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  • Pakistani hockey players could face stiffer ban: FIH boss Leandro Negre 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The FIH president Leandro Negre on Friday said that disciplinary committee of the parent body could hand out a stiffer punishment to the Pakistani hockey players Mohammed Tousiq and Ali Amjad for making obscene gestures post their Champions Trophy semi-final win against India. The International Hockey Federation initially let...
  • Pakistan jolted before Champions Trophy hockey final, two players suspended 1 week ago

    After strong objection by Hockey India to FIH's initial inaction against Pakistan team for their obscene gestures following the semi-final win on Saturday, the world hockey body suspended Muhammad Tousiq and Amjad Ali for one match while reprimanding Shafqat Rasool before their Champions Trophy final against Germany later in the...
  • Hockey India suspends playing ties with Pakistan 1 week ago

    Hockey India President Narinder Batra reacted strongly to Pakistan's misbehaviour following their win over India in Champions Trophy semis on Saturday. ...
  • Pakistan must apologise for misbehaving, FIH's inaction unacceptable: Narinder Batra 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: Pakistan's obscene gestures after their win over hosts India here in the Champions Trophy semi-final on Saturday and FIH's comment that "no action is warranted" has invited scathing response from Hockey India (HI) President, Narinder Batra, who said if such "uncouth behaviour" is within "tolerable limits", then HI is...
  • As it happened: India vs Pakistan, Champions Trophy Semi-final December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar hasn't seen anything as big as this - India vs Pakistan in one of the elite international hockey tournaments - FIH Men's Champions Trophy. PREVIEW: India have never been in a Champions Trophy final, and a win on Saturday will not only assure them a second medal in the tournament's...
  • Champions Trophy Diary, Day 4: Work from 'home' December 13, 2014

    (The author is travelling Bhubaneswar to cover the FIH Men's Champions Trophy) Bhubaneswar: Except for a quick dash to the stadium for team practice, it was a lazy day in the roster. Didn't bother putting up an alarm, didn't bother waking up and the construction site right behind my room facilitated...
  • Hockey: India down Belgium to set up Pakistan semifinal in Champions Trophy December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Breathtaking hockey at the Kalinga Stadium followed ecstatic scenes on and off the pitch as India came from behind to beat world No. 4 Belgium in the FIH Men's Champions Trophy on Thursday to set up a date with arch-rivals Pakistan in the semi-finals. It was Indian resilience that came...
  • As it happened: India vs Belgium, Champions Trophy Hockey December 11, 2014

    The winner of the fourth quarter-final between India and Belgium will meet Pakistan in the semi-finals, which means a possible Indo-Pak humdinger for a place in the final. PREVIEW: A victory over the Netherlands after 28 years in the champions Trophy is extra special. And though a quarter-final win over Belgium...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: India upset Netherlands to set up Belgium quarter-final December 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A resurgent India on Tuesday surprised London Olympics silver medallists Netherlands to register their first win of the FIH Men's Champions Trophy here and set up a quarter-final date with Belgium. After the first 30 minutes failed to produce a goal, the next 30 threw up as many as five...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: the complete quarter-final line-up December 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The FIH Men's Champions Trophy being played here will see India take on the red army of Belgium in the quarter-finals that were decided on Tuesday after the pool stage came to a close with the hosts registering their first win of the tournament - 3-2 against the Netherlands. The...
  • As it happened: India vs Netherlands, Champions Trophy December 9, 2014

    The hosts would hope to get an upset win over the Dutch under their belt before the all-important quarter-finals. Preview: Their morale low after two consecutive losses, Indian men's hockey team will have to plug the holes and produce a miracle performance to tame World Cup silver medallist the Netherlands in...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: Argentina fight back to beat India 4-2 December 7, 2014

    Despite being in the lead twice, India failed to press on and in the end succumbed to a 4-2 defeat against Argentina on Sunday for their second loss in two days at the FIH Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar. An attacking game of hockey saw six goals being scored, mostly in the...
  • Champions Trophy warm-up: Pakistan beat Argentina, England draw with Netherlands December 3, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Pakistan thrashed Argentina 3-0 in the first practice match, while England held Netherlands 1-1 in another warm-up game ahead of the FIH Champions Trophy that begins here on Saturday. Muhammad Irfan opened the account for Pakistan in the first quarter, followed by goals from Muhammad Arslan Qadir and Muhammad Rizwan...
  • Pakistan in crisis ahead of FIH Champions Trophy November 19, 2014

    Karachi: With the FIH Champions Trophy a little more than two weeks away, the Pakistani hockey players are headed for a showdown with their national federation (PHF) over its failure to award them new contracts and non-payment of dues. A senior player said the final straw came on Wednesday when they...
  • India ninth in latest world hockey rankings June 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Eighttime Olympic champions India find itself in a lowly ninth position among men's teams in the recentlyreleased 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 fourquarter game from Asian Games: FIH chief June 15, 2014

    The Hague: Hockey's transformation from a 70minute 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 11member committee to evaluate India's pathetic performance in the ongoing World Cup at The Hague, Netherlands. India finished fifth in the sixteam preliminary Group A, winning just one match and drawing one from their five outings. The fifthplace finish meant India will...
  • Hockey World Cup: Akashdeep Singh's double strike helps India beat Malaysia 32 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 32. 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 18man 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 topeight 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 34 in the 7th8th 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 18man 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 8year broadcast deal with FIH January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports broadcaster Star India on Tuesday announced an eightyear 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 1018 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,...