Both India and Ireland, who qualified for the FIH World League Semi-Finals through Hockey World League 2 New Delhi in February 2013, will travel to Rotterdam, Netherlands from 13th – 23rd June 2013 . The other teams at Rotterdam competition will be Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand and Spain, who qualified by FIH Rankings, while two others yet to be determined i.e. the winner of the upcoming World League 2 tournament in France and the highest ranked second place team from the French or Russia World League 2 competition.
The Pakistan U-16 Boys Hockey Team will fly to Singapore for participating in the 2nd U-16 Boys Asia Cup to be played from 4th to 7th April 2013 at Sengkang Hockey Stadium. Muhammad Atiq will lead the 10 member squad, while Nohaiz Zahid Malik will be his deputy in the tournament, which will be the first time the new FIH Hockey5s modified game will be played officially in the World. The tournament will also serve as qualifier for Youth Olympic Games, to be hosted by Nanjig in 2013 August. Apart from Pakistan and Hosts Singapore, 8 other Asian teams including … Continue reading
17 March 2013: In a dramatic final match, Australia scored four seconds before full-time winning 3-2 and denying Malaysia (ranked 13th), in front of a home crowd of 15,000, the chance to win the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. While defending champions New Zealand (Black Sticks) finished fourth having lost 2-1 to Korea and India defeated Pakistan (4-2) to finish fifth. This was fourth appearance of Malaysia in the final of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in 22 Editions and 30 years. Malaysia lost to Australia in 2007 and India in 1985 and 2009 in their other final appearance. In today’s Final … Continue reading
16 March 2013: India were held by Malaysia for 2-2 to deny them a place in Bronze Medal match while Black Sticks fell short 3-2 against Australia and Korea held Pakistan for 2-2 draw at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to set up the summit clash between World #2 side Kookaburras and #13 Malaysia (Points table and all results here). Malaysia have played in the final on three occasions, in 1985, 2007 and 2009. They lost to India in 85 and 09 and lost to Australia in 07. In the 21 past editions the hosts have yet to lift the … Continue reading
38 Years ago, when most of the current hockey players and fans were not born, India defeated defending champions Pakistan to win their only World Cup title on 15th March 1975 in Kuala Lumpur. On the way to final India defeated reigning Olympic Champions Germany in pool stage and hosts Malaysia in the Semi-Final in extra time. A complitation about India’s only World Cup Title Watch Full 1975 World Cup Hockey Final (India Vs Pakistan) here But Who remembers this day? 38 summers ago this day turned out to be a red-lettered day in the Indian sports. A team prepared … Continue reading
14 March 2013: The Black Sticks Men defeated India to set-up a crucial match against Australia at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, other two matches, Australia vs Korea and Malaysia vs Pakistan, were drawn. With the draws, Australia and Malaysia remain top of the table on eight points with Malaysia set to play India on Saturday. The Black Sticks are on six points followed by Korea and Pakistan on four and India on three points. With a win against India and six points in the bag, the Black Sticks will play Australia in a winner takes all … Continue reading