V Baskaran appointed as Coach of the Indian Senior Men Hockey Team

New Delhi, 20 November 2013: Padmashri Olympic Gold Medalist V Baskaran has been appointed as Coach of the Indian Senior Men Hockey Team. He will work under the recently appointed Chief Coach Terry Walsh.

V Baskaran

V Baskaran

Baskaran joined the training camp of the senior men hockey team at SAI Centre, Bhopal for preparations of the FIH World League Finals in Delhi in January 2014 and the FIH World Cup to be held in The Netherlands next year.

Dr. Narinder Batra Secretary General, Hockey India said “Mr. Baskaran will form an integral part of the coaching staff headed by Mr. Terry Walsh. I am sure his valuable experience will help the Indian team in its 2014 World Cup and help take Indian hockey to new heights”. Continue reading →

Women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final Groups Confirmed, India will play at Rotterdam

Following the last of the women’s Hockey World League Round 2 tournaments which concluded  yesterday in Rio (Brazil), the FIH today announced the line-ups for the two women’s Hockey World League Semi-Final tournaments to be held in Rotterdam and London in June.

Indian Women's Team celebrating their Hockey World League Round 2 Win in New Delhi

Indian Women’s Team celebrating their Hockey World League Round 2 Win in New Delhi

The Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament in Rotterdam will be held from June 13-23 in conjunction with the men’s Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament.  Four teams (Netherlands, New Zealand, Germany, and Korea,) were already qualified for the event based on their FIH World Ranking and will be joined by four teams (Japan, India, Belgium and Chile) that qualified through the earlier rounds of the Hockey World League.

 

The Dutch enter the tournament as the top-ranked team in the FIH World Ranking. New Zealand, Germany, and Korea  were also automatically qualified for the Semi-Finals thanks to their top-eight spot in the FIH World Ranking.

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The Fans of Hockey Calendars for 2013 are here!!!

Continuing with our custom of bringing out wallpaper calendars every year, we are ready with our 2013 calendars. This time we have designed 2 calendars.

2013 Calendar by The Fans of Hockey: If you want a hard copies (A3 Size) of these calendar delivered to your doorsteps, then write to thefansofhockey[at]gmail.com with your detailed postal address, contact number, etc along with code and number of copies you want.

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As Team India takes off to Europe

Team India takes off : The Indian Hockey team is ready to board the plane for France to play two matches, and then travel to Spain for a 3 Nation Tournament, before reaching the Olympics Village in London. After booking their ticket to London by defeating France (8-1) in the Hero FIH Road to London (Men), Delhi 2012 in February, the team has been preparing hard for the Olympics. The tour of France and Spain will be the last outing of the team in the run up to the Games.

Indian Hockey Olympic Team

Indian Hockey Olympic Team (Credits: Rohan Jawale)

During the tour, India will play two test matches against France in Lille on 28 and 30 June 2012. The team will then travel to play two test matches each against Spain and South Africa from 5- 11th of  July 2012 at Santander, Spain, before taking part in a 3 Nation Invitational Hockey Tournament at the same venue (Detailed Schedule of the tour can be found here). Continue reading →

London Olympics 2012: Women’s Hockey Competition Schedule

Hockey at London Olympics 2012London Olympics 2012: Women’s Hockey Competition Schedule (Timing according to BST, Current time in London ):

Pool A
Team Pts P W D L GF GA GD
1 Netherlands NED 15 5 5 0 0 12 5 7
2 Great Britain GBR 9 5 3 0 2 14 7 7
3 China CHN 7 5 2 1 2 6 3 3
4 Korea KOR 6 5 2 0 3 9 13 -4
5 Japan JPN 4 5 1 1 3 4 9 -5
6 Belgium BEL 2 5 0 2 3 2 10 -8
Pool B
Team Pts P W D L GF GA GD
1 Argentina ARG 10 5 3 1 1 12 4 8
2 New Zealand NZL 10 5 3 1 1 9 5 4
3 Australia AUS 10 5 3 1 1 5 2 3
4 Germany GER 7 5 2 1 2 6 7 -1
5 South Africa RSA 3 5 1 0 4 9 14 -5
6 United States USA 3 5 1 0 4 4 13 -9
Pool A
Match Date-Time Results City
2 29/07 10:45 Netherlands  NED 3 x 0 BEL Belgium London
3 29/07 13:45 China  CHN 4 x 0 KOR Korea London
5 29/07 19:00 Great Britain  GBR 4 x 0 JPN Japan London
7 31/07 08:30 Netherlands  NED 3 x 2 JPN Japan London
9 31/07 13:45 Belgium  BEL 0 x 0 CHN China London
10 31/07 16:00 Great Britain  GBR 5 x 3 KOR Korea London
13 02/08 08:30 Korea  KOR 1 x 0 JPN Japan London
15 02/08 13:45 China  CHN 0 x 1 NED Netherlands London
17 02/08 19:00 Belgium  BEL 0 x 3 GBR Great Britain London
20 04/08 10:45 Netherlands  NED 3 x 2 KOR Korea London
21 04/08 13:45 Japan  JPN 1 x 1 BEL Belgium London
22 04/08 16:00 China  CHN 2 x 1 GBR Great Britain London
27 06/08 13:45 Japan  JPN 1 x 0 CHN China London
28 06/08 16:00 Korea  KOR 3 x 1 BEL Belgium London
29 06/08 19:00 Great Britain  GBR 1 x 2 NED Netherlands London
Pool B
Match Date-Time Results City
1 29/07 08:30 New Zealand  NZL 1 x 0 AUS Australia London
4 29/07 16:00 Argentina  ARG 7 x 1 RSA South Africa London
6 29/07 21:15 Germany  GER 2 x 1 USA United States London
8 31/07 10:45 South Africa  RSA 1 x 4 NZL New Zealand London
11 31/07 19:00 Argentina  ARG 0 x 1 USA United States London
12 31/07 21:15 Germany  GER 1 x 3 AUS Australia London
14 02/08 10:45 Australia  AUS 1 x 0 USA United States London
16 02/08 16:00 South Africa  RSA 0 x 2 GER Germany London
18 02/08 21:15 New Zealand  NZL 1 x 2 ARG Argentina London
19 04/08 08:30 Australia  AUS 1 x 0 RSA South Africa London
23 04/08 19:00 United States  USA 2 x 3 NZL New Zealand London
24 04/08 21:15 Germany  GER 1 x 3 ARG Argentina London
25 06/08 08:30 New Zealand  NZL 0 x 0 GER Germany London
26 06/08 10:45 United States  USA 0 x 7 RSA South Africa London
30 06/08 21:15 Argentina  ARG 0 x 0 AUS Australia London
Classifications
Match Date-Time Results City
31 08/08 08:30 Japan  JPN 2 x 1 RSA South Africa London
32 08/08 11:30 Korea  KOR 1 x 4 GER Germany London
35 10/08 08:30 Belgium  BEL 2 x 1 USA United States London
36 10/08 11:30 China  CHN 0 x 2 AUS Australia London
Medal Round
Match Date-Time Results City
33 08/08 15:30 Netherlands  NED 3 x 2 NZL New Zealand London
34 08/08 20:00 Argentina  ARG 2 x 1 GBR Great Britain London
Medal Round
Match Date-Time Results City
37 10/08 15:30 New Zealand  NZL 1 x 3 GBR Great Britain London
38 10/08 20:00 Netherlands  NED 2 x 0 ARG Argentina London
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