Marsh Gibbon's Rupert Shipperley into Olympic hockey quarter-finals

Great Britain play India in last eight of Tokyo 2020

Friday, 30th July 2021, 9:59 pm
Updated Friday, 30th July 2021, 10:00 pm
Rupert Shipperley (Picture by Getty Images)

Marsh Gibbon's Rupert Shipperley has helped Great Britain s men's hockey team into the Olympic quarter-finals in Tokyo 2020. He scored in Team GB's pool game with Belgium, which provided the perfect 2-2 result to earn a point to finish third in Pool B. It sets up a last eight game against India on Sunday at 2100 in Japan who are eight hours ahead, 1pm here. Belgium finished top with Germany second and Netherlands fourth.

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The top four in both groups qualified, to complete a quarter-final line up of Belgium v Spain, Australia v Netherlands and Germany v Argentina.

Pool games earlier in the competition had seen Team GB beat both South Africa and Canada 3-1 before losing 5-1 to Germany. Against the Netherlands Great Britain fought back from 2-0 to draw 2-2, to ensure their place in the knock-out stages.