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
2019 European Championships 1
2019 African Qualification Tournament 1
2019 Oceania Cup 1
2019 Olympic Qualification Events 6 7

Women’s Tournament

Qualification Event Places Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 Japan
2018 Asian Games 1 0 Reallocated
2019 Pan American Games 1
2019 European Championships 1
2019 African Qualification Tournament 1
2019 Oceania Cup 1
2019 Olympic Qualification Events 6 7