Field Hockey Qualification

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of one team in each event (16 men and 16 women). As hosts, Japan was given the maximum quota. The remaining quotas will be decided by continental qualifiers and the Olympic Qualification Events. Due to Japan winning gold in both the men’s and women’s events at the 2018 Asian Games the Asian continental quota was transferred to the Olympic Qualification Events.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order.

Men’s Tournament

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
2018 Asian Games 1 0 Reallocated
2019 Pan American Games 1 Argentina
African Road to Tokyo 2020 1 South Africa
2019 EuroHockey 1 Belgium
2019 Oceania Cup 1 Australia
2019 Olympic Qualification Events 6 7 Canada
Germany
Great Britain
India
Netherlands
New Zealand
Spain

Women’s Tournament

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
2018 Asian Games 1 0 Reallocated
2019 Pan American Games 1 Argentina
African Road to Tokyo 2020 1 South Africa
2019 EuroHockey 1 Netherlands
2019 Oceania Cup 1 New Zealand
2019 Olympic Qualification Events 6 7 Australia
China
Germany
Great Britain
India
Ireland
Spain