Belgium take on Argentina in the gold medal game on Thursday (18 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 broadcastersfrom across the world.


The gold medal match of the men's hockey tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympics will see two teams that were not expected to make it to the final. The Belgians came into this tournament known as the most fearless and attacking team in hockey and they have lived up to that reputation, scoring the highest number of goals in the group stages.

Their attacking play was also on display in the semi-final against the Netherlands, who they demolished 3-1. Jerome Truyens, John-John Dohmen and Florent van Aubel, got on the scoresheet to give the European side a win and a place in the final for the first time in 96 years.

With the Dutch out of the way, the Belgians will know that if they play to potential they have all the chances of creating history and winning their first hockey gold since 1920.

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Belgium beat Netherlands 3-1 to reach their first ever men's hockey Olympic final Getty

Argentina come into the clash after thrashing defending Olympic champions Germany 5-2 in the semi-final. Gonzalo Peillat was the star of the show, scoring a hat-trick, all his goals coming from penalty corners. The South Americans, just like their opponents, created history, reaching the final at the Olympic event for the first time.

Team news


Goalkeepers: Jeremy Gucassoff ,Vincent Vanasch

Defenders: Arthur Van Doren, John-John Dohmen, Florent van Aubel, Sebastien Docker

Midfielders: Cedrik Chaarlier, Gauthier Boccard, Alexander Hendrickx, Thomas Briels, Felix Denayer

Forwards: Simon Gougnard, Loick Luypaert, Jerome Truyens, Elliot van Strydonck, Tanguy Cosyns


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.

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