India beat Spain by 4-2 in final test to win series by 2-1

The India men hockey fought back and won the series by winning two matches after losing opening match of the series against Spain. India forward player Ramandeep Singh’s two spectacular goals within a minute helped the Indian team to outplay Spain by 4-2 in the match played in Terrassa, Spain.

Indian Hockey team for Europe (France and Spain) tour 2015

Indian Hockey team won France Test Series by 2-0 and Spain Test Series by 2-1 during Europe tour 2015

Spain had defeated India by 4-1 in first match, while India leveled the series by winning 2nd match with score board reading 2-0. With India winning third match, they finished as winner of the series by 2-1.

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India vs Spain 3rd Test Live Stream Here, India beat Spain in 2nd test

After losing 1-4 in 1st match against Spain, the India Men Team beat Spain 2-0 in their second match played at Sant Cugat del Valles. These results levels the series at 1-1 and set-up interesting stage for 3rd and final test match between two teams.

India will play the hosts Spain in 3rd test match at 1430 IST on 13th July, Live Streaming this India vs Spain Hockey match at Club Egara, Terrassa can be seen here:

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Spain beat India by 4-1 in 1st test of 3 match series

Hosts Spain defeated the India Men Hockey Team 4-1 in their first match of three match series. After SV Sunil scored equalizer in first half, the hosts scored 3 more goals in 2nd half to win the match at Sant Cugat del Valles on 10th August 2015.

India vs Spain during 3 match series in Europe Tour 2015

India vs Spain during 3 match series in Europe Tour 2015

In the current Europe tour, India had defeated France in their first two matches by 2-0 and 4-1, but fail short of performance against number 11 in world ranking Spain. Continue reading →

After 2 wins against France, India ready to face Spain in Europe Tour

Post winning the series with France by 2-0, the India Men Hockey Team is all set to clash against Spain in the opening match tomorrow, 10 August 2015.

Roelant Oltmans coaching India Men Hockey team in Spain during Europe Tour 2015

Roelant Oltmans coaching India Men Hockey team in Spain during Europe Tour 2015

India scored 2-0 and 4-1 victories against France at Le Touquet and Wattigies Sports Centre respectively. In the first match of the tour, Chinglensana Singh and SV Sunil scored for India to win the match. Young drag flick expert Gurjinder starred in the match at Wattigies Sports Centre by scoring 2 goals in 14th minute and 44th minute, while Amir and Rupinder Pal scored once each on penalty corner 30th and 52nd minute respectively.

Coached by Roelant Oltmans and motivated with these victories against french side, India will be eyeing to win its three matches against Spain and keep their winning campaign intact. Continue reading →

India Finish 3rd in Santander Hockey Tri-Nations after Great Britain and Spain

India took on hosts Spain in the last match of Tri-Nations Hockey Tournament at Santander, after both of them lost their respective matches against Great Britain. Great Britain defeated India (3-1) and Spain (2-1) to finish first, while Spain defeated India (2-1) in the last match of the tournament to finish Second. India lost their both the matches and finished Third.

VR Raghunath

VR Raghunath

India played better hockey in first half, looked inspired by their last match before the London Games. After a scoreless first half, the match became more tensed, which saw 6 temporary suspensions (2 green and 2 yellow cards for hosts, while one of each for India).

Spain controlled the game from the starting of second half, kept possession, reached to Indian goal. David Alegre (43rd Minute) and Miquel Delás (61st Minute) scored on penalty corners to earn a lead of 2-0 for the hosts. However, India pulled one back through VR Raghunath in a Penalty Corner in 64th Minute of the game to 2-1, and ran out of time in search of equalizer.

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Spain beat India 2-1 in the 2nd test of Santander series

The Spanish team defeated India (2-1) in the second test match at Santander as both teams are in final stage of preparations for the London Games. Sandeep Singh (Penalty corner 28th minute) scored the solitary goal for India, while Spain registered goals through Pau Quemada (34th minute) and Santi Freixa (Penalty corner 69th minute).

Ignace Tirkey

File Photo: Ignace Tirkey, who marked 250th International Cap

After drawing first test (3-3) against World Number 5 side spain, India continued to play a fast and attacking game. And took lead through the penalty corner goal by ace drag flicker Sandeep Singh in 28th minute.

Uncomfortable on the field Spain managed to level the score (1-1) through Pau Quemada’s field  goal which turned the tied. The hosts took possession of the ball and set up the tempo of game after the lemon break. The Skipper of Spain, Santi Freixa converted a penalty in the 69th minute to win the game for his team to avoid second consecutive draw. Continue reading →