World League 2 Dublin Schedule

November 28, 2014

Ireland will host the World League 2 competition for Women between 14th – 22nd March 2015 at the National Hockey Stadium, in UCD. The league which serves as part of the Olympic Qualification process for Rio 2016 pits Ireland (15th) in Pool A against Canada (22nd) , Ukraine (24th) and Turkey (39th). Pool B is comprised of Belarus (19th) , Chile (20th), Austria (26th) and Lithuania (34th).

 

 

The tournament will take place over 9 days (6 match days) with both a pool and knock out stage.

Pool A:                                 Pool B:

IRELAND                              BELARUS

CANADA                              CHILE

UKRAINE                             AUSTRIA

TURKEY                                LITHUANIA

MATCH SCHEDULE

 

Date Match # Time Match
 Saturday 14th March 1  10.15  Belarus v Austria
2  12.30  Chile v Lithuania
3  14.45  Ireland v Ukraine
4  17.00  Canada v Turkey
 Sunday 15th March  5  14.45  Austria v Lithuania
 6  13.00  Chile v Belarus
 7  15.15  Canada v Ireland
 8  17.30  Ukraine v Turkey
 Monday 16th March  Rest Day
 Tuesday 17th March  9  10.15  Belarus v Lithuania
 10  12.30  Austria v Chile
 11  14.45  Ireland v Turkey
 12  17.00  Ukraine v Canada
 Wednesday 18th March  Rest Day
 Thursday 19th March  13  10.30  QF1
 14  13.00  QF2
 15  15.30  QF3
 16  18.00  QF4
 Friday 20th March  Rest Day
 Saturday 21st March  17  9.30  5/8
 18  12.00  5/8
 19  14.30  Semi Final 1
 20  17.00  Semi Final 2
 Sunday 22nd March  21  9.30  Loser M17 v Loser M18
 22  12.00  Winner M17 v Winner M18
 23  14.30  Loser M19 v Loser M20
 24  17.00  Winner M19 v Winner M20

World League Format & OLYMPIC Qualification

World League 2: There will be 3 ‘World League 2’ tournaments of 8 teams. The format will be 2 pools of 4 with classification matches.

Men: The top 3 from each of the 3 tournaments will qualify for World League 3 those 9 teams will join 1-11 world ranked team to make up the 20 teams of World League 3,

Women: The top 2 from each of the 3 tournaments will qualify for World League 3 and will be joined by highest ranked team who placed 3rd from the 3 tournaments. These 7 teams will join 1-11 world ranked teams plus hosts Spain and Belgium to make up the 20 teams of World League 3.

World League 3: These are the semi-finals which will be global. There will be 2 ‘World League 3’ tournaments of 10 teams. The format will be 2 pools of 5 with classification matches.

Men & Women: Semi-finalist from each of the World League 3 tournaments will compete in World League 4 to make up the 8 teams of World League 4.

World League 4: The finals. One tournament of 8 teams. The format will be 2 pools of 4 with classification matches

 

Olympic Qualification Through World League

·         The Host (subject to IOC agreement for Olympic Games)

·         The 5 Continental Champions

·         6 / 7 from the Hockey World League (depending on Host also being Continental Champion)

 

 

 

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