Field-Hockey

Canada's field hockey teams fall short in Argentina, Spain

Canada's field hockey teams had a disappointing Sunday in Buenos Aires as the men missed a chance to qualify for the 2016 Olympics by losing in the bronze medal medal, while the women scored twice but fell short against Great Britain in a winless round robin in Valencia, Spain.

Men finish 4th in Olympic qualifier; women have chance via Pan Am Games

Canada's last remaining shot at Olympic qualification is winning the gold medal at next month's 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. ((Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images))

Canada's field hockey teams had a disappointing Sunday in Buenos Aires as the men missed a chance to qualify for the 2016 Olympics by losing in the bronze medal medal, while the women scored twice but fell short against Great Britain in a winless round robin in Valencia, Spain.

The men's side lost to the Netherlands 3-0 in the showdown for third place and automatic qualification for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Canada surrendered three goals in the opening two quarters including one just two minutes into the match by Constantijn Junker. The Netherlands followed that with goals by Billy Bakker in the 17th minute and Mink van der Weerden in the 26th minute.

On Saturday Canada fell by the same score to arch-rival Argentina in the semi-final match. Argentina, along with Germany, the other semi-final winner, qualified for the Olympics as the top three teams in the tournament booked their ticket to Rio.

Women get on the scoreboard

Canada 's women played their strongest game at the 2015 World League Semi-Finals on Sunday, but it wasn't enough for a win.

Canada fell 4-2 to Great Britain and finished 0-4 in round-robin play at the Olympic qualifying tournament. The Canadians finished last in their pool and did not advance to the quarter-finals.

The top three teams at the tournament qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Canada's last remaining shot at qualification is winning the gold medal at next month's 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.

Canada had yet to score at the tournament entering Sunday's play, but goals from Stephanie Norlander and Brienne Stairs kept the score close against the British.

Sophie Bray had two goals for Great Britain, while Georgie Twigg and Alex Danson also scored.

With files from The Canadian Press