India set up revenge clash against Pakistan in Asiad hockey final
India set up revenge clash against Pakistan in Asiad hockey final

 

Incheon: Akashdeep Singh scored a fabulous field goal against hosts South Korea to guide Indian men's hockey team into the finals of the Asian Games after a gap of 12 years, setting up a summit showdown with arch-rivals Pakistan.

Asian Games: India face Korea test in men's hockey semi-final
Asian Games: India face Korea test in men's hockey semi-final

Looking to end a 16-year-old gold drought, the Indian men's hockey team faces a tough South Korea test in the semi-finals of the 17th Asian Games, here on Tuesday.

Scrappy India beat China 2-0, to face Korea in hockey semi-final
Scrappy India beat China 2-0, to face Korea in hockey semi-final

A scrappy India eked out a hard-fought 2-0 win over lower-ranked China to progress to the semi-finals of the men's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games, here on Saturday.

Asian Games: India play China in crucial last game, need draw to progress
Asian Games: India play China in crucial last game, need draw to progress

Shattered after the close 1-2 loss against arch-rivals Pakistan, Indian men's hockey team will have to regroup themselves quickly and eye atleast a draw in their last crucial Pool B fixture against China here on Saturday, to qualify for the semifinals of the 17th Asian Games.

Asiad: India ready to face defending champs China in women's hockey
Asiad: India ready to face defending champs China in women's hockey

 India will have a chance to avenge there twin defeats of the earlier Asian Games when they take on defending champions China in the women's hockey competition here on Wednesday.

India eye another big win against Oman ahead of key clashes
India eye another big win against Oman ahead of key clashes

Their campaign of to a rousing start, Indian men's hockey team will be eyeing yet another morale-boosting big win over minnows Oman on Tuesday ahead of their crucial pool match against archrivals Pakistan at the 17th Asian Games here.

Sardar and Co eye big win over Sri Lanka in Asiad opener
Sardar and Co eye big win over Sri Lanka in Asiad opener

Eyes firmly set on the gold medal, which has eluded them for the past 16 years, the Indian men's hockey team would look to open its Asian Games campaign with a big win against minnows Sri Lanka in a Pool B match at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium, here on Sunday.

Asian Games: Indian men start quest for elusive hockey gold
Asian Games: Indian men start quest for elusive hockey gold

India will start their elusive quest for the Asian Games men's hockey gold in a new format of the game when they take on minnows Sri Lanka in their Pool B opener here on Sunday while the women's team begin their campaign the next day.

HI not to send official as IOA delegate to Asian Games
HI not to send official as IOA delegate to Asian Games

Hockey India Secretary General Narinder Batra on Wednesday said that HI will not send any of its officials as a delegate at the expense of Indian Olympic Association at the Asian Games even while he slammed the sports ministry for "interference" on the issue.

Indian hockey team focussing on "speedy passing" ahead of Incheon Asian Games
Indian hockey team focussing on "speedy passing" ahead of Incheon Asian Games

Striker SV Sunil says the Indian hockey team is working on "speedy passing" ahead of their Asian Games opener against Sri Lanka on September 21.

New rule will work in our favour in Asian Games: P R Sreejesh
New rule will work in our favour in Asian Games: P R Sreejesh

With new rules set to be introduced in the upcoming Asian Games, India's vice captain P R Sreejesh feels the change in format will work in their favour in Incheon as they have hands-on experience of playing a game of four quarters, courtesy Hockey India League.

Hockey India League starts from January 22

Hockey India League will begin on January 22 next year and conclude on February 22, said HI CEO Elena Norman here on Monday.

India draw tough opponents in Champions Trophy hockey
India draw tough opponents in Champions Trophy hockey

 The Indian hockey team has been drawn in a tough group alongside Olympic champion Germany and World Cup runner-up the Netherlands among others for the Champions Trophy to be held in Bhubaneswar from December 6-14.

Indian women's hockey team departs for Asian Games
Indian women's hockey team departs for Asian Games

The Indian women's hockey team departed from here Saturday to participate in the 17th Asian Games to be held in the South Korean city of Incheon from Sep 19 to Oct 4.

Troubled HIL flaunts new Pune franchise
Troubled HIL flaunts new Pune franchise

At a time when the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) is in troubled waters with the reported withdrawl of two teams, Hockey India (HI) on Friday roped in Deccan Water Treatment Pvt Ltd as the owners of the Pune franchise, the new addition to the city-based tournament.

Preparatory camp to be held for junior men's probables

Ahead of the 4th Sultan of Johor Cup hockey, a preparatory camp for the India junior men's core probables will commence from Saturday at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here.

We have 'self belief' to break Asian Games hockey jinx: Terry Walsh
We have 'self belief' to break Asian Games hockey jinx: Terry Walsh

Looking to break the 16-year-old Asian Games 'gold' jinx, Indian men's hockey team coach Terry Walsh said that the current lot of players have the "self belief" to come up trumps in the upcoming quadrennial event in Incheon, South Korea.

Asian Games 2014: Hockey India slams government for cutting down on support staff
Asian Games 2014: Hockey India slams government for cutting down on support staff

Hockey India on Wednesday described the government's decision to exclude its four key support staff, including a coach, from the Asian Games-bound contingent as "distraction", leaving its High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans in a state of "shock".

India will have an edge in Asian Games hockey competition: Shakeel Abbasi
India will have an edge in Asian Games hockey competition: Shakeel Abbasi

Pakistan's star striker Shakeel Abbasi feels the Indian hockey team will enjoy an upper hand in the upcoming Incheon Asian Games due to its continous international exposure which is lacking in their case.

Narendra Batra blames Sports Ministry for delay in getting air tickets
Narendra Batra blames Sports Ministry for delay in getting air tickets

With the Indian men's team slated to leave on Thursday for the Asian Games, Hockey India secretary general Narendra Batra on Tuesday blamed the Sports Ministry for delay in getting air tickets for Incheon and said the body should not be criticised if the team fails to shine.