Indian Men’s Hockey core probables are in Bangalore for the preparations of the Hockey World League 3 (Semi-Finals) to be played at Rotterdam in June.
The Indian team had a week’s in between their fairly successful tour of the Netherlands and ongoing camp in Bangalore. Indian side won two of their matches against club sides, while lost the other two and drew one. The men in blue concluded their tour with two victories against the hosts Netherlands. India defeated the Oranje by 2-0 and 4-2.
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 under patronage of a State government – it was due to internal feud between two factions of Indian Hockey Federation, a familiar affair even nowadays – a low key team that lost to a Pan-American team in the pool shrugged off its lethargy in time and went on to win the World Cup, defeating two Asian giants, one in the semis others in the final. read more on stick2hockey.com
The Fijian men’s team performing their traditional pre-match ‘Cibi’ for the camera. ‘Cibi’ (pronounced as Thimbi ) came to prominence in the rugby field in 1939 when it Fijian National Rugby team performed before the match. A national Basketball player taught this pre-match tradition to the Fijian Hockey Team. Continue reading
Lucknow, 19 January 2013: Delhi Waveriders failed to replicate their home form in their first away game of the Hero Hockey India League and were held to a 1-1 draw by Uttar Pradesh Wizards here on Saturday.
The Waveriders, who had won their first two encounters at home against Jaypee Punjab Warriors and Mumbai Magicians, however regained the top spot in the league standings with 12 points from three encounters.
But the visitors would not be satisfied with the end results given the way they started the match. The Waveriders came out all guns blazing in the first quarter and penetrated the opposition’s striking circle at will. Continue reading
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Giving a major boost to the national game ahead all-important the Olympic Qualifiers, Sahara India Pariwar has signed a new five-year sponsorship deal with Hockey India, continue its association with hockey since 2003. The Sahara India Parviwar would sponsor the men’s and women’s national teams as well as junior ones for for next five years. According to sources, Sahara India would be paying Rs 50 Crore for the next five year as per deal, which is 170 per cent higher than the previous deal.
“It’s our national game and we are proud to be associated with it and are elated to continue our patronage and support of the game. We will achieve greater laurels and success in the sport of hockey in the coming years and Sahara India Pariwar is committed to the development of the sport at all levels,” Sahara shri Subrata Roy said after signing the deal with Hockey India.
The corporate giant, also mentioned that apart from the sponsorship money, they would continue to help players in different ways as they have done in past. In addition to being sponsor to the Indian Hockey Team, they hosted Indian hockey team in Lucknow for Champion’s Trophy – 2003 coaching camp and the organization arranged for the boarding, lodging, practice camps and traveling of the entire Indian Hockey Team. Sahara India also organised a physical conditioning camp for the whole contingent in Germany as a part of the Hockey World Cup.