FIH World League: Final Round to be Played in India

Long awaited multiple round world level tournament is here with the announcement of FIH World League. FIH has started with sending out letters of invitation to teams. This league will debut in 2012 and will conclude in 2013.

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India will be hosting final round (men’s) of the league in September 2013, while Argentina will host it for women’s in December 2013. This league will directly qualify four teams directly into the FIH World Cup 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands.

While the host nations for the first two rounds have yet to be determined, those for Rounds Three and Four were already decided by the FIH Executive Board. They are:

Men’s                                                     Women’s
3A Pakistan (Feb. 2013)                      The Netherlands (June 2013)
3B Germany (June 2013)                     China (June 2013)
4 India (September 2013)                    Argentina (December 2013)

According to the current FIH World Ranking, the following teams would receive the byes through the Rounds Two or Three:

Men’s teams ranked 1 – 8 (bye to Round 3)
Australia, Germany, Netherlands, England, Spain, Korea, New Zealand and Pakistan

Men’s teams ranked 9 – 16 (bye to Round 2)
India, Canada, Argentina, South Africa, Belgium, China, Malaysia and Japan

Women’s teams ranked 1 – 8 (bye to Round 3)
Argentina, Netherlands, Germany, China, England, Australia, New Zealand and Korea

Women’s teams ranked 9 – 16 (bye to Round 2)
Japan, Spain, India, South Africa, USA, Azerbaijan, Ireland and Chile

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National Games 2011: Women’s Hockey Schedule and Results

34th National Games 2011 logo

34th National Games 2011

Following are the detailed results and schedule for Women’s Hockey competition at 2011 National Games, which telecasted live on DD Sports:

Group A ASSAM ,HARYANA ,JHARKHAND ,UTTAR PRADESH
Group B DELHI ,MADHYA PRADESH ,MAHARASHTRA ,ORISSA

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National Games 2011: Men’s Hockey Schedule and Results

34th National Games 2011 logo

34th National Games 2011

Following are the detailed results and schedule for Men’s Hockey competition at 2011 National Games, which telecasted live on DD Sports:

Group A CHANDIGARH, JHARKHAND, SERVICES, TAMILNADU
Group B DELHI, MAHARASHTRA, ORISSA, PUNJAB

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Hockey at 34th National Games, Jharkhand

India’s 34th National Games are stating from 12th February, 2011 in Ranchi (the capital of Jharkhand). Different competitions will take in three major cities of Jharkhand including the state capital Ranchi, Jamshedpur (Tata Nagar) and the coal capital of India Dhanbad. Ranchi is hosting most of the events including Hockey.

The detailed schedule of the games can be found on the official website. The games will be telecasted live on DD Sports.


Stadiums and Facilities for 34th National Games

Following are the hockey teams which are qualified to play in the 34th National Games: Continue reading →

ik khas mulakaat (a tryst) with former Indian hockey captain Padma Shri Pragat Singh

Came across an interview of former Indian hockey captain Padma Shri Pragat Singh who is also the Director of Pubjab Sports, and the Chairman of Development Committee, Hockey India, for Zee punjabi’s interview based show ik khas mulakaat (IKM) whose host is Narinder Pal Singh Jagdeo (E-mail:ikm@zeenetwork.com). Please note that this interview is in punjabi and all rights are reserved with Zee.


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