India at Tokyo Olympics: Before opening game vs New Zealand, Indian team super confident declares, ‘we will win’ – Follow India vs New Zealand LIVE Updates

India Hockey at Tokyo Olympics - India vs New Zealand LIVE
India Hockey at Tokyo Olympics - India vs New Zealand LIVE

India at Tokyo Olympics – India vs New Zealand LIVE: Indian hockey team has some tough days ahead at the Olympics with matches lined up with the teams like New Zealand, Australia, Argentina and Spain. Indian striker Mandeep Singh is super-confident that team will sail through this Olympics due to superior fitness – The first match vs New Zealand is lined up for Saturday at 6.30 AM – Follow India vs New Zealand LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co

“We have been using the training pitch since Monday. We have a session each day and the energy level amongst the players is quite high ahead of the start of our campaign here in Tokyo.”

“Since our quarantine period ended today, we are now allowed to interact with other teams. Today was the first day we also got to play on the main competition pitch and no doubt, it is a fantastic stadium, and we are eager to play our first match against New Zealand,” Mandeep added.

India at Tokyo Olympics: Before opening game vs New Zealand, Indian team super confident declares, ‘we will win’ – Follow India vs New Zealand LIVE Updates – Check the format

India at Tokyo Olympics – India vs New Zealand LIVE: The hockey competition at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 comprises women’s and men’s events, with the same format and rules for both. In the preliminary round, 12 teams are divided into two pools of six. Each team plays every other team in its pool.

The two pools were determined by the FIH protocol on pool composition based on the FIH World Ranking as of 4 November 2019 as follows:

Pool A: Seed 1; 4; 5; 8; 9; 12
Pool B: Seed 2; 3; 6; 7; 10; 11

Men’s competition

Pool A: Australia, Argentina, India, Spain, New Zealand, Japan
Pool B: Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Great Britain, Canada, South Africa

  • The top four teams in each pool proceed to the Quarter-Finals
  • The remaining four teams eliminated at this stage.
  • The winners of the Quarter-Finals progress to the Semi-Finals, the winners of which meet in the gold medal match.
  • The losers of the Semi-Finals will play for the bronze medal.

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The first match vs New Zealand is lined up for Saturday at 6.30 AM – Follow India vs New Zealand LIVE Updates on InsideSport.co & Live streaming on SonyLIV

India at Tokyo Olympics: Full Hockey Schedule for India:

India at Tokyo Olympics: Indian Hockey Full Schedule for Tokyo Olympics

July 24

6:30 AM: Men’s Pool A – India vs New Zealand LIVE

5:15 PM: Women’s Pool A – India vs Netherlands

July 25

3:00 PM: Men’s Pool A – India vs Australia

July 26

5:45 PM: Women’s Pool A – India vs Germany

July 27

6:30 AM: Men’s Pool A – India vs Spain

July 28

6:30 AM: Women’s Pool A – India vs Great Britain

July 29

6:00 AM: Men’s Pool A – India vs Argentina

July 30

8:15 AM: Women’s Pool A – India vs Ireland

3:00 PM: Men’s Pool A – India vs Japan

July 31

8:45 AM: Women’s Pool A – India vs South Africa

August 1

6:00 AM: Men’s Quarter-Finals – if qualify

August 2

6:00 AM: Women’s Quarter-Finals – if qualify

August 3

7:00 AM: Men’s Semi-Finals – if qualify

August 4

7:00 AM: Women’s Semi-Finals – if qualify

August 5

7:00 AM: Men’s Bronze Medal Match

3:30 PM: Men’s Gold Medal Match

August 6

7:00 AM: Women’s Bronze Medal Match

3:30 PM: Women’s Gold Medal Match

India at Tokyo Olympics: Big day for Indian hockey, Men’s team ready for New Zealand test, women to play Netherlands, follow all Live updates on InsideSport.co & LIVE Streaming on SonyLIV