Day 5 Olympic Preview - Great Britain v Belgium

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Great Britain women face Belgium in their third pool match today and are hoping to make it three wins out of three.

Fixture: Great Britain v Belgium
Date and time: 02/08/12 - 19.00
Location: Riverbank Arena
Watch live on BBC: Olympics 7 (red button for Sky, Virgin and Freesat)

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World Rankings
Great Britain #4
Belgium #16

Head to Head Record
Played: 1
Won: 1
Drawn: 0
Lost: 0
Goals For: 5
Goals Against: 2

GB has a 100% win record against Belgium as they have only ever faced the side once! They came out on top in Amstelveen in 1978, winning emphatically 5 – 2. Let’s hope they can keep up this success and maintain their 100% record with another win at the London 2012 Games.

Player to watch: Great Britain

Crista Cullen is one of the world’s most celebrated defenders and has been named in the World All Stars team three times – in 2006, 2007 and 2010.  A feared penalty corner taker, she was part of the GBCrista Cullen London 2012 Olympics squad for the Beijing Olympic Games, where she was the team’s top goal scorer, netting three times.  She was also key to Great Britain’s success at the Olympic Test Event, where she scored four times, including two great strikes in the final against Argentina, resulting in GB winning gold. She opened her personal 2012 goal scoring campaign in GB's last pool match against Korea with a drag flick fired low into the bottom right hand corner.

Players to watch: Belgium
We asked the GB team who they considered the players to watch are:Belgium Charlotte De Vos

Name: Charlotte De Vos
Position: Attacking midfield

De Vos is Belgium’s captain and also their creative playmaker, making her an invaluable player.

Name: Jill Boon
Position: Centre forward

Boon is exceptionally strong and quick in attack and combines play effectively with Belgium’s other centre forward, Stephanie de Groof. Interestingly Boon’s brother Tom will be representing Belgium for the men’s side – they are the only brother-sister duo at this Olympic hockey tournament.