Surbiton Men have had their place in the 2020 EHL confirmed after the top five countries in the coefficient rankings table used to allocate places to each country were announced.

England have kept their two team places, partially due to Surbiton’s ranking game victory over Three Rock Rovers of Ireland. With the EHL changing format from 2019-20, 20 teams competing instead of 24, Surbiton and MHL champions Hampstead & Westminster will play in the preliminary KO16 stage in October 2019.

The last four teams from that stage will join four teams in the EHL Final 8, together with the inaugural Women’s EHL.

Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain will all send their league champions as seeded teams to the EHL Final 8.

With the Netherlands having suffered an unexpected loss of form in the recent EHL, Germany are now ranked number 1, with Belgium 2 and Netherlands at their lowest ever ranking, 3.

More information about the next season’s teams can be found at the Euro Hockey League website