India Men Climbs to 8th place in latest FIH Ranking, Top Unchanged

  • Australia and the Netherlands maintain top spot in men’s and women’s FIH World Rankings
  • India and Canada men move up the rankings
  • Changes in the women’s top eight as USA slide down rankings

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the latest World Rankings following the completion of the four events comprising the Hockey World League Semi-Finals – Buenos Aires and Antwerp (men); Valencia and Antwerp (women).

Men's FIH World Ranking as on 23rd July 2015 (Source: http://www.fih.ch/rankings/outdoor/)

Men’s FIH World Ranking as on 23rd July 2015 (Source: http://www.fih.ch/rankings/outdoor/)

World Cup holders Australia men and the Netherlands women remain at the top of the World Rankings after both teams won their respective Hockey World League Semi-Final events, beating Belgium and Korea in the finals. Canada and India men are climbers among top15 while South Africa slides two places to 15th place. Continue reading →

India Girls held Germany for 4-4 draw, Boys lost to Belgium by 3-1

After losing to the Netherlands by 0-1 in their first match, India Under-21 Women Hockey team came back strong against Germany today and went on to draw the match 4-4 in the Volvo Invitational U-21 (Women) Tournament today. India Under-21 Men were defeated (1-3) by Belgium in their 3rd match after two convincing wins against Germany (3-0) and New Zealand (3-0).

Indian Women Hockey team in action against Germany during Volvo Invitational U-21 Tournament at Breda, the Netherlands

Indian Women Hockey team in action against Germany during Volvo Invitational U-21 Tournament at Breda, the Netherlands

India and Germany women displayed fearless performances where both sides were looking to counter the opponent’s attack.  After the goal-less first half, both the teams displayed their mettle in the second half and Belgium men outplayed India with two quick goals. Continue reading →

India U21 Men beat New Zealand 3-0, Women lost 0-1 to Netherlands in #VolvoTournament

After a convincing victory over Germany U-21 by 3-0 in the opening match, India U-21 Men Team won their second match against New Zealand U-21 by 3-0 in the Volvo International U-21 (Men) Tournament played at Breda, The Netherlands. In the women’s competition, Indian team lost to the hosts Netherlands by 0-1 in their opening match.

India Under-21 Men Hockey team listening to coach Harendra Singh during Volvo Invitational Tournament in Breda, Netherlands

India Under-21 Men Hockey team listening to coach Harendra Singh during Volvo Invitational Tournament in Breda, Netherlands

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India Boys beat Germany by 3-0, Girls to face Netherlands

India Under 21 Men Hockey team defeated Germany by 3-0 to start the Volvo Invitational U-21 (Men) Tournament 2015 on a winning note in Breda, Netherlands. Their women counterpart will start the campaign today (19th July) against the hosts Netherlands at 1630 IST with a hope to win and mark a good beginning.

Harmanpreet Singh and Harjeet Singh (Indian Hockey Player)

File photo of Harmanpreet Singh and Harjeet Singh who scored one goal each against Germany

The tournament witnessed an exciting face off between India and Germany where both the teams made crucial attempts to penetrate the defence of the other, however goals from Arman Qureshi, captain Harjeet Singh and drag-flick expert Harmanpreet Singh won the game for India. Continue reading →

India boys are geared up to face Germany in #VolvoTournament Opener

The India Junior Men Hockey Team is all geared up to start the Volvo Invitational U-21 Tournament 2015 on a positive note against Germany in Breda (Netherlands) tomorrow (18th July at 18:30 IST). The Junior Women hockey team of India will their first match against the Netherlands on 19th July.

India Under-21 Men Hockey team in a discussion with coach Harendra Singh before Volvo Invitational Tournament in Breda, Netherlands

India Under-21 Men Hockey team in a discussion with coach Harendra Singh before Volvo Invitational Tournament in Breda, Netherlands

Both the teams, India and Germany, are full of talented players who are gaining momentum to dish out a commendable performance as they seem in no mood to give the initial opening to the other team. Continue reading →

Schedule and Results: Volvo Invitational Tournament 2015 (U21 m/w), Breda

Volvo Invitational Tournament 2015:
Men and Women U21, Breda

Volvo Invitational Tournament 2015: Men and Women U21, Breda LogoVenue: Hockey Push, New Weft 97, 4817 GN Breda, Netherlands
From: 18th – 26th July, 2015

Participating teams in Volvo Invitational Tournament:
Under 21 Men: Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, England, India, New Zealand
Under 21 Women: Netherlands, England, Germany, China, New Zealand, India

Details Schedule, Results and Points Table of Volvo Invitational Tournament 2015 (Men and Women U21), Breda here: Continue reading →