#HWL2015: India eves defeated by Australia, to face Netherlands in Quarter-Finals

Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrate during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi

Reigning World, Olympic & HWL champions the Netherlands play India while New Zealand to face-off against Japan Korea to meet Belgium while Australia face Italy as race for HWL Final and Rio 2016 Olympic Games tickets continues Following the completion of the pool phase at the women’s FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp, the line-up for the cross-over quarter-final matches has been confirmed. The top three finishers in the event will not only seal a place at the end of year Hockey World League Final in Argentina but also qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de … 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 →

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Women): Schedule and Results

Fintro Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men) Logo

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Women) Venue: KHC Dragons, Antwerp (BEL) From: 20 Jun – 5 Jul 2015 FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final (Men) Schedule and Results Final Standings: 1. Netherlands, 2. Korea, 3. Australia, 4. New Zealand, 5. India, 6. Japan, 7. Belgium, 8. Italy, 9. P FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final (Women) Teams: Pool A: France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands Pool B: Australia, Belgium, India, New Zealand, Poland Live telecast on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD Live Streaming Star Sports www.starsports.com More details about streaming and television broadcast of FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final … Continue reading →

India beat Japan by 4-0 to stay unbeaten in 4 match #INDvJAP series at Bhubaneswar

Indian Hockey Team for India-Japan test series at Bhubaneswar (May 2015)

The hosts India continued to improve throughout the series and finished the campaign with yet another win over visitors Japan in Bhubaneswar. After being held for 1-1 draw in first match, India won rest of the three matches to win the series by 3-0. As India won the 2nd match by 2-0 and 3rd by 2-1, they scored 9 goals in 4 matches and conceded only 2 in the 4 match series was live telecast by DD Sports. With the series already in their name, India played to add another win to their name while Japan looked at ending the … Continue reading →

India beat Japan by 2-1 in 3rd Match of 4 Test Series at Bhubaneswar

Indian Hockey team huddles at Kalinga Hockey Stadium, Bhubaneswar during India-Japan test series (May 2015)

After leading the four-match Test Series by 1-0, India edged past Japan by 2-1 in the third match and won the series by 2-0. Penalty corner specialist VR Raghunath converted another corner with an ease whereas Akashdeep Singh displayed a brilliant stick-work when he scored the second goal for his team. After a tough fight Japan’s Hirotaka Wakari scored the lone goal for his team. India had won the 2nd match of the series by 2-0, after being held for 1-1 draw by japan in first match. Debutant Harmanpreet Singh and other youngsters in the team such as Lalit Upadhyay, … Continue reading →

India beat Japan by 2-0 in 2nd test at Bhubaneswar

Local lad Birendra Lakra launching an attack after receiving a pass dissecting at least 3 Japanese players from youngster Pardeep Mor at Indo-Japan test series at Bhubaneswar

After settling for a 1-1 draw against Japan in the first match of the Indo-Japan series, India confidently defeated Japan 2-0 in the second match of the series at Bhubaneswar today. The match had an interesting start where both the teams came out all attacking and showcased a fast paced game from the very beginning. While Japan was looking for a calculative move to enter into the Indian half with their long passes, the strong Indian boys were seen in full throttle to strengthen their defence line and create an initial opening in the match. With both the teams unable … Continue reading →