Great Britain take on Spain in their final game in Group A on Friday (12 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 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.


Great Britain have had a mixed tournament so far and come into this game placed fifth in the Group A table with four points from four games. Their last game saw them lose 1-2 to arch-rivals Australia which hurt their chances of sealing a knock-out spot.

The Three Lions are in a must win situation in the encounter against Spain if they are to have any chance of qualifying for the knock-out stage. Even a win here will not guarantee them a spot in the knock-out as they will move to seven points, with their fate depending on how New Zealand and Australia fare in their games.

Ideally, Great Britain would want both New Zealand and Australia to lose, which would help them sneak into the fourth spot in the table.

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Great Britain players looking dejected after their 2-1 loss to Australia in Group A Getty

Spain, who are currently placed second in the league table, with nine points from four games, have already qualified for the knock-out stages. Even a loss here means, they will either finish second or third in the table.

The Spaniards come into this game after suffering their first loss in the tournament, beaten 3-1 by Belgium. Despite the loss, the Red Sticks will be pleased with their current situation as they were not expected to qualify for the knock-out rounds at the start of Rio 2016 Olympics.

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: Francisco Cortes, Pol-Garcia Gascon

Defenders: David Alegre, Oriol Bach, Jordi Carrera, Sergi Enrique, Andres Mir, Alfonso Moreno, Bosco Perez, Ricardo Sanchez, Ricardo Santana

Midfielders: Alejandro Fruit, Miguel Delas, Alvaro Iglesias, Salvador Piera, Vicens Ruiz, Salles Marc, Manel Terrace

Forwards: Albert Beltran, Alex Casasayas, Jorge Gabriel Dabanch, Xavier Lleonart, Roc Oliva, Pau Quemada

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