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Women's field hockey at the 2012 Summer Olympics
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Netherlands v. Argentina in the final.
Tournament details
Host country United Kingdom
City London
Dates 29 July – 10 August
Teams 12
Final positions
Champions Netherlands Netherlands (4th title)
Runners-up  Argentina
Third place  Great Britain
Fourth place  New Zealand
Tournament statistics
Matches played 38
Goals scored 118 (3.11 per match)
Top scorer(s) United Kingdom Crista Cullen
United Kingdom Alex Danson
(5 goals each)
2010
2018

The women's field hockey tournament at the 2012 Summer Olympics was the 9th version of the field hockey tournament at the Summer Olympics. It began on 29 July, and ended on 10 August. The Netherlands won the tournament over Argentina.

Teams

Teams Qualified from the
 Great Britain Host
 China 2010 Asian Games
 South Korea
Netherlands Netherlands 2011 Women's EuroHockey Nations Championship
 Germany
 New Zealand 2011 Oceania Cup
 Australia
 United States 2011 Pan American Games
 South Africa Olympic Qualification Tournament 1,2 and 3
 Belgium
 Japan
 Argentina Invited

First round

Pool A

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Netherlands Netherlands 5 5 0 0 12 5 +7 15
 Great Britain 5 3 0 2 14 7 +7 9
 China 5 2 1 2 6 3 +3 7
 South Korea 5 2 0 3 9 13 –4 6
 Japan 5 1 1 3 4 9 –5 4
 Belgium 5 0 2 3 2 10 –8 2

Pool B

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Argentina 5 3 1 1 12 4 +8 10
 New Zealand 5 3 1 1 9 5 +4 10
 Australia 5 3 1 1 5 2 +3 10
 Germany 5 2 1 2 6 7 –1 7
 South Africa 5 1 0 4 9 14 –5 3
 United States 5 1 0 4 4 13 –9 3

Medal round

  Semi-finals Final
8 August
  Netherlands (pen)  2 (3)  
  New Zealand  2 (1)  
 
10 August
      Netherlands  2
    Argentina  0
Third place
8 August 10 August
  Argentina  2   New Zealand  1
  Great Britain  1

    Great Britain  3

Statistics

Team rankings

Rank Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
1 Netherlands Netherlands 7 6 1 0 16 7 +9 19
2  Argentina 7 4 1 2 14 7 +7 13
3  Great Britain 7 4 0 3 18 10 +8 12
4  New Zealand 7 3 2 2 12 10 +2 11
Eliminated in the First round
5  Australia 5 3 1 1 5 2 +3 10
6  China 5 2 1 2 6 3 +3 7
7  Germany 5 2 1 2 6 7 –1 7
8  South Korea 5 2 0 3 9 13 –4 6
9  Japan 5 1 1 3 4 9 –5 4
10  South Africa 5 1 0 4 9 14 –5 3
11  United States 5 1 0 4 4 13 –9 3
12  Belgium 5 0 2 3 2 10 –8 2

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