Australia won Hero Hockey World League, India clinched Bronze

  • Kookaburras take title thanks to strikes from Jeremy Hayward and Matthew Dawson
  • Host nation India stun Netherlands in shoot-out to claim bronze medal
  • Australia‘s Jamie Dwyer named Hero Best Player at the event in Raipur, India

Australia won the men’s Hero Hockey World League 2015 champions thanks to 2-1 win against Belgium in the tournament final in Raipur, India. But it was party time for the hosts, India, who clinched Bronze medal by defeating mighty Dutch team in high voltage match in shoot-out after being held for 5-5 draw in regulation time in front full capacity Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel International Hockey Stadium.

The crowd witnessed Rupinder Pal Singh score twice in the contest but it was the shoot-out heroics of goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh that gave Asian champions India victory in what was one of the games of the tournament and one of most important medal won by the Asian Giants in recent decades.

Australia’s Jamie Dwyer was named Hero Best Player of the tournament, while Arthur van Doren of Belgium was given the NMDC Best Junior Player award. Netherlands shot-stopper Jaap Stockmann was named SECL Best Goalkeeper while Gonzalo Peillat of Argentina finished as Hero Top Scorer with eight goals. The NTPC Fans Choice Award went to Indian goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh.

Highlights of Bronze Medal match:

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Schedule and Results: Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 Raipur

Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 Raipur

Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 Raipur LogoVenue: Raipur International Hockey Stadium, Raipur (Chhattisgarh) India
Dates: 27th November – 6th December 2015

Final Standings:
1. Australia, 2. Belgium, 3. India, 4. Netherlands, 5. Argentina, 6. Great Britain, 7. Germany, 8. Canada

Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 Raipur Individual Awards:
Hero Best Player: Jamie Dwyer (AUS)
SECL Best Goalkeeper: Jaap Stockmann (NED)
NMDC Best Junior: Arthur van Doren (BEL)
Hero Top Scorer: 8 – Gonzalo Peillat (ARG)
NTPC Fans Choice: P. R. Sreejesh (IND)

Participating Teams:
Pool A: Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Belgium
Pool B: Argentina, India, Germany, Netherlands

Television Broadcast and Live Streaming Details of Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 Raipur:
Star Sports (India); Canal Siete (Argentina); NOS (Netherlands); Astro (Malaysia); OSN (North Africa and United Arab Emirates); Supersport (South Africa); PTV (Pakistan) and Willow TV (USA).
Live Stream: starsports.com

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India Men to Camp in Delhi from 5th Sept for Hockey World League Final Preparations

The Preparatory Camp of the India Men Hockey team will start from 5th September at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. The camp will continue till 29 September 2015 for 25 days, where 26 players are called in.

Roelant Oltmans, High Performance Director and Chief Coach, interacting with India Men Hockey team during a practice session

Roelant Oltmans, High Performance Director and Chief Coach, interacting with India Men Hockey team during a practice session

The camp is the groundwork for the upcoming Men’s Hockey World League Final to be held in Raipur (Chhattisgarh), India from 27 November to 06 December 2015. The players will be gauged on their skills and will be undergoing meticulous training sessions to prepare themselves for the most awaited tournament of the year. Continue reading →

Raipur to host 2015 Men’s Hockey World League Final

  • Raipur International Hockey Stadium will host the 2015 Men’s Hockey World League Final
  • First international hockey event to be held in city of Raipur
  • Recently completed stadium to host eight team competition
Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra, President of Hockey India, presenting 'Hockey India Momento' to Dr. Raman Singh, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh in Raipur

Dr Narinder Dhruv Batra, President of Hockey India, presenting ‘Hockey India Momento’ to Dr. Raman Singh, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh in Raipur

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced that the 2015 men’s Hockey World League Final will be hosted by the Indian city of Raipur, Chhattisgarh between 27 November and 6 December 2015.

The event will be held in the 3,000 capacity Raipur International Hockey Stadium which was opened as a dedicated hockey facility in August 2014. Continue reading →

On Dhyan Chand Birthday: International Hockey Stadium inaugurated in Raipur, Chhattisgarh

The newly constructed International Hockey Stadium with a blue artificial turf in Raipur, Chhattisgarh was inaugurated on the occasion of the 109th birth anniversary of the late Major Dhyan Chand and National Sports Day.

Indian Hockey team with the Speaker of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, Hon’ble Gauri Shankar Agarwal and Ramesh Bais, Member of Parliament at the inauguration of New International Hockey Stadium

Indian Hockey team with the Speaker of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, Hon’ble Gauri Shankar Agarwal and Ramesh Bais, Member of Parliament at the inauguration of New International Hockey Stadium

The stadium with a capacity of 4000 spectators was inaugurated by the Speaker of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, Hon’ble Gauri Shankar Agarwal. Ramesh Bais, Member of Parliament was also present at the occasion. This is the second International Hockey Stadium with a blue astroturf inaugurated in the state after the International Hockey Stadium in Rajnandgaon which was inaugurated earlier this year. Continue reading →

Women Prepare for Asian Games at NIS, Men to play exhibition match in Raipur

The Indian Senior Women core probables are busy in preparing for the 17th Asian Games at the NIS Patiala, while Men’s core probables will play at India ‘A’ vs India ‘B’ exhibition on the occasion of the birth anniversary of the late Major Dhyanchand and National Sports Day on 29th August 2014.

The exhibition match will also mark the celebration of new International Hockey Stadium in Raipur, which will be inaugurated the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh and Speaker of Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly, Hon’ble Gauri Shankar Agarwal  to be held at Incheon, South Korea from 19th September 2014. Continue reading →