#HWL2015: Walmiki brothers scored once each in India’s 3-0 win over Poland

Yuvraj Walmiki (Indian Hockey Player) (Credits: Raghu Prasad RV)

Riding on a goal each from Walmiki brothers and captain Sardar, the Indian Men Hockey Team defeated Poland by 3-0 in a Pool A league match of the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015, being played in Antwerp, Belgium. India dominated the match from the first minute and attacked from both the sides of the field, which earned them a convincing victory over FIH Rank #17 Poland and three more points to lead their Pool with six points. Elder of the Walmiki (Yuvraj) brothers opened the scoring in 2nd quarter, captain Sardar doubled the lead in 3rd quarter and younger … Continue reading →

India and New Zealand eves all set for an electrifying clash tomorrow

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

Looking ahead to their first encounter against each other in the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi Final 2015, both India and New Zealand are all geared up to lock horns at Antwerp, Belgium tomorrow. With both the women teams having some of the finest players on their side, the sides are engaged in last-minute strategizing to gain edge over the other’s might. While New Zealand started their outing by defeating Poland with a bumper 12-0 win in the inaugural match of the tournament, the FIH ranked # 13 India, lost to Belgium by 0-1 in their opener and will look … Continue reading →

We need to work on our ball possesion: Deepika, India’s Vice Captain

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

After a good display in the first match of the ongoing FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015, both India Men and Women teams have enhanced their confidence. Defending units of both the team showed spectacular hockey skills on the ball and keeping opponents in control. This has helped the teams to concede only a few goals and penalty corners. The experience of the first match will help the India players to perform better in their second match of the tournament. Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated on June 21, 2015 16:44 . … Continue reading →

India and Pakistan start #HWL2015 Rd3 with narrow victories

Ramandeep Singh (Indian Hockey Player)

In the opening match of the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015, the India Men Hockey team came from 0-1 down to beat France by 3-2 with a late winner with just a couple of minutes before final hooter. In the other match of the day and Pool A, Pakistan overcame Poland by 2-1. Irfan Muhammad scored early in the game to earn lead for the Green Shirts in 3rd minute. Bratkowski Pawel scored in 51st minute to equalize, but Waqas Muhammad scored in another 3 minutes to take full 3 points from the match. The India and France, game … Continue reading →

Hosts Belgium Edge Past India Women in #HWL2015 Rd3 at Antwerp

Indian Women Hockey Team for FIH Hockey World League Semi-Final (Antwerp, Belgium)

Playing their first match of the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015, India and Belgium gave a tough time to each other as both the teams maintained a good attack during the entire game. It was, the hosts, Belgium who managed to score the sole goal of the match, helping them win the game 1-0. Earlier in the day, Korea were held by Italy for 1-1 while Netherlands and New Zealand scored big victories against France and Poland, 11-0 and 12-0 respectively. (Full Schedule and results here) In the match against Belgium, Navjot Kaur earned her 50th International cap. Since … Continue reading →

Keep it simple and overcome pressure: India Women team Coach Mathias Ahrens

Indian Women Hockey Goalkeeper Savita Punia and Forward Poonam Rani after a practice session

As the much awaited FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 is all set to commence from tomorrow, 20 June 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium, all the 10-participating teams are entirely geared-up to exhibit their finest skills and put-up their best show on the field during the tournament to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics. On the inaugural day of the tournament, FIH Rank #13 India will lock horns with the FIH Rank #12 Belgium in the Pool B match. Before the tournament, India lost to Italy and Japan by 1-2 and 0-2 respectively in practice matches. In the recent times, India … Continue reading →