Men confirmed to meet Germany in quarters

By Hockey NZ

Following their stunning win over Belgium, the New Zealand Men are set to meet Germany in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games quarter finals.

After seven days of thrilling, high quality hockey action, International Hockey Federation (FIH) confirmed the schedule for the Mens quarter finals.

Despite their loss to the Kiwis, Belgium finished as winners of Pool A and will face Asian champions India, who finished fourth in Pool B in the knock-out phase.

Pool B winners and reigning Olympic champions Germany will take on Pool As fourth-ranked team New Zealand, whose amazing victory over Belgium secured them a place ahead of Great Britain.

A second place finish in Pool A has earned Spain a last eight meeting with Pan American champions Argentina, who finished third in the Pool B standings thanks to a narrow 3-2 win over Ireland to deny their opponents a place in the knock-out stages.

Reigning world champions Australia face European champions the Netherlands, which will see the two top ranked teams in world hockey go head-to-head in a re-match of the 2014 World Cup final.

The quarter final matches will all take place on Monday 15th August (NZ time), with Spain playing Argentina at 1:00am before Belgium and India take to the field at 3:30am.

The Netherlands versus Australia match will start at 9:00am, with New Zealand taking on Germany at 11:30am, with live coverage on SKY Rio Pop-Up 5.

Complete information about the hockey competitions at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games can be found on the official website: https://www.rio2016.com/en/hockey

Quarter Finals Match Schedule (All in New Zealand time)

Monday 15th August, 2016

1:00am - Spain (2nd Pool A) v Argentina (3rd Pool B)

3:30am -Belgium (1st Pool A) v India (4th Pool B)

9:00am -Netherlands (2nd Pool B) v Australia (3rd Pool A)

11:30am - Germany (1st Pool B) v New Zealand (4th Pool A)

- This story has been automatically published using a media release from Hockey NZ

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