Netherlands take on Germany in the Bronze medal game on Thursday (18 August).

Where to watch live

The match starts at 4pm 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 broadcasters from across the world.


Two teams who were expected to play in the finals of the men's hockey tournament at Rio 2016 Olympics will instead battle it out for the Bronze medal on Thursday.

Hockey giants Netherlands who were one of the favourites to win the tournament, were thrashed by Belgium 3-1 in the semi-final. To be fair, the Belgians put on a brilliant performance, but in hindsight the Dutch did not have the best of their days on the field.

Barring Mink van der Weerden who scored for Netherlands, the rest of the team had a shocking day on the field, misplacing passes and in general not looking like a team who are one of the best and if not the best team in the sport at present.

The Dutch, who won the silver medal four years back at London, will want to ensure that they do not go home empty handed in what is a match between two equal teams.

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Netherlands players react after losing 3-1 to Belgium in the semi-final of the Men's hockey tournament at Rio 2016 Olympics Getty

Their opponents, Germany who are the defending Olympic champions had an even worse day on the pitch, losing 5-2 to Argentina in the semi final.

The Germans who have won the last two Olympic gold medals, fell to a special performance in particular by Gonzalo Peillat, who scored a hat-trick, with all three coming from penalty corners.

The European team, who had produced result-altering goals in the final eight seconds of three different matches before 16 August, could not produce magic for the fourth time and now will need to ensure that they are at their best if they are to win the bronze come Thursday.

Team news


Goalkeepers: Jaap Stockmann

Defenders: Mink van der Weerden, Rogier Hofman, Glenn Schuurman, Hidde Turkstra

Midfielders: Seve van Ass, Billy Bakker, Sander Baart, Jorrit Croon, Robert Kemperman, Bob de Voogd, Sander de Wijn

Forwards: Mirco Pruyser, Robert van der Horst, Jeroen Hertzberger, Valentin Verga.


Goalkeepers: Nicolas Jacobi, Tobias Walter

Defenders: Martin Haner, Timm Herzbruch, Florian Fuchs, Jan Philipp

Midfielders: Oskar Deecke, Constantin Staib, Tobias Haucke, Tom Grambusch, Pilt Arnold,

Forwards: Oliver Korn, Martin Zwicker, Benedikt Furk, Moritz Rothlander, Marco Miltkau

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