1 22:30
17 5th day
5-8th place match
New Zealand
WR 6th
6-1
(5-0)
Poland
WR 18th
5/3 15:45
18 5th day
5-8th Preliminary
Japan
WR 14th
3-2
(2-1)
France
WR 17th
5/3 18:00
19 5th day
Semifinal
Malaysia
WR 13rd
2-2
(2-1)
SO 4-5
Canada
WR 16th
5/3 20:15
20 5th day
Semifinal
Ireland
WR 15th
1-2
(0-1)
Korea
WR 7th
5/3 22:30
21 6th day
7th place match
Japan
WR 14th
3-2
(2-1)
Poland
WR 18th
5/4 15:45
22 6th day
5th place match
New Zealand
WR 6th
6-3
(3-1)
France
WR 17th
5/4 18:00
23 6th day
3rd place match
Malaysia
WR 13rd
4-2
(2-1)
Ireland
WR 15th
5/4 20:15
24 6th day
Final
Canada
WR 16th
0-4
(0-2)
Korea
WR 7th
5/4 22:30

1st round – Ranking and Standings

Pool A

Rank Team Played W L W TG GD Pts
1 [•] New Zealand 3 3 0 0 16 11 9
2 [↑] Ireland 3 1 0 2 3 -1 3
3 [↓] Poland 3 1 0 2 7 -5 3
4 [•] Japan 3 1 0 2 4 -5 3
Team 1 2 3 4
1 New Zealand
2:1

8:3

6:1
2 Ireland
1:2

1:2

1:0
3 Poland
3:8

2:1

2:3
4 Japan
1:6

0:1

3:2

Pool B

Rank Team Played W L W TG GD Pts
1 [•] Korea 3 2 1 0 9 3 7
2 [•] Canada 3 1 1 1 8 0 4
3 [•] France 3 1 0 2 6 -1 3
4 [•] Malaysia 3 1 0 2 7 -2 3
Team 1 2 3 4
1 Korea
3:3

3:2

3:1
2 Canada
3:3

2:1

3:4
3 France
2:3

1:2

3:2
4 Malaysia
1:3

4:3

2:3

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