Spain face Brazil in their opening encounter in Group A on Saturday (6 August).
Where to watch live
The match starts at 11.30pm BST. The hockey matches of the Rio 2016 Olympics will be telecast 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.
Spain come into the 2016 Rio Olympics not in the best of form, dropping down the FIH Hero World Rankings in recent years. Their current world ranking of 11, does not do justice to their talent and under head coach Frederic Soyez, a former France international, Spain will be looking to relive past glories.
Their best finish at the Olympic Games came in 2008 when they secured the silver medal in Beijing, and in David Alegre, Roc Oliva, Sergi Enrique, Miguel Delas, Pau Quemada and Quico Cortes they have players with experience who will need to lead the way if the Red Sticks are to come away with a medal.
The hosts Brazil will be taking part in their first-ever Olympic Games and it should be noted that they are here on merit, qualifying to reach the summer games. The lowest ranked team in the tournament, the Samba Boys reached the semi-finals of 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, which will hold them in good stead ahead of the their opening clash.
Striker Matheus Borges and defender Stephane Vehrle-Smith who were named in the 2015 Pan American Elite teams are key, needing to perform in every game if the hosts are to progress further in the competition.
Goalkeepers: Francisco Cortes, Pol-Garcia Gascon
Defenders: David Alegre, Oriol Bach, Jordi Carrera, Sergi Enrique, Andres Mir, Alfonso Moreno, Bosco Perez, Ricardo Sanchez, Ricardo Santana
Midfielders: Alejandro Fruit, Miguel Delas, Alvaro Iglesias, Salvador Piera, Vicens Ruiz, Salles Marc, Manel Terrace
Forwards: Albert Beltran, Alex Casasayas, Jorge Gabriel Dabanch, Xavier Lleonart, Roc Oliva, Pau Quemada
Goalkeepers: Thiago Bomfim, Rodrigo Faustino
Defenders: Bruno Mendonca, Paul Duncker, Stephane Smith, Yuri van der Heijden
Midfielders: Andre Patrocinio, Bruno Paes, Lucas Paixao, Marcos Pasin, Patrick van der Heijden
Forwards: Matheus Borges, Bruno Sousa, Luis Reus, Chris McPherson
Below is a list of TV channels that would air the game around the world:
|Argentina||America Movil, DirecTV, ESPN, Fox Sports|
|Brazil||Fox Sports Brazil|
|Chile||ESPN, Fox Sports|
|Colombia||ESPN, Fox Sports|
|France||France 4, Foot+|
|Hong Kong||TVB Sport|
|Middle East||beIN Sports Arabia|
|Spain||TVE La 1, TDP|
|United States||USA Network, NBC Sports|