Tokyo 2020 preview: Netherlands v Great Britain (W)
It will be a rerun of the Rio 2016 Olympic final on Wednesday August 4, when the British women meet the Netherlands in the Tokyo 2020 semi-final.
When is the match played?
The parties will meet on Wednesday August 4 at 2:30 am BST.
How can I follow the game?
The game will air live on Discovery + and potentially air on BBC iPlayer / Red Button as well – we will know more information closer to the pushback. You can also stay up to date with live text updates on our dedicated Match Center by clicking here.
How have the teams performed so far in Tokyo 2020?
The Netherlands have been at their best throughout the tournament. The team was perfect in the group stage with five out of five wins, also recording the best goal difference (+16) having scored more than three goals per game on average.
In their previous match, the Netherlands swept New Zealand in the quarter-finals with a confident 3-0 victory in which the team kept their class and control.
These two teams met earlier in the competition as the Netherlands claimed a narrow 1-0 victory in a hotly contested battle – the only time a team has come close to a goal from the Dutch at the Tokyo Games.
The British women finished third in their pool with nine points, suffering two close losses to the aforementioned Germany and the Netherlands along the way.
Mark Hager’s side advanced to the semi-finals considerably with a 2-0 shootout victory over Spain after nothing could separate the teams in a 2-2 regulation-time draw .
Did you know that after the gold medal won at Rio 2016, former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan said he wanted Maddie Hinch to become the new prime minister … even though that did not happen, Hinch won the FIH World GK of the Year award in 2016.
With this in mind, this is the perfect opportunity to come back to this famous evening in Rio, to enjoy …
Thanks to the Hockey Museum for their help in finding this information.