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The Indian men's hockey team will begin their Tokyo 2020 Olympics campaign against New Zealand on July 24.

Led by Manpreet Singh, India will look to end their 41-year medal drought at the Summer Games having secured their last gold medal in the event by beating Spain 4-3 at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow. 

India is among 12 nations that will compete in men's hockey event at the Tokyo Olympics and they have been divided into two groups of six teams each. 

While Men in Blue have been clubbed in Group A alongside hosts Japan, Argentina, Australia, Spain and New Zealand, Group B comprises four-time champions Germany, three-time winners Great Britain, Belgium, Netherlands, Canada and South Africa.

Since the tournament’s inception in 1908, India has been the most successful team in the competition with eight gold medals, one silver and two bronze medals.

In the group stage, every team will play five matches with the top four teams qualifying for the knockout stage. As per the schedule, quarter-finals and semi-finals are slated to take place on August 1 and 3 respectively.

The bronze medal and the gold medal matches at Tokyo Olympics will take place on August 5.

All the men’s hockey matches will be played at the Oi Hockey Stadium's North and South pitch.

Meanwhile, Argentina head into Tokyo 2020 as defending champions as they defeated Belgium 4-2 to bag gold at Rio Olympics in 2016.

India men's hockey Tokyo Olympics Squad

Goalkeeper: PR Sreejesh

Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Surender Kumar, Amit Rohidas, Birendra Lakra

Midfielders: Hardik Singh, Manpreet Singh (captain), Vivek Sagar Prasad, Nilakanta Sharma, Sumit

Forwards: Shamsher Singh, Dilpreet Singh, Gurjant Singh, Lalit Kumar Upadhyay, Mandeep Singh.

Men’s hockey at Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Schedule, fixtures and live India match times

All match times are in Indian Standard Time

Date and Day

Match

Time

Venue

Saturday, July 24

Japan vs Australia

(Pool A)

6 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Saturday, July 24

New Zealand vs India

(Pool A)

6:30 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – South Pitch

Saturday, July 24

Netherlands vs Belgium

(Pool B)

8:15 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Saturday, July 24

Argentina vs Spain

(Pool A)

8:45 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – South Pitch

Saturday, July 24

Great Britain vs South Africa

(Pool B)

3 PM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Saturday, July 24

Canada vs Germany

(Pool B)

3:30 PM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – South Pitch

Sunday, July 25

India vs Australia

(Pool A)

3 PM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Sunday, July 25

Japan vs Argentina

(Pool A) 

3:30 PM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – South Pitch

Sunday, July 25

Spain vs New Zealand

(Pool A)

5:15 PM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Sunday, July 25

South Africa vs Netherlands

(Pool B)

5:45 PM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – South Pitch

Monday, July 26

Germany vs Belgium

(Pool B)

6 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Monday, July 26

Great Britain vs Canada

(Pool B)

8:15 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Tuesday, July 27

Argentina vs Australia

(Pool A)

6 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Tuesday, July 27

India vs Spain

(Pool A)

6:30 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – South Pitch

Tuesday, July 27

Japan vs New Zealand

(Pool A)

8:15 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Tuesday, July 27

Germany vs Great Britain

(Pool B)

8:45 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – South Pitch

Tuesday, July 27

Belgium vs South Africa

(Pool B)

3 PM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Tuesday, July 27

Netherlands vs Canada

(Pool B)

5:15 PM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Wednesday, July 28

Japan vs Spain

(Pool A)

5:15 PM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Wednesday, July 28

Australia vs New Zealand

(Pool A)

5:45 PM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – South Pitch

Thursday, July 29

India vs Argentina

(Pool A)

6 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Thursday, July 29

Belgium vs Canada

(Pool B)

6:30 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – South Pitch

Thursday, July 29

South Africa vs Germany

(Pool B)

8:15 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Thursday, July 29

Netherlands vs Great Britain

(Pool B)

8:45 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – South Pitch

Friday, July 30

Australia vs Spain

(Pool A)

6:30 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – South Pitch

Friday, July 30

Canada vs South Africa

(Pool B)

8:45 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – South Pitch

Friday, July 30

Japan vs India

(Pool A)

3 PM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Friday, July 30

Argentina vs Netherlands

(Pool A)

3:30 PM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – South Pitch

Friday, July 30

Belgium vs Great Britain

(Pool B)

5:45 PM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – South Pitch

Sunday, August 1

Quarter-final 1

6 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Sunday, August 1

Quarter-final 2

8:30 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Sunday, August 1

Quarter-final 3

3 PM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Sunday, August 1

Quarter-final 4

5:30 PM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Tuesday, August 3

Semi-final 1

7:00 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Tuesday, August 3

Semi-final 3

3:30 PM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Thursday, August 5

Bronze medal match

7:00 AM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Thursday, August 5

Gold medal match

3:30 PM IST

Oi Hockey Stadium – North Pitch

Where to watch Men’s hockey at Tokyo 2020 Olympics live in India?

Men’s hockey at Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be telecast on the Sony Pictures Network India. Coverage will begin live at 6 AM IST on Sony’s TV channels in India. 

Live streaming of the men's hockey matches at Tokyo 2020 Olympics will be available on the SonyLIV app and website.

Featured photo: Twitter/KirenRijiju



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