Pakistan hockey team returns home after HWL debacle
Pakistan hockey team returns home after HWL debacle

The Pakistan hockey team returned on Tuesday from Brussels after a disappointing campaign in the FIH World League Semifinals and coach Shahnaz Sheikh blamed it on financial constraints, lack of facilities and tough competition.

Pakistan hockey coach blames govt for Olympic failure
Pakistan hockey coach blames govt for Olympic failure

Pakistan`s hockey coach on Tuesday blamed the government for the team`s failure to qualify for next year`s Olympics, saying lack of funds had badly hurt their preparations.

Pak hockey team returns amid reports of tension among players
Pak hockey team returns amid reports of tension among players

 The Pakistan hockey team, which failed to qualify for next year's Olympic Games after its disappointing show at the Hockey World League Semifinals in Belgium returns home tomorrow amid reports that there was tension among the players during the tournament.

Indian hockey eves arrive to grand welcome
Indian hockey eves arrive to grand welcome

 Having all but booked a berth in next year's Rio Olympics, Indian women's hockey team on Monday arrived here early morning to a grand welcome amidst beating of drums and loud cheers.

HWL Semifinals: Last-minute goal helps Australia down Belgium in title encounter
HWL Semifinals: Last-minute goal helps Australia down Belgium in title encounter

Chris Ciriello sent a low drag flick into the right corner of the goal in the dying seconds for World champion Australia to defeat host Belgium 1-0 in the title encounters of the World League Semifinals at the KHC Dragons Stadium here on Sunday.

Indian team needs to organize defence better: Sardar Singh
Indian team needs to organize defence better: Sardar Singh

After suffering a 1-5 loss to Great Britain, India captain Sardar Singh on Sunday said his team needs to organise its defence better if it has to be ranked among the top international sides.

World League Semifinals: Indian defence crumbles, lose 1-5 to Britain bronze play-off
World League Semifinals: Indian defence crumbles, lose 1-5 to Britain bronze play-off

India's defence crumbled in the bronze medal playoff as they crashed to a 1-5 defeat against Great Britain for a fourth-place finish at the World League Semifinals, here on Sunday.

Pakistan hockey captain resigns
Pakistan hockey captain resigns

 Pakistan captain Muhammad Imran on Sunday stepped down after the national team failed to qualify for next year's Rio Olympics Games, following their latest defeat in the World Hockey League to France which left them at the bottom of the points table.

Selectors quit as Pakistan fail to make it to Rio
Selectors quit as Pakistan fail to make it to Rio

Pakistan's men's hockey team chief selector Islahuddin Siddiqui and other selectors have resigned from their posts after the team failed to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics, officials said.

Fancied Netherlands beat South Korea 2-1 to win women's HWL
Fancied Netherlands beat South Korea 2-1 to win women's HWL

World and Olympic champions The Netherlands lifted the Women's Hockey World League Semifinals title trophy after rallying to prevail 2-1 over Asian Games gold-medallists South Korea in the summit clash here.

World Hockey League Semi-final: Indian eves take 5th place, keep 2016 Rio Olympics dreams alive
World Hockey League Semi-final: Indian eves take 5th place, keep 2016 Rio Olympics dreams alive

The Indian women's hockey team kept its chances of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics alive as it finished fifth in the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final following a 1-0 victory over Japan here on Saturday.

Olympic appearance will be a dream come true: Ritu Rani
Olympic appearance will be a dream come true: Ritu Rani

As India enhanced its chances of qualifying for the Rio Games with a win over Japan on Saturday in the fifth-place playoff of the Hockey World League Semifinals, captain Ritu Rani expressed hope that an Olympic appearance would help lift women's hockey in our country.

Custodian Savita is India's star as women enhance 2016 Rio Olympics chances
Custodian Savita is India's star as women enhance 2016 Rio Olympics chances

Custodian Savita emerged a saviour by blocking half-a-dozen goal-bearing chances as India enhanced their Olympic qualification, following a 1-0 victory over Japan in the fifth-place playoff in the women Hockey World League Semifinals, here on Saturday.

HWL: India look to grab third place against Great Britain
HWL: India look to grab third place against Great Britain

After a heart breaking 0-4 defeat against Belgium in the last four contest, India will look to grab the third position when they lock horns against Great Britain in the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final here on Sunday.

Pakistan hockey coach blames poor infrastructure for debacle
Pakistan hockey coach blames poor infrastructure for debacle

The Pakistan men's hockey team's chief coach Shahnaz Sheikh on Saturday said he would not solely accept the blame for his side's poor performance at the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final, blaming lack of facilities for their failure to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Pakistan PM forms committee to probe hockey team's poor show
Pakistan PM forms committee to probe hockey team's poor show

Expressing concern at Pakistan's failure to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday formed a five-member probe committee to find out reasons for national hockey team's lacklustre show in the World Hockey League Semifinals in Belgium.

India face tough task against Britain in bronze play-off
India face tough task against Britain in bronze play-off

 Laid low after suffering a 0-4 thrashing at the hands of Belgium, India face a tough task in their bid to finish on the podium when they take on a tenacious Great Britain in the bronze medal match of the men's Hockey World League Semifinals here on Sunday.

Conceding soft goals put us under enormous pressure: Sardar Singh
Conceding soft goals put us under enormous pressure: Sardar Singh

Captain Sardar Singh said conceding two soft goals early in the semifinal against Belgium proved disastrous for India in the Hockey World League Semifinals at the KHC Stadium here on Friday.

HWL Semifinals: World champions Australia set up title clash with Belgium
HWL Semifinals: World champions Australia set up title clash with Belgium

World champions Australia overcame some stiff resistance put up by Great Britain to notch up a 3-1 win and set up a title contest against Belgium in the men's Hockey World League Semifinals here.

India thrashed 0-4 by Belgium in FIH World League Semifinals
India thrashed 0-4 by Belgium in FIH World League Semifinals

 India were outclassed 0-4 by hosts Belgium in a lop-sided last-four clash, with Florent Van Aubel's fine hat-trick playing a pivotal role in the side's passage to the final of the FIH Hockey World League Semifinals here.