Second Win for India (Women), Men Lost to Netherlands

In an exciting clash against Ireland in the second test match against Ireland in Dublin, the Indian Women Hockey Team obtained another win by defeating them 2-1. While, in the fourth build-up game of the Europe Tour played in Netherlands, India went down fighting 2-4 to The Netherlands yesterday.

India vs the Netherlands at the Hague

India vs the Netherlands at the Hague

India forced first PC of the game and from straight strike a deflection by Soundarya was lifted over McFerran which gave India the lead in 19m. Two further PC’s for India gave the visitors a 2 goal lead this time Sunita Lakra finished at near post in the 21minute.  Ireland almost got one backa few moments later when Pinder set up O Flanagan but her shot was just wide.  Ireland got their just reward in 33m when Anna o Flanagan shot was diverted high into net by Evans.  At the lemon, break India lead 2-1 against the hosts Ireland. Continue reading →

India vs Belgium Hockey Match Live Streaming

Indian Men Hockey team is currently in Europe for the preparation of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014, scheduled to be held at The Hague, The Netherlands from 31 May -15 June 2014. In their third match of the Europe Tour, India face Belgium tonight at 22:30 IST (19:00 Local Time). Live streaming of India vs Belgium test match is available here. The live streaming is powered by SportsBroadcasting.nl

The live streaming of India vs Belgium hockey match will be available from 22:15 IST (18:45 Local time) on 15th April 2014.

We, on behalf of Indian Hockey Fans, thank SportsBroadcasting.nl for making the live streaming available and let us catch the action.

India have already played two matches in the tour, winning one 7-0 against Leiden Hockey Club (Dutch National Hockey Club) and drew 3-3 in the second match against HGC Hockey Club (Dutch National Club).

India will play The Netherlands in their last two matches of the Europe tour on 17th and 19th April at the Hague.

India face Belgium Test after a win & a draw in Europe Tour

15 April 2014: Senior Men Hockey team of India is currently on Europe tour for the preparation of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014, scheduled to be held at The Hague, The Netherlands from 31 May -15 June 2014.

Birendra Lakra in action for India against Leiden Hockey Club

Birendra Lakra in action for India against

In their third match of the Europe Tour, India will take on Belgium tonight at 22:30 IST (19:00 Local Time), which will be the real test of Indian squad and against a well proven side of Belgium, who have grown leaps and bounds in world hockey during last couple of years.

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Indian Men Hockey team put up tough fight in their second build-up game of the Europe Tour as they tied at 3-3 against HGC Hockey Club (Dutch National Club) played at The Netherlands on 14 April 2014.  Continue reading →

Jude Felix to Assist Terry Walsh as coach of Indian Men Hockey Team

26th March 2014: Double Olympian Jude Felix has been appointed as Coach of the Senior Men National Hockey Team of India. He will work under Chief Coach Terry Walsh.

Jude Felix-Coach Indian Men Hockey Team

Jude Felix-Coach Indian Men Hockey Team

Jude will join the training camp of the senior men hockey team on 27 March 2014 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Delhi for preparations of the FIH Men’s World Cup 2014 to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from 31 May – 15 June 2014. He is appointed on a probationary period of three months with the senior men hockey team.

Speaking on the appointment Jude Felix, Coach, Senior Men National Hockey Team said, “I am coming with the vast years of my playing and coaching experience at different levels. I am confident that I will be able to make a contribution to players individually and team as a whole. Working with two great coaches in Roelant Oltmans and Terry Walsh, I am looking forward to learning from them and passing on the knowledge to as many coaches as possible in India”. Continue reading →

Core Probables for World Cup are Announced, Gurbaj Recalled

Indian Men’s Hockey Team will start their preparations for the FIH Hockey World Cup to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from 31 May-15 June 2014, with the training camp at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi from 9 March 2014.

Indian Team Players Gurbaj Singh (Punjab) and Chenglensana Singh (Railways) Trying to Get Possession of the Ball, in 3rd Quarter Final of Senior National Championship 2012

A file photo of Gurbaj Singh and Chenglensana Singh

The 33 senior men core probables for the World Cup were shortlisted by Roelant Oltmans, Director High Performance, Terry Walsh, Chief Coach Senior Men Hockey Team and Harbinder Singh Government Observer during a meeting held on 25 February 2014. A month-long preparatory camp of the senior men core probables will continue till 10 April 2014. Continue reading →

India and Malaysia will Face Australia in Pool A of World Cup 2014

  • Top of World Rankings Australia compete alongside England & Belgium in Pool A
  • HWL finalists Netherlands & New Zealand clash with Olympic champions Germany in Pool B

Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014, the Hague (Netherlands) from 31st May to 15th June 2014Following the conclusion to the inaugural edition of the men’s Hockey World League competition in New Delhi, India, the FIH has now revealed the pools for this summer’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup in The Hague, Netherlands.

Pool A will consist of the 2010 World Cup champions Australia (World Ranking: 1), England (4), Belgium (5), India (8), Spain (10) and Malaysia (13), while Olympic champions Germany (2) will face hosts, the Netherlands (3), New Zealand (6), Korea (7), Argentina (11) and South Africa (12) in Pool B. Continue reading →