Argentina take on the Germany in the semi-final on Tuesday (16 August).

Where to watch live

The match starts at 9pm BST. The hockey matches of the Rio 2016 Olympics will be telecast live on BBC One, BBC Four and the BBC's Red Button interactive service 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.


The only South American team remaining in the tournament, the Argentina men's hockey team, created history by reaching their first semi-final at the Olympics. The team comes into this clash full of confidence, beating Spain 2-1 in the quarter-final.

Goals from Gonzalo Peillat and Juan Gilardi helped Argentina win the game and progress to the semi-finals, a stage they were not expected to reach at the start of the tournament. In Matias Paredes, they have arguably the standout forward of the competition, while Matias Rey and Lucas Rossi have given him good support from the midfield.

The Lions, as they are known, are the underdogs on 16 August and despite their impressive form are unlikely to cause an upset against hockey giants Germany.

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Argentina men's hockey team celebrating after beating Spain 2-1 in the quarter-final at the Rio 2016 Olympics Getty

The defending Olympic champions Germany suffered a scare in their quarter-final game against New Zealand, trailing by two goals to eventually win 3-2. Despite going behind twice, the Germans did not panic and goals from Moritz Furste (2) and Florian Fuchs helped them reach their fourth consecutive semi-final at the summer games.

It was a rare sight to see the Europeans trail by two goals, considering they are a very efficient side who play the perfect game both in defence and attack. Germany come into this clash as the favourites to win and are too talented and experienced to throw it away at this important stage of the tournament.

Team news


Goalkeepers: Agustin Abratte, Juan Manuel Vivaldi

Defenders: Juan Ignacio Gilardi, Pedro Ibarra, Juan Martin Lopez, Gonzalo Peillat, Matias Ray, Lucas Vila.

Midfielders: Lucas Rossi, Emiliano Agustin Rey, Lucas Rey, Diego Ignacio Paz, Agustin Mazzilli, Isidoro Carlos Ibarra, Manuel Brunet.

Forwards: Facundo Callioni, Lucas Martinez, Joaquin Menini, Matias Paredes, Lucas Vila.


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:

United KingdomBBC
ArgentinaAmerica Movil, DirecTV, ESPN, Fox Sports
BrazilFox Sports Brazil
ColombiaESPN, Fox Sports
Costa RicaESPN
FranceFrance 4, Foot+
HondurasClaro Sports
Hong KongTVB Sport
IrelandLFC TV
IndiaStar Sports
Middle EastbeIN Sports Arabia
NorwayTV2 Sumo
PortugalSport TV3
SpainTVE La 1, TDP
United StatesUSA Network, NBC Sports