Wednesday, June 23, 2021

EuroHockey Championships 2021: Wales men edge classic France tussle

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Rod Gilmour
The Hockey Paper's Editor. First covered international hockey at the 2010 Commonwealth Games - no better than a full house watching India play England - and has reported for the Daily Telegraph and other major newspapers ever since. Co-founded THP in 2016.

This was pure EuroHockey entertainment – wild, niggly and last-minute drama – and once again it was left to Wales to provide the passion and the drama.

The Welsh somehow rallied 24 hours after losing to Germany 8-1 to overturn the odds and thwart long-time rivals France 3-2 in a frantic, attritional EuroHockey Pool encounter on Saturday night. It was the first Welsh victory in these stages since one of their last forays in Europe’s top flight 22 years ago.

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