Champions Challenge I

  • HI-IHF tussle take centre-stage in hockey in 2011 29-12-2011 10:00 PM

    Another year passed but the sorry state of Indian hockey refused to change as the prolonged struggle for power between two warring federations once again took centre-stage over the performance of the national team in 2011. Just like a never-ending television soap opera, there seemed to be no immediate solution...
  • Disappointed hockey coach looks at positives 05-12-2011 10:57 AM

    Johannesburg: Disappointed he is at losing out on the Champions Challenge title and with it a spot in the next Champions Trophy, but India hockey coach Michael Nobbs says there are positives to be taken from the defeat to Belgium in the finals here. India led 2-0 and then 3-1...
  • India, Belgium in Champs Challenge hockey final 03-12-2011 09:42 PM

    Johannesburg: Drag-flicker Sandeep Singh converted two penalty corners as India beat hosts South Africa 4-2 to set up title date with Belgium in the Champions Challenge Hockey tournament here on Saturday. Sandeep's short-corner conversions in the 44th and 49th minute respectively enabled India to surge ahead after the two teams...
  • Rajpal left out of India's hockey squad 18-11-2011 01:59 PM

    New Delhi: Former captain Rajpal Singh and veteran midfielder Ignace Tirkey were the notable omissions from an 18-member Indian hockey team announced on Friday for the FIH Men's Champions Challenge I from November 26 to December 4 in Johannesburg. Tirkey was vice-captain of the team during the recent tour of...