Fiji and Kazakhstan score goals but lost to China and Malaysia, Japan beat Russia on Penalty Shoot Out in Hockey World League 2

New Delhi, 21 February 2013: Minnows Fiji men’s team and Kazakhstan women’s team scored their first goals in the Hero Hockey World League Round 2, Delhi 2013 tournament played at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium today.

Fiji Men's Hockey Team performing 'Cibi' before match

Fiji Men’s Hockey Team performing ‘Cibi’ before match

Seventieth-ranked Fiji showed a better performance than previous matches and fought well against eighteenth-ranked China on the fourth day of the Hero Hockey World League Round 2. However, they lacked behind the experience and skills of Chinese players and lost the battle by 1-4. Continue reading →

‘Cibi’ Fiji War Dance by their Men’s Hockey Team

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 →