The Fans of HockeyEventsOlympicsLondon 2012 Hockey MEN – Day 3 Preview

Day 3 Matches of Pool A are expected to be interesting. Australia will start the action of  the day against Argentina at 08:30 BST. Hosts Great Britain will take on Pakistan in 2nd match of 2nd session of the day at 16:00 BST, both the teams have one draw and one win from two matches and will be looking for strengthening their chances for semi-finals. In 1st match of evening session injury affected Spain will play South Africa, both of them have 1 point from 2 matches and would like to bring themselves into the race for knock-out stage by winning the match.

London 2012 Hockey PreviewsIn Pool B, World Number 3 Netherlands will play number 7 New Zealand at 10:45 BST. Netherlands has two wins from as many matches when compared to New Zealand’s one win. Though both of them defeated India, Netherlands also defeated Belgium, while New Zealand lost their opening match to Korea. New Zealand will be looking forward to keep themselves in race for semi-finals, on the other hands Netherlands will try to continue their winning streak and keep their top position in Pool B.

At 13:45 BST (18:15 IST), in 1st match of mid-day session, Germany, world number two and currently 2nd pool B, are up against struggling India, who are yet to register a win in the competition. The last match of the day is between Korea and Belgium (at 21:15 BST). Korea has one win from two matches, while Belgium is yet to secure a point at Riverbank Arena.

London 2012 Hockey MEN – Day 3 Schedule:

Date BST (IST) Matches
03/08 08:30 (13:00) Australia  AUS — x — ARG Argentina
03/08 10:45 (15:15) Netherlands  NED — x — NZL New Zealand
03/08 13:45 (16:15) Germany  GER — x — IND India
03/08 16:00 (20:30) Great Britain  GBR — x — PAK Pakistan
03/08 19:00 (23:30) South Africa  RSA — x — ESP Spain
03/08 21:15 (01:45) Belgium  BEL — x — KOR Korea

 

Points Tables after 2 days of MEN’s Hockey Competition at London 2012:

Pool A

Team Pts P W D L GF GA GD
1 Australia  Australia 6 2 2 0 0 11 0 11
2 Great Britain  Great Britain 4 2 1 1 0 6 3 3
3 Pakistan  Pakistan 4 2 1 1 0 3 1 2
4 Spain  Spain 1 2 0 1 1 1 6 -5
5 South Africa  South Africa 1 2 0 1 1 2 8 -6
6 Argentina  Argentina 0 2 0 0 2 1 6 -5

Pool B

Team Pts P W D L GF GA GD
1 Netherlands  Netherlands 6 2 2 0 0 6 3 3
2 Germany  Germany 6 2 2 0 0 3 1 2
3 Korea  Korea 3 2 1 0 1 2 1 1
4 New Zealand  New Zealand 3 2 1 0 1 3 3 0
5 India  India 0 2 0 0 2 3 6 -3
6 Belgium  Belgium 0 2 0 0 2 2 5 -3


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