Paul van Ass justified Rupinder Pal's axing, says working on variations
Paul van Ass justified Rupinder Pal's axing, says working on variations

In a surprise move, India on Tuesday axed ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh for the upcoming Hockey World League (HWL) Semifinal and the team's chief coach Paul van Ass justified the decision, saying it was a tactical move aimed at trying out "variations" ahead of the Rio Games.

We learnt lessons in Azlan Shah Cup, says coach Paul van Ass
We learnt lessons in Azlan Shah Cup, says coach Paul van Ass

 For Paul van Ass, the third-place finish in his maiden assignment as India's new hockey chief coach was undoubtedly a creditable performance and the Dutchman on Sunday said that he has managed to achieve his target in the tournament by learning "six beautiful lessons".

Azlan Shah Cup: Spirited India beat Korea in shoot-out to finish 3rd
Azlan Shah Cup: Spirited India beat Korea in shoot-out to finish 3rd

India produced a spirited performance to beat Korea 4-1 in the penalty shoot-out after both the teams were locked at 2-2 at regulation time, to finish a creditable third in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, here.

Misfiring India post first win in Azlan Shah, beat Canada
Misfiring India post first win in Azlan Shah, beat Canada

Already out of the summit clash, a misfiring India had to toil hard to get the better of a lowly Canada 5-3 and register their first win in the ongoing 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, here on Thursday.

Confident India start Olympic preparation with Azlan Shah
Confident India start Olympic preparation with Azlan Shah

Already assured of a place in the Rio Olympics, Asian Games champions India will start their preparations for the mega-event with the 24th Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament where they would face Korea in their opening match here tomorrow.

India lose 2-3 to Germany, finish runners-up in Johor Cup

Indian junior team failed to impress when it mattered the most as they lost 2-3 to Germany in the summit clash in the Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament here on Sunday.