Olympic Games Hockey fixtures, results and schedule: What are Team GB Men and Women’s UK start times for Tokyo 2020?


TEAM GB are going for glory in field hockey at the Tokyo Olympics, five years after claiming the women’s gold in Brazil.

Great Britain’s won the event last time out at Rio 2016, after going all the way, beating Holland on penalties in a final shoot-out.

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Team GB celebrate after beating Holland in a penalty shoot-out to win gold at Rio 2016.Credit: AFP – Getty
Team GB players celebrate their gold medal success at Rio 2016

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Team GB players celebrate their gold medal success at Rio 2016Credit: afp of licensors

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This time around, 24 teams – including Great Britain (12 in both the men’s and women’s competitions), will be vying for top honours at the Oi Hockey Stadium, in the capital city of Japan.

In each category, teams have been divided into two groups of six, with the top four at the end of the round-robin stage making it straight to the quarterfinals.

A win will see a team fetch three points whilst a draw will give them just a single point.

Each game is 60 minutes long with the opening match contested between the men of Japan and Australia on July 24, with the host nation facing a stern test against gold medalist favourites and current World number one’s.

The women’s opening match will also start the same day with Rio 2016 silver medalist’s Holland taking on India.

Who do team GB play?

Great Britain’s men face South Africa, Canada, Germany and Holland before ending the group stages with a mouth watering clash against current world number two outfit Belgium. 

The women will also face South Africa, Holland and Germany while also coming up against India and Ireland.

Team GB men’s Pool B fixtures

  • Saturday, July 24 – Great Britain 3-1 South Africa
  • Monday, July 26 – Great Britain 3-1 Canada – 3.45am UK approx (11:45am Japan)
  • Tuesday, July 27 – Germany 5-1 Great Britain – 4.15am UK approx (12.15pm Japan)
  • Thursday July 29 – Netherlands 2-2 Great Britain – 11.45am UK approx (7.45pm Japan)
  • Friday July 30 – Belgium vs Great Britain – 1.15pm UK approx (9.15pm Japan)

Team GB women’s Pool A fixtures

  • Sunday, July 25 – Great Britain 1-2 Germany
  • Monday, July 26 – South Africa 1-4 Great Britain – 10.30am UK (5.30pm Japan)
  • Wednesday, July 28 – Great Britain 4-1 India – 2am UK (10am Japan)
  • Thursday, July 29 – Great Britain 0-1 Netherlands – 11am UK (7pm Japan)
  • Saturday, July 31 – Ireland vs Great Britain – 12.45pm UK approx (8.45pm Japan)

*Note, some fixture times are labelled approximate for Team GB games as the Olympic schedule is set out as 3hr 45min sessions with two matches in each session.

Once the group stages come to an end, the men’s and women’s quarter-finals will be held on August 1 and 2 respectively.

The semi-finals follow on August 3 and 4 while the men’s medals will be decided on August 5, with the women’s the next day.

Which country have won the most gold medals?

India are the most successful side amongst the men’s teams at the Olympics, with 11 medals, including eight gold – with neighbouring country Pakistan second with eight medals, comprising of three golds and silvers each and two bronze medals.

The Netherlands are the most successful women’s side that will participate in the Tokyo Olympics, with three gold and bronze medals each and two silvers.

Great Britain men’s have tasted gold at the Olympics on three occasions – their last coming in 1988.

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Team GB's men crashed out in the group stage at Rio 2016

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Team GB’s men crashed out in the group stage at Rio 2016Credit: EPA

Men’s full fixture list:

July 24

  • Japan 3-5 Australia (Pool A)
  • New Zealand 2-3 India (Pool A)
  • Argentina 1-1 Spain (Pool A)
  • Netherlands 1-3 Belgium (Pool B)
  • Great Britain 3-1 South Africa (Pool B)
  • Canada 1-7 Germany (Pool B)

July 25

  • India 1-7 Australia (Pool A)
  • Spain 1-2 New Zealand (Pool A)
  • Japan 3-4 Argentina (Pool A)
  • South Africa 3-5 Netherlands (Pool B)

July 26

  • Germany 1-3 Belgium (Pool B)
  • Great Britain 3-1 Canada (Pool B)

July 27

  • Argentina 2-5 Australia (Pool A)
  • Japan 2-2 New Zealand (Pool A)
  • India 3-0 Spain (Pool A)
  • Germany 5-1 Great Britain (Pool B)
  • Belgium 9-4 South Africa (Pool B)
  • Netherlands 4-2 Canada (Pool B)

July 28

  • Japan 1-4 Spain (Pool A)
  • Australia 4-2 New Zealand (Pool A)

July 29

  • India 3-1 Argentina (Pool A)
  • South Africa 4-3 Germany (Pool B)
  • Belgium 9-1 Canada (Pool B)
  • Netherlands 2-2 Great Britain (Pool B)

July 30

  • Australia vs Spain (Pool A) – 2am (10am Japan)
  • Japan vs India (Pool A) – 10.30am (6.30pm Japan)
  • Argentina vs New Zealand (Pool A) – 11am (7pm Japan)
  • Canada vs South Africa (Pool B) – 4.15am (12.15pm Japan)
  • Germany vs Netherlands (Pool B) – 12.45pm (8.45pm Japan)
  • Belgium vs Great Britain (Pool B) – 1.15pm (9.15pm Japan)

August 1

  • A1 vs B4
  • B2 vs A3
  • A2 vs B3
  • Belgium vs A4

August 3

  • Semi final 1 (WQF1 vs WQF2)
  • Semi final 2 (WQF3 vs WQF4)

August 5

  • Bronze medal match (LSF1 vs LSF2)
  • Gold medal match (WSF1 vs WSF2)

Women’s full fixture list

July 24

  • Netherlands 5-1 India (Pool A)
  • Ireland 2-0 South Africa (Pool A)

July 25

  • Great Britain 1-2 Germany (Pool A)
  • Japan 3-4 China (Pool B)
  • Australia 3-1 Spain (Pool B)
  • New Zealand 3-0 Argentina (Pool B)

July 26

  • Netherlands 4-0 Ireland (Pool A)
  • South Africa 1-4 Great Britain (Pool A)
  • Germany 2-0 India (Pool A)
  • Australia 6-0 China (Pool B)
  • Japan 1-2 New Zealand (Pool B)
  • Argentina 3-0 Spain (Pool B)

July 28

  • Netherlands 5-0 South Africa (Pool A)
  • Great Britain 4-1 India (Pool A)
  • Germany 4-2 Ireland (Pool A)
  • New Zealand 1-2 Spain (Pool B)
  • Japan 0-1 Australia (Pool B)
  • Argentina 3-2 China (Pool B)

July 29

  • Great Britain 0-1 Netherlands (Pool A)
  • Spain 2-0 China (Pool B)
  • Japan 1-2 Argentina (Pool B)
  • New Zealand 0-1 Australia (Pool B)

July 30

  • South Africa vs Germany (Pool A)
  • Ireland vs India (Pool A)

July 31

  • India vs South Africa (Pool A)
  • Germany vs Netherlands (Pool A)
  • Ireland vs Great Britain (Pool A)
  • China vs New Zealand (Pool B)
  • Argentina vs Australia (Pool B)
  • Japan vs Spain (Pool B)

August 2

  • Quarterfinal 1
  • Quarterfinal 2
  • Quarterfinal 3
  • Quarterfinal 4

August 4

  • Semifinal (WQF1 vs WQF2)
  • Semifinal (WQF3 vs WQF4)

August 6

  • Bronze medal match (LSF1 vs LSF2)
  • Gold medal match (WSF1 vs WSF2)

Fancy a punt?

To win gold

Men’s Olympics 2020

  • Australia 11/4
  • Belgium 10/3
  • Holland 9/2
  • Germany 5/1
  • Great Britain 11/1
  • India 11/1
  • Argentina 14/1
  • Spain 20/1
  • New Zealand 20/1
  • Japan 33/1
  • Canada 90/1
  • South Africa 90/1

Women’s Olympics 2020

  • Holland 10/11
  • Australia 5/1
  • Germany 7/1
  • Argentina 7/1
  • Great Britain 9/1
  • New Zealand 20/1
  • Spain 25/1
  • Ireland 33/1
  • China 50/1
  • Japan 50/1
  • India 60/1
  • South Africa 100/1

*All odds from Paddy Power and correct at time of publication.





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