CHAMPIONS CHALLENGE I

  • India beat Wales 4-0 to finish 7th in women's hockey October 8, 2012

    Dublin (Ireland): India's women team thrashed Wales 4-0 to finish seventh at the Champions Challenge I hockey tournament here on Sunday. Poonam Rani got the Indians up and running as she drew the first blood, before Anupa Barla's sweetly struck effort and another goal from Ritu Rani extended the margin to...
  • HIIHF tussle take centrestage in hockey in 2011 December 29, 2011

    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 centrestage over the performance of the national team in 2011. Just like a neverending television soap opera, there seemed to be no immediate solution to...
  • Disappointed hockey coach looks at positives December 5, 2011

    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 20 and then 31 but...
  • India, Belgium in Champs Challenge hockey final December 3, 2011

    Johannesburg: Dragflicker Sandeep Singh converted two penalty corners as India beat hosts South Africa 42 to set up title date with Belgium in the Champions Challenge Hockey tournament here on Saturday. Sandeep's shortcorner conversions in the 44th and 49th minute respectively enabled India to surge ahead after the two teams were...
  • Rajpal left out of India's hockey squad November 18, 2011

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