8th Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2015, Kuantan: Schedule and Results

8th Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2015

8th Men's Junior Asia Cup 2015 LogoVenue: Kuantan, Malaysia
Date: 14th-22nd November, 2015

India won the 8th Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2015 by defeating Pakistan in final by 6-2.

Participating Teams:
Pool A: India, Malaysia, Japan, China
Pool B: Korea, Pakistan, Oman, Bangladesh

Live Telecast of Junior Asia Cup 2015 is available on Astro Arena in Malaysia.

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Second Win for Men, Indian Women Looking for a Win against China

Indian Men Hockey Team today registered their second consecutive win in the 17th Asian Games as they defeated Oman 7-0 in the second match played at the Soenhak Hockey Stadium in Incheon.

India vs Oman action during Asian Games 2014

India vs Oman action during Asian Games 2014

With combined efforts from the team, the defence line up and the goal scorers Rupinder Pal Singh and V R Raghunath each with two goals to their credit, Akashdeep Singh, SV Sunil and Danish Mujtaba responsible for a goal each helped India to claim the match with a comfortable 7-0 clean sweep. Continue reading →

Indian Women beat Thailand 3-0, Men looking to continue Winning streak

Facing Thailand in their opening match of the 17th Asian Games today, the Indian Women Hockey Team starts their outing with a 3-0 win to earn full 3 points from the opener at Soenhak Hockey Stadium in Incheon. Yesterday, their men counter part defeated Sri Lanka 8-0 to start campaign on winning note.

Poonam Rani of India in action against Thailand during Asian Games 2014 in Incheon (South Korea)

Poonam Rani of India in action against Thailand during Asian Games 2014 in Incheon (South Korea) (Credits:Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

Converting one penalty corner each successfully, it was Poonam Rani and Vice-Captain Deepika and a field goal from Vandana Katariya, ensured a 3-0 victory against Thailand and registering the team’s first win in the tournament.

Opening the first quarter, India had to wait until the 14th minute when Poonam Rani scored on set-piece in a penalty corner opportunity and opening the account for India. In the second quarter, the Thai defence stood strong and did not let India score any goal. Continue reading →

Hockey Schedule/Results/Higlights: 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014

17th Asian Games Incheon 2014

Men’s and Women’s Hockey
Schedule and Results
Highlights and Full Match Recordings here

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India Men and Women Lose to Pakistan and Japan Respectively

India‘s Women Hockey team lost to the hosts Japan 1-2 in their last league match at the 3rd Asian Champions Trophy being played at Kakamigahara, while Men’s team went down fighting to neighboring arch-rival Pakistan (4-5) to bow out of the title contention.

Manpreet Singh (Indian Hockey Player)

Manpreet Singh (Captain of India) scored a goal for his team today against Pakistan

In the other matches of the day, Malaysian Women’s team stunned higher ranked China by 1-0, while men’s competition Malaysia defeated China 5-4 and Japan beat Oman 4-0.

Indian Women’s team took 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute when Chanchan Devi scored off a penalty corner. Japan got three penalty corners in the first half but Indian defense and goalkeeper denied any scoring chance to their opponents and went to lemon break with a slender lead of 1-0. Continue reading →

India score their 1st victory in 3rd Men’s Asian Champions Trophy

India registered their first win in the 3rd Men’s Asian Champions Trophy, as they defeated Oman 3-0 in their third league match at the Kakamigahara, Japan today. In the other matches of the day, Pakistan pipped Malaysia by 1-0 with a penalty corner goal in the last-minute, while China defeated hosts Japan by 3-1.

Amit Rohidas (Indian Hockey Player)

India opened the scoring against the run of play in the 19th minute when a lapse from Oman defense allowed Akashdeep Singh into the circle and he made no mistake in finding the target for India, who have fielded their junior squad in the Asian Champions Trophy in a bid to prepare for next month’s Hero Hockey Junior World Cup in Delhi.

India scored their second goal in 30th minute as Prabhdeep Singh made a fine run on left flank before sending a cross into rival D. The cross came off the stick of Faiz Helmi, which was collected nicely by Talwinder Singh to score and double the lead for his side. At the lemon break, India lead 2-0 against 36th number side in the world. Continue reading →