Great Britain hockey “fully expects” both men’s and women’s teams to qualify for Tokyo 2020 after enduring below par EuroHockey Championships.
As the nominated side, both England sides had to lift the European titles to automatically qualify Great Britain for next year’s Olympics.
However, in finishing fourth, England women failed to win a medal for the first time in 16 years after defeat to Spain. With the men’s fifth-place finish, it meant that England recorded their worst showing in 35 years at a combined Championships.
“It’s disappointing overall,” GB hockey chief executive Sally Munday told The Hockey Paper, having watched her last Championships before moving to UK Sport.