The world hockey federation announced the revised schedule for the Tokyo Olympics with the event running from July 24 to August 6, 2021 with no changes to the groups or the running order of matches.
The hockey program was originally scheduled to be held from July 25th to August 7, 2020 at the Oi Hockey stadium. However, Tokyo Games were postponed by a year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“In line with what was planned for this year, the opening match of next year’s Olympic Games will be contested between the men of Japan and Australia. The opening match of the women’s tournament will be played on the same day, with reigning world champions and current world number one the Netherlands taking on India,” FIH said in a release.
The men’s and women’s gold medal matches will take place on 5 and 6 August respectively.
Both Indian men’s and women’s would also be in action on the opening day. The men’s would face New Zealand while women take on Netherlands on 24 July, 2021.
Pool A: Australia, Argentina, India, Spain, New Zealand, Japan
Pool B: Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, South Africa
Pool A: Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, India, South Africa
Pool B: Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Spain, China, Japan
India’s group stage fixtures:
Sat 24 July: Men’s Pool A, New Zealand vs India
Sat 24 July: Women’s Pool A, Netherlands vs India
Sun 25 July: Men’s Pool A, India vs Australia
Mon 26 July: Women’s Pool A, Germany vs India
Tue 27 July: Men’s Pool A, India vs Spain
Wed 28 July: Women’s Pool A, Great Britain vs India
Thu 29 July: Men’s Pool A, India vs Argentina
Fri 30 July: Women’s Pool A, Ireland vs India
Fri 30 July: Men’s Pool A, Japan vs India
Sat 31 July: Women’s Pool A, India vs South Africa
Full match schedule of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic hockey tournaments can be found here.