The Defending Champions Netherlands will take on World Champions Argentina at 20:00 BST in their quest to keep the Olympics Gold Medal. While, the world number 2 Argentina are looking for winning their first Gold Medal at the Olympics. Hosts Great Britain will face New Zealand, who are looking to win their first medal of Women’s Hockey at the Games, at 15:30 BST in Bronze Medal match.
Defending champions defeated Belgium (3-0), Japan (3-2), China (1-0), Korea (3-2), and Great Britain (2-1) in the pool matches to reach semi final as the only team winning all of their pool matches. Continuing on their winning streak, the Dutch women defeated the Black Sticks in semi-final in a penalty shootout (3-1) after the scored remained locked 2-2 after extra time.
The world champions started their quest for Gold with a big win (7-1) against South Africa, but lost to Pan American Champions USA (0-1), who will be playing Belgium for the 11th position in the first match (08:30 BST) of the last day of Women’s Hockey Competition at the Riverbank Arena , London. World number two Las Leonas defeated New Zealand (2-1) and Germany (3-1) in pool stage before being held for a draw (0-0) by world number seven Australia, who will be up against China for 5th Position in 2nd match of the day (11:30 BST). In the semi final, Argentina defeated the hosts Great Britain (2-1) with their athleticism and top quality defending.
World number six New Zealand surprised everyone with their new brand of hockey under former Kookaburras Mike HAGER and appeared in their first semi final of Olympics, and will be tough opponents for the hosts who are looking to finish on podium in front of the home crowd.