On 15th March 1975, exactly 40 years ago, the India’s Men Hockey team had won World Cup by defeating Pakistan 2-1 in the historic Finals of the 1975 Hockey World Cup. It was a moment of pride that day and it is a moment of pride for every Indian today, but India has failed to repeat the same feat again in these 40 years.
Cakes to celebrate 40th year of Hockey World Cup win at a get-together hosted by the captain of 1975 team Ajit Pal Singh
After 3 medals in first editions, Bronze, Silver and Gold in 1971, 1973 and 1975 respectively, India has failed to make it to top four in next 10 editions till 2014. India will host the 14th edition of prestigious hockey event in 2018, we wish good luck to Indian Hockey team for the event and expect them to better their performance, when hosts best of the best hockey teams at Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar.
Playing a hard-fought battle against the defending champions China, the Indian Women Hockey Team went down fighting to China 1-2 in their second league match of the 17th Asian Games played at Seonhak Hockey Stadium in Incheon, South Korea today, while Indian men’s hockey team is all set for the clash against neighbouring arch-rivals Pakistan.
Liang Meiyu and Zhao Yudiao scored a goal each for China, whereas Jaspreet Kaur scored the lone goal for India. Both the teams played attacking hockey from the first minute and tried to create maximum chances. But it was China who opened the account in the 2nd quarter when the game was in the 19th minute, Liang Meiyu converted a penalty corner opportunity and opening the scorecard at 1-0. Continue reading →