World Hockey League Semi-final: Indian eves take 5th place, keep 2016 Rio Olympics dreams alive
World Hockey League Semi-final: Indian eves take 5th place, keep 2016 Rio Olympics dreams alive

The Indian women's hockey team kept its chances of qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics alive as it finished fifth in the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final following a 1-0 victory over Japan here on Saturday.

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.

HWL: India look to grab third place against Great Britain
HWL: India look to grab third place against Great Britain

After a heart breaking 0-4 defeat against Belgium in the last four contest, India will look to grab the third position when they lock horns against Great Britain in the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final here on Sunday.

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.

Pakistan PM forms committee to probe hockey team's poor show
Pakistan PM forms committee to probe hockey team's poor show

Expressing concern at Pakistan's failure to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday formed a five-member probe committee to find out reasons for national hockey team's lacklustre show in the World Hockey League Semifinals in Belgium.

India face tough task against Britain in bronze play-off
India face tough task against Britain in bronze play-off

 Laid low after suffering a 0-4 thrashing at the hands of Belgium, India face a tough task in their bid to finish on the podium when they take on a tenacious Great Britain in the bronze medal match of the men's Hockey World League Semifinals here on Sunday.

Conceding soft goals put us under enormous pressure: Sardar Singh
Conceding soft goals put us under enormous pressure: Sardar Singh

Captain Sardar Singh said conceding two soft goals early in the semifinal against Belgium proved disastrous for India in the Hockey World League Semifinals at the KHC Stadium here on Friday.

HWL Semifinals: World champions Australia set up title clash with Belgium
HWL Semifinals: World champions Australia set up title clash with Belgium

World champions Australia overcame some stiff resistance put up by Great Britain to notch up a 3-1 win and set up a title contest against Belgium in the men's Hockey World League Semifinals here.

India thrashed 0-4 by Belgium in FIH World League Semifinals
India thrashed 0-4 by Belgium in FIH World League Semifinals

 India were outclassed 0-4 by hosts Belgium in a lop-sided last-four clash, with Florent Van Aubel's fine hat-trick playing a pivotal role in the side's passage to the final of the FIH Hockey World League Semifinals here. 

Pakistan must work seriously to save national game: Shahnaz
Pakistan must work seriously to save national game: Shahnaz

Downcast after Pakistan failed to qualify for the 2016 Olympics post their World League Semifinals loss to Ireland, hockey coach Shahnaz Sheikh said that it's high time that the stakeholders start working seriously to save the national game.

Olympic hopes dashed, shock grips Pakistan hockey community
Olympic hopes dashed, shock grips Pakistan hockey community

A pall of gloom shrouded the Pakistan hockey community after the national team failed to qualify for the Olympics for the first time in the history of the quadrennial event.

Pakistan lose to Ireland, out of Rio Olympic race

Once a powerhouse of the sport, Pakistan men's hockey team slumped to a new low today as it failed to qualify for next year's Rio Olympics after suffering a shocking 0-1 defeat to Ireland in a play-off match of the World League Semifinals, here today.

Netherlands, South Korea women set up contest in HWL
Netherlands, South Korea women set up contest in HWL

World champions The Netherlands outplayed Australia 5-1 to set up a title clash with South Korea on Saturday in the women's Hockey World League Semifinals at the KHC Dragons Stadium here.

Jasjit Singh's success brings hockey village Sansarpur back in focus
Jasjit Singh's success brings hockey village Sansarpur back in focus

 Young player Jasjit Singh Kular's fine show in the ongoing World League Semifinals has brought a village on the outskirts of Punjab's Jalandhar city back into the focus of the hockey fraternity.

Indian women one win away from presenting Olympic credentials
Indian women one win away from presenting Olympic credentials

Indian women go into Saturday's hockey encounter with Japan in the World League Semifinals with the focus on enhancing their claim for Olympic qualification after a gap of 36 years.

Indian hockey eves beat Italy, keep Olympic dreams alive
Indian hockey eves beat Italy, keep Olympic dreams alive

 India kept their Olympic qualification dreams alive by beating lower-ranked Italy in the shoot-out in a classification match of the women's Hockey World League Semifinals at the KHC Dragons Stadium, here on Thursday.

FIH Hockey World League Semifinals​: India vs Belgium - Preview
FIH Hockey World League Semifinals​: India vs Belgium - Preview

India will face one of their toughest tests in defence when they square off against the marauding Belgians in what promises to be a robust semifinal clash of the FIH Hockey World League Semifinals here on Friday.

World Hockey League Semi-final: Jasjit double sinks Malaysia, India enter last four
World Hockey League Semi-final: Jasjit double sinks Malaysia, India enter last four

Jasjit Singh Kular converted two penalty corners in the final quarter to send India to the last four stage of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final as the 2014 Asian Games champions overcame a fighting Malaysia with a 3-2 victory in the quarter-final here on Wednesday.

World Hockey League Semifinal: Britain spike Pakistan's semifinals hopes; Aussies advance
World Hockey League Semifinal: Britain spike Pakistan's semifinals hopes; Aussies advance

Great Britain boosted their chances of making the 2016 Olympic grade as they defeated Pakistan 2-1 in the quarterfinal of the Hockey World League Semifinals, here on Wednesday.