The Polish women’s indoor hockey team secured the vice-champion title at the European Indoor Hockey Championship in Berlin. Despite a narrow loss to the hosts with a scoreline of 2:3, Poland’s performance echoed their success from eight years ago when they claimed the same title.
Throughout the tournament, Poland emerged as a strong contenders, even against the dominant hosts. Despite Germany’s impressive displays, including a convincing 7:0 win over Austria in the semifinals, Poland remained competitive. An early highlight occurred when Sandra Tatarczuk scored from a short corner in the third minute of the final match. However, Germany quickly equalized, intensifying the match.
As tension mounted, spectators anticipated a potential penalty shootout to determine the gold medalist. Controversy ensued when a decisive short corner was awarded to the hosts in the last minute, allowing Germany to capitalize on the advantage and secure the victory.
Poland’s achievement highlights their competitiveness on the European stage, with qualification secured for the upcoming World Championships.
Final of the European Indoor Women’s Hockey Championship: Poland – Germany 2:3 (1:1)