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Tokyo Olympics Roundup: GB’s Men

After two spectacular weeks, the Tokyo Olympics have come to a close. It may not have ended with a medal for Great Britain’s men who finished in fifth place, but we’ve taken a look back at how their Olympic campaign unfolded:

GB's men line up for their opening match of Tokyo 2020. Credit: World Sport Pics

Danny Kerry’s side got their Olympic campaign off to a strong start with victory over South Africa. Goals from Sam Ward, Liam Ansell and Jack Waller proved to be the difference as GB’s men triumphed 3-1.

The team celebrate victory over Canada in match two of the Pool stage. Credit: World Sport Pics

The team made it consecutive 3-1 victories in their following game against Canada as Ansell’s brace of goals and another from Ward sealed a second win at Tokyo.

Tom Sorsby battles for the ball in GB's defeat to Germany. Credit: World Sport Pics

Germany inflicted a first defeat at Tokyo on the Great Britain side with a clinical performance. Though Phil Roper had opened the scoring for GB, five unanswered goals from Germany ensured they would take the three points.

Liam Ansell celebrates his goal against Belgium to secure third place in Pool B. Credit: World Sport Pics

It was a spirited showing from GB’s men in their following match against The Netherlands. Two goals down heading into the final quarter, a brilliant brace from Ward fired the team back into the match to secure a 2-2 draw and clinch a place in the knockout stages.

Sam Ward's brace completes final quarter comeback to tie against The Netherlands. Credit: World Sport Pics

The final match of the pool stages saw Great Britain take on reigning world champions Belgium, a side who had recorded four wins from four games heading into the match. A resilient showing saw GB come from behind to draw 2-2 as Rupert Shipperley and Ansell struck. The draw meant the team would finish third in the group with eight points and earn a quarter-final tie against India.

GB's men were eliminated by India at the quarter-final stage. Credit: World Sport Pics

Great Britain’s men’s Tokyo campaign reached its conclusion with defeat to India in the quarter-finals. Trailing 2-0 at half-time, Ward’s goal just after the break got the team back into the game. But as GB pressed on looking for an equaliser, the side were dealt a blow as India got another to secure a 3-1 victory and progression to the semi-finals.