Day 14 Bronze Medal Match Olympic Preview - GB v Australia

London Olympics 2012 Jonty Clarke jumps on Richard Smith as they celebrate his goal against Argentina

Seoul 1988 was the last time Great Britain men won a medal at an Olympic Games. 24 years later and GB have the opportunity to win bronze in front of a home crowd. Despite a disappointing defeat in their semi-final on Thursday evening to an outstanding Dutch side, the Great Britain men still have everything to play for in their final match of the London 2012 Olympic Games .  

Their opponents, Australia, lost out on their place in the gold medal match to Germany. Despie leading 2 - 1, the Germans determinedly clawed their way back into the match and were eventual winners with the final score standing at 4 -2.  

World rankings
Great Britain #4
Australia #1

Head to head record
Played: 48
Won: 5
Drawn: 14
Lost: 29
Goals for: 56
Goals against: 119

The last time Great Britain men beat the Kookaburras was at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, where GB impressively won the gold medal! This is the second time that GB and Australia will go head to head at the London 2012 Games as both teams were in Pool A - Australia topped the group with GB finishing second. GB's determined attitude really showed in the last match as the boys came from 3 - 0 down to draw 3 - 3 with the best side in the world. Jonty Clarke, Barry Middleton and James Tindall all got their names on the scoresheet in the space on 20 minutes.  

Player to watch: AustraliaJamie Dwyer Australia

Name: Jamie Dwyer
Position: Attacking midfield

Dwyer has impressively been voted FIH World Player of the Year for the past three years and five times in total. He is a fast player, who has great vision and good all round stick skills. He has earned over 250 caps for Australia and scored over 150 goals. A superb talent.



GB's Ali Wilson taking on Australia's Jamie Dwyer in their most recent fixture

Olympics 2012 Ali Wilson 450