The classification games are set up as follows: in the semi-finals on Saturday, China will face Korea and Japan will take on India. Malaysia play Thailand for 5th place, and Singapore and Chinese Taipei will do battle for a spot in Sunday’s game for 7th place (full schedule here). In the topscorer list, Gu Bingfeng from China is the new sole leader with nine goals scored in four matches ahead of India’s Rani’s eight. Continue reading →
Hockey India League (HIL) is conducting a fresh auction of players for the upcoming season of the League on September 17 at New Delhi. The six franchisee will bid for players from India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, England, South Africa, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, Malaysia, Japan and Korea to complete their teams.
This is going to be 4th season of HIL, but still there are no teams from South India, either of Chennai or Bangalore should have had a franchise in the league by now. In the interest of the game and for increasing its reach, hockey hotbeds like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu can not be ignored in important league like HIL, which has become one of the best league in world, however it is yet to spread its arms pan-India. Keeping the stadium attendances during World Series Hockey 2012 in mind, HIL organizers should try to get a franchisee from either of the cities specially Bangalore. Continue reading →
- India men and Korea women were first one to qualify to Rio 2016 by winning Asian Games 2014 in Incheon
- Men’s teams going to Rio 2016 from FIH Hockey World League Semi-Finals – Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Australia, Belgium and Great Britain
- Women’s teams going to Rio 2016 from FIH Hockey World League Semi-Finals – Great Britain, China, Germany, Netherlands, Australia and Argentina
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) have confirmed the nations who qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics at the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final Olympic qualifying events. The events across three venues, saw forty nations take part in pursuit of places at the 2016 Rio Olympics and the HWL Finals. Continue reading →
- FINTRO Best Player Lidewij Welten sets up late winner for Ellen Hoog in The Netherlands’ victory over Korea
- New Zealand defeat to Australia gifts Rio 2016 Olympic Games ticket to Argentina
- India women take fifth to keep their Olympic qualification hopes alive
The Netherlands women won the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 by defeating the Asian Champions Korea by 2-1 in the final at Dragons Hockey Club in Antwerp. In third place match, Australia defeated their trans-Tasmanian rivals New Zealand by 4-2 to qualify for Rio Olympics 2016.
FINTRO Best Player Award: Lidewij Welten (NED)
HERO Best Young Player Award: Xan de Waard (NED)
FINTRO Best Goalkeeper Award: Sally Rutherford (NZL)
HERO Top Scorer: Jodie Kenny (AUS) – 10 goals
Fair Play Award: France Continue reading →
- Netherlands confirm ticket to Rio 2016 Olympic Games with a guaranteed top two finish
- Defeated Australia assured of Olympic berth regardless of 3-4 play-off meeting with New Zealand
Goals from Carlien van den Heuvel, Maartje Paumen, Ginela Zerbo, Lidewij Welten and Willemijn Bos helped the Netherlands defeat Australia to book their place in the final. They are now certain to finish in the top two, guaranteeing Netherlands one of the three available tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Continue reading →
- 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 →