60′ minutes – Match over. Goal in last minute of the match. Great goal by Christopher Ruhr for Germany!
59′ minutes – Will we see a winner in this match? If this match ends in a draw, both team will qualify for quarter finals.
57′ minutes – Last 3 minutes left in match now.
55′ minutes – Great save by Sreejesh. Score line still at 1-1.
53′ minutes – Yellow card to Germany. 3rd penalty corner to India and missed!
52′ minutes – Good intercept by Sardar Singh, holding on Germany attack.
50′ minutes – Penalty corner to Germany. Their first in the match and missed! Good defending by Indian defenders.
49′ minutes – Long corner to Germany
Q4 has started. Remember a draw for India will take them to Quarterfinals directly.
Impressive show by India against higher ranked hockey team Germany!
45′ minutes – Q3 over. Score line 1-1. Last quarter will decide the fate of this match now.
43′ minutes – Last 2 minutes left in Q3.
40′ minutes – Still 1-1. Looks like the match will go till the very end.
37′ minutes – Second penalty corner to India and missed!
35′ minutes – Players are going physical here. A small fight between both team players. Umpire is sorting out the issues.
33′ minutes – Attack by Akashdeep, but no goal.
Q3 has started.
Half time : IND 1 – 1 GER. We will back with live updates in 10 minutes.
30′ minutes – Last minute left now in half time.
28′ minutes – Wonderful skills by Akashdeep, but just missed goal post. India was very close scoring the second goal.
26′ minutes – India is playing in full attacking mode now. Since the first goal, they are back with the ball possession.
25′ minutes – Goal!!! India is back 1-1 now. Rupinder Pal Singh scores a goal. Powerful goal by Rupinder. India takes full advantage of its first penalty corner.
25′ minutes – First penalty corner of the match and India will take this.
23′ minutes – Since the first German goal, it is a one way traffic. Germany is holding the ball more now.
21′ minutes – Germany are playing attacking hockey here. They are attacking now in full swing. India is facing tough time here.
20′ minutes – Here comes the first goal from Germany. Great goal by Niklas Wellen!
17′ minutes – Both teams are looking today. India is currently playing around the ball.
Q2 has started.
Q1 over – IND 0 – 0 GER.
15′ minutes – Last minute left now in Q1. No goals from both sides. Till now it has been even contest between the two teams. But, India is little bit more good in Q1 as compare to Germans.
14′ minutes – Green card to German player. He is out for 2 minutes.
14′ minutes – Another attacking move by Team India and again good defending by Germans.
13′ minutes – India are trying a lot of flank play and Germany a bit physical with their tackles today.
12′ minutes – Injury to SV Sunil. He is currently out of the pitch. Bad news for India.
11′ minutes – Nice attacking skills by Rupinder Pal Singh, but no goal. Good defending by Germans.
10′ minutes – Still no penalties in match and no goals from both sides.
8′ minutes – India is moving the ball around, not giving enough opportunities to strong German team.
6′ minutes – Good attack by German team and equally good defence by Indian defenders.
5′ minutes – India is currently having more ball possession as compare to Germany. Still no goal from both sides.
2′ minutes – Both teams will look to win this match and remain on the top of the table in Group B.
Q1 of 15 minutes in progress
Match has started.
National Anthems of both teams going on.
National Anthems of both teams will start in few minutes from now.
Match will start at 7.30pm IST.
After first win against Ireland by 3-2 on Saturday, India will take on defending Olympic Champions Germany in their second encounter match on Monday. India are placed in group of death – Group B along with Germany, Argentina, Ireland, Netherlands and Canada. Total 4 teams will qualify from this group to quarterfinals.
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On the other hand, Germany also won its first hockey match against Canada 6-2 on Saturday. Both India and Germany share 3 points are the on the top of the table.
INDIA VS GERMANY HOCKEY RIO 2016 MATCH TIME, DATE AND VENUE
The hockey game between India vs. Germany will kick off at 11.00am Local Time in brazil and 7.30pm India Time IST on August 8, 2016 – Monday evening. The match will be played at Deodoro Olympic Park, in Rio – Brazil.
HOCKEY INDIA VS GERMANY 2016 RIO OLYMPICS MATCH LIVE SCORE, LIVE COMMENTARY, LIVE STREAMING AND COVERAGE
Live telecast between team Germany vs India hockey match will be available on Star sports 1, Star sports 2, Star sports 3 and Star sports 4 TV channels in India. Live streaming between India v Germany hockey game will be available on starsports.com and hotstar.com. Apart from this, BBC One, BBC Four and Red Button will also telecast live match in UK. In Germany ZDF and ARD will telecast live match.
INDIA VS Germany HOCKEY RIO SQUAD / TEAM / PLAYING XI
Indian Hockey squad for Rio 2016 – Goalkeepers : PR Sreejesh (captain) ; Defenders : VR Raghunath, Harmanpreet Singh, Rupinder Pal Singh, Kothajit Singh, Surendar Kumar ; Midfielders : Sardar Singh, Manpreet Singh, SK Uthappa, Danish Mujtaba, Devender Walmiki and Chinglenana Singh ; Forwards : Akashdeep Singh, SV Sunil (vice captain), Ramandeep Singh & Nikkin Thimmaiah.
Indian Hockey Team Head Coach : Roelant Oltmans.
Germany Hockey Squad for Rio 2016 – Goalkeepers : Nicolas Jacobi, Tobias Walter, Defenders: Martin Haner, Timm Herzbruch, Florian Fuchs, Jan Philipp, Midfielders – Oskar Deecke, Constantin Staib, Tobias Haucke, Tom Grambusch, Pilt Arnold, Forwards – Oliver Korn, Martin Zwicker, Benedikt Furk, Moritz Rothlander and Marco Miltkau.
Germany Hockey Team Head Coach : Valentin Altenburg.
RIO HOCKEY INDIA VS GERMANY MATCH NEWS | RIO OLYMPICS 2016
Germany are currently ranked third in the FIH men’s Hockey ranking and India are fifth in the latest FIH rankings. Germany won the last match 4-0 they played against India on June 27th, 2016 at Six Nations Invitational Tournament.
For Indian hockey team, a lot of things will depend upon their wall and captain P.R Sreejesh and penalty specialist V.R Raghunath. Apart from this experience of Sardar Singh and Rupinder Pal Singh will come handy in the crucial match. India will look to have close eyes on players like striker Christopher Ruhr & Florian Fuchs of Germany squad who helped thrashing Canada 6-2 in the opening match.
2016 RIO INDIA VS. GERMANY HOCKEY MATCH PREDICTION
Going by the form, on paper team and FIH rankings, Germany are better team against team India, but India has been playing good hockey from past few months and win predictor says India will win the second match of Rio against Germany by 4-3.
Stay tuned to playcaper.com for live commentary and live score updates of India and Germany hockey match at 7.30pm India time on Monday!