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Field hockey at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament facts for kids

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2012 Women's field hockey at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host country United Kingdom
City London
Dates 30 July – 11 August
Teams 12
Final positions
Champions Germany Germany (4th title)
Runners-up  Netherlands
Third place  Australia
Tournament statistics
Matches played 38
Goals scored 185 (4.87 per match)
Top scorer(s) Netherlands Mink van der Weerden (8 goals)
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The men's field hockey tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics was the 22nd edition of the field hockey event for men at the Summer Olympic Games. It was held over a thirteen-day period beginning on 30 July. The medal finals were on 11 August. All games were played at the Riverbank Arena within the Olympic Park in London, United Kingdom.

Defending champions Germany won the gold medal for the fourth time. They defeated the Netherlands 2–1 in the final. Australia won the bronze medal by defeating Great Britain 3–1.

Teams

First round

Pool A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Australia 5 3 2 0 23 5 +18 11
 Great Britain 5 2 3 0 14 8 +6 9
 Spain 5 2 2 1 8 10 -2 8
 Pakistan 5 2 1 2 9 16 –7 7
 Argentina 5 1 1 3 3 10 –7 4
 South Korea 5 0 1 4 11 22 –11 1

Pool B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Netherlands 5 5 0 0 18 7 +11 15
 Germany 5 3 1 1 14 11 +3 10
 Belgium 5 2 1 2 8 7 +1 7
 South Korea 5 2 0 3 9 8 +1 6
 New Zealand 5 1 2 2 10 14 –4 5
 India 5 0 0 5 6 18 –12 0

Medal round

  Semi-finals Final
9 August
  Australia   2  
  Germany  4  
 
11 August
      Germany  2
    Netherlands  1
Third place
9 August 11 August
  Netherlands  9   Australia  3
  Great Britain  2

    Great Britain  1

Statistics

Team rankings

Rank Team
1  Germany
2  Netherlands
3  Australia
4  Great Britain
5  Spain
6  Belgium
7  Pakistan
8  South Korea
9  New Zealand
10  Argentina
11  South Africa
12  India

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