Australia take on New Zealand in their opening encounter in Group A on Saturday (6 August).
Where to watch live
The match starts at 5.30pm 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.
The current Champions Trophy holders, Australia come into Rio 2016 Olympics as the number one ranked side and favourites to win the tournament. Head coach Graham Reid, has a plethora of options in the squad, with the team consisting of 10 players who have featured in the Olympics in the past.
Led by defender Mark Knowles, the Australian team will look to win their first gold medal since Athens in 2004. The 2014 World Cup winners have won a medal at every tournament since 1992. They were disappointed to win the bronze at the last Olympics.
The upcoming Rio Olympics 2016 would be an opportunity for the world champions to win what will be only their second gold medal in their history.
The 1976 Olympic champions New Zealand, come into the tournament ranked number eight in the world. Coached by former Australian International Colin Batch, the Kiwis are blessed with supreme fitness levels and incredible motivation levels.
Four players, including skipper Simon Child, Ryan Archibald, Shea McAleese and Bradley Shaw will be playing at their third Olympic Games and would be expected to perform in every game. Despite the levels of fitness and motivation skills, the kiwis are not expected to go too far in the competition and will most unlikely to progress past the group stage.
Goalkeepers: Andrew Charter, Tyler Lovell
Defenders: Chris Ciriello, Mark Knowles, Tim Deavin, Fergus Kavanagh, Matthew Swann, Matthew Dawson, Josh Beltz, Andrew Philpott
Midfielders: Simon Orchard, Eddie Ockenden, Tristan White, Aran Zalewski, Kiel Brown
Forwards: Jamie Dwyer, Glenn Turner, Jake Whetton, Matt Gohdes, Kieran Govers, Jeremy Hayward, Trent Mitton, Tom Craig, Flynn Ogilvie, Dylan Wotherspoon, Blake Govers
Goalkeepers: Devon Manchester, Kyle Pontifex
Defenders: Cory Bennett, Nick Haig, Kane Russell, Alex Shaw, Bradley Shaw, Blair Tarrant
Midfielders: Ryan Archibald, Shea McAleese, George Muir, Arun Panchia, Nick Ross, Nic Woods
Forwards: Marcus Child, Simon Child, James Coughlan, Blair Hilton, Hugo Inglis, Stephen Jenness, Shay Neal, Dominic Newman, Jared Panchia, Jacob Smith, Nick Wilson.
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|
|New Zealand||Sky Television|
|Spain||TVE La 1, TDP|
|United States||USA Network, NBC Sports|