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CBS Sports to Air USWNT’s FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifier Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce that CBS Sports Network will air the U.S. Women’s National Team’s matches at the upcoming 2024 FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifier, taking place in Ranchi, India.

The agreement with USA Field Hockey, CBS Sports and the International Hockey Federation (FIH) will bring field hockey action to one of the nation’s leading sports channels.

Programming on CBS Sports Network will cover only the United Eagles’ pool play games and crossovers. The No. 15 USWNT will start against hosts, No. 6 India, on Saturday, January 13 at 9:00 a.m. ET. Next, USA will face No. 19 Italy on Sunday, January 14 at 6:30 a.m. ET before meeting No. 9 New Zealand in their final pool game on Tuesday, January 16, at 6:30 a.m. ET.

Crossovers begin on Thursday, January 18, with the top two teams from each pool heading into a semifinal. The final will take place on Friday, January 19 at 9:00 a.m. ET, with both teams qualifying for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The third team to qualify will be decided in the bronze medal match, happening immediately before the final at 6:00 a.m. ET.

“We are thrilled that CBS Sports will be broadcasting the [FIH Hockey] Olympic Qualifiers, sharing the Olympic journey of the U.S. Women’s National Team,” commented Simon Hoskins, USA Field Hockey’s Executive Director. “This also allows field hockey to be aired in millions of homes across the United States. Much credit to CBS Sport's Billy Stone whose broadcast expertise and deep appreciation of the sport has been instrumental in putting this partnership together.”

About CBS Sports Network

CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, is widely available through all major cable, satellite and telco distributors as well as via OTT streaming service providers YouTube TV, fuboTV, DirecTV and Hulu. Additionally, a live CBS Sports Network stream is available through CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App by authenticating with select providers. For more information, including a full programming schedule, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.

Media Contact: Matthew Fils-Aime, matthew.fils-aime@cbs.com

About USA Field Hockey

USA Field Hockey is the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in the United States and is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. USA Field Hockey is committed to providing opportunities for the 30,000 members to participate develop and excel as athletes, coaches, umpires and administrators. The U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams strive for competitive excellence in the Olympic Games, Pan American Games, World Cup and other international competitions. USA Field Hockey is a proud member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, International Hockey Federation and Pan American Hockey Federation. For more information visit usafieldhockey.com.

Media Contact: Teryn Brill Galloway, tbrill@usafieldhockey.com

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