Hosts Brazil beat USA in a shoot out to book semi-final spot at the Pan Am Games and ensure their participation in Rio in 2016
Semi-final spot at the Pan Am Games satisfies host nation participation criteria for Rio 2016
Brazil men join the six teams (Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Australia, Belgium and Great Britain) who qualified for Rio 2016 at the recent Hockey World League Semi-Final events in Buenos Aires and Antwerp.
Brazil men will be the sole host nation team taking part in the hockey event as Brazil women failed to achieve the qualification criteria. New Zealand women who came fourth at the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Antwerp take the qualification place as per the qualification process.
The remaining four Olympic places (men and women) will not be finalised until after the Continental Championships which finish in October this year. For more information on the qualifying process and to track who has qualified, click here for the men and here for the women.