India finished 9th at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup!!

Indian Goalkeepers Harjot Singh and PR Sreejesh substitution during 9th place match against Korea at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague

The Hague, 14 June 2014: Akashdeep Singh scored twice against Korea to help India finish at the 9th position in the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 played at The Hague, Netherlands today. The Sardar Singh led side showed their attacking flair throughout the match to register the 3-0 victory over Korea. India opened their account through Akashdeep Singh in the 6th minute and Korea really had no answers. The first India goal came from the hard running of SV Sunil. His blistering pace saw him leave the Korea defence standing, and his slipped pass was sent with pin point accuracy for Akashdeep Singh to slot home. The Korea forwards tried to create opportunities as they chased … Continue reading →

Netherlands and Hockeyroos in RHWC2014 Semis from Women’s Pool A

Hockeyroos Casey Eastham puts her body on the line against New Zealand (Credits: Grant Treeby / Treeby Images)

The Hockeyroos reached the semi-finals of the 2014 Hockey World Cup for the first time since 2006 with a tight 0-0 draw against rivals New Zealand and the hosts Netherlands defeating Korea by 3-0 in Pool A. The result, which came at the end of a tense trans-Tasman battle in humid conditions in The Hague, keeps the Australian women second in Pool A on ten points, three ahead of the New Zealand and Koreans and five behind the hosts Netherlands. Australia might have won the match but for a disallowed goal early in the second half, which was awarded at … Continue reading →

Netherlands beat Hockeyroos in Pulsating Match

The Hockeyroos huddle in front of a sea of Dutch fans (Credits: Grant Treeby / Treeby Images)

The Hockeyroos tasted their first loss of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 when they went down to the hosts, the Netherlands, by 2-0 in a pulsating match at the Kyocera Stadium in The Hague. The Australia women will face trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand on Monday with their World Cup destiny still in their own hands, as they are placed at 2nd place in Pool A with 9 points followed by Korea and New Zealand at 3rd and 4th with 7 and 6 points after victories over Belgium (4-2) and Japan (4-1) respectively in Pool A matches of the day. … Continue reading →

Argentina Beat Black Sticks Men at RHWC2014

Hugo Inglis Black Sticks New Zealand (Credits: Dirk Markgraf www.265-images.com)

The Black Sticks Men have suffered their first loss at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 after being defeated 3-1 by Argentina at Kyocera Stadium in The Hague, Netherlands. In other men’s Pool B matches later today Korea and South Africa played goalless draw before the battle of the border when Germany face up to the Netherlands. After a goalless first half, Argentina powered home thanks to a second half hat-trick by Gonzalo Peiillat who scored all three from penalty corner drag flicks. Down 0-1 the Kiwis scored a brilliant goal to equalise with Phil Burrows drilling a free hit … Continue reading →

Korea beat Black Sticks Women by 1-0 at RHWC2014

Petrea Webster Black Sticks New Zealand (Credits: Dirk Markgraf www.265-images.com)

The Black Sticks Women have suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Korea in their second pool game at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague. Korea scored a fast-break goal through Darae Kim just before halftime and while the Kiwis battled hard, they simply couldn’t find an equalising goal. The Black Sticks had their best scoring opportunity from a penalty corner with 16 minutes remaining but Anita Punt’s powerful drag flick went just wide of the right post. Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated on June 3, 2014 00:31 . … Continue reading →

Black Sticks open RHWC2014 with a thrilling Win

Black Sticks Phil Burrows in action in fourth test at Pukekohe against Korea (Credits: photosport.co.nz)

The Black Sticks Men sealed a 2-1 victory over Korea with just three minutes remaining in their opening game at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup in The Hague. It was a fitting finish given the way the Kiwis opened the match with Steve Edwards scoring just 11 seconds into the game after a superb tactical call to charge up field from the opening whistle. New Zealand dominated the remainder of the first half but Korea were able to mount a strong comeback in the second period and equalise through a Kim Seongkyu field goal with six minutes on the clock. … Continue reading →