Field hockey

Qualification process:

Twelve teams qualify for the men's field hockey at the 2020 Summer Olympics. Each of the Continental Champions from five confederations received an automatic berth. Japan as the host nation qualified automatically. In addition, the remaining six nations will be determined by an Olympic qualification event.

With Japan winning the Asian Games, it freed up one more space in the olympic qualification event with seven places up for grabs.

4 teams from FIH Pro League 2019, two each from three FIH Series Finals (6) and four through rankings will feature in the final Olympic qualifying event.

The 14 teams will be split into 7 pairs, each pair playing a two-match, aggregate score series. The winner of each series qualifies for the Olympics.

India watch:


After faltering in the Asian Games, the Indian men’s and women’s team had to progress through the FIH Series Finals. Both the men and the women have qualified for the final Olympic Qualifying event after triumphing at the FIH Series Finals.

The final two-match series is expected to be held around October/November.