24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015: Schedule and Results

24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 Logo

24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015: Schedule and Results Venue: Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia Dates: April 05-12, 2015 Participating Teams: Australia, Canada, Korea, India, Malaysia, New Zealand. SAD!! There is no Live Telecast in India 🙁 🙁 Live on Star Sports 3 in New Zealand, Astro Arena in Malaysia Live Streaming details available on our Facebook and Twitter profiles, do follow us! Points Table of 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015: Full Schedule and detailed results of 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015: Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated on April 12, 2015 22:52 . … Continue reading →

Latest World Rankings released by FIH: India Steady at 9th (M) and 13th (W)

FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking

Australia men & Netherlands women hold firm at the top of the rankings Belgium men leap-frog England into 4th while USA women move up to 5th Lausanne – 26th March 2015: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the latest FIH World Rankings as of March 2015. These include points awarded following the completion of the Hockey World League Round 2 events. In the FIH Men’s World Rankings, 2014 World Champions Australia (1), World Cup Silver medallists the Netherlands (2) and 2012 Olympic Champions Germany (3) continue to hold the top three positions, with Tom Boon’s Belgium moving into fourth … Continue reading →

India to play in Hawke’s Bay Festival of Hockey (W) in Hastings (NZL)

Indian women hockey team at Park Island in Napier New Zealand (Credits: Jay Hughes)

India’s women hockey team will feature in the 2015 Hawke’s Bay Festival of Hockey women’s tournament (Hawke’s Bay Cup) to be held from 11th to 19th April. Matches at the Festival of Hockey will be hosted at both the Regional Sports Park in Hastings and Park Island in Napier (New Zealand). Next month, India will be playing in FIH World League Round 2, to be held in New Delhi from 07 – 15 March, 2015. Hawke’s Bay Cup (in April) will be good exposure for Indian women, who are expected to qualify for FIH World League Round 3 to be held … Continue reading →

India beat Pakistan on Shoot-Out to Win Asian Games after 16 years

17th Asian Games 2014 Incheon Gold medalist India's men's hockey players pose with their medals (Credits: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

With the Gold medal on the line, the Indian Men Hockey Team lived its dream of bringing home the Gold today at the 17th Asian Games 2014. With this win, India seals a berth in the Rio 2016 Olympics. The hosts Korea defeated Malaysia 3-2 to take Bronze. In 1998 Asian Games at Bangkok, India had defeated Korea with scored board reading the same i.e. 1-1 after full-time and 4-2 after shoot-out, and today the Indian Goalkeeper P R Sreejesh repeated the feat against Pakistan, as Ashish Ballal did in 1998 against Korea. Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated on … Continue reading →

Gold for Hosts Korea, India won Bronze in Women’s Hockey Asian Games 2014

17th Asian Games 2014 Incheon Bronze medalist India's women hockey players pose with their medals (Credits: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

Korea defeated defending China by 1-0 to win Gold and the India showed a spectacular performance to defeat Japan 2-1 for the bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games 2014 at the Soenhak Hockey Stadium in Incheon. In the finals, the hosts Korea edged past the defending champions China by a single goal that came in 3rd quarter. A field goal by Kim Darae in 41st minute was enough to stop last 3 editions’ champions China from 4th consecutive title. In the hard-fought battle between the two teams for Bronze Medal, the India took an early lead through a successful … Continue reading →

It is India vs Pakistan in Final at Incheon 2014 Asian Games

India vs Pakistan Hockey Match (Courtesy: Raghu Prasad RV)

Nail-biting semi-finals at the Incheon to set dream final between the neighbouring arch-rivals India and Pakistan in the 17th Asian Games 2014. Indian men’s Hockey team edged past Korea 1-0, while Pakistan could managed to win against Malaysia in penalty shoot-out by 6-5 on sudden death at the Soenhak Hockey Stadium to reach a win away from Gold medal at Asian Games and a shot at qualification for Rio 2016 Olympics. Only the winner of Asian Games will qualify for the Rio 2016. In the match between Malaysia and Pakistan, nothing could separate two teams in regulation time as it … Continue reading →