England to face Germany in Quarter Final

England Captain Barry Middleton in action against Germany at the World Hockey League Final in Delhi, India earlier this year 450

After finishing top of Pool A ahead of Belgium, Australia and Pakistan, England will face Germany in their Champions Trophy Quarter Final battle on Thursday morning at 1145 [UK time].

The Quarter Final fixtures are listed below; all matches will be shown live on Sky Sports.

Host nation India pulled off one of the results of the tournament beating an in-form Netherlands side 3-2 in the final pool match lifting them above Germany and cementing the London 2012 Olympic Champions to the bottom of Pool B.

England’s last five encounters with Germany could not have been closer with two wins, two defeats and a draw [further stats attached]. The most significant fixture of the five was back in January at the World Hockey League Final where England sealed a 2-1 victory over Germany in the pool stages; Reading’s Tom Carson and 2014 FIH Men’s Player of the Year nominee Ashley Jackson will be looking for a repeat of that fixture as they both scored for Head Coach Bobby Crutchley’s side on that day.

Looking ahead to a battle against the world number three side, Crutchley said:We know we’ve got to play our best hockey from now on. Germany certainly haven’t played at their best here yet, but they are past masters at upping their game in the knock out phases.”

Germany will be playing alongside England in London next Summer from 21-30 August at the 2015 EuroHockey Nations Championships on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Tickets for the event are available from www.eurohockey2015.co.uk

Thursday 11 December

06:00

Netherlands (Winner Pool B) v Pakistan (4th place Pool A)

08:30

Argentina (2nd place Pool B) v Australia (3rd place Pool A)

11:45

England (Winner Pool A) v Germany (4th place Pool B)

14:00

Belgium (2nd place Pool A) v India (3rd place Pool B)

2014 Men’s Hero Champions Trophy – final pool standings

Country

Played

Wins

Draws

Losses

GF

GA

GD

Points

England

3

2

1

0

12

4

8

7

Belgium

3

1

2

0

7

6

1

5

Australia

3

1

1

1

8

7

1

4

Pakistan

3

0

0

3

3

13

-10

0

Country

Played

Wins

Draws

Losses

GF

GA

GD

Points

Netherlands

3

2

0

1

9

4

5

6

Argentina

3

2

0

1

7

5

2

6

India

3

1

0

2

5

7

-2

3

Germany

3

1

0

2

2

7

-5

3