Great Britain beat India by 5-1 to finish 3rd in #HWL2015

Barry Middleton, Captain of Great Britain, played his 350th international match during FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp (Credit: Frank Uijlenbroek)

A stunning attacking display from Bobby Crutchley’s Great Britain team blew India away as five different players helped themselves to goals in a 5-1 win. The win gave GB third place in the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium and confirmed a place in both the World League Final and at the Rio Olympics. Alastair Brogdon, Chris Griffiths, Ashley Jackson, Adam Dixon and Barry Middleton were on the score sheet as Great Britain ran riot in Belgium. Middleton’s goal was particularly fitting, coming as it did on his 350th international appearance. Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated … Continue reading →




Netherlands, Korea and Australia (Top 3 in FINTRO #HWL2015) on #RoadtoRio

The Netherlands women hockey team acknowledge support and celebrate the title at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp (Photo: FIH)

FINTRO Best Player Lidewij Welten sets up late winner for Ellen Hoog in The Netherlands’ victory over Korea New Zealand defeat to Australia gifts Rio 2016 Olympic Games ticket to Argentina India women take fifth to keep their Olympic qualification hopes alive The Netherlands women won the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 by defeating the Asian Champions Korea by 2-1 in the final at Dragons Hockey Club in Antwerp. In third place match, Australia defeated their trans-Tasmanian rivals New Zealand by 4-2 to qualify for Rio Olympics 2016. FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals – Women Final Standings 1. Netherlands; … Continue reading →




India men are set for Semi-Final against hosts Belgium in #HWL2015

Rupinderpal Singh opened scoring for India after being 0-2 down against Belgium in quarter final of Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 in Bhubaneswar

India are all set to meet the hosts Belgium in the semi-final game during the FINTRO World Hockey League Semi-Final 2015, while Great Britain will up against world champions Australia in other semi-final match. After registering an exciting win against Malaysia yesterday which helped them book the all important semi-final, India will be looking at repeating a similar feat in tomorrow’s clash against Belgium, which will have the crowd backing at the Dragons Hockey Club in Antwerp. Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated on July 2, 2015 20:28 . … Continue reading →




#HWL2015 (Women): India face Italy in must win 5th-8th classification match

Indian Women Hockey team and Chief Coach Mathias Ahrens during FINTRO Hockey World League Semi Final 2015 in Antwerp (Credits: Frank Uijlenbroek)

With an aim at 5th place and keep chances alive for RIO Olympics, India Women Hockey Team will take on Italy in the 5th/8th position classification match at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium. India met Italy last year during the Italy Test Series 2014 where India lost the series to the host team by a narrow margin of 1-0. While India is confident of showing no signs of decline this time, they would be looking at avenging their defeat against the European team and will look at giving a sturdy performance when they meet them … Continue reading →




India vs Belgium, Australia vs Great Britain in final four at #HWL2015 in Antwerp

Jasjit Sing and Gurmail Singh of India celebrating a goal during FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals in Antwerp (Credit: Koen Suyk)

Australia, Great Britain, India and Belgium all sealed their places in the semi-finals of the men’s competition at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals in Antwerp, Belgium. These teams overcame the respective challenges of Ireland (4-1), Pakistan (2-1), Malaysia (3-2) and France (5-4) to reach the final four and book their tickets to the prestigious Hockey World League Finals, that will be played in India at the end of the year. Trailing by 1-2 at one time in first half, Jasjit scored 2 penalty corners in last quarter for India to come out victorious against the FIH Rank# 12 team. … Continue reading →




#HWL2015: Netherlands score 7 past Indian eves, set up semi with Hockeyroos, Korea vs New Zealand in 2nd Semi

Indian vice-captain Deepika and Goalie Savita Punia in action during FINTRO Hockey World League Semi Final 2015 against Belgium (Credits: Frank Uijlenbroek)

Hockeyroos, Black Sticks, Oranje and Korea reach women’s competition semi-finals Line-up for end-of-year women’s showpiece Hockey World League Final is revealed Antwerp’s ‘Final Four’ set to do battle for three guaranteed places at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands and Korea sealed their places in the final four on a baking hot, drama-filled women’s quarter-final day at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp. They overcame the respective challenges of Italy by 2-0, Japan by 5-1, India by 7-0 and host nation Belgium by 3-0 in shoot-out after 2-2 draw in full-time. The four winners … Continue reading →