Netherlands, Korea and Australia (Top 3 in FINTRO #HWL2015) on #RoadtoRio

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.

The Netherlands women hockey team acknowledge support and celebrate the title at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp (Photo: FIH)

The Netherlands women hockey team acknowledge support and celebrate the title at the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015 in Antwerp (Photo: FIH)

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals – Women
Final Standings

1. Netherlands; 2. Korea; 3. Australia; 4. New Zealand; 5. India;
6. Japan; 7. Belgium; 8. Italy; 9. Poland; 10. France

Event Awards
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 →

#HWL2015: Walmiki brothers scored once each in India’s 3-0 win over Poland

Riding on a goal each from Walmiki brothers and captain Sardar, the Indian Men Hockey Team defeated Poland by 3-0 in a Pool A league match of the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015, being played in Antwerp, Belgium.

Yuvraj Walmiki (Indian Hockey Player) (Credits: Raghu Prasad RV)

Yuvraj Walmiki (Indian Hockey Player) (Credits: Raghu Prasad RV)

India dominated the match from the first minute and attacked from both the sides of the field, which earned them a convincing victory over FIH Rank #17 Poland and three more points to lead their Pool with six points. Elder of the Walmiki (Yuvraj) brothers opened the scoring in 2nd quarter, captain Sardar doubled the lead in 3rd quarter and younger Walmiki (Devindar) completed the tally in final quarter. Continue reading →

Devindar Rewarded for Debut Goal, Sardar is not taking Poland lightly

After a 3-2 win over France in the opening match of the Indian Men Hockey Team in the ongoing FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015, India Men Team is looking to register their second win against Poland, which will be played on 23 June 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium.

Devindar Sunil Walmiki (Indian Hockey Player)

Devindar Sunil Walmiki (Indian Hockey Player)

In the opening game 23-year-old Devindar Sunil Walmiki made his impressive debut and scored a brilliant goal. On Devindar’s achievement of scoring a goal in his first international match, Hockey India has awarded him a cash prize of Rs. 1 Lakh and wishes him good luck for his new journey in international hockey. Continue reading →

India and Pakistan start #HWL2015 Rd3 with narrow victories

In the opening match of the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final 2015, the India Men Hockey team came from 0-1 down to beat France by 3-2 with a late winner with just a couple of minutes before final hooter.

Ramandeep Singh (Indian Hockey Player)

Ramandeep Singh scored the winner against France during FINTRO Hockey World League 2015 Semi Final

In the other match of the day and Pool A, Pakistan overcame Poland by 2-1. Irfan Muhammad scored early in the game to earn lead for the Green Shirts in 3rd minute. Bratkowski Pawel scored in 51st minute to equalize, but Waqas Muhammad scored in another 3 minutes to take full 3 points from the match.

The India and France, game started with the European taking the early lead but India came back strong as they scored two quick goals to take the lead. France not letting the game slip from their hand scored the equaliser in the 3rd quarter. India sealed the game in the 59th minute as great stick work by Captain Sadar Singh helped India score the vital winning goal. Continue reading →

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Women): Schedule and Results

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Women)

Fintro Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men) LogoVenue: KHC Dragons, Antwerp (BEL)
From: 20 Jun – 5 Jul 2015

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final (Men) Schedule and Results

Final Standings: 1. Netherlands, 2. Korea, 3. Australia, 4. New Zealand, 5. India, 6. Japan, 7. Belgium, 8. Italy, 9. P

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final (Women) Teams:
Pool A: France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands
Pool B: Australia, Belgium, India, New Zealand, Poland

Live telecast on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD
Live Streaming Star Sports www.starsports.com
More details about streaming and television broadcast of FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Women) here.

Points Table of FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Women) (After League Stage):

Pool A:

Rank Team Played Wins Draws Losses GF GA GD Points
1 Netherlands 4 4 0 0 26 1 25 12
2 Korea 4 2 1 1 14 3 11 7
3 Italy 4 1 2 1 7 12 -5 5
4 Japan 4 1 1 2 8 8 0 4
5 France 4 0 0 4 1 32 -31 0

Pool B:

Rank Team Played Wins Draws Losses GF GA GD Points
1 New Zealand 4 4 0 0 21 0 21 12
2 Australia 4 3 0 1 15 4 11 9
3 Belgium 4 2 0 2 3 4 -1 6
4 India 4 1 0 3 5 11 -6 3
5 Poland 4 0 0 4 1 26 -25 0

Detailed Schedule of FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Women):
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FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men): Schedule and Results

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men)

Fintro Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men) LogoVenue: KHC Dragons, Antwerp (BEL)
From: 20 Jun – 5 Jul 2015

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final (Women) Schedule and Results

Final Standings:
1. Australia; 2. Belgium; 3. Great Britain; 4. India; 5. Ireland; 6. Malaysia, 7. France; 8. Pakistan; 9. Poland; 10. China

FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final (Men) Teams:
Pool A: Australia, France, India, Pakistan, Poland
Pool B: Belgium, China, Great Britain, Ireland, Malaysia

Live telecast on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD
Live Streaming Star Sports www.starsports.com
More details about streaming and television broadcast of FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men) here.

Points Table of FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men):
Day 6 After 16 Games Played – June 26

Pool A:

Rank Team Played Wins Draws Losses GF GA GD Points
1 Australia 3 3 0 0 20 1 19 9
2 India 3 2 1 0 8 4 4 7
3 Pakistan 3 1 1 1 5 9 -4 4
4 France 3 1 0 2 6 14 -8 3
5 Poland 4 0 0 4 2 13 -11 0

Pool B:

Rank Team Played Wins Draws Losses GF GA GD Points
1 Belgium 3 2 1 0 10 2 8 7
2 Malaysia 3 2 0 1 7 6 1 6
3 Great Britain 3 1 2 0 12 5 7 5
4 Ireland 3 1 1 1 10 6 4 4
5 China 4 0 0 4 3 23 -20 0

Detailed Schedule of FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp (Men): Continue reading →