India beat Malaysia 9-1 to set-up Semi against Japan in Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015

India junior Women Team stretched Malaysia defence to the limits in pool match of the 7th Women's Asia Cup 2015

On the final day of pool action in Changzhou, India defeated Malaysia to join China, Japan and Republic of Korea in the semi-finals of Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015. The classification games are set up as follows: in the semi-finals on Saturday, China will face Korea and Japan will take on India. Malaysia play Thailand for 5th place, and Singapore and Chinese Taipei will do battle for a spot in Sunday’s game for 7th place (full schedule here). In the topscorer list, Gu Bingfeng from China is the new sole leader with nine goals scored in four matches ahead of … Continue reading →

HIL Auction on 17th Sept: No team from South India, 135 Indians and 142 Foriegners in Fray

Ranchi Rays: Champions of Hero Hockey India League 2015

Hockey India League (HIL) is conducting a fresh auction of players for the upcoming season of the League on September 17 at New Delhi. The six franchisee will bid for players from India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, England, South Africa, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, Malaysia, Japan and Korea to complete their teams. This is going to be 4th season of HIL, but still there are no teams from South India, either of Chennai or Bangalore should have had a franchise in the league by now. In the interest of the game and for increasing its reach, hockey hotbeds like Karnataka and … Continue reading →

Rio 2016 Qualification explained! India Women have a chance?

Great Britain celebrate winning the gold medal and booking their place at the Olympics (Credits: Stanislas Brochier World Sport Pics)

India men and Korea women were first one to qualify to Rio 2016 by winning Asian Games 2014 in Incheon Men’s teams going to Rio 2016 from FIH Hockey World League Semi-Finals – Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Australia, Belgium and Great Britain Women’s teams going to Rio 2016 from FIH Hockey World League Semi-Finals – Great Britain, China, Germany, Netherlands, Australia and Argentina The International Hockey Federation (FIH) have confirmed the nations who qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics at the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final Olympic qualifying events. The events across three venues, saw forty nations take part in pursuit of … Continue reading →

Netherlands, Korea and Australia (Top 3 in FINTRO #HWL2015) on #RoadtoRio

The Netherlands women hockey team acknowledge support and celebrate the title at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp (Photo: FIH)

FINTRO Best Player Lidewij Welten sets up late winner for Ellen Hoog in The Netherlands’ victory over Korea New Zealand defeat to Australia gifts Rio 2016 Olympic Games ticket to Argentina India women take fifth to keep their Olympic qualification hopes alive The Netherlands women won the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 by defeating the Asian Champions Korea by 2-1 in the final at Dragons Hockey Club in Antwerp. In third place match, Australia defeated their trans-Tasmanian rivals New Zealand by 4-2 to qualify for Rio Olympics 2016. FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals – Women Final Standings 1. Netherlands; … Continue reading →

#HWL2015 (W): Netherlands vs Korea in Final, India play Japan for 5th Place

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

Netherlands confirm ticket to Rio 2016 Olympic Games with a guaranteed top two finish Defeated Australia assured of Olympic berth regardless of 3-4 play-off meeting with New Zealand The Netherlands and Korea reached the women’s competition final of the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals in Antwerp after winning semi-final against Australia and New Zealand respectively. Goals from Carlien van den Heuvel, Maartje Paumen, Ginela Zerbo, Lidewij Welten and Willemijn Bos helped the Netherlands defeat Australia to book their place in the final. They are now certain to finish in the top two, guaranteeing Netherlands one of the three available tickets … Continue reading →

#HWL2015: Netherlands score 7 past Indian eves, set up semi with Hockeyroos, Korea vs New Zealand in 2nd Semi

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

Hockeyroos, Black Sticks, Oranje and Korea reach women’s competition semi-finals Line-up for end-of-year women’s showpiece Hockey World League Final is revealed Antwerp’s ‘Final Four’ set to do battle for three guaranteed places at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands and Korea sealed their places in the final four on a baking hot, drama-filled women’s quarter-final day at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp. They overcame the respective challenges of Italy by 2-0, Japan by 5-1, India by 7-0 and host nation Belgium by 3-0 in shoot-out after 2-2 draw in full-time. The four winners … Continue reading →