Glasgow 2014 (M): India vs Australia in final: A Re-Match of 2010 Finals

India came down from 2-0 to defeat New Zealand 3-2 to set-up grand finale at Galsgow 2014 against defending champions of Commonwealth Games Australia in a re-match of 2010 edition’s final.

India's PR Sreejesh, Rupinder Pal Singh and Birendra Lakra celebrate at the final whistle after victory over New Zealand in the semi-final match at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

India’s PR Sreejesh, Rupinder Pal Singh and Birendra Lakra celebrate at the final whistle after victory over New Zealand in the semi-final match at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

The reigning World Champions Australia beat England in the first semi final by 4-1 to continue their winning streak to seal their place in a fifth consecutive Commonwealth Games final on Saturday. Continue reading →

Glasgow 2014 (M): India vs New Zealand and England vs Australia in Semis of Men’s Hockey

England and India secured their place in the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Semi Finals with 3-1 and 5-2 wins over Canada and South Africa respectively, while Australia and New Zealand won their respective matches to confirm their top places in Pool A and Pool B.

SV Sunil celebrates his goal with Manpreet, Nikkin Thimmaiah and Danish Mujatab against South Africa during their pool game at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

SV Sunil celebrates his goal with Manpreet, Nikkin Thimmaiah and Danish Mujatab against South Africa during their pool game at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

After today’s results, India will now face New Zealand and England will be up against Australia in cross over Semi Finals to be played on Saturday at 1645 and 1430 IST respectively. (Full Schedule, Results and Points Table Here)

Indian team came out firing in their final pool game against South Africa, though they needed a draw for advancing to medal round. VR Raghunath and Rupinder Pal Singh converted 2 of their 3 penalty corner chances in 3rd and 9th minute of the game to put India in driving position with 2-0 lead within opening 10 minutes. Continue reading →

Its Air India vs Haryana and Punjab Vs Karnataka in Semi Finals of Pune Hockey Nationals 2013

8 May 2013: Air India, Haryana, Punjab and Karnataka entered the semi-finals of the 3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2013.

3rd Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2013In the semi-finals to be played on Sunday 9 June 2013, last year’s runners-up Air India take on Haryana while Defending Champion Punjab will clash with Karnataka.

Last year’s runners-up Air India scored a hard-fought 5-4 win against Railways to win the first quarter-final match played at Major Dhyan Chand Polygrass Hockey Stadium, Pimpri in Pune today. Air India who led 4-1 at the half time looked quite confident but their opponents Railways tried to make a comeback scoring three consecutive goals in the second half. Continue reading →

Hockey World League Semi-Final Johor Bahru (Men’s) : Schedule and Results

Hockey World League Semi-Final Johor Bahru (Men’s)

Hockey World League Semi-Final Johor Bahru LogoFinal Placings: 1. Germany, 2. Argentina, 3. England, 4. Korea, 5. Malaysia, 6. Japan, 7. Pakistan, 8. South Africa

Johor Bahru, Malaysia (Live on YouTube)
June 29-July 7, 2013

Pool A: Germany, Korea, Argentina, Japan
Pool B: England, Pakistan, South Africa, Malaysia

Highlights of the matches:

Detailed Schedule (in Local Johor Bahru Time i.e. MYT): Continue reading →

Mix of Experience and Youth in Black Sticks Men’s Team for Hockey World League Semi Finals

Eight Olympians and a number of newcomers have been picked by Black Sticks Men’s head coach Colin Batch in the World League Semi-Final team set to take off to Europe this weekend.

Black Sticks Jared Panchia against Australia in Junior World Cup Qualifier

File Photo: Black Sticks Jared Panchia in action

Batch says his team is continuing to rebuild and hopes the combination of experienced and younger players will help create a successful team in Rotterdam next month.

Seven of those named have less than 20 caps, including Junior World Cup Squad players Kane Russell, George Muir and Jared Panchia.

“These three players had strong performances during the Korean test series and I think they have real potential going forward,” says Batch. Continue reading →

Ireland and India head to Rotterdam for Hockey World League Semi Finals

Both India and Ireland, who qualified for the FIH World League Semi-Finals through Hockey World League 2 New Delhi in February 2013, will travel to Rotterdam, Netherlands from 13th – 23rd June 2013 .

Indian Men's Hockey Team: Champions Hockey World League 2 New Delhi 2013

Indian Men’s Hockey Team: Champions Hockey World League 2 New Delhi 2013

The other teams at Rotterdam competition will be Australia, Netherlands, New Zealand and Spain, who qualified by FIH Rankings, while two others yet to be determined i.e. the winner of the upcoming World League 2 tournament in France and the highest ranked second place team from the French or Russia World League 2 competition. Continue reading →