1956 European Championship
Netherlands made its debut after sitting out the first two events and finished where it would in many future European Championships - winning a Gold Medal. The team went 4-0, though they only won one blowout, 13-2, a surprising rout of Italian ace Giulio Glorioso. Han Urbanus allowed only 5 hits in the victory over Italy.
Belgium won its second straight Silver Medal at 3-1.
Italy went 2-2 and claimed a Bronze.
Spain fell to 1-3 and 4th place after winning Silver and Gold in the first two Euros.
Germany placed last at 0-4.
France pulled out because many of its players were serving in North Africa.
Also see 1956 European Championship (Rosters)