Spain beat India by 4-1 in 1st test of 3 match series

India vs Spain during 3 match series in Europe Tour 2015

Hosts Spain defeated the India Men Hockey Team 4-1 in their first match of three match series. After SV Sunil scored equalizer in first half, the hosts scored 3 more goals in 2nd half to win the match at Sant Cugat del Valles on 10th August 2015. In the current Europe tour, India had defeated France in their first two matches by 2-0 and 4-1, but fail short of performance against number 11 in world ranking Spain. Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated on August 11, 2015 11:06 . … Continue reading →

After 2 wins against France, India ready to face Spain in Europe Tour

Roelant Oltmans coaching India Men Hockey team in Spain during Europe Tour 2015

Post winning the series with France by 2-0, the India Men Hockey Team is all set to clash against Spain in the opening match tomorrow, 10 August 2015. India scored 2-0 and 4-1 victories against France at Le Touquet and Wattigies Sports Centre respectively. In the first match of the tour, Chinglensana Singh and SV Sunil scored for India to win the match. Young drag flick expert Gurjinder starred in the match at Wattigies Sports Centre by scoring 2 goals in 14th minute and 44th minute, while Amir and Rupinder Pal scored once each on penalty corner 30th and 52nd … Continue reading →

Indian Men Hockey team to play Spain and France in Europe Tour

Indian Hockey team for Europe (France and Spain) tour 2015

The Indian Men Hockey Team will be playing against France and Spain in their Europe tour from 31 July to 14 August 2015 in five matches.During the Tour, India will play twice against France and thrice against Spain in preparation for the all important FIH Hockey World League Final to be held in India later this year. The 21 member Indian squad was selected post the Preparatory Camp held in Shilaroo from 19 July 2015 and was announced today. Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated on July 27, 2015 18:30 . … Continue reading →

Latest World Rankings released by FIH: India Steady at 9th (M) and 13th (W)

FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking

Australia men & Netherlands women hold firm at the top of the rankings Belgium men leap-frog England into 4th while USA women move up to 5th Lausanne – 26th March 2015: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the latest FIH World Rankings as of March 2015. These include points awarded following the completion of the Hockey World League Round 2 events. In the FIH Men’s World Rankings, 2014 World Champions Australia (1), World Cup Silver medallists the Netherlands (2) and 2012 Olympic Champions Germany (3) continue to hold the top three positions, with Tom Boon’s Belgium moving into fourth … Continue reading →

India ready to host FIH World League Round – 2 (Women) from March 7

FIH World League Round – 2 (Women) Logo

The FIH World League Round – 2 (Women) is all set to make a start on the 7th of March 2015 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi in India. The turf will witness eight international women hockey teams take on each other with the sole objective to win and advance to the semi finals of the League. The Indian Women Hockey Team was touring Spain to play matches in preparation for the FIH World League Round 2. Playing five games at Valencia, two against Spain, one each against the two Dutch hockey clubs – GCHC and HDM and … Continue reading →

Indian Women finish Spain tour with 2-1 win over Germany in Valencia

Indian Women's Hockey team in Valencia during their Spain tour 2015

Valencia (Spain), 23 February 2015: Indian eves completed their Spain tour with a 2-1 victory over Germany played in Valencia on February 22. The tour was in preparation for the FIH World League Round 2, to be held in New Delhi from 07 – 15 March, 2015. The Indian women hockey team started the tour with a goalless draw and 1-0 win over the hosts Spain. Vandana Katariya scored lone Indian goal in 2 matches against Spain, which were litmus tests of Indian forward line against well organized Spanish defence. In following matches of the tour, Indian team went down … Continue reading →