Pool B is made up of Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, and South Africa in the groupings announced by the world governing body FIH on Saturday. Olympic followers from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Hockey followers can book Olympic Hockey Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.
India hockey has been battered along with defensive champions Argentina and world number one side Australia in Pool A of the Tokyo Olympic men’s hockey competition. The other sides of India’s pool are Spain, New Zealand, and host Japan. Pool B is made up of Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, and South Africa in the groupings announced by world-leading body FIH on Saturday.
India Hockey, graded fifth in the world, had qualified for the Tokyo Olympic after beating Russia 11-3 on collective in the qualifiers held in Bhubaneswar earlier this month. The women’s side has also been placed in Pool A along with defending champions Great Britain and world number one side the Netherlands. The other teams in Pool A are Germany, Ireland and South Africa.
The Pool B is complete up of Australia, Argentina, Spain, New Zealand, China and hosts Japan. Ranked ninth in the world, the Indian women’s side had qualified for the Tokyo Olympic after beating the United States 6-5 on collective in the qualifiers held in Bhubaneswar previous this month.
“To control the composition of the pools, the same process has been applied as for the Olympic Games Rio 2016. With all participating teams being ranked among the top 16 sides of the current FIH World Rankings, fans can expect thrilling hockey encounters in Tokyo next year,” the FIH said in a release.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic hockey tournaments will be staged in the brand-new Oi Hockey Stadium from July 25 to August 7. The match schedule will be announced later.