Hockey World Cup

  • Indian men's hockey coach Terry Walsh targets top 8 finish in WC 21-04-2014 06:30 PM

    With the World Cup just round the corner, Indian men's hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh is realistic about his ward's chances and said his main "objective is to finish in the top 8" in the mega-event and anything higher than that will be a "big bonus". Fresh from a...
  • Tough for Sandeep Singh to make World Cup cut: Sardar Singh 09-04-2014 05:23 PM

    New Delhi: Sardar Singh and Sandeep Singh are best of friends on and off the field but the current Indian captain said it will be a tall order for the out-of-favour drag-flicker to make it to the World Cup-bound squad. Sardar said it was heartening to witness healthy competition for...
  • India's Hockey World Cup team may be different from Europe tour squad: Walsh 07-04-2014 08:08 PM

    India's chief hockey coach Terry Walsh said the team composition for next month's World Cup may not be the same as the squad accompanying him for the preparatory tour to Europe beginning on Wednesday. A 21-member Indian team will take part in the five build-up games in The Hague, Netherlands...
  • Self-belief will be key to India's success in Hockey World Cup: Terry Walsh 03-04-2014 09:49 PM

    New Delhi: Self belief will be key to India's success in the Hockey World Cup to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from May 31 to June 15, chief coach Terry Walsh said on Thursday. India's chief coach Walsh expressed satisfaction about his wards preparations for the World Cup and...
  • 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...
  • India to tour Netherlands to prepare for Hockey World Cup 24-02-2014 09:33 AM

    Ranchi: Aiming to prepare in the best possible way for this year's Hockey World Cup, the Indian hockey team will train at the event's host city - The Hague, Netherlands - from April 11 to 19. India had earlier decided to skip the Azlan Shah Cup to be held in...
  • India to play Belgium in 2014 Hockey WC campaign opener 31-01-2014 05:46 PM

    New Delhi: India will open their campaign against Belgium in the men's Rabobank Hockey World Cup to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from May 31 to June 15. According to the competition schedule announced by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Friday, India are placed in a tough Pool...
  • India clubbed with Australia in Pool A for Hockey World Cup 22-01-2014 10:15 PM

    New Delhi: Eight-time Olympic champions India have been clubbed with five other nations, including 2010 world champions and world number one Australia, in Pool A for the men's Rabobank Hockey World Cup which is scheduled to be held at The Netherlands from May 31 to June 15. The inaugural edition...
  • India not to participate in Azlan Shah Cup 17-01-2014 04:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team will not participate in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to be held in Malaysia from March 13-23 as it will be busy preparing for the World Cup in Europe. "India will not participate at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. Our high performance director Roelant...
  • Hockey team flops at Junior Men's World Cup 16-12-2013 08:11 PM

    Widely tipped as favourites, India finished a lowly tenth out of 16 teams, with Germany retaining their junior hockey World Cup title. ...
  • Germany beat France 5-2 to win sixth Junior Men's Hockey World Cup title 15-12-2013 10:04 PM

    New Delhi: Niklas Wellen slammed a brilliant hat-trick to guide defending champions Germany to their record sixth world title, beating unheralded France 5-2 in the summit clash of the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup at the floodlit Major Dhyan Chand on Sunday. It was a befitting end to the tournament...
  • Netherlands win bronze in Junior Hockey World Cup 15-12-2013 08:51 PM

    New Delhi: The Netherlands spanked Malaysia 7-2 to bag the bronze medal in the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium on Sunday. Last edition's silver medallists, Netherlands dished out a clinical performance to rout Malaysia in a lop-sided third-fourth place classification match. The Netherlands made...
  • 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...
  • Today was India's worst performance in Junior WC: Clark 14-12-2013 11:17 PM

    New Delhi: India finished a disappointing 10th in the Hero Junior Men's Hockey World Cup after losing to arch-rivals Pakistan in the penalty shoot-out and chief coach Gregg Clark said it was the home team's "worst performance" in the 16-team quadrennial event. Pakistan finished ninth after beating India 4-2 in...
  • Junior World Cup Hockey: Argentina beat South Africa, finish 11th 14-12-2013 11:03 PM

    New Delhi: Argentina beat South Africa 4-1 to finish 11th in the Hockey Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Saturday. Earlier in the day, Spain beat England 3-2 to secure the 13th position while the 14th spot went to the latter. In the 15-16...
  • Junior Hockey WC: India lose to Pakistan in shootout, finish 10th 14-12-2013 09:50 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistan held their nerves to claim the 9th position at the FIH Junior Hockey World Cup with a 4-2 victory over India in penalty shootout after the teams were locked 1-1 at the end of regulation period of 70 minutes here at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium...
  • As it happened: India vs Pakistan, Junior Hockey World Cup 14-12-2013 07:38 PM

    India locked horns with archrivals Pakistan for the 9th-10th place playoff at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Saturday. Both India and Pakistan failed to qualify for the quarter-finals from their respective groups. India beat Argentina 4-2 in the earlier playoff game and Pakistan got the better of South...
  • Indian hockey has a lot of depth: Aussie coach 14-12-2013 07:17 PM

    New Delhi: Triple Olympic medallist Matthew Wells of Australia sees a lot of depth in Indian hockey and believes the eight-time Olympic champions will soon be competing against the best. Wells, who was part of the Australian hockey team that won the 2004 Athens Olympics gold medal, feels that Indian...
  • India juniors have bright future despite failure in WC: Gregg Clark 13-12-2013 08:13 PM

    New Delhi: India might have failed to qualify for the quarter-finals of the ongoing Hero Junior Men's Hockey World Cup, but chief coach Gregg Clark feels his wards have a "bright future" despite them producing an inconsistent show in front of home crowd in the mega-event here. India had lost...
  • France set up historic Junior Hockey World Cup final date against Germany 13-12-2013 07:07 PM

    New Delhi: Unheralded French side on Friday set up a historic summit clash against defending champions Germany in the Hero Junior Men's Hockey World Cup to be played at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Sunday. France scripted history by booking their berth in the summit clash of...
  • Junior Hockey World Cup: It's India vs Pakistan for the 9th position 13-12-2013 02:18 PM

    New Delhi: India have a chance to bring some smiles back on the faces of disappointed hockey fans when they take on traditional rivals Pakistan in a battle for the 9th position at the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup on Saturday. The hosts failed to reach the quarter-finals of the...
  • We'll treat the classification tie like any other game: Coach 12-12-2013 11:24 PM

    New Delhi: Out of the podium race in the Hero Junior Men's Hockey World Cup, India have a chance to redeem some pride with a win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the 9-10th place classification match but national coach Baljit Singh Saini today refused to treat the high-profile fixture as a...
  • Junior Hockey World Cup: India beat Argentina 4-2, play Pakistan next 12-12-2013 09:42 PM

    New Delhi: After missing out on the quarter-finals, India got a bit of a lift on Thursday when they beat Argentina 4-2 in the first of their playoff games and will now take on Pakistan in the 9th-10th place playoff at the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup here at the...
  • Junior Hockey WC: France vs Malaysia, Netherlands vs Germany in semis 12-12-2013 09:16 PM

    New Delhi: France will face Malaysia, while The Netherlands will lock horns against defending champions Germany in the semi-finals of the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium on Thursday. Jean-Laurent Kierffer scored a brace as France stunned European champions Belgium 5-4 in a nail-biting quarter-final...
  • As it happened: India vs Argentina, Junior Hockey WC playoffs 12-12-2013 07:24 PM

    After narrowly missing out on the quarter-finals place to Korea on goal difference in the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup, India met Argentina in the 9th-12th place playoffs at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday. India finished third in Pool C behind leaders Netherlands and...
  • France stun Belgium to enter semis of Junior Hockey World Cup 12-12-2013 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: Jean-Laurent Kierffer scored a brace as France stunned European champions Belgium 5-4 in a nail-biting encounter to enter the semi-finals of the ongoing Junior Men's Hokey World Cup on Thursday. In another quarter-final, The Netherlands eked out a hard-fought 3-2 win over New Zealand to progress to the...
  • Belgium confident of taking on France in Junior Hockey World Cup 11-12-2013 10:11 PM

    New Delhi: Belgium seem ready to take on France in the Hockey Junior World Cup quarter-final to be played at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Thursday. Belgium are full of confidence after defeating defending champions Germany in the league phase earlier. "The entry into the quarter-finals has motivated...
  • Looking to secure 9th position in junior hockey WC: Manpreet 11-12-2013 07:38 PM

    New Delhi: Keen to redeem some pride and finish inside the top 10 bracket, India team on Wednesday sweated it out during the practice session and worked on the strategies ahead of their 9th-12th classification match of the Hero Junior Men's Hockey World Cup against Argentina. India skipper Manpreet Singh...
  • Junior Hockey WC: India look to redeem pride against Argentina in play-offs 11-12-2013 04:05 PM

    New Delhi: Their dreams shattered after crashing out of the Hero Junior Men's Hockey World Cup, India would look to redeem some pride and finish inside the top 10 bracket when they take on Argentina in the 9th-12th classification match here at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, here on Thursday....