• Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo 2020: Day 5 Round Up

Another eight matches took place on the fifth day of hockey action at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with men’s and women’s teams in action.

For a full list of fixtures and results, official statistics and the latest standings you can visit the official Olympics website.

Women’s Pool A

Both The Netherlands and Germany maintained their perfect records after winning their third successive matches to book their place in the quarter-finals.

The Dutch looked imperious once again as they swept aside South Africa with a 5-0 victory to remain top of the group, while Germany were made to work hard in a 4-2 victory over Ireland.

Great Britain’s women also took a big step towards qualification with a clinical 4-1 win over India, who are still without a point and sit fifth. Ireland are fourth and South Africa sixth.

Tomorrow sees a repeat of the Rio 2016 final as Great Britain and The Netherlands go head-to-head at 11:00 BST. The other teams are back in action on Friday, with Germany taking on South Africa at 01:30 BST and India playing Ireland at 03:45 BST

The Dutch women won once again to book their place in the quarter-finals with two games remaining. Credit: World Sport Pics

Women’s Pool B

Australia were made to work hard by hosts to Japan but they booked their place in the knockout stages with a 1-0 victory, their third straight win at the Tokyo Olympics.

They’re now three points clear at the top of the group as New Zealand suffered their first loss, going down 2-1 to Spain. The Black Sticks are still second though, with Argentina third having overcome China 3-2.

Spain’s win moves them up to fourth, ahead of China on goal difference, while Japan are bottom of the group and yet to register a point.

All six teams are back in action tomorrow, starting with Spain playing China at 10:30 BST. Following that, Argentina play Japan at 12:45 BST before an exciting clash between rivals Australia and New Zealand at 13:15 BST.

Men’s Pool A

Three goals in the final quarter saw Australia win once again to maintain their unblemished record after four games.

The Kookaburras' 4-2 victory over New Zealand all-but-cements their place at the top of the group, sitting on 12 points. India are second on six but have a game in hand as they play Argentina tomorrow at 01:30 BST.

Spain recorded their first win by beating Japan 4-1 to move to third in the table on four points and with a -1 goal difference. New Zealand are now fourth, also on four points with a -2 goal difference, as are Argentina who have a game in hand.

Japan are bottom of the group on one point but could still mathematically make the quarter-finals if they beat India and other results go their way.

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