Indian Men’s Hockey core probables are in Bangalore for the preparations of the Hockey World League 3 (Semi-Finals) to be played at Rotterdam in June. The Indian team had a week’s in between their fairly successful tour of the Netherlands and ongoing camp in Bangalore. Indian side won two of their matches against club sides, while lost the other two and drew one. The men in blue concluded their tour with two victories against the hosts Netherlands. India defeated the Oranje by 2-0 and 4-2. The Fans of Hockey had a chat of with Indian Skipper Sardar Singh, asked him … Continue reading
Australia’s under 21 men’s hockey team, the Burras, have selected 20 athletes to tour Europe next month as preparations for December’s Junior World Cup get underway in earnest. Four years ago Australia won the bronze medal with victory over rivals New Zealand and the two week trip will see the Burras go up against the two teams that finished above them on the medal rostrum in 2009, Germany and the Netherlands. The five match European tour will see Australia play Germany twice in Mulheim, followed by three Tests against the Netherlands’ U21s in Eindhoven. And with the Burras’ tour overlapping … Continue reading
New Delhi, 14 May 2013: In the preparations for the Rabobank World League Round 3 (Semi-Final) to be played at Rotterdam, Netherlands from 13-23 June 2013, the senior men core probables for Indian Hockey team will starting training at the Netaji Subhas Southern Centre (NSSC), Bangalore from 16 May 2013. The training camp will continue until 4 June 2013. The Indian men’s hockey team recently concluded the preparatory tour to The Netherlands, where the visitors defeated the Dutch National side twice and also played five games against top Dutch clubs. India qualified for the FIH World League Round 3 (Semi-Final) … Continue reading
World Champions the Kookaburras will welcome back seven Olympians as they get their 2014 World Cup qualification campaign underway in Europe next month. The newest tournament in the international hockey calendar, the Hockey World League is Australia’s first opportunity to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. The Kookaburras name a 20-strong squad for the tour to Europe, which also includes two test matches against the Netherlands and one against rising stars Belgium. From the 20, an 18 man squad will be selected for the World League. To be assured of a place at the World Cup, the Kookaburras must finish … Continue reading
New Delhi, 26 April 2013: Indian Men’s Hockey Team for Netherlands tour from 27 April – 9 May 2013 is announced. The 18 member Indian squad will be captained by Sardar Singh and VR Raghunath will be vice captain. The Indian team will be traveling to Netherlands to play a total seven matches in preparations for the Senior Men team for FIH Men’s Hockey World League Round- 3(Semi-finals) to be played at Rotterdam, Netherlands from 13-23 June 2013. Hockey India selector Col. Balbir Singh, Mr. BP Govinda, Mr. Michael Nobbs (Chief Coach) and Mr. Roelant Oltmans (Director-High Performance) alongwith Government Observer … Continue reading
New Delhi 23 April 2013: Ritu Rani scored twice as India defeated Hockey Club Rotterdam 4-3 in their first game played at Rotterdam Hockey Stadium. Poonam Rani scored first goal for India in the 8th minute to earn lead for her side, but the hosts Hockey Club Rotterdam leveled the score in 13th minute through field goal. The local club side, scored two more in the 19th and 23th minutes of the game to build pressure on India.