German Hockey Women started the European Championship with a win. In Amsterdam, the Olympic bronze medalist defeated Outsiders Scotland 4–1 (2–0). Charlotte Stappenhorst (1st, 55th), Pia Grambusch (13th) and follower Teresa Martin Pellegrina (52nd) gave national coach Jamiellen Mulders’s team the right start.
“It was a good start to the tournament and a result commensurate with my situation. I am very satisfied, it was a very good performance for us, especially in terms of running and technique,” said Mulders Dame sid, The selection of the German Hockey Association (DHB), which has won at least bronze in a total of eleven European Championships, will have to deal with Olympic champions and defending champions England on Sunday, before Ireland await the end of the group stage. Tuesday.
At the Wagner Stadium in Amsterdam, the venue where Germany won silver at the 2009 European Championships, the German team set the tone from the start. It was 1–0 after just 30 seconds, the second goal in the first quarter being the decider against the unsealed Scots.
The German men meet Ireland in their opening game on Sunday (3:30 PM). In addition, England and Poland are the other preliminary round rivals. For men and women, first and second place in two groups of four qualify for the semi-finals, with the other teams playing a placement game.
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