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Indian hockey seeks Champions Trophy boost ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

Indian hockey seeks Champions Trophy boost ahead of 2016 Rio Olympics

Starting with the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, where India got the silver behind world champions Australia, Oltmans is eager to test his junior players in stiff contests.

World Champions Australia blank India 4-0 to lift 9th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

World Champions Australia blank India 4-0 to lift 9th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

India have previously won the title five times – in 1985, 1991, 1995, 2009 and 2010.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Inspired Men in Blue crush Malaysia 6-1 to enter final

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Inspired Men in Blue crush Malaysia 6-1 to enter final

India produced an inspiring performance to outplay hosts Malaysia 6-1 in a must-win match and secure their seventh appearance in the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, here today.

READ: Shoaib Akhtar's reply to Virender Sehwag's 'Mauka-Mauka' troll on Twitter

READ: Shoaib Akhtar's reply to Virender Sehwag's 'Mauka-Mauka' troll on Twitter

The banter between these two cricketers, on and off the field, has thoroughly entertained the cricket fans.

READ: Virender Sehwag's funny tweet to Shoaib Akhtar after Pakistan's 1-5 loss vs India in hockey

READ: Virender Sehwag's funny tweet to Shoaib Akhtar after Pakistan's 1-5 loss vs India in hockey

Even though the ICC World Twenty20 ended quite some time ago, the banter between Virender Sehwag and Shoaib Akhtar hasn't!

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India vs Pakistan - As it happened...

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India vs Pakistan - As it happened...

Prior to this match, India had won 8 of the 14 matches against their neighbours in the tournament.

India vs Pakistan, Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Time, venue, squads, TV listing, live streaming

India vs Pakistan, Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Time, venue, squads, TV listing, live streaming

The Men in Blue come into this clash after beating Canada 3-1 on April 10 and look in good form.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Medal chance at stake as India take on Pakistan in high-voltage clash

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Medal chance at stake as India take on Pakistan in high-voltage clash

Both teams want to put all that in the background and raise their level for a fine exhibition of attractive hockey. 

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Hapless India suffer 1-5 thrashing against Australia

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Hapless India suffer 1-5 thrashing against Australia

India's lone goal came through a penalty corner conversion by Rupinder Pal Singh in the eighth minute.

Azlan Shah, Champions Trophy will serve as Rio Olympic preparations, says Sardar Singh

Azlan Shah, Champions Trophy will serve as Rio Olympic preparations, says Sardar Singh

India start their campaign in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup against Japan on April 6.

HWL: India wary of rising Malaysia in quarters

HWL: India wary of rising Malaysia in quarters

After losing out to Australia in their only defeat in the pool matches, the Indian men's team is wary of a fast-improving Malaysia as they lock horns in the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final at the Brasschaat Municipal Park here on Wednesday.

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.

India start HWL semis preparation with Japan Test

India start HWL semis preparation with Japan Test

With the FIH Hockey World League Semi-Final (Men) 2015 around the corner, India's preparation for the tournament will start with the first Test of the four-match series against Japan at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.

India hockey coach Paul van Ass keen to rope in psychologist

India hockey coach Paul van Ass keen to rope in psychologist

Conceding late goals by a fragile backline has been Indian's men hockey team's perennial bane which new chief coach Paul van Ass wants to eradicate by roping in a full-time psychologist for Sardar Singh and Co.

Lack of an experienced back-up goalkeeper a worry for PR Sreejesh

Lack of an experienced back-up goalkeeper a worry for PR Sreejesh

India's PR Sreejesh is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world at the moment, but the lanky Kerala lad feels that the absence of an experienced back up custodian is a major cause of worry for the team going into next year's Rio Olympics.

NZ draw with Korea to set up title clash against Australia

NZ draw with Korea to set up title clash against Australia

New Zealand on Saturday eked out a hard-fought 3-3 draw against Korea to seal their place in the final of the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, while hosts Malaysia beat a lowly Canada in an inconsequential league match here.

Misfiring India post first win in Azlan Shah, beat Canada

Misfiring India post first win in Azlan Shah, beat Canada

Already out of the summit clash, a misfiring India had to toil hard to get the better of a lowly Canada 5-3 and register their first win in the ongoing 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament, here on Thursday.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India concede late goal against Malaysia, out of title race

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India concede late goal against Malaysia, out of title race

India yet again paid the price of some sloppy defending and conceded a late goal to lose 2-3 to lower-ranked Malaysia and crash out of the title race of the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on Wednesday.

Australia, NZ continue winning run in Azlan Shah Cup

Australia, NZ continue winning run in Azlan Shah Cup

Defending champions Australia and New Zealand continued their unbeaten run in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup by thrashing Korea 5-2 and lowly Canada 5-0 respectively in their league matches on the third day of the hockey tournament here on Wednesday.

India among top five fittest teams in current world hockey: Physical trainer

India among top five fittest teams in current world hockey: Physical trainer

Fitness is key to any team's success in fast-paced modern-day hockey and the Indian men's national team can be rated among the top five fittest sides in the world currently, said the country's Australian physical trainer Matthew Eyles.