Spain drew 2-2 with England at the Wilrijkse Plein in Antwerp ©England Hockey

Spain qualified for the semi-finals of the men's EuroHockey Nations Championship for the first time in 10 years, with a 2-2 draw against England in Antwerp.

At the Wilrijkse Plein in the Belgian city, Spain trailed 1-0 at the break but fought back to clinch their place in the last four in Pool A.

"It was a really strong fight," said Miki Delas, who was also a member of the Spanish team that reach the semi-finals a decade ago.

"We knew they [England] were going full gas and our goal was to manage that situation. 

"We could have changed the structure of the game with the stroke for 3-1 but it wasn’t to be.

"But after fighting many years really hard, always coming close, we must savour this moment and now look to get an even bigger result. 

"For now, we are really proud of ourselves."

England started well and took the lead through Sam Ward, but goals from Pau Quemada and Diego Arana turned the game on its head.

England needed to beat Spain to progress in Belgium and equalised through Ashley Jackson eight minutes from time.

But they couldn't find a winner and it was the Spanish celebrating at the final whistle.

While Spain progress to the semi-finals, England will drop into a relegation pool, where the bottom two countries will drop out of the top tier of European hockey.

Belgium made it three wins from three to top Pool A with a 6-0 victory against Wales.

Tom Boon and Alexander Hendrickx made it 2-0 at the end of the first quarter before Nicolas de Kerpel and Cédric Charlier doubled the lead at half-time.

Charlier grabbed his second before captain Thomas Briels completed the rout as Belgium kept a third clean sheet of the week.

Germany defeated Ireland 4-0 in Pool B to book their last-four berth.

Niklas Wellen and Tom Grambusch scored in the third and eighth minutes to put the Germans in control.

Malte Hellwig and Florian Fuchs struck in the final five minutes to put the gloss on a fine performance and a second pool victory.

In Pool B defending champions crushed Scotland 6-0 for a third successive group victory.

Billy Bakker, Thierry Brinkman and Mink Van Der Weerden made it 3-0 at half-time before Brinkman, Jip Janssen and Mirco Pruijser rounded off a comfortable win.