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FIH: Indian men's and women's hockey team rank 6th and 10th in year-end

FIH: Indian men's and women's hockey team rank 6th and 10th in year-end

The Indian men's team were at the sixth spot since the beginning of this year and maintained its position throughout 2017.

Dec 12, 2017, 21:28 PM IST
HWL 2017 Final: Clinical Australia beat Argentina 2-1, defend title

HWL 2017 Final: Clinical Australia beat Argentina 2-1, defend title

It was a fitting end to the eight-nation tournament which witnessed a keen battle between world's best two teams.

Dec 10, 2017, 21:43 PM IST
Ministry will give complete funding to Hockey India: Rajyavardhan Rathore

Ministry will give complete funding to Hockey India: Rajyavardhan Rathore

Rathore reiterated that the Central Government will do everything possible in its capacity to support the athletes and raise the bar of sports in the country.

Dec 10, 2017, 21:17 PM IST
HWL 2017 Final: India coach praises Germany for lion-hearted show despite loss

HWL 2017 Final: India coach praises Germany for lion-hearted show despite loss

Depleted German side might have lost the bronze-medal play-off match at the Hockey World League Final, but India coach Sjoerd Marijne praised the visitors for their spirited show, saying that they completely surprised the home team with their "structured" system.

Dec 10, 2017, 21:10 PM IST
HWL 2017 Final: India beat Germany, not German spirit, to win bronze

HWL 2017 Final: India beat Germany, not German spirit, to win bronze

SV Sunil (21st minute) and Harmanpreet Singh (54th) got India the goals they needed, while it was reserve goalkeeper Mark Appel, playing his second match in a row as striker, who scored off a 36th-minute slap-push from skipper Mats Grambusch to draw his team level.

Dec 10, 2017, 19:16 PM IST
HWL 2017 Final: Superstitious Belgium tried sneaking into stadium at midnight

HWL 2017 Final: Superstitious Belgium tried sneaking into stadium at midnight

Some 12-13 members of the Olympic silver medallist Belgium team scaled the boundary wall of the official hotel, Sandy's Tower, and walked a few kilometres (2.8km to be precise), trying to make a clandestine entry into the stadium.

Dec 09, 2017, 22:26 PM IST
HWL 2017 Final: India face ‘unwell’ Germany for bronze to end 2017

HWL 2017 Final: India face ‘unwell’ Germany for bronze to end 2017

Earlier in the tournament, the Germans had blunted India’s counter-attacking tactics in the league phase winning that match 2-0.

Dec 09, 2017, 22:02 PM IST
HWL 2017 Final: Australia crush depleted Germany to reach final

HWL 2017 Final: Australia crush depleted Germany to reach final

Germany, winners of 2008 and 2012 Olympics, will now meet hosts India in the bronze-medal playoff at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday.

Dec 09, 2017, 21:56 PM IST
All-play-quarters format is here to stay, says FIH

All-play-quarters format is here to stay, says FIH

The all-play-quarterfinal format existing in the FIH's four-tier HWL has come in for some criticism from a few teams which have failed to progress beyond the last-eight stage despite finishing on top in pool stages.

Dec 09, 2017, 17:59 PM IST
7/10 is enough: Is Sjoerd Marijne 'Wright' for Indian hockey?

7/10 is enough: Is Sjoerd Marijne 'Wright' for Indian hockey?

Like Kirsten, Marijne promotes building relationships and encourages players to spell their thoughts out, not be hesitant. Kirsten had a more mellowed captain in Dhoni to do that easily in comparison to Wright who had to give the aggressive Ganguly more space. And it worked, in both the partnerships.

Dec 07, 2017, 21:15 PM IST
HWL 2017 Final: 'Unpredictable' India face Olympic champions Argentina in semi finals

HWL 2017 Final: 'Unpredictable' India face Olympic champions Argentina in semi finals

'Inconsistent' is the perfect word to sum up India. If one day the Indians are brilliant, the very next day they might give a lacklustre performance.

Dec 07, 2017, 20:40 PM IST
Pakistan on for World Cup in India, HIL back in 2019 end: Hockey India CEO Elena Norman

Pakistan on for World Cup in India, HIL back in 2019 end: Hockey India CEO Elena Norman

Elena Norman said Hockey India has got approval from two out of three ministries so far for Pakistan’s participation in the men’s hockey World Cup next year in India.

Dec 06, 2017, 20:25 PM IST
HWL 2017 Final: Holders Australia beat Spain 4-1, sail into semifinal

HWL 2017 Final: Holders Australia beat Spain 4-1, sail into semifinal

The Aussies were off to a quick start with Dylan Wotherspoon creating early trouble for the Spanish defence and on at least two occasions, he was denied by rival goalkeeper Quico Cortes.

Dec 06, 2017, 20:08 PM IST
Statistics doesn't matter, what matters is execution: Sjoerd Marijne

Statistics doesn't matter, what matters is execution: Sjoerd Marijne

Despite having the better share of chances in their final Pool B match against Germany, the hosts could not execute them and went down 0-2.

Dec 04, 2017, 23:16 PM IST
HWL 2017 Final: Poor India lose 0-2 to Germany, still in quarters

HWL 2017 Final: Poor India lose 0-2 to Germany, still in quarters

India earned four penalty corners but Rupinder Pal Singh and Harmanpreet Singh failed to be on the mark on any of those.

Dec 04, 2017, 22:03 PM IST
HWL 2017 Final: India arrive ‘too’ late against England, lose 2-3

HWL 2017 Final: India arrive ‘too’ late against England, lose 2-3

The defeat means India slip to the last position in Pool B with just one point. However, it doesn’t hurt their chances of progressing as the format ensures all eight teams play the quarterfinals.

Dec 02, 2017, 21:17 PM IST
HWL 2017 Final: India impress in 1-1 draw with Australia

HWL 2017 Final: India impress in 1-1 draw with Australia

It was a day of missed chances in India's tournament opener but the hosts will be happy to earn a point against the world champions.

Dec 01, 2017, 21:38 PM IST
World Hockey League Final: After Asia Cup triumph, India eye success at world stage

World Hockey League Final: After Asia Cup triumph, India eye success at world stage

India will open their campaign in the elite HWL Final against world champions and title holders Australia in Pool B tomorrow.

Nov 30, 2017, 15:06 PM IST
Indian women hockey team ranked 10th in world after Asia Cup triumph

Indian women hockey team ranked 10th in world after Asia Cup triumph

The India's men's team has maintained the sixth position in the latest rankings. 

Nov 06, 2017, 23:12 PM IST
Women's Hockey Asia Cup: Indian eves beat China in final, emulate male counterparts

Women's Hockey Asia Cup: Indian eves beat China in final, emulate male counterparts

Last month, Indian men's team Malaysia 2-1 in the Asia Cup final in Dhaka.

Nov 05, 2017, 16:47 PM IST