Asian Giants India and Pakistan will face Netherlands and Australia in Semis of Champions Trophy

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India and Pakistan, entered in the 2012 edition of prestigious FIH Champions Trophy on wild cards, have reached to semi finals of the tournament. The Asian giants will now face world number 2 and 3 sides, Australia and Netherlands respectively. In quarter finals, Kookaburras defeated England 2-0 while Pool A topper Netherlands knocked New Zealand out of medal contention thus 3 teams of Pool A made to semis while only India from Pool A stayed in medal contention. Australia and Netherlands are looking for 5th consecutive title and 3rd medal in a row respectively. On the way to semi final, the … Continue reading →

India and Netherlands top the Tables in Champions Trophy 2012

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India and Netherlands are pool toppers of FIH Champions Trophy 2012 being played at State Netball Hockey Centre, Melbourne (Australia) and will face Belgium and New Zealand respectively in quarter finals. While hosts Australia will lock horns with England and Olympic Gold Medalists Germany will face unpredictable Asian Giants Pakistan in the knock out stage of the tournament. India and Germany have 6 points from 2 wins from 3 matches but India are at top by the virtue of better goal difference. Similarly in Pool B of FIH Champions Trophy, Netherlands peeps Australia to top the pool after being tied … Continue reading →

India Earned Full Points on 2nd Day of Hockey Champions Trophy

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On the Day 2 of 34th FIH Champions Trophy 2012, Pakistan registered themselves in points table with 2-0 win against Belgium, while Netherlands played a goalless draw against the hosts Australia in Pool B. England stunned Olympic Gold Medalists Germany 4-1 to pick three points and India registered 2nd win from as many matches of the tournament. India started the match with blunder and gifted a goal to Black Sticks on back pass (own goal-4th minute), but recovered well to beat New Zealand 4-2 to stay at the top table in Pool A. Birthday boy Akashdeep Singh had a good … Continue reading →

England Stuns Olympic Gold Medalists Germany in Champions Trophy

Darren Cheesman celebrates scoring England's fourth goal against Germany at the Champions Trophy 2012

England shrugged off the disappointment of Saturday’s loss to India with an excellent team performance to secure a stunning 4-1 victory over Olympic champions Germany at the Champions Trophy in Melbourne on Sunday. England Assistant Coach Bobby Crutchley described the outcome as “just desserts for sticking rigidly to a game plan.” England’s inexperienced side took their chances and were never behind in the match which was littered with cards, including four greens, four yellows and a red card for Germany’s Niklas Grell. Beeston pair Adam Dixon and Harry Martin gave England the early impetus with two goals in the opening … Continue reading →

India Start Champions Trophy Campaign on Winning Note, Defeated England 3-1

England debutant Ben Arnold battles with India's V R Raghunath

Indian hockey team started their campaign on winning note in 34th FIH Champions Trophy being played in Melbourne (Australia). India defeated England 3-1 in their first match this edition to keep the unbeaten record against them in Champions Trophy. Earlier in the day, Netherlands defeated Pakistan 3-1 after 1-1 score at lemon break, while London Olympics Gold Medalists Germany held nerves to beat New Zealand 3-2 after leading 3-0 till half time. The hosts Kookaburras survived late scare from world number 8 side Belgium to win the game 4-2, after taking 3-0 lead in 37th minute and seeing it 3-2 … Continue reading →

Black Sticks Lost(2-3) to Olympic Gold Medalists Germany, After Trailing 0-3 at HT

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The New Zealand Black Sticks Men have suffered a 3-2 loss to Germany in their opening game at the Champions Trophy tournament in Melbourne today despite a strong finish. Current Olympic champions Germany raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first half but New Zealand fought back and took control in the second period, coming painstakingly close to scoring an equaliser. Matt L’Huillier scored the Black Sticks’ first goal of the tournament from a penalty corner, with his hard and low flick lighting up the scoreboard in the 56th minute. Author: “”; Last updated on December 1, 2012 11:34 … Continue reading →