On Monday, the Indian women’s hockey team made history by qualifying for their first-ever Olympic semifinal. And now the stage is set as they battle it out against Argentina, on Wednesday, in what seems to be a feisty match.
The Nabhvarna took everyone by surprise earlier this week when they pipped world no. 2 Australia in the quarterfinal. Thanks to a lone goal from drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur, the blue contingent beat one of the tournament favorites. The winning goal that stunned the Australians came in the 22nd minute of the game from a penalty corner (India’s only such set-piece in the match).
In doing so, the Indian team outperformed their remarkable run at the Moscow Olympics 1980, when they came fourth in the league tournament. Coincidentally, that was also the first time women’s hockey made an appearance in the Olympics.
Next, the Indians will go up against Las Leonas, ranked third globally, to book a place in the Olympics final. India vs. Argentina Women’s Hockey Olympics semifinal will kick off on August 4 at 3:30 PM (IST). Here’s how you can watch the two teams go head-to-head.
How To Watch India vs Argentina Women’s Hockey Semifinal Online For Free?
The following streaming options are region-specific (India, U. S., U. K., Japan, and Australia). Those joining in from other countries can use a VPN to access some of these websites and watch the match.
The viewers tuning in from India can watch the much-awaited semifinal online for free via two methods.
Jio users can count on the JioTV app whose access comes bundled with their Jio SIM. Among many other things, you can also stream Tokyo Olympics 2020 for free on that app if you’re an active Jio customer.
Besides this, JioFiber users can watch the mega sporting event online using the free SonyLIV subscription they get with the broadband service. This perk is available for users who have a data plan priced at ₹999 or above.
Note: Those who have a TV subscription can watch the match for free on DD National or DD Sports, free-to-air channels.
The American fans can stream the women’s hockey semifinal for free on Peacock. You can sign up for a no-strings-attached 7-day trial of the service and tune in to NBC for watching the match.
Those who are checking in from the U.K. can rely on the BBC iPlayer. You can watch India vs. Argentina women’s hockey semifinal for free on the popular service.
The host nation will broadcast the Indian women’s hockey team taking on the Argentine XI via Gorin. The streaming website is a free and reliable source for watching all the Olympic rounds.
Last but not least, Australian followers can watch India vs. Argentina women’s hockey semifinal online using the 7Plus website.
Finally, it is to be noted that every streaming platform might not be broadcasting every Olympics match. So, there could be a few such services here as well. If the match isn’t there on a particular platform, you can try another one from the list using a VPN, as mentioned earlier.
Which team do you think would emerge as the women’s hockey tournament finalist? India or Argentina? Pick your winner in the comments.