India Junior Women Hockey Team is all set to take on DPR Korea in their first match of the upcoming 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015 to be played on 5th September 2015 in Changzhou, China.
File Photo of Lilima Minz
India are placed in Pool A of the tournament along with China, Malaysia, Singapore and DPR Korea. With the 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup a qualification tournament for the 2016 FIH Junior World Cup (Women), the India Women Team will do their best to gain maximum out of the tournament and secure a place in the World Cup. Continue reading →
This weekend, Unibet EuroHockey Championships concluded at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. Hosts England won the title in women’s category, and the Netherlands outclassed Germany to win men’s competition.
England lift the Unibet EuroHockey Championships trophy (Credits-Chris Lee)
India women hockey team will be playing in Olympics after 36 years
India women confirmed their place in the hockey event at Rio 2016 as EuroHockey finalists Netherlands and England (as Great Britain) already qualified for Rio 2016
India qualified through their final position at the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Antwerp
Spain qualified through their final position at the Hockey World League Semi-Final and EuroHockey finalists Netherlands and upcoming semi-finalists Germany and England (as Great Britain) already qualified for Rio 2016
Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrate during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed today that India women and Spain have qualified for the hockey event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
India qualified after England defeated Spain in the semi-finals of the Unibet EuroHockey Championships in London, which ensured that the only teams who can now win the event have already qualified for Rio through the Hockey World League Semi-Finals – Netherlands and England (as Great Britain). Continue reading →
After losing 1-4 in 1st match against Spain, the India Men Team beat Spain 2-0 in their second match played at Sant Cugat del Valles. These results levels the series at 1-1 and set-up interesting stage for 3rd and final test match between two teams.
India will play the hosts Spain in 3rd test match at 1430 IST on 13th July, Live Streaming this India vs Spain Hockey match at Club Egara, Terrassa can be seen here:
Shea McAleese, the Black Sticks hockey player, feels FIH (International Hockey Federation) has got the structure of Hockey tournaments wrong. Double Olympian McAleese, who has represented New Zealand in 2008 and 2012 Olympics, feels the current process of Olympic qualification is bizarre and wrong.
File photo: Black Sticks Shea MaAleese scoring the opening goal against India during Hero Hockey World League Final 2014 in New Delhi
Shea McAleese, nicknamed Buddha, says our [Black Sticks] fate is in our hands but what about Ireland? They were fantastic at Hockey World League Semi-Finals (WL3), yet hope that Black Sticks lose to Australia so that they qualify for Rio. Similar situation is for India women (refer embedded graphics at the end of this article)
Black Sticks midfielder McAleese also feels that World League Round 3/ Semi Finals should be played after continental championship and so on… Please read through the full text and comment, what do you feel?