Hosts India and other teams are ready for FIH World League 2 in New Delhi

High on confidence host India’s Women Hockey Team was seen practicing before FIH Hockey World League Round 2 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, to be held from March 7-14 in the capital city. Other participating teams were also seen brushing their preparations for the tournament.

Indian Captain Ritu Rani and Jaspreet Kaur in Bronze Medal match of 2014 Asian Games in Incheon (Credits: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

File Photo: Indian Captain Ritu Rani and Jaspreet Kaur in Bronze Medal match of 2014 Asian Games in Incheon (Credits: PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

Malaysia, placed in Pool B will take on Kazakhstan in the opening match of the league scheduled for 7 March 2015, India, placed in Pool A is all geared up to lock horns with Ghana in the last match opening day with an aim to outwit the opponents and hoping to make an impact in front of the home fans. Clash between Pool A teams, Thailand and Poland in the third match and Russia and Singapore in the second match will complete the day.

All of the teams will not only play to seal their positions in the finals but will also confirm their way for a safe passage through to the FIH Hockey World League Round 3 in order to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. With an aim to begin their campaign in the League with a win, the teams are making significant efforts to put their line-up and field plan in place. The players seemed focus and determined for their respective encounters and polished their skills undergoing training to show a valiant game of hockey in the much awaited FIH Hockey Word League Round 2. Continue reading →

Schedule and Results: FIH World League Round 2 (Women): New Delhi 2015

FIH World League Round 2 (Women)
New Delhi : Schedule and Results

FIH World League Round – 2 (Women) LogoVenue: Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi (India)
March 7-15, 2015

Final Standings: 1. India, 2. Poland, 3. Malaysia, 4. Thailand, 5. Russia, 6. Kazakhstan, 7. Ghana, 8. Singapore

Teams:
Pool A: Ghana, India, Poland, Thailand
Pool B: Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore

FIH World League Round 2 (Women): Points Table

  • Pool A

    Country Played Wins Win Draws Loss Draws Losses GF GA GD Points
    India 3 3 0 0 0 21 0 21 9
    Poland 3 2 0 0 1 8 3 5 6
    Thailand 3 1 0 0 2 4 11 -7 3
    Ghana 3 0 0 0 3 1 20 -19 0
    Day 3 After 12 Games Played – March 10
  • Pool B

    Country Played Wins Win Draws Loss Draws Losses GF GA GD Points
    Malaysia 3 3 0 0 0 16 0 16 9
    Kazakhstan 3 2 0 0 1 7 10 -3 6
    Russia 3 1 0 0 2 9 6 3 3
    Singapore 3 0 0 0 3 0 16 -16 0
    Day 3 After 12 Games Played – March 10

FIH World League Round 2 (Women): Schedule and Results:

# Info Time (IST) Team 1 Team 2
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Indian Women’s Hockey Team for FIH World League Round 2 is Known

Indian Women’s Hockey Team is known for FIH World League Round 2 which is scheduled to be played at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi from 7th March to 15th March 2015. The league featuring eight teams is divided in Pool A and Pool B.

The 18 member Indian squad will be captained by the very proficient midfielder Ritu Rani who has to her credit of 193 International caps. Deepika, who has donned Indian jersey 138 times will be her deputy. Also, to guard the nets under the bar will be goalkeeper Savita who has made several crucial saves for the Indian Women’s Hockey team in the past. Continue reading →

India ready to host FIH World League Round – 2 (Women) from March 7

The FIH World League Round – 2 (Women) is all set to make a start on the 7th of March 2015 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi in India. The turf will witness eight international women hockey teams take on each other with the sole objective to win and advance to the semi finals of the League.

FIH World League Round – 2 (Women) Logo

The Indian Women Hockey Team was touring Spain to play matches in preparation for the FIH World League Round 2. Playing five games at Valencia, two against Spain, one each against the two Dutch hockey clubs – GCHC and HDM and Germany, the team India was seen giving a tough fight to their opponents on the foreign turf prior to the upcoming FIH World League Round 2. The girls from India were appreciated for their on-ground skills and team coordination as they dished out some noticeable performances at Spain.

The League holds importance as each team will look at winning and going on to play the World League Round 3 which is the final stage of qualification for the 2016 RIO Olympics. The Indian team, post their great show at Spain will look at winning and proceeding to the next round of the League. Continue reading →

Korea won Kuantan CC1, Bronze for hosts Malaysia

Korea have qualified for the 2016 Champions Trophy with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Canada in the final of the Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1 in Kuantan. The hosts Malaysia defeated Ireland 4-2 to grab Bronze medal.

Pahand Hockey Champions Challenge I (Men's): KuantanBoth the finalists had good results, as Korea grabbed their first Champions Challenge 1 title in their fourth appearance and Canada finishing second, their best result was a 6th place finish in Quilmes, Argentina, in 2012.

The Koreans scored the 2 goals in each half to win the final by 4-0, with the help of a brace from JANG Jong Hyun (10th minute PC and 56th minute PS goals), and field goals from KIM Young Jin and KIM Seong Kyu in 13th and 69th minute respectively. Continue reading →

Korea Edge Ireland to Face Canada in Final of Kuantan CC1

Korea defeated Ireland 2-1 in the semi-final of the Pahang Champions Challenge 1 at Kuantan, Malaysia, while Canada edged past the hosts Malaysia in an exciting shoot-out to set-up the summit clash.

Pahand Hockey Champions Challenge I (Men's): KuantanFinal match between Canada and Korea will be played 2130 (Local time/MYT), as Ireland take on hosts Malaysia in the Bronze Medal match at 1915 (Local Time) i.e 1215 Irish time on Sunday (May 4th). Poland will take on Japan for 7th place and New Zealand face France for 5th place.

Ireland trailed early on when Korea converted on the drag flick thanks to Jang Jong Hyun’s handiwork in just the 3rd minute. Ireland had a great equalising opportunity in the 15th minute when their initial goal ward bound shot secured them a penalty corner but the strong Korean defence was up to the task. Continue reading →