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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.

Auditor-General to carry out an audit of Pakistan Hockey Federation

Auditor-General to carry out an audit of Pakistan Hockey Federation

The Auditor-General of Pakistan is set to carry out an audit of the national hockey federation (PHF) accounts from 2008 to 2014 on the instructions of the finance ministry.

Top-4 finish in London tall ask but not impossible: Former players

Former players on Monday lavished praise on the Indian hockey team and its Australian coach Michael Nobbs.

India in Olympics is good for Hockey: Pak stars

The Indian hockey team`s Olympic qualification was not just celebrated in the country but was also lauded by their counterparts across the border in Pakistan.

Indian men’s hockey team book 2012 London Olympics berth

Indian men’s hockey team demolished France 8-1 in the FIH Olympic qualifiers final to book a place in the 2012 London Olympics.

Olympic qualifiers: This time for Africa

Indian women’s hockey team failed to clear the final hurdle as they were outplayed 3-1 by South Africa in the final of the FIH Olympic qualifiers.

Italy wins bronze, Canada finishes 5th in the Oly qualifiers

Italy and Canada notched up a contrasting victories over Ukraine and Poland respectively to finish their campaign at the London Olympic women`s hockey qualifiers in the third and fifth positions respectively at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday.

India one win away from realising London dream

The failure to qualify for 2008 Beijing Olympics still fresh in mind, the Indian hockey team would be desperate to avoid a repeat of the debacle.

Discounted tickets for men`s final of Olympic Qualifiers

Hockey India is offering discounted tickets to students, players of various academies and government employees.

Indian eves inch closer to realizing Olympic dream

Indian women’s hockey team booked a place in the final against South Africa defeating Italy 1-0 in the last league match.

Conceding goals is the only weakness of Indian team: Rajpal Singh

Conceding goals in every match remained the lone weakness that he could detect in the Indian squad`s ongoing campaign in the London Olympic qualifiers in Delhi, according to former hockey captain Rajpal Singh.

Olympic qualifiers: India halfway down the London road

Sandeep Singh came to India’s rescue by converting two penalty corners.

Olympic Qualifiers: Must-win for Indian eves after SA defeat

South African women showed their prowess in their attacking and kept checking Indians’ progress on the field.

Canada maul Singapore, Poland rout Italy in men`s qualifier

Canada dished out a clinical display to thrash minnows Singapore 15-1 in a one-sided game, while Poland walloped Italy 7-2, in the men`s hockey Olympic Qualification tournament.

It was almost perfect performance from India: Nobbs

India coach Michael Nobbs on Tuesday termed his team`s comprehensive 6-2 win over France as "clinical and almost perfect" and said the hosts will look to play a slightly different hockey against Canada on Tuesday.

On-a-roll India face tough French test

Their campaign well on track after massive wins in the opening two matches, the Indian men`s hockey team faces its first big test of the tournament on Tuesday.

Indian eves seek to continue winning ways, take on Poland

The Indian women`s hockey team will look to continue the winning momentum when it clashes with a low-ranked Poland.

Clinical India maul Italy 8-1 in men`s Olympic qualifier

India continued their goal-scoring spree and predictably walloped minnows Italy 8-1 in a one-sided match.

A goal-hungry Sandeep wants at least 12 more to his tally

Sandeep started the pre-Olympic campaign with 118 international goals to his credit and has already scored four goals in India`s two victories so far.

I am never satisfied: Nobbs

India might have routed a lowly Singapore by a massive margin of 15-1 but coach Michael Nobbs is still not satisfied with his wards and said the team is yet to reach its peak.