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Australia vs Germany Men's Olympic Hockey Tips - Kookaburras to win semi-final showdown

  • Australia vs Germany tips for Tuesday's Men's Olympic hockey semi-final
  • The Kookaburras topped Pool A, Germany finished second in Pool B
  • Will Australia book a place in the final in Tokyo?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Fraser Stewart 02 Aug 2021
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Australia vs Germany Men's Olympic Hockey Tips


Australia and Germany go head-to-head in the men’s hockey semi-finals. The Kookaburras are backed to go all the way.

Australia faced European champions the Netherlands and produced a win for the ages, as they defeated the Dutch in a penalty shoot-out to advance to the semi-finals. 

Germany, meanwhile, advanced in regular game time defeating Argentina 3-1 in the quarter finals. 

  • Australia remains undefeated in the competition 
  • Germany have lost 1 game in their last 3 games 
  • Germany has scored 19 goals in the Pool stages 
  • Australia scored 22 goals in the group stages 

Head to Head 


Australia and Germany have faced off against each other four times in the Olympics with the first meeting between the two sides occurring in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Australian came out with a 3-0 win over West Germany. 

Since then, they have played against each other in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, which saw a draw, and in the 1996 Atlanta games as the Australians claimed their second win over the Germans. 

The most recent meeting occurred in the London 2012 games. Germany claimed their first win over the Australians at the Olympics.

Australia Form

 
Australia will be confident heading into the semi-final clash as they have not dropped a game in the tournament. 

They topped Pool A by winning four games from five and scoring 22 goals and only conceding nine times. 

They were denied a perfect pool campaign when held to a 1-1 draw with Spain. 

The Kookaburras then met the Netherlands in the quarterfinals and defeated them in a penalty shoot-out after the game ended in 2-2 draw. 

Germany Form

 
The Germans finished second in Pool B with three wins from five games. The wins came against Canada, Great Britain and the Netherlands. 

Germany did suffer two defeats in their pool, losing to Belgium and South Africa, which saw them finish in second spot. 

The Germans then knocked off Argentina in the quarterfinals, defeating them 3-1. 

Australia vs Germany FAQs

Where can I watch the Australia vs Germany live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Australia vs Germany live stream.

What time does Australia vs Germany start?

The match is being played at the Oi Hockey Stadium at 8.00pm AEDT on Tuesday, August 3.

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Verdict

Despite playing some extra hockey compared to the Germans, Australia now have the belief they can do anything in Tokyo 2020 after knocking off the Netherlands.

The Kookaburras are backed to reach the final.

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