Spain beat India by 4-1 in 1st test of 3 match series

Hosts Spain defeated the India Men Hockey Team 4-1 in their first match of three match series. After SV Sunil scored equalizer in first half, the hosts scored 3 more goals in 2nd half to win the match at Sant Cugat del Valles on 10th August 2015.

India vs Spain during 3 match series in Europe Tour 2015

India vs Spain during 3 match series in Europe Tour 2015

In the current Europe tour, India had defeated France in their first two matches by 2-0 and 4-1, but fail short of performance against number 11 in world ranking Spain. Continue reading →

After 2 wins against France, India ready to face Spain in Europe Tour

Post winning the series with France by 2-0, the India Men Hockey Team is all set to clash against Spain in the opening match tomorrow, 10 August 2015.

Roelant Oltmans coaching India Men Hockey team in Spain during Europe Tour 2015

Roelant Oltmans coaching India Men Hockey team in Spain during Europe Tour 2015

India scored 2-0 and 4-1 victories against France at Le Touquet and Wattigies Sports Centre respectively. In the first match of the tour, Chinglensana Singh and SV Sunil scored for India to win the match. Young drag flick expert Gurjinder starred in the match at Wattigies Sports Centre by scoring 2 goals in 14th minute and 44th minute, while Amir and Rupinder Pal scored once each on penalty corner 30th and 52nd minute respectively.

Coached by Roelant Oltmans and motivated with these victories against french side, India will be eyeing to win its three matches against Spain and keep their winning campaign intact. Continue reading →

Indian Men Hockey team to play Spain and France in Europe Tour

The Indian Men Hockey Team will be playing against France and Spain in their Europe tour from 31 July to 14 August 2015 in five matches.During the Tour, India will play twice against France and thrice against Spain in preparation for the all important FIH Hockey World League Final to be held in India later this year.

Indian Hockey team for Europe (France and Spain) tour 2015

Indian Hockey team for Europe (France and Spain) tour 2015

The 21 member Indian squad was selected post the Preparatory Camp held in Shilaroo from 19 July 2015 and was announced today. Continue reading →

Latest World Rankings released by FIH: India Steady at 9th (M) and 13th (W)

  • Australia men & Netherlands women hold firm at the top of the rankings
  • Belgium men leap-frog England into 4th while USA women move up to 5th

Lausanne – 26th March 2015: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has released the latest FIH World Rankings as of March 2015. These include points awarded following the completion of the Hockey World League Round 2 events.

FIH Men's and Women's World Ranking

FIH Men’s and Women’s World Ranking

In the FIH Men’s World Rankings, 2014 World Champions Australia (1), World Cup Silver medallists the Netherlands (2) and 2012 Olympic Champions Germany (3) continue to hold the top three positions, with Tom Boon’s Belgium moving into fourth place ahead of Ashley Jackson’s England, who drop to fifth. Argentina’s Los Leones retain sixth place ahead of New Zealand (7), Korea (8), India (9) and Pakistan (10).

Malaysia (12), Ireland (14), Canada (15), Japan (16), Poland (17), France (18), Egypt (20), Austria (22) and China (31) all secured top three finishes in the Hockey World League Round 2 events, reaching the Olympic qualifier Semi-Final phase and collecting crucial ranking points in the process. Although these teams have seen little change in their current FIH World Ranking on this occasion, their involvement in the upcoming Hockey World League Semi-Finals will generate even more points and could trigger some significant movement. 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 →

Indian Women finish Spain tour with 2-1 win over Germany in Valencia

Valencia (Spain), 23 February 2015: Indian eves completed their Spain tour with a 2-1 victory over Germany played in Valencia on February 22. The tour was in preparation for the FIH World League Round 2, to be held in New Delhi from 07 – 15 March, 2015.

Indian Women's Hockey team in Valencia during their Spain tour 2015

Indian Women’s Hockey team in Valencia during their Spain tour 2015

The Indian women hockey team started the tour with a goalless draw and 1-0 win over the hosts Spain. Vandana Katariya scored lone Indian goal in 2 matches against Spain, which were litmus tests of Indian forward line against well organized Spanish defence. In following matches of the tour, Indian team went down to Men’s teams Dutch clubs Haagsche Delftsche Mixed Hockey Club (HDM) JA 1 and Groningsche Cricket en Hockey Club (GCHC) by 10-2 and 4-1 respectively. Continue reading →