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Rio Olympics: Argentina, Belgium advance into hockey final as Germany, Netherlands suffer shocking defeats

Rio Olympics: Argentina, Belgium advance into hockey final as Germany, Netherlands suffer shocking defeats

Argentina stunned Germany, the gold medallists in 2008 and 2012, by 5-2 while Belgium clinched a 3-1 semi-final win over neighbours Netherlands, the 1996 and 2000 champions.

Indian men's hockey team target better performance to down the mighty Germans

Indian men's hockey team target better performance to down the mighty Germans

India's captain Sreejesh is optimistic about a win against Germany tomorrow.

Indian men's hockey team clubbed with Germany, Holland in 2016 Rio Olympics

Indian men's hockey team clubbed with Germany, Holland in 2016 Rio Olympics

The top four teams from each pool will qualify for the knock-out stage, beginning August 14.

London: We could play just 30-35 per cent of our potential says Bharat Chetri

India captain Bharat Chetri doesn`t want to point fingers at any individual for the hockey team`s disastrous outing at the Olympic Games, instead he is forthcoming in accepting the blame and said the former champions could only play up to "30-35 per cent" of their potential in London

London Olympics hockey: Netherlands hammer Britain 9-2; set to play final with Germany

Nippy striker Billy Bakker and penalty corner shooter Roderick Weusthof scored three goals each as Netherlands stormed into the final of the London Olympic 2012 men`s hockey with a thumping 9-2 victory over hosts Great Britain.

Olympics 2012: Sardar should be inspiration for players says Michael Nobbs

India`s hockey players have a role model within their ranks and should look at play-maker Sardar Singh for inspiration, says coach Michael Nobbs

Olympic campaign not a failure, team did ``reasonably well``: Pak hockey coach

Pakistan’s hockey coach, Khwaja Junaid, has dismissed calls demanding his resignation following a dismal Olympics campaign, insisting that the team performed ``reasonably well``

Olympics 2012: Pak`s drubbing against Australia evokes strong reactions

Pakistan`s humiliating 0-7 loss to Australia in the London Olympics has left people fearing for the future of the sport in the country, with former Olympians and critics asking for the resignation of the PHF`s top brass

Olympics 2012: `Indian hockey will improve if rural youths get preference`

Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi on Wednesday lamented Indian hockey team`s miserable show in the Olympics and said the country`s performance in the game would improve if rural youths are given preference

Olympics 2012: Current players need to learn basics first: Baskaran

Former coach Vasudevan Baskaran lashed out at the Indian hockey team for their dismal showing in the London Olympics, and said the current batch of players should first get their basics right before aspiring to play at the international level

Olympics 2012: Aussies, Germany join Dutch in field hockey semis

Australia took less than six minutes to confirm a spot in the Olympic field hockey semifinals and rub out Pakistan`s chances in Riverbank Arena on Wednesday

Olympics 2012: Australia, Netherlands storm into men`s hockey semis

World champions Australia outplayed Pakistan 7-0 today to ease their passage into the semifinals of the Olympic Games men`s hockey competition, while the Netherlands also stormed into the last four stage with an all-win record after spiking South Korea 4-2

Olympics Hockey: Former hockey players lambast `bunch of mediocre` Olympians

There is a dearth of quality hockey players in India and the present national team possesses a "bunch of mediocre" individuals who are just satisfied to be Olympians, feel yesteryear stars of the game

London 2012: NZ women reach Olympic hockey semis for 1st time

New Zealand`s women reached the Olympic field hockey semifinals for the first time by knocking out Germany in a 0-0 draw at Riverbank Arena on Monday

London Olympics 2012: Our performance so far in Olympics not acceptable: Nobbs

Deeply hurt by the Indian hockey team`s display so far in the Olympic Games, national Coach Michael Nobbs termed the side`s performance till date as `unacceptable`

London 2012: Memories of 1986 World Cup return to haunt India in hockey

Memories of the bottom-place finish at the 1986 World Cup here returned to haunt the Indian hockey team, who will now have to lift their game to avert the wooden spoon at the London Olympics

London Olympics hockey: India crushed 1-4 by South Korea

The Indian hockey team`s poor performance in the London Olympics continued as they suffered their fourth consecutive loss.

London Olympics 2012: Dutch champions into women`s hockey semis

Defending champions the Netherlands moved into the semi-finals of the Olympic women`s hockey tournament on Saturday by defeating South Korea 3-2 for their fourth successive victory in London.

Olympic 2012: Nobbs enraged at Indian players 'lack of commitment'

India`s hockey coach Michael Nobbs is furious at the lack of commitment shown by his players in the first three games at the London Games and said there were some players in the team who are just happy to be Olympians.

Olympics 2012: Players are simply forgetting the game-plan says Nobbs

Indian hockey team coach Michael Nobbs is nonplussed as to why the senior players are not adhering to the game plan.