India take on Belgium in the second quarter-final on Sunday (14 August).

Where to watch live

The match starts at 4.30pm 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 broadcastersfrom across the world.


The table toppers of Pool A at the end of the group stage, Belgium have had an impressive outing at the Rio 2016 Olympics so far, winning four games while losing just one out of the five played.

The Belgians came into the tournament known as one of the better attacking teams in the tournament and they lived up to their reputation, scoring 21 goals, the most in the group while only conceding a meager five goals.

The mix of experience and youth has paid dividends for the team who will come into this clash as the favourites. In John-John Dohmen and Jerome Truyens the Europeans have players who have played more than 300 games for the country and will know how important it is to stay calm in crucial moments.

The Red Lions last won a medal at the Olympic games way back in 1920 when they were hosts, and considering the form they are in, the golden generation have a chance of creating history.

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Sardar Singh is yet to play to his full potential for India at Rio 2016 Olympics Getty

Their opponents India qualified for the quarter-final after finishing in fourth place in Group B, with 7 points from five games. The Men In Blue won two, lost two and drew one game during the group stages.

The dark horses to win the tournament, India come into this clash on the back of a disappointing 2-2 draw with Canada in their final group game on 12 August. Despite leading 2-1, India gave away a late goal, again showing that their defense needs to improve, something which coach Roelant Oltmans will need to work on considering the attacking flair in the Belgian camp.

Another worry leading up to the game is the injury sustained by key player SV Sunil against Canada. The winger, crashed into the side boards during the game injuring the wrist and is set to miss the game.

Sunil who is central to India's plans will be missed if he is not passed fit which will put extra pressure on the midfield to contribute. The Men In Blue come into clash as the definite underdogs, but looking at their performances at the Champions Trophy and Sultan Azlan Shah Cup earlier this year, they are a side who should not be written off at any cost.

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:PR Sreejesh (c)

Defenders: Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Kothajit Singh, Surendar Kumar, VR Raghunath,

Midfielders:Manpreet Singh, Sardar Singh, SK Uthappa, Danish Mujtaba, Devender Walmiki, Chinglenana Singh.

Forwards:SV Sunil, Akashdeep Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Nikkin Thimmaiah

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