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.
In 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)||AUS||— x —||ARG|
|03/08 10:45 (15:15)||NED||— x —||NZL|
|03/08 13:45 (16:15)||GER||— x —||IND|
|03/08 16:00 (20:30)||GBR||— x —||PAK|
|03/08 19:00 (23:30)||RSA||— x —||ESP|
|03/08 21:15 (01:45)||BEL||— x —||KOR|
Points Tables after 2 days of MEN’s Hockey Competition at London 2012:
|2 Great Britain||4||2||1||1||0||6||3||3|
|5 South Africa||1||2||0||1||1||2||8||-6|
|4 New Zealand||3||2||1||0||1||3||3||0|