Spain take on Argentina in the first quarter-final on Sunday (14 August).

Where to watch live

The match starts at 2pm 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.


Spain who finished second in Group A, have played some impressive hockey registering three wins while only losing one game in their five fixtures. While not the most attractive sides to watch, the Spaniards know what is needed to win games and stick to their plan.

That the Iberians have scored only 13 goals while conceding six shows just how much they work as a unit on the field. They come into this clash on back of a 1-1 draw with Great Britain and will know that come 14 August, they will need to defend better and not let in easy goals.

The Spaniards who won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Games, would ideally like a repeat at Rio 2016, but despite the improvements made on the pitch they are not the favourites heading into the tie.

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Argentina players celebrating during their 3-2 win over Ireland in the final Group B game at Rio 2016 Olympics Getty

The only South American side left in the tournament, Argentina reached the quarter-final stage after winning two and drawing two games out the five played. Argentina who started the tournament well only to fizzle out in the later stages, come into this clash full of confidence after beating Ireland 3-2 in their last game.

Gonzalo Peillat who scored two goals against the Irish on 12 August has looked dangerous and has been in terrific form throughout the tournament. Matias Paredas is another player who has starred for them and if the above duo can play to their strengths, the Argentinians stand a chance of progressing to their first ever Olympic semi-final.

Team news


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


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