Rink Hockey is one of the team sports at the World Roller Games and undoubtedly one that will attract more attention from fans. Competitiveness, intensity and large doses of pure spectacular action define this sport, which enjoys a long-standing tradition in Spain, the dominant national team at a world level.
Vilanova i La Geltrú – CEM Isaac Gàlvez
Barcelona – Palau Blaugrana
Terrassa – Poliesportiu Municipal de la Maurina
Sant Cugat – ZEM Rambla Celler
Saturday 6 to Sunday 14 July
(U19: 29 June to 5 July)
Men’s (Senior and U19)
World Championship (Men’s and Women’s), Intercontinental Championship (Men’s and Women’s), Challenger’s Championship (Men’s)
World Championship (Men’s), Intercontinental Championship (Men’s)
With 17 world titles, Spain is the dominant national team in the men’s category of this discipline. The current European and world champion defeated Portugal, 15 times world champion and the other great aspirant for gold in Barcelona, in the penalty shoot-out at Nanjing 2017. Other teams to bear in mind are the always difficult to beat Argentina or possible surprise packages such as Italy or France.
Spain is also the favourite in the women’s category to defend the world title it won at the last edition of the WRG. Argentina and Portugal, runners-up in the world and Europe championships respectively, will once again be the host country’s main rivals at Barcelona 2019.
Complete schedule and times
PHOTO: Coupe des Nations 2019