|FIH World Ranking: 7|
For seven consecutive European Championships Spain alternated between the fourth and fifth spot. Their last medal place was in Barcelona in 2003. Coach Adrian Lock hopes to finish close to the medals again this summer. In earlier editions of the EuroHockey Championships they took silver twice. In 1995 Spain lost to the Netherlands on penalties in the Wagener stadium while in 2003 the Dutch team beat the Spanish again, winning the final 0-5 in Barcelona.