FIH Executive Board Meets: Extra time is out, shot clock for penalty corners is in

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The FIH Executive Board met for the first time after the elections of new members at FIH Congress in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in November 2012. This was one of its three annual meetings. As per the report published on FIH (International Hockey Federation) website, the Executive Board decided to bring in a 45-second shot clock for all penalty corners, which will come in effect from the Women’s Hockey World League Round 4 tournament in Argentina.The board also decided to remove extra time from FIH events, thus classifications games will directly go into shootout, if tied after regulation time of 70 … Continue reading →

Final line-up announced for Investec World League in London

England Women's Hockey internationals Hannah Macleod, Kate Walsh and Georgie Twigg look ahead to the Investec World League in London this June

11 March 2013:  Today, the FIH announced the line-up for the women’s Hockey World League Semi Final tournaments to be held in London and Rotterdam in June, following the completion of the women’s Hockey World League Round 2 tournaments. England, Argentina, Australia and China are the four teams which automatically qualified for the Investec World League Semi Final in London, thanks their FIH World Ranking, while South Africa, USA, Spain and Italy have now been added to the line-up for what promises to be a scintillating week of hockey. England have been drawn in Pool B and will play South … Continue reading →

Women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final Groups Confirmed, India will play at Rotterdam

Indian Women's Team celebrating their Hockey World League Round 2 Win in New Delhi

Following the last of the women’s Hockey World League Round 2 tournaments which concluded  yesterday in Rio (Brazil), the FIH today announced the line-ups for the two women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final tournaments to be held in Rotterdam and London in June. The Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament in Rotterdam will be held from June 13-23 in conjunction with the men’s Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament.  Four teams (Netherlands, New Zealand, Germany, and Korea,) were already qualified for the event based on their FIH World Ranking and will be joined by four teams (Japan, India, Belgium and Chile) … Continue reading →

Australia Beat Netherlands 2-1 on Golden Goal to Win 5th Consecutive Gold, Pakistan Finish 3rd in Champions Trophy 2012

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Continuing on their fine run through out the tournament, the hosts Australia clinched 5th consecutive Gold Medal at Champions Trophy by defeating the Netherlands 2-1 on golden goal. It was the men in Orange, who took lead in 17th minute through Sander Baart on PC, but Russel Ford made it 1-1 on a missed PC, which stood till half time. Final Standings: 1. Australia, 2. Netherlands, 3. Pakistan, 4. India, 5. Belgium, 6. Germany, 7. New Zealand and 8. England Best Player: Shakeel Abassi (PAK) Best Goalkeeper: Jaap Stockmann (NED Top Scorer: Nicholas Wilson (NZL) Fair Play Award: The Netherlands … Continue reading →

Its Kookaburras vs the Orange and India vs Pakistan on final day of Champions Trophy 2012

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Defending Champions Kookaburras outclassed India in the semi final to set-up summit clash against the men in Orange, who defeated Pakistan to reach the final of the 34th FIH Champions Trophy. The hosts Australia have not lost a single match to Netherlands in Champions Trophy after 2003 gold medal match and have 20-10 win loss record against the Silver Medalists from London, Netherlands. In the Bronze Medal match, Asian Giants Pakistan and India will lock horns. India would be looking to 2nd podium finish of their 13 appearances at Champions Trophy, while the founder nation of Champions Trophy, Pakistan will … Continue reading →

Germany Rally to Come from Behind Win Over Black Sticks

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The Black Sticks have surrendered an early lead to be defeated 6-4 by Germany at the Champions Trophy in Melbourne today. New Zealand came out strongly and quickly built a 2-0 lead which was held into halftime. But an unbelievable surge and six second half goals from Germany crushed the hopes of the Kiwis. The loss sends the Black Sticks down to the 7th/8th playoff where they will play England in an effort to avoid a disappointing last place at the tournament. Author: “”; Last updated on December 8, 2012 10:11 . … Continue reading →