If coach is replaced, players face difficulty: admits hockey captain Sardar Singh
If coach is replaced, players face difficulty: admits hockey captain Sardar Singh

Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh on Thursday conceded that constant changing of coaches is never easy to deal with but insisted that his team's prospects in the upcoming foreign assignments and next year's Olympics won't be affected by the recent developments.

Coaches are treated as 'marionettes' in Indian hockey: Jose Brasa
Coaches are treated as 'marionettes' in Indian hockey: Jose Brasa

Coaches in Indian hockey are treated as 'marionettes' and lack of of freedom and interference are the main reasons behind the controversial exits of foreign experts, feels former India coach Jose Brasa.

Indian men rise to 8, women static at 13th in new FIH rankings
Indian men rise to 8, women static at 13th in new FIH rankings

 India climbed up a rung to occupy the eighth spot in the men's section, while the eves remained static at 13th position in the latest International Hockey Federation (FIH) rankings issued.

Indian women lose 0-1 to The Netherlands in hockey tourney
Indian women lose 0-1 to The Netherlands in hockey tourney

 The Indian women's hockey team went down to The Netherlands 0-1 at the Volvo Invitational U-21 Tournament here on Sunday.

India U-21 beat Germany 3-0 at Invitational hockey
India U-21 beat Germany 3-0 at Invitational hockey

 India's U-21 men's team beat Germany 3-0 in their inaugural match of the Volvo Invitational hockey tournament, here on Saturday.

Indian defence faces tough Belgium challenge in semis
Indian defence faces tough Belgium challenge in semis

 India need to improve their defence as they will be up against an attacking Belgium for a place in the final of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final at the Brasschaat Municipal Park here on Friday.

Will not give ball possession easily: Lalit Upadhyay
Will not give ball possession easily: Lalit Upadhyay

Confident after registering two wins in the ongoing Hockey World League Semi-Final, Indian midlfielder Lalit Upadhayay said the team will look to improve ball-possession in the next couple of games against Pakistan and Australia.

Hockey World League: Dominant India beat Poland 3-0 to notch up second win
Hockey World League: Dominant India beat Poland 3-0 to notch up second win

 India produced a much-improved show than their opening match as they post a facile 3-0 victory over Poland to notch up their second consecutive win in the Hockey World League Semifinals here on Tuesday.

Defence structure needs to be strengthened: Birendra Lakra
Defence structure needs to be strengthened: Birendra Lakra

The Indian men's hockey team might have come up with a brilliant performance in the first match of the ongoing FIH World League Semi-Final 2015, but defender Birendra Lakra feels the side needs to work harder on its defence.

Hockey World League Semifinals: Ramandeep's late goal helps India beat France 3-2
Hockey World League Semifinals: Ramandeep's late goal helps India beat France 3-2

Indian men's hockey team fired in a goal two minutes from the final hooter through Ramandeep Singh to pull off a 3-2 win over France and begin their FIH World League Semifinals campaign on a winning note here on Saturday.

Hockey World League Semi-Final: Olympic berth at stake for India eves
Hockey World League Semi-Final: Olympic berth at stake for India eves

It will be make or break time for the Indian women's hockey team as they begin their campaign for qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics when they take the field against hosts Belgium in their Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final opener here on Saturday.

'Relaxed' Indian men to try out new things in FIH World League Semifinal
'Relaxed' Indian men to try out new things in FIH World League Semifinal

Already assured of a place in next year's Rio Olympics, a relaxed Indian men's hockey team would look to experiment with its strategies in the FIH World League Semifinals where it takes on a lowly France in the side's tournament opener here Saturday.

HWL Semi-Final performance will decide India's future: Akashdeep
HWL Semi-Final performance will decide India's future: Akashdeep

 Indian hockey team striker Akashdeep Singh on Tuesday said the upcoming Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-final assumes an important step in the team's overall development in regards to the 2016 Olympic Games.

Sardar Singh recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
Sardar Singh recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh has been recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award while 11 other names, including six women, have been put forward by Hockey India for the Arjuna award.

Kothajit Singh makes 100th international appearance against Japan
Kothajit Singh makes 100th international appearance against Japan

 Indian defender Kothajit Singh marked his 100th international appearance as the men's hockey team took on Japan in the four-match Test series starting here on Sunday.

Japan hockey series good opportunity for India: Birendra Lakra
Japan hockey series good opportunity for India: Birendra Lakra

Indian hockey team defender Birendra Lakra said that their upcoming bilateral Test series against Japan is a good opportunity of getting the playing XI right.

Have come back with lot of positives from Hawke's Bay: Ritu Rani
Have come back with lot of positives from Hawke's Bay: Ritu Rani

 The Indian women's hockey has drawn quite a few positives from its performance in the recently-concluded Hawke's Bay Cup even though it ended seventh in the event, feels captain Ritu Rani.

India eye revival against Australia in Hawke's Bay Cup
India eye revival against Australia in Hawke's Bay Cup

 Pushed to wall by two consecutive losses, the Indian women's hockey team would seek revival but it would be easier said than done when they take on Australia in the Hawke's Bay Cup here on Tuesday.

Indian women lose 2-4 to USA in Hawke's Bay Cup
Indian women lose 2-4 to USA in Hawke's Bay Cup

New Zealand: The Indian women's hockey team let slip some early advantage to go down 2-4 against USA in its second match of the Hawke's Bay Cup at the Hastings Sports Park, here on Sunday.

Terry Walsh took India to a very good place, says Neil Hawgood
Terry Walsh took India to a very good place, says Neil Hawgood

Hinting that Australian Terry Walsh's unceremonious ouster was a step in the backward direction, former Indian women's team chief coach Neil Hawgood feels his compatriot took national men's side to a "very good place" during his short one-year stint.