Clean Sweep for Black Sticks against Chile before World League Finals

The Black Sticks Women have won their final test against Chile in Santiago today, giving them a 3-0 series win ahead of the World League Final starting next weekend in Argentina.

Hockey New Zealand / Black Sticks LogoHowever, their 3-2 win today was by far the closest game of the series, with the Black Sticks winning the previous two tests 6-2 and 7-0. The Kiwis were 3-0 up thanks to goals from Sophie Cox, Petrea Webster and Anita Punt before Chile found the back of the net twice in the final 15 minutes.

Head coach Mark Hager said it wasn’t the best performance from his side and better decisions up front would have helped them score more goals. Continue reading →

Indian Women Edge Chile to Finish 7th at Rotterdam, Japan Finished 5th

Indian Women’s Hockey Team edged past Chile 2-1 to finish at seventh place in the Women’s Rabobank Hockey World League in Rotterdam. While Japan beat Belgium 3-1 to finish 5th. Continue reading →

Indian Women to Face Hosts Netherlands in Quarter Finals at Rotterdam

Indian Women’s Hockey Team will face hosts Netherlands in the quarter-finals of Hockey World League, while Pool B toppers Germany will take on Chile. New Zealand and Korea lock horns with Japan and Belgium respectively in other two quarter-final matches in Rotterdam.

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Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final Rotterdam (Women’s): Schedule and Results

Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final Rotterdam (Women’s)

Final Standings: 1. Germany, 2. Netherlands, 3. Korea, 4. New Zealand, 5. Japan, 6. Belgium, 7. India, 8. Chile

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Highlights of all the Matches

Rotterdam, Netherlands (Live on YouTube)
June 13-22, 2013

Pool A: Chile, Japan, Korea, Netherlands
Pool B: Belgium, Germany, India, New Zealand

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Final line-up announced for Investec World League in London

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 Women's Hockey internationals Hannah Macleod, Kate Walsh and Georgie Twigg look ahead to the Investec World League in London this June

England Women’s Hockey internationals Hannah Macleod, Kate Walsh and Georgie Twigg waiting for the Investec World League in London this June

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 Africa, Australia and Spain in their opening matches on Saturday 22, Sunday 23 and Tuesday 25 June. Continue reading →

Women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final Groups Confirmed, India will play at Rotterdam

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.

Indian Women's Team celebrating their Hockey World League Round 2 Win in New Delhi

Indian Women’s Team celebrating their Hockey World League Round 2 Win in New Delhi

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) that qualified through the earlier rounds of the Hockey World League.

 

The Dutch enter the tournament as the top-ranked team in the FIH World Ranking. New Zealand, Germany, and Korea  were also automatically qualified for the Semi-Finals thanks to their top-eight spot in the FIH World Ranking.

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