Germany and India Captains are Looking to Start CT2014 on Winning Note

India's Danish Mujtaba and Nikkin Thimmaiah in practice session before Hero Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 in Bhubaneswar

To start-off their campaign on an optimistic note in the 35th Hero Hockey Men’s Champions Trophy 2014, the XVII Asiad Champions India will take on Germany in the last match of Day 1 of the tournament, slated to be played on December 6, 2014 at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. Earlier in the day, World Champions Australia will start the proceedings against England in first match followed by Belgium taking on Pakistan in Pool A matches and Netherlands will play Argentina in the first match of Pool B. Led by midfielder Sardar Singh, India have been playing some good hockey in … Continue reading →

It’s Argentina vs Holland and Australia vs New Zealand in Semis at Mendoza

England's Shona McCallin in action against New Zealand at the FIH Women's Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 in Mendoza (Argnentina) (Credits World Sport Pics)

Hosts Argentina scored 7 past Japan to set-up semi-final against Netherlands, while trans-Tasmanian neighbors New Zealand and Australia face each others in the other semi-final of FIH Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 being played in Mendoza (Argentina). Semi Finals will be played on 6th December after a rest day, New Zealand vs Australia at 16:30 Hrs and Argentina face Netherlands at 19:00 Hrs local time of Mendonza (Full Schedule and results here). In front of home crowd, host team Las Leonas scored 7 times penetrating Chinese wall to reach to next round of the tournament, where they face Netherlands. The … Continue reading →

New Zealand and Argentina Top Pools at Women’s Champions Trophy in Mendoza

Shiloh Gloyn, Ella Gunson and Olivia Merry of New Zealand in action during FIH Women's Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 in Mendoza (Argentina) (Credits: Grant Treeby, FIH)

New Zealand and Hosts Argentina have finished at top of their pools which means they now face England and China in the cross over quarter-finals of the FIH Womens’s Champions Trophy 2014 in Mendoza. Australia will take on Japan, while Netherlands are up against Germany in two other quarter-finals to be played on 4th December after a rest day today. The Black Sticks won their final pool play game 2-0 against China adding to their 2-1 win against Japan and a 1-1 draw against world champions the Netherlands to stay unbeaten. In the other Pool A game today, Maartje Paumen … Continue reading →

Day of Point Sharing at Women’s Champions Trophy in Mendoza

England's Hollie Webb battles with Germany's Lisa Altenburg at the Champions Trophy 2014 in Mendoza (Credits: Frank Uijlenbroek/World Sport Pics)

Australia remain top of Pool B at the FIH Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 after a 1-1 draw with hosts and defending champions Argentina in Mendoza, while Pool A toppers Netherlands were held by New Zealand for 1-1 draw. Two other matches in Pool A (Japan vs China) and Pool B (England vs Germany) were also drawn at 1-1 making it a day of point sharing at Mendoza. In Australia vs Argnetina match in Pool B, Emily Smith’s well taken goal out of nothing shortly before half time put the world number two Australians ahead at the break, but eight-times … Continue reading →

Wins for New Zealand, Netherlands, Australia and Argentina on Opening Day of Women’s CT

Ellie Watton equalises for England against Australia at the Champions Trophy 2014 in Mendoza (Credits: Frank Uijlenbroek/World Sport Pics)

Host Argentina, Australia, Netherlands and New Zealand started off their FIH Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 campaign with victories at Mendoza in Argentina. Luciana Aymar, Argentine legendary player, who is retiring after the Champions Trophy, scored only goal for the hosts when she found the target on pass from Agustin Habif in 52nd minute. And scripted the right start for her team in the campaign opener in front of vocal home crowd. Dutch star Maartje Paumen struck twice on penalty corners to defeat struggling China and got her team a perfect start of the tournament with 3 points from the first … Continue reading →

FIH Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 Mendoza: Schedule/Results

FIH Women's Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 Mendoza Logo

FIH Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 at Estadio Mendocino de Hockey, Mendoza, Argentina from 29th November – 7th December 2014 Participating Teams: Pool A: Netherlands, New Zealand, China, Japan Pool B: Australia, Argentina, England, Germany Final Standings: 1. Argentina (gold medal); 2. Australia (silver medal); 3. Netherlands (bronze medal); 4. New Zealand; 5. England; 6. China; 7. Germany; 8. Japan Detailed Schedule of FIH Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 Mendoza: Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated on December 8, 2014 12:48 . … Continue reading →