India Women Hockey Team to leave for Spain for Valencia test series

Indian Women Hockey Team for Italy Tour 2014

The India Women Hockey Team is all set to leave for Spain to play matches at Valencia from 10 – 24 February 2015. The preparatory camp for the tour had commenced on 10 January 2015 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi. The series is in preparation for the FIH World League Round 2, to be held in New Delhi from 7 – 15 March, 2015. The team will be led by Captain Ritu Rani and Deepika will be the Vice-Captain. During the fifteen day tour, the Indian team will be playing two matches with Spain on 14th and 16th … Continue reading →

Indian Women Hockey team starts preparations for Spain Tour and FIH World League Round 2

Indian Women's Hockey Team in Malaysia

Indian Women Hockey Team has started the preparations for Spain Tour and FIH World League Round 2. The preparatory camp of 24 member squad the commenced on Saturday, 10 January 2015 at Major Dhyan Chand National Hockey Stadium in New Delhi. It will continue till 9 February 2015. This camp is in preparations of Indian team for the Test Matches in Valencia, Spain scheduled to be held from 10-24 February 2015 and the FIH World League Round 2 to be held in New Delhi from 7-15 March 2015. The 24-member Women Team are part of this camp for training of the … Continue reading →

Black Sticks Men finish 7th, Belgium 5th in RHWC2014

Black Sticks Simon Child in action during shoot-out in 7th place play off against Spain at Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 (Credits: Dirk Markgraf

The Black Sticks Men have defeated Spain 4-1 in a penalty shoot-out to secure seventh place at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague. While Belgium beat London Olympics Gold Medalists Germany 4-2 to take 5th place. Chritopher Zeller gave lead to Germans in 18th minute, but Tom Boon and Tanguy Cosynus scored penalty corner goals in 25th and 40th minutes to earn lead for Belgium. German Florian Fuchs restored the parity in 56th minute, only to go down again in 59th minute when Floren van Aubel found the target. Evergreen Sebastian Dockier scored one more for Belgium … Continue reading →

England Beat Belgium to reach Semis of RHWC2014

England's Captain Barry Middleton and head coach Bobby Crutchley celebrate after reaching the Semi-Final of Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 at The Hague (Credits: Ady Kerry / England Hockey)

England are through to the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 Semi-Final after a nail-biting 3-2 victory over rivals Belgium and finished 2nd in Pool A behind the defending World Champions Australia and ahead of Belgium (3rd), Spain (4th), India (5th) and Malaysia (6th) in the points table. It was the final group game in Pool A and England needed the win to take the three points and steal second place from the Red Lions who only needed a draw to go through. Iain Lewers was calmness personified in the 66th minute as he fired his penalty stroke into the roof … Continue reading →

Kookaburras make it 5 of 5 with 4-0 win over India

Kookaburras Jeremy Hayward celebrates his goal during their last Pool game against India at Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 (Credits: Grant Treeby / Treeby Images)

A ferocious opening 25 minutes in which they scored four unanswered goals saw the Kookaburras progress to the semi-finals of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 with a 100% record after beating India 4-0 to top Pool A with a maximum 15 points. Later in the day, Spain defeated Malaysia by 5-2 to move to the 4th place in pool standings ahead of India and Malaysia. This means Spain will play for 7th position, India for 9th place, while Malaysia will play to avoid last position in the quadrennial tournament. Kieran Govers’ third minute opener gave the Australian men the … Continue reading →

India beat Malaysia to record their 1st Win at RHWC2014

Jasjit Singh Kular of India celebrating his first International Goal at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague

The Hague, Netherlands, 7 June 2014: India defeated Malaysia by 3-2 at the Green Fields Stadium, The Hague, Netherlands to record their first win in the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014. With this win India has added 3 more points in its favour on the points table and which takes them on the 4th position in Pool A with total 4 points. Australia outclassed England with 5-0 victory, while Belgium defeated Spain 5-2 to sit on top two positions of Pool A Standings. Followed by England, India, Spain and Malaysia at 3rd, 4th, 5th and last place. Indian midfielder Chinglensana … Continue reading →