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 →




India vs Belgium, Australia vs Great Britain in final four at #HWL2015 in Antwerp

Jasjit Sing and Gurmail Singh of India celebrating a goal during FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals in Antwerp (Credit: Koen Suyk)

Australia, Great Britain, India and Belgium all sealed their places in the semi-finals of the men’s competition at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals in Antwerp, Belgium. These teams overcame the respective challenges of Ireland (4-1), Pakistan (2-1), Malaysia (3-2) and France (5-4) to reach the final four and book their tickets to the prestigious Hockey World League Finals, that will be played in India at the end of the year. Trailing by 1-2 at one time in first half, Jasjit scored 2 penalty corners in last quarter for India to come out victorious against the FIH Rank# 12 team. … 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 →




India face Dutch Women in #HWL2015 Quarter on Tue 30th June

Indian Women Hockey team and Chief Coach Mathias Ahrens during FINTRO Hockey World League Semi Final 2015 in Antwerp (Credits: Frank Uijlenbroek)

Entering the quarter-final stage of FINTRO Hockey World League 2015 (Women), team India is all set to take on world number 1 side, The Netherlands in Antwerp, Belgium tomorrow (30th June). In other quarter-finals, Australia will play Italy, New Zealand face Japan and hosts Belgium take on Korea on the same day. (Full Schedule here) The two teams, India and the Netherlands, have not played with each other lately but the Indian Women Hockey Team is looking forward to carve their plan and emerge victorious against the FIH Ranked # 1 Netherlands this time around. While, the Dutch team is … Continue reading →