The Indian women’s hockey team played their hearts out in their Tokyo Olympics, semi-final defeat against Argentina on Wednesday. Despite the 1-2 defeat at the Oi Hockey Stadium, India hockey eves can still return home with a medal after making their maiden Olympic semis.
For that to happen, Rani Rampal & Co will need to beat world number four and Rio Games gold medallists, Great Britain in the bronze medal play-off.
With their male compatriots already winning a bronze, country's first in 41 years, women hockey players will be extra motivated to give it all in their match against Great Britain.
This will be a repeat of the Pool A match which was won by Britain 4-1. But the meeting in the knock-off has extra dimensions and of course, extra motivation.
Speaking ahead of the match, India captain said: "We will give everything we have to win our first Olympic medal. We have a chance to make history on Friday."
Head coach Sjoerd Marijne said he is proud of the way the girls have played, and "now it's about recovery and looking forward to the next match. We can still win a medal."
Match and telecast details
Match: Tokyo Olympics, women's hockey, bronze medal match between India and Great Britain
Date: August 6 (Friday), 2021
Time: 7:00 AM IST/10:30PM local
Venue: Oi Hockey Stadium, Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo Olympics is being telecast live on the Sony TEN 2, Sony TEN 2 HD, Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD TV channels in India. Sony TEN 3, Sony TEN 3 HD, Sony TEN 4 and Sony TEN 4 HD is broadcasting Tokyo 2020 in regional languages.
Live streaming of the Tokyo Olympics is available on SonyLiv.