Canada take on Germany in their opening encounter in Group A on Saturday (6 August).

Where to watch live

The match starts at 10pm BST. The hockey matches of the Rio 2016 Olympics will be telecasted live on BBC One, BBC Four and Red Button in the United Kingdom. In addition to this, there will be up to 24 HD video streams to follow the event on desktop, mobile and tablet.

Below is a list of all Olympics 2016 Hockey broadcasters from across the world.

Overview

The lowest ranked team to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics, Canada will be competing in their seventh Olympic games, with their best finish coming at Beijing 2008 where they stood in 10th place.

While their Olympic record might not be too bright, they have been a major force in Pan American hockey, winning a number of medals in the Pan Am Games and Pan Am stuff competitions. Scott Tupper, Mark Pearson and Matthew Guest will be key players on the outfield, while David Carter is one of the finest shot-stoppers on the planet.

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Germany won the gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic GamesGetty

The defending champions, Germany come into this tournament on the back of consecutive gold medal wins and will be looking to make it three in a row at Rio 2016. Head coach Valentin Altenburg has chosen a mix of players, including five Olympic gold medalists from London and two former winners of the Federation of International Hockey (FIH) Men's Player of the Year award in Tobias Hauke and Moritz Furste.

The duo are considered to be among the best players in German hockey history and will be key if they are to win a treble of gold medals.

Team news

Canada:

Goalkeepers: Antoni Kindler, David Carter

Defenders: Adam Froese, Benjamin Martin, David Jameson, Gordon Johnston, Hudson Stewart, Scott Tupper

Midfielders: Jagdish Gill, John Smythe, Mark Pearson, Paul Wharton, Richard Hildreth, Taylor Curran

Forwards: Brenden Bissett, Devohn Noronha- Teixera, Gabriel Ho-Garcia, Iain Smythe, James Kirkpatrick, Keegan Pereira, Matthew Guest, Matthew Sarmento, Philip Wright

Germany

Goalkeepers:Nicolas Jacobi, Tobias Walter

Defenders: Martin Haner, Timm Herzbruch, Florian Fuchs, Jan Philipp

Midfielders: Oskar Deecke, Constantin Staib, Tobias Haucke, Tom Grambusch, Pilt Arnold,

Forwards: Oliver Korn, Martin Zwicker, Benedikt Furk, Moritz Rothlander, Marco Miltkau

Below is a list of TV channels that would air the game around the world:

Country/RegionBroadcaster
United KingdomBBC
ArgentinaAmerica Movil, DirecTV, ESPN, Fox Sports
Australia7mate
AustriaZDF
BrazilFox Sports Brazil
ChileESPN, Fox Sports
ColombiaESPN, Fox Sports
CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada
FranceFrance 4, Foot+
GermanyZDF, ARD
HondurasClaro Sports
Hong KongTVB Sport
IrelandLFC TV
IrelandRTE
IndiaStar Sports
Middle EastbeIN Sports Arabia
NetherlandsNOS
New ZealandSky Television
PortugalSport TV3
SpainTVE La 1, TDP
United StatesUSA Network, NBC Sports