India vs Belgium, Australia vs Great Britain in final four at #HWL2015 in Antwerp

Australia, Great Britain, India and Belgium all sealed their places in the semi-finals of the men’s competition at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals in Antwerp, Belgium.

Jasjit Sing and Gurmail Singh of India celebrating a goal during FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals in Antwerp (Credit: Koen Suyk)

Jasjit Sing and Gurmail Singh of India celebrating a goal during FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals in Antwerp (Credit: Koen Suyk)

These teams overcame the respective challenges of Ireland (4-1), Pakistan (2-1), Malaysia (3-2) and France (5-4) to reach the final four and book their tickets to the prestigious Hockey World League Finals, that will be played in India at the end of the year. Trailing by 1-2 at one time in first half, Jasjit scored 2 penalty corners in last quarter for India to come out victorious against the FIH Rank# 12 team. Continue reading →

#HWL2015: Netherlands score 7 past Indian eves, set up semi with Hockeyroos, Korea vs New Zealand in 2nd Semi

  • Hockeyroos, Black Sticks, Oranje and Korea reach women’s competition semi-finals
  • Line-up for end-of-year women’s showpiece Hockey World League Final is revealed
  • Antwerp’s ‘Final Four’ set to do battle for three guaranteed places at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands and Korea sealed their places in the final four on a baking hot, drama-filled women’s quarter-final day at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp.

They overcame the respective challenges of Italy by 2-0, Japan by 5-1, India by 7-0 and host nation Belgium by 3-0 in shoot-out after 2-2 draw in full-time. The four winners of quarter-final stage has reached semi-finals (to be played on Thursday, 2nd July) dand booked their tickets to the prestigious end of year Hockey World League Finals that will be played in Argentina. They will be joined in that event by Great Britain, China, Germany and Argentina, who all achieved qualification by securing top four finishes at the recent Hockey World League Semi-Final event in Valencia. 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 →

Great Britain Women won Valencia #HWL2015 Semi Finals

  • Great Britain win Hockey World League Semi-Final in Valencia
  • Third qualification place goes to Germany after they beat Argentina in shoot-out
  • Georgina Oliva (ESP) wins Player of the Tournament
Great Britain celebrate winning the gold medal and booking their place at the Olympics (Credits: Stanislas Brochier World Sport Pics)

Great Britain celebrate winning the gold medal and booking their place at the Olympics (Credits: Stanislas Brochier World Sport Pics)

Great Britain beat China 2-0 to take first place at the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Valencia. In the third place match, Germany beat Argentina to win the coveted third automatic Olympic qualification place. All four teams competing 1-4 in Valencia have qualified for the Hockey World League Final in Argentina at the end of the year.

Individual awards were presented to Spain’s Georgina Oliva, the Player of the Tournament; Maddie Hinch (GBR) was voted as Goalkeeper of the Tournament; Charlotte Stapenhorst was named Young Player and Top Goal Scorer was shared by Carla Rebecchi of Argentina and Sophie Bray of Great Britain, who scored five goals apiece. Continue reading →

Get the crucial penalty corners and convert them: India Chief Coach Paul van Ass

With just a day to go until the India Men Hockey Team kick off their quest for the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final at Antwerp, Belgium, where they will clash against France on the opening day of the all important tournament to get underway from tomorrow.

Indian Hockey team at a practice session before FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men)

Indian Hockey team at a practice session before FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men)

Ranked ninth in the world, Sardar Singh’s side are in the same pool with Australia, Poland, France and arch-rivals Pakistan. In the practice matches, India lost to Belgium 1-2 before defeating France by 1-0, Great Britain by 3-1 and USA by 4-0. Continue reading →

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men): Schedule and Results

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men)

Fintro Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men) LogoVenue: KHC Dragons, Antwerp (BEL)
From: 20 Jun – 5 Jul 2015

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final (Women) Schedule and Results

Final Standings:
1. Australia; 2. Belgium; 3. Great Britain; 4. India; 5. Ireland; 6. Malaysia, 7. France; 8. Pakistan; 9. Poland; 10. China

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final (Men) Teams:
Pool A: Australia, France, India, Pakistan, Poland
Pool B: Belgium, China, Great Britain, Ireland, Malaysia

Live telecast on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD
Live Streaming Star Sports www.starsports.com
More details about streaming and television broadcast of FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men) here.

Points Table of FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men):
Day 6 After 16 Games Played – June 26

Pool A:

Rank Team Played Wins Draws Losses GF GA GD Points
1 Australia 3 3 0 0 20 1 19 9
2 India 3 2 1 0 8 4 4 7
3 Pakistan 3 1 1 1 5 9 -4 4
4 France 3 1 0 2 6 14 -8 3
5 Poland 4 0 0 4 2 13 -11 0

Pool B:

Rank Team Played Wins Draws Losses GF GA GD Points
1 Belgium 3 2 1 0 10 2 8 7
2 Malaysia 3 2 0 1 7 6 1 6
3 Great Britain 3 1 2 0 12 5 7 5
4 Ireland 3 1 1 1 10 6 4 4
5 China 4 0 0 4 3 23 -20 0

Detailed Schedule of FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men): Continue reading →