Spain take on Belgium in their fourth game in Group A on Thursday (11 August).

Where to watch live

The match starts at 5.30pm 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 broadcasters from across the world.


The surprise leaders of Group A, Spain, have exceeded expectations so far, finding themselves on top thanks to three wins from three games. The Spanish team started off their campaign on an impressive note thrashing hosts Brazil 7-0, after which they scraped through their next two opponents to ensure they remain unbeaten.

Alex Casasayas in particular has impressed, scoring important goals at crucial moments in the game. Spain have already booked their place in the quarter-final and with two games to go will want to ensure that they register maximum points so that they avoid Germany or Netherlands in the next round.

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Belgium have won all their games at Rio 2016 Olympics Getty

Their opponents, Belgium too are unbeaten in the competition, winning all three games, qualifying for the quarter-final in the process. The Belgians have lived up to their reputation as the most feared attacking side in hockey at present, scoring 17 goals in the process.

Their 12-0 thrashing of hosts Brazil set the tone for the tournament and in players like John-John Dohmen and Jerome Truyens they have experienced professionals who have represented their country more than 300 times.

The match between the two unbeaten sides will be won by the team who will defend the best on the day.

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: 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