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.
New Delhi, 26 April 2013: Indian Men’s Hockey Team for Netherlands tour from 27 April – 9 May 2013 is announced. The 18 member Indian squad will be captained by Sardar Singh and VR Raghunath will be vice captain.
The Indian team will be traveling to Netherlands to play a total seven matches in preparations for the Senior Men team for FIH Men’s Hockey World League Round- 3(Semi-finals) to be played at Rotterdam, Netherlands from 13-23 June 2013.
Hockey India selector Col. Balbir Singh, Mr. BP Govinda, Mr. Michael Nobbs (Chief Coach) and Mr. Roelant Oltmans (Director-High Performance) alongwith Government Observer Harbinder Singh selected the list of 18 players during the selection trials conducted at SAI Centre, Bangalore on 16 April 2013. Continue reading →
New Delhi 23 April 2013: Ritu Rani scored twice as India defeated Hockey Club Rotterdam 4-3 in their first game played at Rotterdam Hockey Stadium.
Poonam Rani scored first goal for India in the 8th minute to earn lead for her side, but the hosts Hockey Club Rotterdam leveled the score in 13th minute through field goal. The local club side, scored two more in the 19th and 23th minutes of the game to build pressure on India. Continue reading →
Continuing on their fine run through out the tournament, the hosts Australia clinched 5th consecutive Gold Medal at Champions Trophy by defeating the Netherlands 2-1 on golden goal. It was the men in Orange, who took lead in 17th minute through Sander Baart on PC, but Russel Ford made it 1-1 on a missed PC, which stood till half time.
Champions Trophy Melbourne 2012
1. Australia, 2. Netherlands, 3. Pakistan, 4. India, 5. Belgium, 6. Germany, 7. New Zealand and 8. England
Best Player: Shakeel Abassi (PAK) Best Goalkeeper: Jaap Stockmann (NED Top Scorer: Nicholas Wilson (NZL) Fair Play Award: The Netherlands
As usual Jaap Stockmaan was brilliant under the bars and kept Netherlands in match till the end of 2nd half. In extra time, Kieran Govers scored the winner for Kookaburras.
The bronze medal between wild card entrant India and Pakistan started on slow pace, but India took quick lead in 7th minute through VR Raghunath on PC. Pakistan, then applied pressure and Muhammad Rizwan Senior finished well worked move to equalize (1-1) in 21st minute. Continue reading →
New Delhi, November 15: Teun de Nooijer, 36 is the highest capped player in the world who represented The Netherlands in 453 international matches is among the eight stars from the country who will feature in the player’s auction to be held in December in New Delhi for the most prestigious Hockey India League in January next year.
File Photo: Teun de Nooijer (Netherlands)
Dutch Midfielder Teun de Nooijer who made his debut in 1994 against New Zealand has always been a key member of the Dutch team that participated in 4 Olympic Games including Atlanta 1996 (Gold), Sydney 2000 (Gold), Athens 2004 (Silver) and London 2012 (Silver) with three World Cups including Utrecht 1998 (Gold), Kuala Lumpur 2006 (Bronze) and New Delhi (Bronze). Having earned FIH World Player of the year award in 2003, 2005 and 2006 Teun de Nooijer participated in as many as nine Champions Trophy tournaments since 2000.
Floris Evers, skipper of the Silver medal winning Netheralands team during Olympic Games in London this year is also set to join the league. With 230 caps, the 29 year old Floris Evers has a vast experience in the dutch side. He has been key member of the Netherlands team that won silver medal during Athens Olympic Games 2004. Also he was continuous member of The Netherlands team during the Champions Trophy from 2004 to 2007. Continue reading →