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Canada, Romania tied

France and Canada will play for 2nd place in group A on the final day of group stage action at the Olympic Qualification Tournament in Trieste, Italy. On Wednesday (day 4) Canada drew level with Romania 10-10 thanks to Daniel Teohari who scored the only goal of the final quarter to tie the score at 10, overcoming 5 goals from Canada's Justin Boyd. France meanwhile held off Slovakia 8-10 so both teams are now levelled at 6 points after 4 matches with just 1 more to go on Thursday. Hungary lead the group after a convincing 8-18 outing versus Russia.
In other results three teams are tied in group B for the lead with Italy beating the Netherlands 11-5 on Wednesday where Spain rolled past South Africa 1-15 with Guillermo Molina going for 5 goals in the win. In the battle for 4th place in the group Germany needed 4 goals in the final period to tie Kazakhstan 11-11. The decision on the decisive quarterfinal match-ups will be made on Thursday.


2016 Olympic Games Men's Qualification Tournament
Trieste (ITA)

Programme and results


Day 4 - Wednesday, April 6:


Kazakhstan vs. Germany 11-11 (2-2, 3-3, 4-2, 2-4)
South Africa vs. Spain 1-15 (1-3, 0-6, 0-4, 0-2)
Canada vs. Romania 10-10 (2-2, 5-3, 3-4, 0-1)
Russia vs. Hungary 8-18 (2-6, 3-5, 1-4, 2-3)
Slovakia vs. France 8-10 (2-0, 2-4, 3-4, 1-2)
Italy vs. Netherlands 11-5 (3-1, 5-3, 2-0, 1-1)

Current standings

Group A:

1. Hungary 4-7 pts, 2. Canada 4-6, 3. France 4-6, 4. Russia 4-2, 5. Romania 4-3, 6. Slovakia 4-0.

Group B:

1. Italy 4-6 pts, 2. Netherlands 4-6, 3. Spain 4-6, 4. Germany 4-3, 5. Kazakhstan 4-3, 6. South Africa 4-0.


Day 5 - Thursday, April 7:

13.50: France vs. Canada
15.10: Hungary vs. Slovakia
16.30: Russia vs. Romania
17.50: Spain vs. Kazakhstan
19.10: Netherlands vs. South Africa
20.30: Italy vs. Germany

Day 6 - Friday, April 8 (quarterfinals):

16.00: 1A vs. 4B - game 31
17.30: 2A vs. 3B - game 32
19.00: 3A vs. 2B - game 33
20.30: 4A vs. 1B - game 34

Day 7 - Saturday, April 9 (semifinals):

16.00: L31 vs. L33 - game 35
17.30: L32 vs. L34 - game 36
19.00: W31 vs. W33 - game 37
20.30: W32 vs. W34 - game 38

Day 8 - Sunday, April 10 (finals):

11.00: L35 vs. L36 - 7th/8th place
12.30: W35 vs. W36 - 5th/6th place
15.30: L37 vs. L38 - 3rd/4th place
17.00: W37 vs. W38 - 1st/2nd place

19.00: Draw for the 2016 Olympic Games

Top 4 teams qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games.

N.b.: time mentioned is local time.


Eight teams have already secured a place for the Olympic Games:


Australia, Brazil (as host), Croatia, Greece, Japan, Montenegro, Serbia, USA.

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