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  • Pak coach apologises for dismal WC campaign March 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Pakistan coach Shahid Ali Khan today joined captain Zeeshan Ashraf in apologising to the countrymen for suffering the ignominy of finishing last, their worst-ever performance in the hockey World Cup. Pakistan today lost to Canada by a golden goal 2-3 in the 11-12th place play-off match at the Major...
  • Hockey WC: Pak finish last; team, selectors sacked March 11, 2010

    New Delhi: Pakistan Hockey Federation President Qasim Zia sacked the national hockey management and the selection committee after Pakistan finished last in the ongoing Hockey World Cup here on Thursday. This is Pakistan's worst-ever performance in a World Cup as they ended their campaign in a 2-3 loss to Canada. Both...
  • Germany beat fighting New Zealand March 9, 2010

    New Delhi: Defending champions Germany withstood a strong New Zeland fightback before scoring a 5-2 victory, and booking a semi-final berth from Pool A at the Hockey World Cup on Tuesday. Germany went 2-0 up in the first half, courtsey Christoph Menke's (15th minute) acrobatic slide and Florian Fuchs' (22nd) penalty...
  • India hold South Africa to 3-3 draw March 10, 2010

    New Derlhi: India narrowly saved the blushes with a late goal to finish 3-3 with South Africa in Pool B of the Hockey World Cup on Monday. Lloyd Norris-Jones (8th minute) put the visitors ahead, before the Indians struck through Sarvanjit Singh (17th) and Vikram Pillay (24th) to lead 2-1 at...
  • Australia beat Pakistan to qualify for semis March 8, 2010

    New Delhi: Tournament favourites Australia advanced into the semi-finals of the men's hockey World Cup on Monday after they beat Pakistan 2-1 in a pulsating match to finish top of Pool B. Desmond Abbott scored twice as Australia completed their matches in the six-team pool, finishing level with England on...
  • England suffer first loss as Spain win 2-0 March 9, 2010

    New Delhi: Playing their last Pool B match in a relaxed mood, having made sure of a place in the semi-finals, European champions England suffered their first loss at the Hockey World Cup here, going down 0-2 to Olympic silver medallists Spain on Monday. Pau Quemada (35th minute) converted a penalty...
  • India lose to England, out of Hockey WC semis race March 6, 2010

    New Delhi: India are out of the semi-final race after going down 2-3 to England in Pool B of the Hockey World Cup in New Delhi on Saturday. India bounced back after conceding three goals, but an impressive England defence stood firm and the European Champions expectedly marched into the semifinals,...
  • Network 18 impact: Kalmadi wants tout cop punished March 6, 2010

    New Delhi: Indian Olympic Association president Suresh Kalmadi on Saturday demanded action against policeman caught on camera selling Hockey World Cup tickets in the black. "The incident outside the stadium where the police helped some people to sell tickets in black is regrettable. I have asked police to let us know...
  • Hockey WC: India have a lot to play for against England March 6, 2010

    New Delhi: After losing two successive matches by a staggering 2-5 margin, India should not only strive to seize the slim chance of making the semi-finals, but also finish respectably at the Hockey World Cup by putting it across Pool B toppers England on Saturday. Facing England, India would be up...
  • Germany, New Zealand, Netherlands register wins March 5, 2010

    New Delhi: Defending champions Germany won their third match in the Hockey World Cup when they beat Argentina 4-3 in Pool A on Day 6 of the event. Martin Zwicker gave a perfect start to Germany in the fifth minute with a rebound slammed into the net. Argentina levelled the game...
  • Pakistan criticised for flop show at hockey WC March 5, 2010

    Karachi: Some blamed it on over-dependence on Sohail Abbas, others felt they didn't look spirited enough as former players castigated Pakistan's hockey team for the crushing defeats to India and England in the World Cup. Hosts India also suffered their second successive defeat to Spain on Thursday night raising the prospect...
  • We are out of the semi-final race, says Brasa March 5, 2010

    New Delhi: India coach Jose Brasa said his boys made some childish mistakes that saw the hosts go down 2-5 to Spain on Thursday and jeopardised their Hockey World Cup hopes. Brasa said with the loss against Spain, the team's semi-final chances are all but over. "We made some childish mistakes. It...
  • View chat on India's fortunes in Hockey WC March 5, 2010

    After winning their opening game in convincing fashion, India have slipped with defeats to Australia and Spain. However, all is not lost as India can still sneak into the semi-finals by winning their remaining games and maintaining a healthy goal difference. ...
  • India go down to Spain in Hockey World Cup March 4, 2010

    New Delhi: Spain trounced India 5-2 in a make or break Pool B game for both sides at the Hockey World Cup on Thursday. Spain, who led 2-0 at halftime, added three goals in the second half to brush aside their defeat to Pakistan in their previous encounter. India could not get...
  • England stretch unbeaten run with win over Pak March 4, 2010

    New Delhi: European champions England virtually assured themselves a place in the semi-final of the Hockey World Cup after thumping Pakistan 5-2 to continue their unbeaten run in the tournament on Thursday. Captain Barry Middleton (52nd, 65th) led from the front with two goals while James Tindall (20th), Ashley Jackson (32nd)...
  • Australia set new Hockey WC record, beat SA 12-0 March 4, 2010

    New Delhi: Title favourites Australia on Thursday registered the biggest win in the history of Hockey World Cup by inflicting a humiliating 12-0 defeat on South Africa in a Pool B match. The overwhelming win is the biggest in terms of goals in a World Cup match. The earlier record was in...
  • Dutch ease past Kiwis to close in on semis March 3, 2010

    New Delhi: The Netherlands closed in on a semi-final berth with a 3-1 victory over New Zealand in their second Pool A match on the fourth day of the Hockey World Cup on Wednesday. New Zealand captain Phillip Burrows opened the scoring in the first minute of the match, but the...
  • Yong Lee, Woo Nam help Korea beat Argentina 2-1 March 3, 2010

    New Delhi: Hyun Woo Nam converted a last-minute penalty corner as Korea edged past Argentina 2-1 to remain in fray for a semi-final berth at the Hockey World Cup here Wednesday. The two teams were locked goalless at the breather, before the otherwise lacklustre proceedings saw some action in the second...
  • India not good enought for semis: German skipper March 3, 2010

    New Delhi: Going by current form, India is not in contention for a semifinal berth in the ongoing hockey World Cup and they would have to take their game altogether to a different level to reach the last four stage, according to Germany captain Maximillian Muller. After blanking Canada 6-0, Muller...
  • Hockey WC today: India take on Spain in must-win game March 4, 2010

    New Delhi: The mauling they got from Australia can be shattering, but India will have to pick up the pieces quickly as they cannot afford to lose any of their remaining three matches in the Hockey World Cup, starting with Spain on Thursday. India coach Jose Manuel Brasa will have to...
  • Fuchs stars as Germany blast Canada 6-0 March 3, 2010

    New Delhi Defending champions Germany toyed with Canada before subjecting them to a 6-0 plastering in their second Pool A match of the hockey World Cup on Wednesday. Playing a fast-paced and one-touch hockey, the reigning Olympic champions and world number one side dictated terms for most part of the match...
  • India not in Australia's league yet: coach March 3, 2010

    New Delhi: Disappointed after a 5-2 thrashing at the hands of favourites Australia in the Hockey World Cup, India coach Jose Brasa admitted on Tuesday that his boys are not yet ready to play the top teams. India were completely taken aback by the speed and the agility of the tournament...
  • Video referral system need fine-tuning, says Brasa March 3, 2010

    New Delhi: India coach Jose Brasa feels that the video referral system, which made hockey World Cup debut here, need some fine-tuning with regard to its timing. Brasa does not favour stopping of play for referrals when one team was is in an advantageous position. Brasa felt India suffered against the mighty...
  • Australia outpaced and outplayed us: Brasa March 3, 2010

    New Delhi: India coach Jose Brasa said the team missed suspended forward Shivendra Singh but had no qualms in admitting that his wards were completely outpaced and outplayed by a vastly superior Australian side in the hockey World Cup here on Tuesday night. "We did not play badly. But Australia played...
  • Sohail Abbas sorry for Shivendra but ban 'right' March 2, 2010

    New Delhi: Star Pakistani drag-flicker Sohail Abbas felt sorry for Shivendra Singh but said the FIH "must have taken a correct decision" while banning the Indian striker for two matches in the hockey World Cup. Shivendra was first suspended by tournament director Ken Read for hitting Pakistani Fareed Ahmed in their...
  • Pak team delighted at support from Indian fans March 2, 2010

    New Delhi: The Pakistani hockey team was delighted to find the Indian fans supporting them in their World Cup Pool B match against Spain at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Tuesday. Pakistan's veteran player Sohail Abbas said it was a great feeling and he and his teammates felt that...
  • India crash to 2-5 defeat against Australia March 2, 2010

    New Delhi: From the high of their victory over Pakistan, India were brought crashing down to earth by Australia, who handed them a 5-2 humiliation in their second match on Tuesday. Australia got on the score-sheet in the second minute of the game itself. Liam De Young was the man who...
  • India-Pak hockey game generates record TV viewership March 2, 2010

    New Delhi: The historic India-Pakistan match on the opening day of the Hockey World Cup on Sunday attracted record number of audience in the country, generating viewing figures akin to that of one-day cricket internationals. The match, in which India beat Pakistan 4-1 during primetime, gained an audience share of 8.9...
  • Pak bounce back with win over Spain March 2, 2010

    New Delhi: A nervy Pakistan put behind their defeat against arch-rivals India to eke out a narrow 2-1 win against Spain in a hard-fought Pool B encounter of the Hockey World Cup on Tuesday. A defeat would have virtually shut the semi-final door on Pakistan after their 1-4 defeat against India...
  • England captain backs India to go all the way March 2, 2010

    New Delhi: The Indian team is currently one of the strongest sides in last 10 years and they are capable of winning the Hockey World Cup, England captain Barry Middletone said on Tuesday. Barry, whose side will play India on March 6 in Pool B, said the support from the home...