ESB Electric Ireland FIH Champions Challenge I – 2011 (Women’s)

Teams:
Pool A: Japan, South Africa, United States, Scotland
Pool B: Spain, India, Azerbaijan, Ireland
Detailed Schedule of the FIH Champions Challenge 1 2011 (Women’s) (Times are indicated in BST):

Final Standings: 1. Japan, 2. United States, 3. Scotland, 4. Spain, 5. South Africa, 6. Ireland, 7. India and 8. Azerbaijan

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FIH Champions Challenge I – 2011 (Women’s): India finished at 7th

Both Indian men’s and women’s team have been inconsistent in recent years, on their day they can any team in the world and can lose to any on their off-day, the same story repeated at Dublin (Ireland) in ESB Electric Ireland FIH Champions Challenge I – 2011 (Women’s), where Indian eves finished lowly 7th after finishing 2nd their pool B.

India, 11th in ranking, started their campaign with a lost (1-2) against hosts Ireland (15th in ranking), but came back against Spain (10th in ranking) for a draw (1-1) and thrashed Azerbaijan (14th in ranking) by 6-1 in their last league stage game and finished 2nd in the pool B after hosts Ireland. But lost narrowly (0-1) in quarters to tough Asian rivals Japan and bowed out of the race for Champions Trophy 2012. Losing to South Africa (0-2) in the first match of 5-8 classification forced India to play for 7-8 against Azerbaijan, which India won (3-1) by coming back strongly from 0-1 at halftime.

Final Standings (Current World Ranking):
1st: Japan (9)
2nd: United States (13)

3rd: Scotland (21)
4th: Spain (10)

5th: South Africa (12)
6th: Ireland (15)

7th: India (11)
8th: Azerbaijan (14)

Detailed results of ESB Electric Ireland FIH Champions Challenge I – 2011 (Women’s) are given below: Continue reading →

Rabo FIH Champions Trophy Women 2011 – Broadcast and Live Stream Details

Rabo FIH Champions Trophy (Women’s) 2011 will be live on internet and tv throughout the world. Below are some details about the broadcasts and internet live streaming the tournament for countries and continents. You can catch this ultimate women’s hockey action at many different places including your desktop as live coverage and highlights will be available both on TV and the internet.

Live Internet Streaming & Highlights

Europe: The Eurosport player will be live streaming all matches within Europe for a small subscription fee. A link will be available on the FIH website for European visitors.

Worldwide: Live Streaming of the event will be available for a small subscription fee through Perform on www.livefih.tv (outside of Europe). This website will also be providing highlights free of charge which will be available globally.

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Rabo FIH Champions Trophy 2011 (Women’s)

Rabobank FIH Champions Trophy (Women’s) 2011 will be played from June 25 to July 3, 2011 at the Wagener Stadium in Amsterdam. For the first time, eight teams will participate in the expanded prestigious annual tournament. Apart from hosts Netherlands and defending champions Argentina, six other teams (Australia, China, England, Germany, New Zealand and South Korea) will be participating in prestigious annual tournament (FIH Women’s Champions Trophy).

Detailed schedule and results of the Champions Trophy can be found here or on FIH website.

Haryana are National Champions

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Mandeep Antil (file photo)

Haryana overcame stiff Karnataka to win 2-1 in the final of the senior national hockey championship in a thrilling final  at the Aishbagh Stadium, Bhopal. Sandeep Singh converted a penalty corner in the 13th minute to take the lead for Haryana and V.R. Raghunath scored equaliser for Karnataka through drag flick in the 40th minute. Mandeep Anil struck the winner for Hayana with a brilliant reverse hit in the 52nd minute.

The Karnataka defender V.R. Raghunath went past Haryana’s Sandeep Singh as the tournament’s top scorer with 12 goals while Sandeep finished with 11, in the contest between two highly-rated drag flickers.

Prabhdeep Singh scored two goals, Baljinder Singh and Akashdeep Singh found the target once, as Punjab defeated Jharkhand 4-1 to finish third, while Bikash Toppo was the lone scorer for Jharkhand.

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FIH Champions Challenge I – 2011 (Women’s): Live Streaming

The Hook, in partnership with Irish Hockey and ESB Electric Ireland, has launched of a live streaming service for the duration of the FIH Champion’s Challenge I and the UCD 4 Nations tournaments in Belfield. The live stream can be seen here. Live text update of the tournament through twitter can be followed on our website (thefansofhockey.com).