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.
11 March 2013: Today, the FIH announced the line-up for the women’s Hockey World League Semi Final tournaments to be held in London and Rotterdam in June, following the completion of the women’s Hockey World League Round 2 tournaments. England, Argentina, Australia and China are the four teams which automatically qualified for the Investec World League Semi Final in London, thanks their FIH World Ranking, while South Africa, USA, Spain and Italy have now been added to the line-up for what promises to be a scintillating week of hockey. England have been drawn in Pool B and will play South … Continue reading
Following the last of the women’s Hockey World League Round 2 tournaments which concluded yesterday in Rio (Brazil), the FIH today announced the line-ups for the two women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final tournaments to be held in Rotterdam and London in June. The Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament in Rotterdam will be held from June 13-23 in conjunction with the men’s Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament. Four teams (Netherlands, New Zealand, Germany, and Korea,) were already qualified for the event based on their FIH World Ranking and will be joined by four teams (Japan, India, Belgium and Chile) … Continue reading
Ireland 1 (O’Flynn) beat Spain 0 The Electric Ireland Irish Women’s team gained a hugely valuable win over World League 2 hosts Spain in Valencia today to set up a winner takes all encounter with Italy tomorrow. A much improved Ireland put in an excellent professional performance to get their World League 3 qualification hopes back on track following Tuesday’s loss to Belarus. The rain of the previous few days in Valencia disappeared and the sun was back out as Ireland started the game brightly against a team they had already faced 3 times in the last 3 weeks at … Continue reading
Ireland 4 (Jacob, Connery, O’Flynn, N. Gray) beat Czech Republic 1 The Electric Ireland Irish Women’s team got off to a winning start vs. Czech Republic at World League 2 today in Valencia despite losing an early goal in warm conditions in Spain. Darren Smith’s side fell behind in the 5th minute when a defensive mix up resulted in the ball somehow finding its way into the Ireland goal. It wasn’t the start the Green Army would have wanted but credit to the side led by Captain Alex Speers, they were up for a fight today and worked hard to … Continue reading