Indian men's hockey team clubbed with Germany, Holland in 2016 Rio Olympics

Indian men's hockey team clubbed with Germany, Holland in 2016 Rio Olympics

The top four teams from each pool will qualify for the knock-out stage, beginning August 14.

25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup​: India lose 1-2 to New Zealand, need a win over Malaysia for final berth

25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup​: India lose 1-2 to New Zealand, need a win over Malaysia for final berth

Australia are on top of the standings with 12 points from four successive wins, followed by New Zealand on 11 points from six matches.

India go down in penalty shootout to concede hockey series

India go down in penalty shootout to concede hockey series

Daniel Beale, Matt Gohdes and Chris Ciriello converted their attempts for Australia. 

Johor Cup: India beat Australia to set up title clash against Britain

Johor Cup: India beat Australia to set up title clash against Britain

Defending champions India defeated Australia 1-0 in their last league match to enter the final of the fifth men's Sultan of Johor Cup junior hockey tournament here on Saturday.

India junior men team beat Argentina 3-2 in Johor Cup

India junior men team beat Argentina 3-2 in Johor Cup

India's junior men's hockey team came back strongly in the ongoing 5th Sultan of Johor Cup as they defeated Argentina 3-2 in the third league match.

Playing in New Zealand will be tough challenge: Midfielder Manpreet Singh

New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Midfielder Manpreet Singh, who has made a comeback in the Indian hockey team following an injury, said that playing in New Zealand will be a tough challenge for them.

Will suggest FIH to launch a six-a-side World Cup: Dilip Tirkey

Will suggest FIH to launch a six-a-side World Cup: Dilip Tirkey

Impressed with the ever-growing popularity of T20 cricket, former India hockey captain Dilip Tirkey has decided to suggest the International Hockey Federation (FIH) to introduce a six-a-side World Cup to popularise the game in new countries.

India crush North Korea 13-0 in 7th women's Junior Asia Cup

India started their campaign at the seventh women's Junior Asia Cup on a resounding note by humiliating DPR Korea by 13-0 here on Saturday.

Frequent change of coaches destabilising Indian hockey: Terry Walsh

Frequent change of coaches destabilising Indian hockey: Terry Walsh

Paul van Ass' unceremonious sacking and frequent change of coaches is "potentially destabilising Indian hockey" but the country has just enough time to prepare and train itself for an "outstanding performance" in Rio Olympics, feels former coach Terry Walsh.

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.

Poland had prepared only for this match: India women's coach

Poland had prepared only for this match: India women's coach

 Indian women's hockey coach Mathias Ahrens seemed satisfied at the 3-1 victory his team posted against Poland in a group match of the World League Semifinals here on Wednesday.

India eves must learn to value possession against NZ: Coach

India eves must learn to value possession against NZ: Coach

 Indian women's hockey coach Mathias Ahrens on Monday said that the team should not only maximise its ball possession but also convert it into goals when they take on New Zealand in a pool match of the World League Semifinals here tomorrow.

Hockey World League: India seek better show against Poland

Hockey World League: India seek better show against Poland

 Having eked out an unconvincing 3-2 win over France in their campaign opener, the Indian men's side will have to quickly pull up their shocks, especially at the defence, when they take on lower-ranked Poland in their second group match of the Hockey World League Semifinals here on Tuesday.

Hockey World League semi-final: India's lack of aggression leaves Belgian coach surprised

Hockey World League semi-final: India's lack of aggression leaves Belgian coach surprised

India women's team's reluctance to launch an all-out attack despite trailing in the opening encounter against the home team has left Belgian coach Pascal Kina surprised.
Belgian captain Lieselotte van Lindt scored the lone goal of the match in the 35th minute to help the hosts clinched a 1-0 win against the Indian eves.

Running extra mile to improve on penalty corners, says Savita Punia

Running extra mile to improve on penalty corners, says Savita Punia

India women’s team custodian Savita Punia on Thursday said the side is dedicatedly practising penalty corners so that they do not face problems defending them at the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final which starts here from June 20.

Indian hockey colts' preparatory camp begins here on June 8

Indian hockey colts' preparatory camp begins here on June 8

 Indian hockey colts will kickstart their preparations for this year's men's Junior Asian Cup in Malaysia and next year's FIH Junior World Cup with a preparatory camp at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here, starting June 8.

We are more confident under new coach: Anuradha Devi

We are more confident under new coach: Anuradha Devi

 Forward Anuradha Devi says the Indian women's hockey team is a more confident bunch under new coach Mathias Ahrens as it prepares for the FIH World League semi-finals to be held later in the month.

India among top five fittest teams in current world hockey: Physical trainer

India among top five fittest teams in current world hockey: Physical trainer

Fitness is key to any team's success in fast-paced modern-day hockey and the Indian men's national team can be rated among the top five fittest sides in the world currently, said the country's Australian physical trainer Matthew Eyles.

Ritu Rani touches 200-international caps milestone

Ritu Rani touches 200-international caps milestone

Mid-fielder Ritu Rani on Sunday achieved a memorable milestone by earning her 200th International cap while leading the Indian women hockey team against Poland in the Finals of Hero FIH World League Round 2 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.