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Glasgow 2014 and the International Hockey Federation (FIH) have today amended the timings of the men’s hockey Semi Finals and the fifth/sixth classification match.

The England men’s Semi Final against Australia was due to be played at 1215 on Saturday 2 August, however it has been rescheduled to 1000 on the same day; this match was originally the fifth v sixth classification match, which has now been moved to 1430.

The England women’s Semi Final against New Zealand will take place at 1430 tomorrow [Friday 1 August].

The official release can be found below with further information explaining the decision to change the match times.

Source: Glasgow 2014 and International Hockey Federation

Following the completion of all pool matches in the men’s competition, Glasgow 2014 and the Federation of International Hockey (FIH) are pleased to announce the order of the men’s classification matches, including the semi-finals and matches for 5-10 places.

Updated Men’s Competition Schedule

Friday 1 August 2014

Day - Date – Session - Start Time - End Time - Event - Teams
9 - Friday 1 August - Evening - 18:00 - 19:45 - 9-10 Standings - WAL v TTO
9 - Friday 1 August – Evening - 20:15 - 22:00 - 7-8 Standings - SCO v MAS

Saturday 2 August 2014
10 - Saturday 2 August - Morning - 10:00 - 11:45 - Semi-Final - AUS v ENG
10 - Saturday 2 August - Morning - 12:15 - 14:00 - Semi-Final - NZL v IND
10 - Saturday 2 August - Morning - 14:30 - 16:15 - 5-6 Standings - RSA v CAN

Please note that there will be a further update of the men’s competitions schedule following the completion of the semi-finals stating the teams that have qualified for the medal matches. The order of these matches will not change from the agreed order below:

Sunday 3 August 2014
11 - Sunday 3 August - Morning - 10:00 - 11:45 - Bronze Medal Match
11 - Sunday 3 August - Morning - 12:15 - 14:00 - Gold Medal Match

Women’s Competition Schedule

Friday 1 August 2014
Day - Date - Session - Start Time - End Time - Event - Teams
9 - Friday 1 August - Morning - 10:00 - 11:45 - 5-6 Standings - IND v SCO
9 - Friday 1 August - Morning - 12:15 - 14:00 - Semi-Final - RSA v AUS
9 - Friday 1 August – Morning - 14:30 - 16:15 - Semi-Final - NZL v ENG

Please note that there will be a further update of the women’s competitions schedule following the completion of the semi-finals stating the teams that have qualified for the medal matches. The order of these matches will not change from the agreed order below:

Saturday 2 August 2014
10 - Saturday 2 August - Evening - 18:00 - 19:45 - Bronze Medal Match
10 - Saturday 2 August – Evening - 20:15 - 22:00 - Gold Medal Match

Further information regarding the decision to change the match times

A Glasgow 2014 spokesperson said:

The Organising Committee liaises with each International Federation and Rights Holding Broadcasters across all sports to consider any specific requests for scheduling, with an aim to achieve the maximum exposure for each sport across the Commonwealth.

The format for each semi-final is determined by the International Federation. Typically, results from the pool stages are used to determine which teams will play each other in the next stage of competition.”

The hockey schedule for women’s competition was confirmed in conjunction with the International Hockey Federation and released publicly on 30 July, following the completion of all pool stage matches. The semi-finals will be held in the session which has been previously confirmed and communicated to all Games stakeholders. On 2 August, Australia will play South Africa at 1215 hrs; followed by New Zealand vs England at 1430 hrs. India will play Scotland for 5th place at 1000 hrs.

The hockey schedule for men’s competition was confirmed in conjunction with the International Hockey Federation and released publicly on 31 July, following the completion of all pool stage matches. The semi-finals will be held in the session which has been previously confirmed and communicated to all Games stakeholders – it is noted that the order of matches will be Australia vs England at 1000 hrs; followed by New Zealand vs India at 1215 hrs. Canada will play South Africa for 5th place at 1430 hrs.

The order of men’s matches has been determined to maximise the period of rest for semi-finalists ahead of medal matches on Sunday 3 August.

Source: Glasgow 2014