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 →

Raipur to host 2015 Men’s Hockey World League Final

Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra, President of Hockey India, presenting 'Hockey India Momento' to Dr. Raman Singh, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh in Raipur

Raipur International Hockey Stadium will host the 2015 Men’s Hockey World League Final First international hockey event to be held in city of Raipur Recently completed stadium to host eight team competition The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced that the 2015 men’s Hockey World League Final will be hosted by the Indian city of Raipur, Chhattisgarh between 27 November and 6 December 2015. The event will be held in the 3,000 capacity Raipur International Hockey Stadium which was opened as a dedicated hockey facility in August 2014. Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated on August 18, 2015 14:01 . … Continue reading →

India U-21 Women beat England for 3rd Place, Men finished 4th #VolvoTournament

India U-21 Women Hockey Goalkeeper Inderpreet Kaur

After losing against England in their last league match, the India U-21 Women Team took revenge after beating them by 1-0 in shoot-out to finish 3rd in the Volvo U-21 (Women) Invitational Tournament 2015 held at Breda, The Netherlands. The hosts, Netherlands defeated China by 5-1 to win the title and Germany edged past New Zealand by 2-1 to finish fifth in 6 team tournament. India’s goal-keeper Inderpreet Kaur was the hero of the match as she brilliantly thwarted all attempts by the English players during the penalty shootout which helped India clinch the closely fought match and the 3rd … Continue reading →

India held England for 1-1 in Volvo Tournament at Breda

India Junior Men's Hockey for the Volvo International U-21 Tournament

India U-21 Men Hockey Team looking to win against England to make a place in final of Volvo Invitational U-21 (Men) Tournament 2015 at Breda, the Netherlands.Both the teams gave a tough time to each other and ended up in 1-1 draw. In the league stage of the tournament, India won two matches against Germany by 3-0 and New Zealand by 3-0, while lost two against the hosts Netherlands by 1-2 and Belgium by 1-3. Earlier in the day Belgium defeated New Zealand by 4-1 to set-up final against Germany. With this result, India and England will play again today … Continue reading →

India Men Climbs to 8th place in latest FIH Ranking, Top Unchanged

Men's FIH World Ranking as on 23rd July 2015 (Source: http://www.fih.ch/rankings/outdoor/)

Australia and the Netherlands maintain top spot in men’s and women’s FIH World Rankings India and Canada men move up the rankings Changes in the women’s top eight as USA slide down rankings The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the latest World Rankings following the completion of the four events comprising the Hockey World League Semi-Finals – Buenos Aires and Antwerp (men); Valencia and Antwerp (women). World Cup holders Australia men and the Netherlands women remain at the top of the World Rankings after both teams won their respective Hockey World League Semi-Final events, beating Belgium and Korea in … Continue reading →

India Girls held Germany for 4-4 draw, Boys lost to Belgium by 3-1

Indian Women Hockey team in action against Germany during Volvo Invitational U-21 Tournament at Breda, the Netherlands

After losing to the Netherlands by 0-1 in their first match, India Under-21 Women Hockey team came back strong against Germany today and went on to draw the match 4-4 in the Volvo Invitational U-21 (Women) Tournament today. India Under-21 Men were defeated (1-3) by Belgium in their 3rd match after two convincing wins against Germany (3-0) and New Zealand (3-0). India and Germany women displayed fearless performances where both sides were looking to counter the opponent’s attack.  After the goal-less first half, both the teams displayed their mettle in the second half and Belgium men outplayed India with two … Continue reading →