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  • New FIH rules to be introduced in India from June 1 29-03-2014 05:54 PM

    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...
  • Hockey to become 60-minute game from September 1 20-03-2014 06:31 PM

    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...
  • Targeting top-8 finish in Hockey World Cup, says coach Terry Walsh 13-03-2014 10:38 PM

    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...
  • Sandeep Singh among 33 probables for 2014 Hockey World Cup 04-03-2014 02:52 PM

    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...
  • Star India inks 8-year broadcast deal with FIH 21-01-2014 03:25 PM

    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...
  • Hockey: India begin preparation for World League Final 27-12-2013 03:05 PM

    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...
  • Lack of spectators in Junior Hockey World Cup is a concern: FIH 15-12-2013 06:39 PM

    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...
  • As it happened: India vs Korea, Junior Men's Hockey World Cup 10-12-2013 07:06 PM

    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...
  • Junior Hockey World Cup: India's big chance, says coach 30-11-2013 03:15 PM

    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...
  • Manpreet to lead India's strong junior hockey world cup squad 27-11-2013 04:22 PM

    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...
  • IHF welcomes world body's decision to award India 2018 World Cup 09-11-2013 08:24 PM

    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...
  • Hockey: 13 juniors part of India squad for Asian Champions Trophy 28-10-2013 01:14 PM

    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 09-10-2013 07:18 PM

    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...
  • India bids for 2018 hockey World Cup 10-09-2013 06:25 PM

    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...
  • FIH confirms Malaysia's participation in hockey World Cup 02-09-2013 04:51 PM

    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...
  • Spain qualify for Hockey World Cup after Germany's Euro triumph 26-08-2013 09:37 AM

    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...
  • China qualify for women's Hockey World Cup 25-08-2013 03:40 PM

    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...
  • South Korean men's team qualify for 2014 Hockey World Cup 18-08-2013 07:07 PM

    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...
  • Hockey Haryana announces cash prize for women hockey players 10-08-2013 02:30 PM

    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...
  • No increase in number of teams in 2014 WC: FIH 04-08-2013 12:17 PM

    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...
  • Senior level experience helped our junior girls: India coach 01-08-2013 06:00 PM

    Monchengladbach: India's chief coach Neil Hawgood has attributed the women's team's success in the ongoing Junior Hockey World Cup to the experience his wards have attained while playing at the senior level. India fielded more or less the same team which came a cropper in the FIH World League Round...
  • Hockey: Can India lift the Asia Cup to book a World Cup berth? 31-07-2013 09:38 AM

    With a newly-appointed coaching staff, India will have to deliver in Malaysia as only the winner of the Asia Cup is guaranteed a place in the 2014 World Cup. ...
  • India blank Russia 10-1, qualify for quarter-finals 30-07-2013 02:27 PM

    New Delhi: India pummeled Russia 10-1 in their last pool match on Tuesday and saw Australia play out a 3-3 draw with New Zealand that helped India move into the quarter-finals of the junior women's hockey world cup in Monchengladbach, Germany. India, who led 5-0 until half-time, pumped in five...
  • Women team departs for junior world cup hockey 15-07-2013 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: An 18-member junior Indian women team, led by defender Sushila Chanu, Monday departed to participate in the FIH Hockey World Cup to be held in Monchengladbach, Germany from July 27 to August 4. India are placed in Pool-C with New Zealand, Australia and Russia. The junior women will...
  • Sushila Chanu to lead junior Women in Hockey World Cup 30-06-2013 03:06 PM

    New Delhi: Defender Sushila Chanu will lead an 18-member Indian team in the FIH Junior Women's World Cup to be played at Monchengladbach, Germany from July 27 to August 4. Hockey India selectors BP Govinda, Savitri Purty, chief coach of senior women's team Neil Hawgood, junior women's coach Narinder Saini...
  • As a team, we lack consistency: Sardar Singh 26-06-2013 07:18 PM

    New Delhi: A livid national hockey captain Sardar Singh on Wednesday said that Indian players need to work on their consistency sooner if they harbour any desire to be a potent force in the world circuit again. India lost out on a golden chance to qualify for the next year's...
  • Indian need to compete against top teams regularly: Oltmans 23-06-2013 07:11 PM

    New Delhi: If Indian hockey team is to improve, it must be exposed to some tough competition against top teams of the world on regular basis, Hockey India's high performance director Roelant Oltmans has suggested. India finished sixth in the eight-team FIH World League RD 3 after losing to Spain....
  • India lose to Spain on penalties, finish sixth in FIH WL 23-06-2013 06:42 PM

    Rotterdam: The Indian hockey team finished sixth at the FIH World League after losing a tense play-off match on penalties to higher-ranked Spain, here on Sunday. Mandeep Singh and Akashdeep Singh were guilty of missing penalty shots in the shootout as India lost 2-4 after the two teams ended 2-2...
  • Indian hockey women beat Chile, finish 7th in FIH WL 22-06-2013 05:39 PM

    Rotterdam: Indian hockey women eked out a hard-fought 2-1 win over lower-ranked Chile in a play-off match to avoid the wooden-spoon and finish seventh in the FIH World League Round 3 on Saturday. The 12th-placed Indians might be ranked six rungs above Chile (18) in world rankings, but they were...
  • India beat France, to play Spain for 5-6th place in FIH WL 21-06-2013 09:20 PM

    Rotterdam: The Indian men's hockey team finally tasted some success in the FIH World League Round 3 when they defeated lower-ranked France 6-2 to qualify for the fifth-sixth position play-off match, here on Friday. The 11th-ranked Indians, who came into the match without a win under their belt, scored three...