London 2012 Hockey MEN – Day 3 Preview

London 2012 Hockey Previews

Day 3 Matches of Pool A are expected to be interesting. Australia will start the action of  the day against Argentina at 08:30 BST. Hosts Great Britain will take on Pakistan in 2nd match of 2nd session of the day at 16:00 BST, both the teams have one draw and one win from two matches and will be looking for strengthening their chances for semi-finals. In 1st match of evening session injury affected Spain will play South Africa, both of them have 1 point from 2 matches and would like to bring themselves into the race for knock-out stage by … Continue reading →

London 2012 Hockey MEN-Day 2 Review & Results

Ashley Jackson runs through South Africa defence (Photo credit: Great Britain Hockey/Ady Kerry)

London 2012 Hockey MEN-Day 2 Review & Results The only surprising result of Day 2 of the London 2012 Hockey MEN’s competition was the 2-2 draw between South Africa and hosts Great Britain. Australia and Netherlands registered their 2nd victory. Pakistan also earned the much needed 3 points with the victory against Argentina after drawing the campaign opener with Spain, while New Zealand defeated India and earned their first points to keep themselves in the contention for semi-finals.  New Zealand vs. India 3-1 (half-time: 3-1) Both India and New Zealand stepped on the pitch in search for their first win … Continue reading →

London 2012 Hockey MEN – Day 2 : Preview

London 2012 Hockey Previews

The Second day of the Men’s Hockey Competition of London 2012 Olympics will see 8 times Olympic Gold Medalists taking on Blacks Sticks in the first match of Mid-day session (Pool B | 13:45 BST, 3rd match of the day). This match is crucial for both the teams, as both India and New Zealand have lost their London Olympics opening games against Netherlands (3-2) and Korea (2-0) respectively. Though India has defeated New Zealand five times in Olympics history but they lost the last match (1-2) in 2004 edition of the Games. In total, India has scored 13 goals against … Continue reading →

London 2012 Hockey MEN-Day 1 Review & Results: Santi Freixa Ruled out of the Games

Great Britain v Argentina at London 2012 Olympic Games - Barry Middleton celebrates after scoring two goals at the Riverbank Arena (Photo Credit: Great Britain Hockey / Ady Kerry Photography)

On Day 1 of the Men’s Hockey Competition at London 2012, Great Britain and Australia of Pool A, Netherlands, Korea and Germany from Pool B earned full points from their respective matches while Spain and Pakistan shared the points as they played a draw. Spanish Captain Santiago FREIXA is ruled out of the rest of competition after suffering from broken arm during the match against Pakistan. FREIXA will be replaced by defense man Andres MIR BEL. Great Britain vs Argentina 4-1 (1-0 half-time) A double for Great Britain Captain Barry Middleton and a goal each for Dan Fox and Richard Smith ensured … Continue reading →

London 2012 Hockey MEN-Day 1 Preview

Hockey at London Olympics 2012

The Men’s Hockey Competition at Riverbank Arena will kick start on the 30th of July, Monday. The Black Sticks will feature in the Men’s Hockey opening game of London Olympics like their Women’s counterparts who were part of Opening Game of the Women’s Hockey Competition. The 1976 Olympic Gold Medalists – New Zealand will play Korea – the Silver Medalists of 2000 Olympics in the first match of Pool B at 8:30 BST. World #7 Black Sticks (New Zealand) have faced Korea twice in the Olympics and have won on both the occasions. 2nd Match of the day (1st of … Continue reading →

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2012: Preview

Chief Coach Michael Nobbs

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, the most prestigious hockey tournament outside FIH calendar, which has been regularly hosted since its inception in 1983 and have been played 20 times till 2011. Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2012 will be 21st edition and special with the fact that it will be played on blue pitch with yellow ball, as in London Olympics 2012, at Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh (Perak, Malaysia), which can be reached in two hours by and located in north of Kuala Lumpur. Since, Olympics are round the corner, every team will try to test their strategy and finalize their squads … Continue reading →