The European EuroHockey championships start in Amstelveen on Friday with 16 teams competing for the men and the women’s field hockey titles.
The German men’s team take on Wales in the first match of the tournament on Friday evening, followed by the Netherlands against France.
In total, 40 matches will take place over the nine days of the tournament, which ends on Sunday June 13 at the Wagener stadium with the women’s final. The Dutch women’s team are the defending champions – having won the title 10 times so far.
Belgium took the men’s title in 2019.
The championships are a ‘test for access’ event, which means fans must show a negative coronavirus test via the special testing centres to be able to attend. There will also be television coverage for fans who can’t get to the stadium.
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