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Tokyo 2020 Preview: Great Britain v India (W)

Great Britain’s women will be hoping to make it consecutive victories at the Tokyo Olympics when they make their return to action.

They’ll meet an India side yet to record a point in Pool A following back-to-back defeats in their opening matches.

When is the match being played?

The sides meet on Wednesday 28 July at 02:00 BST.

How can I follow the game?

The game will be streamed 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 by clicking here

How have the teams fared at Tokyo 2020 so far?

Great Britain’s women have had a mixed start to the Tokyo Olympics. The team started with a narrow 2-1 defeat to Germany in which they were left to rue missed chances, before topping South Africa 4-1 in their following match. Those results mean that GB currently sit third in Pool A, level on points with Ireland, but holding a superior goal difference.

It’s been a tough start to the Games for India who have tasted defeat in both of their matches. The team started with a 5-1 loss to The Netherlands before suffering a 2-0 scoreline against Germany. India can take solace in the fact that they have played the two highest ranked teams in Pool A, though picking up victories in their remaining matches becomes imperative.

Lily Owsley dribbles with the ball during GB's 3-0 victory over India at Rio 2016. Credit: World Sport Pics

How do the teams match up in their Olympic history?

There’s only ever been one Olympic meeting between these two sides, which came during Rio 2016. Great Britain came out on top that day, Giselle Ansley, Nic White, and Alex Danson-Bennett scoring the goals in a 3-0 victory.

Rio 2016 was only India’s second Olympic experience and one they’d waited a long time for, having made their debut at the Games back at Moscow 1980. The teams had contrasting results in that tournament, GB winning every match on their way to gold, whilst India finished bottom of their Pool with just one point.

Thank you to The Hockey Museum for their help in sourcing these stats.