India’s Men’s & Women’s First Hockey Match in Olympics

hockey in Olympics 2020
hockey in Olympics 2020

The Indian men’s hockey team will play their match against New Zealand on 25 July at the Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo next year. Similarly, the Indian women’s hockey team will also play its first match on the same day against the Rio Olympics silver medalist Netherlands team.

The schedule of matches for the Tokyo Olympic Games was announced on Tuesday. The Indian men’s team has been placed in Pool A along with defending Olympic champions Argentina, World No-1 Australia, Spain, New Zealand and Japan.

The Indian team will play their second match in the tournament against Australia on 26 July and the third match against Spain on 28 July. After a day’s break, India will play their next match against Argentina on 30 July and then Mebajan on 31 July.

The quarter-finals in the men’s section will be played on August 2, while the semi-finals will be played on August 4. It will be followed by the final and bronze medals on August 6.

Apart from men, Indian women’s hockey team will also start their campaign from July 25. The Indian team has been placed in Pool-A along with Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland and South Africa.

The Indian women’s hockey team will play its first match on 25 July with the Rio Olympics medalist Netherlands team. After this, he has to play his second match with Germany on 27 July and the third match with Great Britain on 29 July.

The Indian women’s team will then field against Ireland on 31 July and then against South Africa on 1 August.The quarterfinals of the women’s section will be played on August 3, while the semi-finals will be played on August 5. At the same time, the final and bronze medal matches will be held on August 7.