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Field hockey at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The men's field hockey tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was the 23rd edition of the field hockey event for men at the Summer Olympics. It took place over a thirteen-day period beginning on 6 August, and culminated with the medal finals on 18 August. All games were played at the Olympic Hockey Centre in Deodoro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Men's field hockey
at the 2016 Summer Olympics
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Tournament details
Host country Brazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Dates6–18 August 2016
Teams12
Venue(s)Olympic Hockey Centre
Top three teams
Champions Argentina (1st title)
Runner-up Belgium
Third place Germany
Tournament statistics
Matches played38
Goals scored189 (4.97 per match)
Top scorer(s)Argentina Gonzalo Peillat (11 goals)
2012 (previous) (next) 2020

Argentina won the gold medal for the first time after defeating Belgium 4–2 in the final.[1] Defending champions Germany won the bronze medal by defeating the Netherlands 4–3 on a penalty shoot-out after a 1–1 draw.[2]

The medals for the tournament were presented by Rene Fasel, Switzerland; Pierre-Olivier Beckers-Vieujant, Belgium; and Gerardo Werthein, Argentina; members of the International Olympic Committee, and the gifts were presented by Coco Budeisky and Marc Coudron, executive board members of the International Hockey Federation and Leandro Negre, president of the International Hockey Federation.

Competition scheduleEdit

The match schedule of the men's tournament was unveiled on 27 April 2016.[3][4]

G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Final
Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18
G G G G G G G ¼ ½ B F

Competition formatEdit

The twelve teams in the tournament were divided into two groups of six, with each team initially playing round-robin games within their group. Following the completion of the round-robin stage, the top four teams from each group advance to the quarter-finals. The two semi-final winners meet for the gold medal match, while the semi-final losers play in the bronze medal match.

QualificationEdit

Each of the Continental Champions from five confederations received an automatic berth. Brazil as the host nation qualified automatically but with a rider. Due to the standard of field hockey in Brazil, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) required Brazil to place higher than thirtieth in the FIH World Rankings by the end of 2014 or finish no worse than sixth at the 2015 Pan American Games in order to qualify as host nation. They achieved this by beating the United States on a penalty shoot-out in the quarterfinal, ensuring a top four finish. In addition to the six highest placed teams at the Semifinals of the 2014–15 FIH Hockey World League not already qualified, the following twelve teams, shown with final pre-tournament rankings, will compete in this tournament.[5][6]

Dates
Event Location Qualifier
20 September – 2 October 2014 2014 Asian Games   Incheon, South Korea   India
3–14 June 2015 2014–15 FIH Hockey World League Semifinals   Buenos Aires, Argentina   Germany
  Canada
  Spain
  New Zealand
20 June – 5 July 2015   Antwerp, Belgium   Belgium
  Great Britain
  Ireland
21 July 2015 Host nation   Toronto, Canada   Brazil
14–25 July 2015 2015 Pan American Games   Toronto, Canada   Argentina
21–29 August 2015 2015 EuroHockey Nations Championship   London, England   Netherlands
21–25 October 2015 2015 Oceania Cup   Stratford, New Zealand   Australia
23 October – 1 November 2015 2015 African Qualifying Tournament   Randburg, South Africa 1
Total 12
^1South Africa won the continental qualifier however the team did not participate in the 2016 Olympics. South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and South African Hockey Association (SAHA) made an agreement on the Rio 2016 Olympics qualification criteria that the Continental Qualification route would not be considered.[7][8] As a result, New Zealand, as the highest-ranked team from the 2014-15 Hockey World League Semifinals not already qualified, participated instead.[9][10]


SquadsEdit

Group stageEdit

All times are local (UTC−3).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Belgium 5 4 0 1 21 5 +16 12 Quarter-finals
2   Spain 5 3 1 1 13 6 +7 10
3   Australia 5 3 0 2 13 4 +9 9
4   New Zealand 5 2 1 2 17 8 +9 7
5   Great Britain 5 1 2 2 14 10 +4 5
6   Brazil (H) 5 0 0 5 1 46 −45 0
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Matches won; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals for; 5) Head-to-head result.[11]
(H) Host.


6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
12:30
Belgium   4–1   Great Britain
Truyens   5'
Cosyns   32'
Gougnard   35'
Charlier   56'
Report Catlin   27'
Umpires:
John Weight (RSA)
Coen van Bunge (NED)
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
13:30
Australia   2–1   New Zealand
Ciriello   8'
Gohdes   23'
Report Child   31'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Germán Montes de Oca (ARG)
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
19:30
Spain   7–0   Brazil
Lleonart   16'42'
Oliva   35'
Romeu   35'52'
Ruiz   45'
Alegre   55'
Report
Umpires:
Marcin Grochal (POL)
Chen Dekang (CHN)

7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
17:00
Great Britain   2–2   New Zealand
Condon   2'
Middleton   25'
Report Russell   14'
Phillips   19'
Umpires:
Marcin Grochal (POL)
Lim Hong Zhen (SIN)
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
19:30
Brazil   0–12   Belgium
Report Van Aubel   12'
Van Doren   14'54'
Cosyns   18'53'
Denayer   25'
Truyens   28'
Boccard   33'
Briels   33'
Dockier   41'
Charlier   48'
Dohmen   51'
Umpires:
Germán Montes de Oca (ARG)
Javed Shaikh (IND)
7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
20:30
Australia   0–1   Spain
Report Casasayas   6'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Coen van Bunge (NED)

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
10:00
New Zealand   2–3   Spain
Child   3'30' Report Oliva   1'
Casasayas   10'
Lleonart   60'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Germán Montes de Oca (ARG)
9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
18:00
Brazil   1–9   Great Britain
Smith   4' Report Dixon   9'
Middleton   12'54'
Jackson   27'57'
Martin   37'
Ward   47'59'
Gleghorne   56'
Umpires:
Chen Dekang (CHN)
Coen van Bunge (NED)
9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
20:30
Belgium   1–0   Australia
Cosyns   16' Report
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Marcin Grochal (POL)

10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
19:30
New Zealand   9–0   Brazil
Wilson   15'19'34'41'
Shay   21'
Child   26'
Russell   30'
Jenness   45'
Woods   58'
Report
Umpires:
Javed Shaikh (IND)
Coen van Bunge (NED)
10 August 2016 (2016-08-10)
20:30
Great Britain   1–2   Australia
Jackson   58' Report Zalewski   50'
Whetton   55'
Umpires:
Marcin Grochal (POL)
John Wright (RSA)

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
13:30
Spain   1–3   Belgium
Quemada   41' Report Charlier   6'
Stockbroekx   16'
Charlier   21'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Germán Montes de Oca (ARG)

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
17:00
Great Britain   1–1   Spain
Ward   15' Report Alegre   9'
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Coen van Bunge (NED)
12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
18:00
Belgium   1–3   New Zealand
Van Aubel   58' Report Child   31'
Wilson   37'
Inglis   52'
Umpires:
Germán Montes de Oca (ARG)
John Wright (RSA)
12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
20:30
Australia   9–0   Brazil
Dwyer   7'9'
Gohdes   11'
Turner   20'24'27'
Dawson   35'
Govers   45'59'
Report
Umpires:
Javed Shaikh (IND)
Lim Hong Zhen (SIN)

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Germany 5 4 1 0 17 10 +7 13 Quarter-finals
2   Netherlands 5 3 1 1 18 6 +12 10
3   Argentina 5 2 2 1 14 12 +2 8
4   India 5 2 1 2 9 9 0 7
5   Ireland 5 1 0 4 10 16 −6 3
6   Canada 5 0 1 4 7 22 −15 1
Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Matches won; 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals for; 5) Head-to-head result.[12]


6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
10:00
Argentina   3–3   Netherlands
Vila   29'49'
Paredes   54'
Report Hertzberger   18'
Van der Weerden   36'
Van Ass   43'
Umpires:
Martin Madden (GBR)
Adam Kearns (AUS)
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
11:00
India   3–2   Ireland
Raghunath   15+'
Ru. Singh   27'49'
Report Shimmins   45'
Harte   56'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Paco Vázquez (ESP)
6 August 2016 (2016-08-06)
18:00
Canada   2–6   Germany
Pearson   11'
Pereira   39'
Report Fürste   4'33'
Wellen   6'46'
Müller   14'
Butt   26'
Umpires:
Marcelo Servetto (ESP)
Simon Taylor (NZL)

7 August 2016 (2016-08-07)
18:00
Netherlands   5–0   Ireland
van der Weerden   7'40'
Croon   8'
Pruijser   42'
Hertzberger   60'
Report
Umpires:
Nathan Stagno (GBR)
Tim Pullman (AUS)

8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
11:00
Germany   2–1   India
Wellen   18'
Rühr   60'
Report Ru. Singh   23'
Umpires:
Tim Pullman (AUS)
Martin Madden (GBR)
8 August 2016 (2016-08-08)
12:30
Canada   1–3   Argentina
Tupper   55' Report Paredes   13'
Peillat   46'51'
Umpires:
Adam Kearns (AUS)
Simon Taylor (NZL)

9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
11:00
Argentina   1–2   India
Peillat   49' Report C. Singh   8'
K. Singh   35'
Umpires:
Paco Vázquez (ESP)
Simon Taylor (NZL)
9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
12:30
Germany   3–2   Ireland
Fürste   13'38'
Zwicker   42'
Report Magee   26'
Darling   59'
Umpires:
Marcelo Servetto (ESP)
Lim Hong Zhen (SIN)
9 August 2016 (2016-08-09)
13:30
Netherlands   7–0   Canada
Van Ass   9'
Van der Weerden   25'52'60'
Hertzberger   29'36'
Kemperman   58'
Report
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Nathan Stagno (GBR)

11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
10:00
Netherlands   2–1   India
Hofman   35'
Van der Weerden   54'
Report Raghunath   38'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Martin Madden (GBR)
11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
11:00
Ireland   4–2   Canada
O'Donoghue   1'28'
Caruth   29'
Darling   57'
Report Tupper   37'50'
Umpires:
Marcelo Servetto (ESP)
Nathan Stagno (GBR)
11 August 2016 (2016-08-11)
12:30
Argentina   4–4   Germany
Vila   4'
P. Ibarra   29'
Peillat   48'
M. Rey   57'
Report Herzbruch   15'
Wesley   24'
Grambusch   28'
Müller   60'
Umpires:
Adam Kearns (AUS)
Paco Vázquez (ESP)

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
12:30
India   2–2   Canada
A. Singh   33'
Ra. Singh   41'
Report Tupper   33'52'
Umpires:
Nathan Stagno (GBR)
Adam Kearns (AUS)
12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
13:30
Germany   2–1   Netherlands
Fuchs   7'
Grambusch   33'
Report Van As   44'
Umpires:
Murray Grime (AUS)
Marcelo Servetto (ESP)
12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
19:30
Ireland   2–3   Argentina
Jermyn   25'
O'Donoghue   51'
Report Saladino   8'
Peillat   27'51'
Umpires:
Simon Taylor (NZL)
Paco Vázquez (ESP)

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
          
 
14 August
 
 
  Belgium3
 
16 August
 
  India1
 
  Belgium3
 
14 August
 
  Netherlands1
 
  Netherlands4
 
18 August
 
  Australia0
 
  Belgium2
 
14 August
 
  Argentina4
 
  Spain1
 
16 August
 
  Argentina2
 
  Argentina5
 
14 August
 
  Germany2 Bronze medal match
 
  Germany3
 
18 August
 
  New Zealand2
 
  Netherlands1 (3)
 
 
  Germany (p.s.o.)1 (4)
 

Quarter-finalsEdit

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
10:00
Spain   1–2   Argentina
Quemada   57' Report Peillat   15'
Gilardi   59'
Umpires:
Martin Madden (GBR)
Adam Kearns (AUS)

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
12:30
Belgium   3–1   India
Dockier   34'45'
Boon   50'
Report A. Singh   15'
Umpires:
Simon Taylor (NZL)
Nathan Stagno (GBR)

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
18:00
Netherlands   4–0   Australia
Bakker   1'
De Voogd   28'
Verga   33'
Van der Weerden   49'
Report
Umpires:
Christian Blasch (GER)
Paco Vázquez (ESP)

14 August 2016 (2016-08-14)
20:30
Germany   3–2   New Zealand
Fürste   56'60'
Fuchs   60'
Report Inglis   18'
McAleese   49'
Umpires:
Marcelo Servetto (ESP)
Murray Grime (AUS)

Semi-finalsEdit

16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
12:00
Argentina   5–2   Germany
Peillat   9'12'28'
Menini   36'
Vila   47'
Report Fürste   51'
Rühr   58'
Umpires:
Marcin Grochal (POL)
John Wright (RSA)

16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
17:00
Belgium   3–1   Netherlands
Truyens   25'
Dohmen   29'
van Aubel   46'
Report van der Weerden   29'
Umpires:
Germán Montes de Oca (ARG)
Murray Grime (AUS)

Bronze medal matchEdit

18 August 2016 (2016-08-18)
12:00
Netherlands   1–1   Germany
Croon   35' Report M. Grambusch   42'
Penalties
Bakker  
Kemperman  
Hertzberger  
Van Ass  
De Wijn  
3–4   Hauke
  M. Grambusch
  Herzbruch
  Butt
Umpires:
Marcelo Servetto (ESP)
Martin Madden (GBR)

Gold medal matchEdit

18 August 2016 (2016-08-18)
17:00
Belgium   2–4   Argentina
Cosyns   3'
Boccard   45'
Report P. Ibarra   12'
Ortiz   15'
Peillat   22'
Mazzilli   60'
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Christian Blasch (GER)

Final rankingEdit

As per statistical convention in field hockey, matches decided in regular time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-outs are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
    Argentina 8 5 2 1 25 17 +8 17 Gold Medal
    Belgium 8 6 0 2 29 11 +18 18 Silver Medal
    Germany 8 5 2 1 23 18 +5 17 Bronze Medal
4   Netherlands 8 4 2 2 24 10 +14 14 Fourth place
5   Spain 6 3 1 2 14 8 +6 10 Eliminated in
quarter-finals
6   Australia 6 3 0 3 13 8 +5 9
7   New Zealand 6 2 1 3 19 11 +8 7
8   India 6 2 1 3 10 12 −2 7
9   Great Britain 5 1 2 2 14 10 +4 5 Eliminated in
group stage
10   Ireland 5 1 0 4 10 16 −6 3
11   Canada 5 0 1 4 7 22 −15 1
12   Brazil (H) 5 0 0 5 1 46 −45 0
Source: Rio2016
(H) Host.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Argentina beat Belgium 4-2 in the men's hockey final". bbc.com. 18 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Germany takes bronze in shootout win over Netherlands". nbcolympics.com. 18 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Hockey giants set to renew rivalries as match schedule unveiled for Rio 2016 Olympic Games". rio2016.com. 27 April 2016. Archived from the original on 27 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Rio 2016 Olympic Games hockey schedules confirmed". fih.ch. 27 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Rio 2016 – FIH Hockey Qualification System" (PDF). FIH. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  6. ^ "Brazil Men confirm their place in the hockey event at Rio 2016". FIH. Retrieved 22 July 2015.
  7. ^ Agreement between SASCOC and SAHA
  8. ^ Rio 2016 Olympics Selection Criteria for SA Hockey Association
  9. ^ "Qualification Criteria" (PDF).
  10. ^ "Spain women and New Zealand men invited to Rio 2016 Olympic Games hockey events". FIH. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2015.
  11. ^ Rio 2016 Regulations
  12. ^ Rio 2016 Regulations

External linksEdit