India outclassed by Australia in 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016

Ipoh, Malaysia 7 April 2016: In their second game of the tournament in Malaysia, Australia outclassed India by 5-1 in 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016, while New Zealand were held by Canada for 1-1 draw. The hosts Malaysia edged past Japan by 4-3 to top the table.

Rupinder Pal Singh India and Jamie Dwyer Austrlia during 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016

Rupinder Pal Singh India and Jamie Dwyer Austrlia during 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016

Australia started off strongly in the first quarter, hitting India’s defense with speed and earned their first penalty corner in the 5th minute. Blake Govers scored from the PC with a sharp shot to make the score 1-0. India hit back with their own goal through a penalty corner, as Rupinder Pal Singh scored three minutes later to draw level. In the immediate aftermath of the drag flick though, Rupinder took a body blow from the rushing defender and was substituted for a good period of the next quarter. Continue reading →

India came from behind to beat Japan in 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016

Ipoh, Malaysia, 6 April 2016: Five time Champions India came from 0-1 down to beat Japan 2-1 in their opener match of the 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. In the other matches of the day, hosts Malaysia held New Zealand by 3-3 in a knife edge match, and Asian Giants Pakistan defeated Canada by 3-1.

Harman Preet Singh India  25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016

Harman Preet Singh India 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016

Despite starting the game strongly and India holding almost 84 per cent of the possession in the first five minutes, the first quarter ended goal less as Japan defended strongly to deny them any openings. Continue reading →

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: Schedule and Results

25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: Schedule and Results

24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 LogoVenue: Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Dates: April 06-16, 2016

Participating Teams:Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan.

Final Standings: 1. Australia, 2. India, 3. New Zealand, 4. Malaysia, 5. Pakistan, 6. Canada, 7. Japana

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Points Table of 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016:

 

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016 Points Table

Detailed Schedule of 26th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016:  Continue reading →

India jumps to 6th place in Latest FIH World Ranking, Top 3 are same

  • World Rankings updated following conclusion of Continental Championships
    Australia men and Netherlands women remain top
  • Venezuela men and Dominican Republic women biggest risers, India men climb 2 spots to 6th place

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) released the latest World Rankings earlier today following the conclusion of all five Continental Championships. Men’s World Cup holders Australia and women’s Olympic and World champions Netherlands remain at the top of the FIH World Rankings.

FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking released on 6th November 2015

FIH Men’s and Women’s World Ranking released on 6th November 2015

India jumped up two places into sixth as they look to enter the top five nations in the world, while the biggest rise in the men’s rankings saw Venezuela move up 22 places to 47. India men are biggest climbers in the top ten bracket. India leapfrogged Belgium and New Zealand to reach to 6th spot from 8th in last ranking Continue reading →

Ireland (M) and Japan (W) qualify for Rio Olympics as Kookaburras and Hockeyroos won Oceania Cup

  • Ireland men confirm their place in the hockey event at Rio 2016 as Australia win Oceania Cup
  • First Irish hockey team to take part in the Olympic Games since 1908
    Fifth place finish in Hockey World League Semi-Final enough to secure Ireland’s qualification
  • Japan women confirm their place in the hockey event at Rio 2016 as Australia and New Zealand qualify for Oceania Cup final
Ireland men's hockey team during FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp (Credits: Grant Treeby)

Ireland men’s hockey team during FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp (Credits: Grant Treeby)

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed that Ireland men and Japan women have qualified for the hockey event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. It marks the first time in over 100 years since an Irish hockey team participated in an Olympic Games, with their men picking up the silver medals in the inaugural Olympic hockey event which took place in London, England in 1908. Continue reading →

India team reaches after successful New Zealand tour

The India Men Hockey Team arrived with a boosted confidence after a successful campaign in New Zealand. The team reached the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi last night. India scored a resounding 2-0 win in first two games against New Zealand A and secured a series win against the New Zealand national team 2-1 in a four-match series.

India men team at IGI Airport New Delhi after arriving from New Zealand tour 2015

India men team at IGI Airport New Delhi after arriving from New Zealand tour 2015

The team returned with many positives that give them a boost of confidence for the upcoming Hero Hockey World League Final, to be held in India later this year. The team enjoyed an impressive winning campaign as they stepped up defensively on the field and took good control of the game in every match that they played against both the teams. Continue reading →