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  • India ninth in latest world hockey rankings June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Eight-time Olympic champions India find itself in a lowly ninth position among men's teams in the recently-released FIH World Hockey Rankings. The Indians, with 1458 rating points, occupy the ninth spot by virtue of their disappointing ninth place finish in the World Cup held at The Hague, Netherlands earlier...
  • Hockey will be a four-quarter game from Asian Games: FIH chief June 15, 2014

    The Hague: Hockey's transformation from a 70-minute game divided into two halves, to four quarters with a total playing time of 60 minutes will start with the the Asian Games in September. Leandro Negre, President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), said today that the FIH was excited at the new...
  • Hockey India to review India's shoddy World Cup show June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India on Wednesday constituted a strong 11-member committee to evaluate India's pathetic performance in the ongoing World Cup at The Hague, Netherlands. India finished fifth in the six-team preliminary Group A, winning just one match and drawing one from their five outings. The fifth-place finish meant India will...
  • Hockey World Cup: Akashdeep Singh's double strike helps India beat Malaysia 3-2 June 7, 2014

    The Hague: India finally managed to get a win in the Hockey World Cup 2014, courtesy a goal from Jasjit Singh in the 14th minute and a brace from Akashdeep Singh, which helped India to get past Malaysia by 3-2. Jasjit Singh Kular (14th) opened the scoring for India while...
  • As it happened: India vs Malaysia, Hockey World Cup June 7, 2014

    The Hague: Yet to taste their first win in the event, India will be up for another stiff challenge when its fragile defence take on Malaysia's speedy strikers in their penultimate Group A match of the men's hockey World Cup at the Greenfields Stadium, here on Saturday. It will be a...
  • Jasjit only new face in India's Hockey WC squad, Gurbaj returns May 14, 2014

    Hockey India on Wednesday announced its squad for the men's World Cup offering Railways midfielder Jasjit Singh a debut while recalling defender Gurbaj Singh after an absence of almost two years. Also returning to the 18-man squad for the May 31 to June 15 event at The Hague was forward...
  • Players showing significant improvement: Terry Walsh May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team's chief coach Terry Walsh feels his players have shown significant improvement ahead of the FIH World Cup to be held in The Hague, Netherlands from May 31. Walsh, who has set a top-eight target for the mega event, said the preparatory camp here post the Europe...
  • India women lose to Scotland, finish last in Champions Challenge 1 May 4, 2014

    Glasgow: The Indian women's hockey team went down fighting to hosts Scotland 3-4 in the 7th-8th classification playoff to finish eighth and last in the FIH Champions Challenge 1 on Sunday. India played competitively and did not allow Scotland to score a single goal in the first half as the teams...
  • Australia name Hockey World Cup squad April 28, 2014

    Perth: Australia's national hockey coach Ric Charlesworth on Monday announced an 18-man squad to defend the FIH World Cup to be held in The Hague from May 31 to June 15. Hockey Australia (HA) believe that their selection panel has named the best balanced contingent as the Kookaburras look to successfully...
  • India go down 1-2 to Netherlands in final European Tour match April 19, 2014

    Indian men's hockey team slumped to its third defeat on the trot as it lost 1-2 to the Netherlands in the final match of the European tour at the The Hague on Saturday. This tour is in preparations for the FIH Men's World Cup 2014, scheduled to be held at The...
  • New FIH rules to be introduced in India from June 1 March 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The new hockey rules announced by the international sport governing body, FIH, will be introduced in India for its domestic competition from June 1 this year, Hockey India (HI) said on Saturday. HI implemented the new FIH tournament rules featuring four quarters of 15 minutes, in all domestic tournaments...
  • Hockey to become 60-minute game from September 1 March 20, 2014

    Lausanne: The international hockey federation (FIH) on Thursday introduced major changes to the structure of the sport including reducing the 70-minute game to 60 minutes comprising four 15-minute quarters instead of two 35-minute halves. The changes will come into effect from September 1. After the first and third quarters there will...
  • Targeting top-8 finish in Hockey World Cup, says coach Terry Walsh March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian hockey team's chief coach Terry Walsh feels that a top-eight finish in the FIH World Cup is a "realistic goal" and any improvement beyond that will be a "bonus" for the team. "Our first target is to set realistic goals for the World Cup and it is to...
  • Sandeep Singh among 33 probables for 2014 Hockey World Cup March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Drag-flicker Sandeep Singh and defender Gurbaj Singh were amongst the 33 core probables announced by Hockey India (HI) on Friday for the FIH Hockey World Cup to be held in The Hague, Netherlands from May 31. Both Sandeep and Gurbaj have remained out-of-favour since India's disastrous Olympics outing in...
  • Star India inks 8-year broadcast deal with FIH January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports broadcaster Star India on Tuesday announced an eight-year broadcast deal with International Hockey Federation (FIH), during which the world sport body will look to host a major event in India each year. Star India, which runs country's leading sports network Star Sports, will broadcast key FIH events both...
  • Hockey: India begin preparation for World League Final December 27, 2013

    New Delhi: The training camp of the senior men core probables for the World Hockey League Final to be held in the capital from January 10-18 will begin at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Saturday. India are placed in Pool A with Germany, England and New Zealand, while Australia,...
  • Lack of spectators in Junior Hockey World Cup is a concern: FIH December 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Empty seats during the Junior Hockey World Cup has not gone well with the FIH and the world body's chief Leandro Negre on Sunday said that in future the organisers should be pro-active in bringing spectators in the stadium. "India has always been a good host but our only...
  • As it happened: India vs Korea, Junior Men's Hockey World Cup December 10, 2013

    India take on Korea in the last pool game of the 10th Junior Men's Hockey World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday. Both India and Korea have three points from two games, but with a better goal difference, the Koreans just need a draw...
  • Junior Hockey World Cup: India's big chance, says coach November 30, 2013

    Indian hockey may still be a fair distance away from closing the gap with the Europeans and the Australians, but coach of the junior men's hockey team, Gregg Clark, feels the Junior World Cup could be the start of recapturing Indian hockey's golden history. The hockey world will have its eyes...
  • Manpreet to lead India's strong junior hockey world cup squad November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Hockey India announced a strong 18-member junior men's squad, led by midfielder Manpreet Singh, that will present India's challenge at the upcoming FIH Junior Men's World Cup to be held at Delhi from December 5 to 15. There were no major surprises in the squad announced and introduced to...
  • IHF welcomes world body's decision to award India 2018 World Cup November 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) Saturday welcomed the world body's (FIH) decision to award the 2018 men's World Cup to the country, saying it will help in "restoring the old glory" of the sport here. India has been awarded the men's hockey World Cup for the second time in a...
  • Hockey: 13 juniors part of India squad for Asian Champions Trophy October 28, 2013

    New Delhi: With focus firmly on the FIH Junior Men's World Cup in Delhi, Hockey India (HI) on Monday included as many 13 players from the Sultan of Johor Cup-winning junior squad to be part of the 18-man touring party announced for the third Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) in Kakamigahara,...
  • India pooled with Netherlands, Korea for junior men's hockey World Cup October 9, 2013

    New Delhi: India have been placed in Pool C in the forthcoming Hero Hockey Junior World Cup Men 2013 to be held here from December 6 to 15, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced on Wednesday. Sixteen junior international teams will fight it out for the title at the Major Dhyan...
  • India bids for 2018 hockey World Cup September 10, 2013

    Lausanne: India, who earlier hosted the men's hockey World Cup in 2010 (New Delhi) and 1982 (Bombay), is among the five countries that have bid for the 2018 Hockey World Cup. Four official proposals to host the men's World Cup have been made, with a further three submissions made for the...
  • FIH confirms Malaysia's participation in hockey World Cup September 2, 2013

    New Delhi: FIH on Monday confirmed that Malaysian men's team has qualified for the 2014 Hockey World Cup, to be held in The Hague, Netherlands. "Malaysia's berth at the summer spectacular was guaranteed following Koreas dramatic 4-3 triumph over India in the final of the mens Asia Cup 2013 in Ipoh...
  • Spain qualify for Hockey World Cup after Germany's Euro triumph August 26, 2013

    The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Sunday confirmed Spain to be the latest team booking its ticket to the 2014 men's Rabobank Hockey World Cup following Germany's victory in the final of the TriFinance EuroHockey Nations Championships in Boom, Belgium. Germany had already qualified for the World Cup by virtue of...
  • China qualify for women's Hockey World Cup August 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed that China has become the latest women's team to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. The much anticipated joint men's and women's event takes place at the Kyocera Stadium in The Hague, the Netherlands, from May 31 to June 15 next year. China,...
  • South Korean men's team qualify for 2014 Hockey World Cup August 18, 2013

    New Delhi: South Korea become the eighth men's team to qualify for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup, with four more places up for grabs at the upcoming continental championships in Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) announced on Sunday. Korea were confirmed after Argentina, who have already...
  • Hockey Haryana announces cash prize for women hockey players August 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Hockey Haryana on Saturday announced a cash prize of Rs 50,000 to each of its five players who were part of the Indian Junior women's team that won a bronze medal in the FIH Junior World Cup in Monchengladbach, Germany. The five players represented Hockey Haryana are Rani Rampal,...
  • No increase in number of teams in 2014 WC: FIH August 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has turned down former Indian captain Dilip Tirkey's proposal for increasing the number of teams in next year's World Cup. Tirkey had written to FIH president Leandro Negre requesting him to increase the number of participating countries in the next World Cup to be...