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Pools confirmed for Rio Olympic Games

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Following the latest world rankings update from the FIH, the pools are now set for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Following the latest world rankings update from the International Hockey Federation (FIH), the pools are now set for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

On the women’s side, the Black Sticks (ranked 4th) are joined in Pool A by defending Olympic and reigning world champions Netherlands (1st), China (5th), Germany (8th), Korea (9th) and Spain (14th).

In women’s Pool B, 2015 Hockey World League champions Argentina (2nd) will face Australia (3rd), Great Britain (6th – based on England’s ranking), USA (7th), Japan (10th) and India (13th).

The Black Sticks Men (8th) are in Pool A alongside reigning world and Hockey World League champions Australia (ranked number one in the world), Great Britain (4th – based on England’s ranking), 2015 Hockey World League runners up Belgium (5th), Spain (11th) and hosts Brazil (32nd).

In Pool B of the men’s event, world number two ranked Netherlands will play defending Olympic champions Germany (3rd), Argentina (6th), India (7th), Ireland (12th) and Canada (14th).

The full match schedule for all the pool games and play-off stages will be confirmed later in February.

To find out more about how the teams have qualified for Rio 2016, click here for the men and here for the women.

RIO 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES
Hockey Event Pools

WOMEN

POOL A

POOL B

Netherlands (1st)

Argentina (2nd)

New Zealand (4th)

Australia (3rd)

China (5th)

Great Britain (6th)

Germany (8th)

USA (7th)

Korea (9th)

Japan (10th)

Spain (14th)

India (13th)

MEN

POOL A

POOL B

Australia (1st)

Netherlands (2nd)

Great Britain (4th)

Germany (3rd)

Belgium (5th)

Argentina (6th)

New Zealand (8th)

India (7th)

Spain (11th)

Ireland (12th)

Brazil (32nd)

Canada (14th)

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