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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.

Deepika's injury a concern for fast-improving Indian eves

Deepika's injury a concern for fast-improving Indian eves

Key defender Deepika's injury sustained in the match against Australia is a concern for the fast-improving Indian women's team ahead of the knock-out rounds of the Hockey World League Semifinals at the KHC Dragons Stadium here.

Early goal did us in: India coach

Conceding a goal within five minutes into the match played a huge role in India`s defeat in all important London Olympic Qualification final against South Africa, coach C R Kumar said.

Satisfied with win but penalty corners still a concern: Kumar

India women`s team coach C R Kumar was satisfied with the 3-0 victory over Poland in the Olympics hockey qualifiers but said the low rate of penalty corners conversions remain a concern for the hosts.

We still have room for improvement: Kumar

Indian women coach C R Kumar feels "there is still room for improvement" even though his team beat Canada comprehensively 4-1.

Kumar disappointed with two wrong decisions

Disappointed with the 1-1 draw against a lowly Ukraine, India women`s hockey coach C R Kumar on Saturday rued the two decisions that went against his team but said they have not decided whether to lodge a complaint with the FIH.

Start remains a concern for Indian eves, says coach Kumar

With just three days left for the start of the hockey Olympic qualifiers, India coach C R Kumar is concerned about his wards performance in the initial stages of a match, as the home team came from a goal down to beat Canada 5-2 in a practice game on Tuesday.

Oz tour, Hockey 9s learning experience for Indian eves: Kumar

Despite losing out in the final, Indian women`s team coach C R Kumar took positives from his side`s performance in the Lanco International Super Series Hockey 9s, and exuded confidence that the team was heading in the right direction for the Olympic qualifiers.