Pakistan to clash with Belgium in Champions Trophy opener
Pakistan to clash with Belgium in Champions Trophy opener

Aiming to better their third-place finish in the last edition of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament, Pakistan will take on Belgium in the opening match at Kalinga Stadium, here on Saturday.

Indicator of progress will be win vs Australia in CT: Roelant Oltmans
Indicator of progress will be win vs Australia in CT: Roelant Oltmans

 Indian hockey's high performance director Roelant Oltmans says the team's series win over Australia is a positive sign but repeating the feat against the World Champions in the upcoming Champions Trophy will determine the squad's progress.

Pakistan hockey Olympians arrested for gambling

Eight Pakistani hockey officials including four former Olympians appeared in court on Sunday on gambling charges.

Indian hockey team making 100 per cent improvement: Oltmans

India might have finished a disappointing ninth in the recent Hockey World Cup, but High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans today sought to present the performance of the national team in a positive light, saying the country showed "100 per cent improvement" and better results will follow "very soon".

Hockey World Cup: Australia clinch third title, thrash Netherlands 6-1

Australia clinched their third hockey World Cup by successfully defending the title they had won four years ago in New Delhi when they thrashed hosts Netherlands 6-1 in the final at the Kyocera Stadium here Sunday.

Netherlands beat England 1-0 to enter men`s World Cup final

Olympic silver medalists The Netherlands defeated England 1-0 to enter the final of the men`s hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium here on Friday.

Netherlands drub Argentina, set up final with Australia

Reigning Olympic gold medallists The Netherlands outplayed defending champions Argentina to set up a women`s hockey World Cup title encounter with Australia.

Dutch aiming at golden double in hockey World Cup

With both their men`s and women`s teams marching into the semifinals, Australia, Argentina and the Netherlands would be eyeing the golden double when the last-four stage of the FIH Hockey World Cup is played out over the next two days here.

Hockey WC: Dutch set up semis with England, Argentina take on Australia

Olympic silver medallist The Netherlands have set up a semifinal encounter with England in the men`s hockey World Cup here.

India to play South Korea for ninth position in hockey World Cup

India will be seeking to overcome Asian champions South Korea in the play-off for the ninth position in the ongoing men`s hockey World Cup here, after they failed to improve upon their eighth-place finish in the last (2010) edition at New Delhi.

Hockey WC: Australia thrash India 4-0 in last group league encounter

India suffered a humiliating 0-4 loss against defending champions Australia in their final group league encounter of the FIH Men`s Hockey World Cup, here on Monday.

Netherlands storm into World Cup hockey semifinals

Olympic silver medallists The Netherlands stormed into the men`s hockey World Cup semifinals with a runaway 7-1 victory over South Africa at the Kyocera Stadium.

Hockey World Cup: Resurgent India look to halt Aussie juggernaut

Buoyed by their triumph over Malaysia, India would face their toughest challenge so far when they take on unbeaten reigning champions Australia in their final preliminary game of the hockey World Cup here tomorrow.

Argentina`s men stay on semifinal course in World Cup

Penalty corner specialist Gonzalo Peillat`s three-goal burst kept Argentina on course for making the semifinals of the men`s hockey World Cup with a resounding 5-0 victory over Asian champions South Korea at the Kyocera Stadium here on Sunday.

Holders Australia enter semifinals

Defending champions Australia became the first team to ensure passage into the semifinals of the hockey World Cup with a 5-0 hammering of England here Saturday, giving them a maximum 12 points from four matches in Group A.

Holders Argentina, USA lead semifinal race in women`s World Cup

Defending champions Argentina and the United States lead the race for semifinal spots in women`s hockey World Cup after posting impressive wins in Group B here today.

Pak veterans team pull out of Masters World Cup

As if the humiliation of not being able to qualify for the ongoing World Cup in Rotterdam was not enough for Pakistani hockey fans now even the national veterans team has been forced to pull out of the Masters World Cup tournament on the sidelines of the main event.

Argentina men beat NZ 3-1 to stay in semifinal hunt

Argentina stayed on course for a semifinal spot in the men`s hockey World Cup with a rousing 3-1 victory over New Zealand at the Kyocera Stadium here Friday.

USA spank China 5-0 to stay in semifinal race

United States stayed in the race for a semifinal spot in the women`s hockey World Cup with a runaway 5-0 victory over China at the Kyocera Stadium, here Friday.

Dhanraj lashes out at foreign experts post India`s poor show

Former India skipper Dhanraj Pillay on Friday said he was disappointed with India`s performance in the ongoing hockey World Cup at The Hague and called for sacking of foreign experts including coach Terry Walsh.