FIH Olympic Hockey Qualifier 2019 , Odisha

Iconic Kalinga Stadium of Bhubaneswar hosted two matches of the FIH Hockey Olympic qualifiers played on 1st and 2nd November, 2019. Indian men’s hockey team took on Russia while the women’s team faced USA in these matches. India women booked their berth in 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a 6-5 win over USA on aggregate after completing a two-legged qualifier at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Saturday. Rani Rampal (49') scored the only goal of the second leg for India but that was enough for the hosts to book their place in next year's Summer Olympic Games. Indian men also reached the Summer Olympic Games with a crushing 7-1 win over Russia in the second leg at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar The qualifiers came after a draw was held Monday at the headquarters of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) in Switzerland’s Lausanne. The winners of the qualifiers will qualify for the 2020 Olympic hockey tournament which will be staged in Japan’ Tokyo.