• Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo 2020 Preview: Netherlands v Great Britain (W)

It will be a re-run of the Rio 2016 Olympic final on Wednesday 4 August when Great Britain’s women meet The Netherlands in the Tokyo 2020 semi-finals.

When is the match being played?

The sides meet on Wednesday 4 August at 02:30 BST.

How can I follow the game?

The game will be streamed live on Discovery+ and potentially shown on BBC iPlayer/Red Button as well – we will know more information closer to pushback. You can also keep up to date with live text updates on our dedicated Match Centre. 

How have the teams fared at Tokyo 2020 so far?

The Netherlands have been at their brilliant best through the tournament. The team went perfect through the pool stage with five wins from five, also recording the best goal difference (+16) having scored more than three goals a game on average.

In their previous match, The Netherlands swept New Zealand aside at the quarter-final stage with an assured 3-0 victory during which the team oozed class and control.

These two sides did meet earlier in the competition as The Netherlands took a narrow 1-0 victory in a hotly contested battle – this is the only time a team has come within one goal of the Dutch at the Tokyo Games.

Great Britain’s women finished third in their pool with nine points, suffering two narrow defeats to Germany and the aforementioned Netherlands along the way.

Mark Hager’s side dramatically advanced through to the semi-finals with a 2-0 shootout victory over Spain after nothing could separate the sides in a 2-2 regular time draw.

Did you know that after the Rio 2016 gold medal victory, former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan said he wanted Maddie Hinch to become the new Prime Minister…though this didn’t happen, Hinch did go on to win the FIH World GK of the Year award in 2016.

With that in mind, it’s the perfect opportunity to have another look back at that famous evening in Rio, enjoy…

Thank you to The Hockey Museum for their help in sourcing this information.

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