Belgium take on Great Britain in their opening encounter in Group A on Saturday (6 August).

Where to watch live

The match starts at 4.30pm 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 fifth-ranked side in the world, Belgium come into the 2016 Rio Olympics rated as one of the most feared attacking sides in the world of hockey. The Red Lions side have a wealth of experience to call upon, with the vast majority of the squad played more than 100 games for the country while some players like John-John Dohmen and Jerome Truyens have 300 plus appearances.

The Belgium hockey team have not had the best of times in the Olympics, getting knocked out in the group stages during London 2012. In fact, the last they won a medal was in 1920, when they claimed Bronze.

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Great Britain finished fourth in the 2012 London Games Getty

Their opponents Great Britain, will look to improve on their fourth place finish at the London 2012 games and looking at their recent performances, they stand a chance of doing just that at Rio.

The Britain side while be relying on a couple of old heads to steady the ship with skipper Barry Middleton who is making his fourth Olympic appearance and midfield star Ashley Jackson, making his third appearance expected to provide the base from which the team can move forward.

Team news

Great Britain:

Goalkeepers: George Pinner, James Bailey

Defenders: Henry Weir, Mikey Hoare, Dan Fox, Dan Shingles

Midfielders:Ashley Jackson, Harry Martin, Alastair Brogdon, Adam Dixon, Barry Middleton, Nick Catlin, David Ames, Ian Sloan

Forwards: Sam Ward, Mark Gleghorne, Simon Mantell


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

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