Italy warm up

Italy & Azerbaijan promoted to Championship II Hockey

Azerbaijan beat Italy 3-2 in extra time to win the EuroHockey Championship III which started on 24th in Catania.

Both teams will be promoted to Championship II as a result of their placing in this tournament. The golden goal in extra time was scored by Azerbaijan’s n° 5, Waqas Butt, at the 5th minute of the first half in the extra time.

Italy Goal

The EHF President, Mr. Martin Gotheridge presented the winning Trophy to Azerbaijan’s captain, Saleh Balaniyev.

Mattia Pretti with Simian Zira

Congratulations to Simian Hockey athlete Mattia Pretti on representing Italy and a successful tournament!

Final Ranking:

1. Azerbaijan (Promoted to Championship II in 2013)
2. Italy (Promoted to Championship II in 2013)
3. Gibraltar
4. Switzerland
5. Croatia
6. Portugal
7. Slovakia

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