Beer's Blog: Two down

On the eve of England's third match at the Rabo FIH Champions Trophy in Amstelveen, Team Manager Rich Beer has written his latest blog entry.

Read Rich's take on the opening two games of the tournament, find out what the team eats to recover from the trials of tournament hockey and hear from Strength & Conditioning Coach Dave Hamilton on the work that goes into making sure the team can play six times in nine days.

Read Beer's Blog here.

England's third match of the tournament, against China, is at 10:00am BST on Tuesday.  The result of the match, and that of Argentina v Korea, will determine whether England progress to Pool C and challenge for medals or Pool D, and compete for the fifth position that will assure Great Britain of a Champions Trophy campaign in 2012.

The whole match is live on Eurosport Player at

England's men are also in action on Tuesday as they take on Pakistan, also in Amstelveen, in their opening match of the Rabo Four Nations Cup.  Keep up with the team's progress in the Fixtures & Results section of the website.

The tournament, being hosted by the Dutch hockey association, is also veing covered on their website here.

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