After 2 wins against France, India ready to face Spain in Europe Tour

Post winning the series with France by 2-0, the India Men Hockey Team is all set to clash against Spain in the opening match tomorrow, 10 August 2015.

Roelant Oltmans coaching India Men Hockey team in Spain during Europe Tour 2015

Roelant Oltmans coaching India Men Hockey team in Spain during Europe Tour 2015

India scored 2-0 and 4-1 victories against France at Le Touquet and Wattigies Sports Centre respectively. In the first match of the tour, Chinglensana Singh and SV Sunil scored for India to win the match. Young drag flick expert Gurjinder starred in the match at Wattigies Sports Centre by scoring 2 goals in 14th minute and 44th minute, while Amir and Rupinder Pal scored once each on penalty corner 30th and 52nd minute respectively.

Coached by Roelant Oltmans and motivated with these victories against french side, India will be eyeing to win its three matches against Spain and keep their winning campaign intact. Continue reading →

Indian Men Hockey team to play Spain and France in Europe Tour

The Indian Men Hockey Team will be playing against France and Spain in their Europe tour from 31 July to 14 August 2015 in five matches.During the Tour, India will play twice against France and thrice against Spain in preparation for the all important FIH Hockey World League Final to be held in India later this year.

Indian Hockey team for Europe (France and Spain) tour 2015

Indian Hockey team for Europe (France and Spain) tour 2015

The 21 member Indian squad was selected post the Preparatory Camp held in Shilaroo from 19 July 2015 and was announced today. Continue reading →

#HWL2015 (M): Kookaburras triumph over Red Lions in final, Ceriello finds net in overtime PC

Kookaburras, Champions of FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium (Courtesy: FIH)

Kookaburras, Champions of FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium (Courtesy: FIH)

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals – Men
Final Standings: 1. Australia; 2. Belgium; 3. Great Britain; 4. India; 5. Ireland;
6. Malaysia; 7. France; 8. Pakistan; 9. Poland; 10. China

Event Awards
FINTRO Best Player Award: John-John Dohmen (BEL)
HERO Best Young Player Award: Blake Govers (AUS)
FINTRO Best Goalkeeper Award: David Harte (IRL)
HERO Top Scorer: Blake Govers (AUS) – 7 goals

A dramatic late goal from Chris Ciriello gave Kookaburras, the Men’s Hockey team of Australia a 1-0 win over host nation Belgium to secure a first place finish at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final in Antwerp. Ciriello – who scored a hat-trick in the final of last year’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup – struck with a blistering overtime penalty corner drag-flick to give the Kookaburras a hard-earned win in a fantastic and hugely competitive match with the Red Lions. Continue reading →

Netherlands, Korea and Australia (Top 3 in FINTRO #HWL2015) on #RoadtoRio

The Netherlands women won the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 by defeating the Asian Champions Korea by 2-1 in the final at Dragons Hockey Club in Antwerp. In third place match, Australia defeated their trans-Tasmanian rivals New Zealand by 4-2 to qualify for Rio Olympics 2016.

The Netherlands women hockey team acknowledge support and celebrate the title at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp (Photo: FIH)

The Netherlands women hockey team acknowledge support and celebrate the title at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp (Photo: FIH)

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals – Women
Final Standings

1. Netherlands; 2. Korea; 3. Australia; 4. New Zealand; 5. India;
6. Japan; 7. Belgium; 8. Italy; 9. Poland; 10. France

Event Awards
FINTRO Best Player Award:  Lidewij Welten (NED)
HERO Best Young Player Award: Xan de Waard (NED)
FINTRO Best Goalkeeper Award: Sally Rutherford (NZL)
HERO Top Scorer:  Jodie Kenny (AUS) – 10 goals
Fair Play Award: France Continue reading →

India to Play for Win against Malaysia in QF #HWL2015

India Men hockey team is geared-up for their Quarter-Final match against Malaysia in the ongoing FINTRO World Hockey League Semi-Final 2015. Quarter-finals are scheduled to be held on 01 July 2015 when Australia, Great Britain and Belgium face challenges from Ireland, Pakistan and France respectively in knock-out stage in Antwerp, Belgium (Full Schedule Here).

India Hockey Coach Paul van Ass with his team during FINTRO Hockey World League 2015 (Credits: Koen Suyk)

India Hockey Coach Paul van Ass with his team during FINTRO Hockey World League 2015 (Credits: Koen Suyk)

In last encounter with the FIH Rank # 12 team Malaysia, India were defeat during the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015. This time around Indian team is looking at avenging the defeat and a win which will ensure a Semi-Final spot. Continue reading →

Devindar Rewarded for Debut Goal, Sardar is not taking Poland lightly

After a 3-2 win over France in the opening match of the Indian Men Hockey Team in the ongoing FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015, India Men Team is looking to register their second win against Poland, which will be played on 23 June 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium.

Devindar Sunil Walmiki (Indian Hockey Player)

Devindar Sunil Walmiki (Indian Hockey Player)

In the opening game 23-year-old Devindar Sunil Walmiki made his impressive debut and scored a brilliant goal. On Devindar’s achievement of scoring a goal in his first international match, Hockey India has awarded him a cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakh and wishes him good luck for his new journey in international hockey. Continue reading →