Post exiting the Olympic men’s hockey tournament in the semifinal, the Indian hockey team has been working hard to prepare for their bronze medal match versus Germany. This is the perfect opportunity for the players to redeem themselves after a hard-fought semifinal loss and bring home an Olympic medal.
Analysing the two teams, India will look to move on from their loss against Belgium, whereas Germany will hope to shake off their defeat to Australia. To reach this stage, the men in blue beat sides including New Zealand, Argentina, and Great Britain. On the other hand, the Germans won out against teams such as Canada, Great Britain, and Argentina.
Clearly, both the teams have had a memorable run until now in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. And, on Thursday, they’ll look to bag a bronze medal to take home as a memento.
If the Indian hockey team wins the tie, they’ll grab their first Olympic medal in over four decades (since Moscow Olympics 1980). However, if the German hockey team emerges as the winner, then it’ll be their first honour since Rio Olympics 2016.
The two teams will go up against one another on August 5 at 7:00 AM IST. Here’s how you can watch the bronze medal playoff from the comfort of your couch.
How To Watch India vs Germany Hockey Bronze Medal Match 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 third-place playoff 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 men’s hockey tie 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. Germany hockey bronze medal match for free on the popular service.
The host nation will broadcast the Bharat Army taking on the Honamas 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. Germany third-spot encounter 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.
Do you think the men in blue will finally end their four-decade drought by winning the Olympic Bronze? Or, will it be the Germans who add to their medal tally? Tell us in the comments.