Olympic Qualifier Kakamigahara 2012
Kakamigahara, Japan - April 25 - 5, 2012

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London preliminary round groups confirmed

May 5, 2012
With Japan joining the field, the stage is set for the 2012 Games
Following the conclusion of the Women's Olympic Qualification Tournament, the preliminary round groups for the London 2012 Games were finalized by the FIH.

With Japan earning the last spot in the London Games, the preliminary round picture became clear. In the next few weeks, the FIH and the London Organizing Committee will work together to finalize the competition schedule for the Games, which being on July 27th, with the hockey tournament beginning on July 29th.

For an overview of how the various teams qualified, please click here


The women’s preliminary round groups for London are:

Group A    
                                
Netherlands
Great Britain
China
Korea
Japan
Belgium
                     
Group B
Argentina
Germany
New Zealand
Australia
United States
South Africa

The men’s groups were already known before the conclusion of the men’s Olympic Qualification Tournament in Kakamigahara, Japan. Regardless of the outcome, the winning team will take the sixth-seed in Group A because of the World Ranking position of the participating teams. After tomorrow's final game, the winner between South Africa and Japan will be slotted into the sixth place in Group A finalizing the groups on the men's side.

The London 2012 Men’s Preliminary Round Groups are:

Group A                                   
Australia                                
Great Britain                           
Spain                               
Pakistan                                
Argentina                               
South Africa or Japan 

Group B
Germany
Netherlands
Korea
New Zealand
India
Belgium

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