CHAMPIONS TROPHY HOCKEY

  • Pakistan hockey players to get grand welcome after Champions Trophy performance 6 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan Hockey Federation has planned a grand welcome for its team, which finished runners-up in the just-concluded Champions Trophy, when the players return home on Tuesday via the Wagah border. The grand welcome is being organised amid a souring of relationship with India over the boorish behaviour of Pakistan players...
  • SV Sunil awarded 'Most Energetic Indian Player' at Champions Trophy hockey 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian forward SV Sunil has been awarded as 'Most Energetic Indian Player' in the recently concluded Champions Trophy Hockey tournament in Bhubaneswar, where India finished fourth. The award has been constituted by Cairn India and this award was given to the Indian player who made the maximum impact in...
  • Pakistan says sorry to India with red roses as Champions Trophy ends 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar Last two days at the FIH Men's Champions Trophy have been full of action on and off the field. And while the on-field action ended with Germany crowned the champions, losing finalists Pakistan tried to mend fences with India by presenting red roses. Pakistan coach Shahnaz Sheikh and captain Muhammad...
  • Germany beat Pakistan 2-0 to lift Champions Trophy 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: Germany emerged victorious in the Hockey Champions Trophy, beating Pakistan 2-0 in a pulsating final at a packed Kalinga stadium on Sunday. Christopher Wesley (18th minute) and Florian Fuchs (56th) scored for Germany to lift the trophy for the 10th time. Germany had won the title for the last time...
  • Protest against Pakistan before Champions Trophy final, crowd heckles team 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: The Pakistan hockey team faced heckles and jeers from the crowd and a protest from the 'Odisha Suraksha Sena' here before the FIH Men's Champions Trophy final on Sunday, after their shameless celebrations on beating India in the semi-finals a day earlier. Members of the 'Odisha Suraksha Sena' protested...
  • Champions Trophy: Netherlands beat Argentina 4-1, finish fifth 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: The Netherlands salvaged a fifth place finish at the Hockey Champions Trophy with a 4-1 win over Argentina, scoring four times in the final quarter to turn things around at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. The first quarter saw very few scoring opportunities for either side with the Dutch mostly...
  • Champions Trophy: India fail to win bronze, lose 2-1 to Australia 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: India's wait for their second FIH Men's Champions Trophy medal extended further here on Sunday as they lost 2-1 to Australia in the bronze-medal playoff to finish fourth in the final team standings. Australia played a controlled game, but India were themselves to be blamed as their forwards, especially...
  • 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...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, Champions Trophy, bronze playoff 1 week ago

    For Live updates scroll down to bottom of the page In a heartbreak for Indian fans, Sardar Singh & Co. lost to Pakistan on Saturday. India will play Australia in a bronze-medal playoff after the defending champions lost the first semi-final to Germany 2-3. Interestingly the two bottom-ranked teams from the pool...
  • 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. ...
  • Champions Trophy: Pakistan celebrate India win with obscene gestures, escape action December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Pakistan may have won the semi-final against India, but they surely have not won Indian hearts as they celebrated their win in the FIH Men's Champions Trophy on Saturday with obscene gestures, including finger salutes, directed towards Indian players and the fans. All Pakistan players took their shirts off...
  • Champions Trophy: India supporters fly in from around the world for Pakistan clash December 13, 2014

    IBNLive Sports caught up with some of the most ardent fans of Indian hockey who have gathered in Bhubaneswar for the high-octane India vs Pakistan semi-final. ...
  • India vs Pakistan: Road to the Champions Trophy hockey semi-finals December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Not many imagined it will India vs Pakistan for a place in the FIH Men's Champions Trophy here, but it's going to happen on Saturday. And the Odisha crowd is in for a treat - something they would have never witnessed. At the end of the day, though, it's sport....
  • India vs Pakistan: a history of Champions Trophy knockout encounters December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Odisha capital will have no idea what it's like to witness an epic India vs Pakistan battle across sports because this is the first time that a big-ticket event of the magnitude of FIH Men's Champions Trophy has been hosted here. The crowd response for the event has been...
  • India vs Pakistan: Sparks set to fly in Champions Trophy semi-final December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar is a little surprised. There's unusual buzz in the Odisha capital for the past week - something the city has never witnessed. Queues outside a sports stadium is not routine at a place that sees long lines only for entry into its ancient temples. It certainly has been out...
  • Champions Trophy: History beckons if we keep out Pakistan counters, says Oltmans December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Temperatures in and around the Kalinga Stadium here are already soaring as fans queue up for elusive tickets for the India vs Pakistan semi-final on Saturday, while the teams perform tune-ups ahead of an epic clash. There's a different air about Indo-Pak encounters, and this one is going to...
  • India vs Pakistan: Tickets at a premium for Champions Trophy humdinger December 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar has not seen anything as big as this - India vs Pakistan in the FIH Men's Champions Trophy semi-final. Tickets are at a premium, with fans queuing up at the box office outside the Kalinga Stadium here since 8 a.m. on Friday. The serpentine queues extend to as long as...
  • Champions Trophy: 'Put your pants on,' says the Dutch medical advisory December 12, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Holland team that was ejected from the race to Men's Champions Trophy semi-finals here on Thursday is treading cautiously during their stay in India. The team, currently in the Odisha capital, had been issued a strong nine-point medical advisory before their depature, and so far it has worked to...
  • Meet Mr. Kalsi, the veteran hockey watcher of 11 Olympics and 11 World Cups December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: It's hard, actually impossible, to find a veteran who has played more than 10 Olympics or World Cups across sports. That would mean an international playing career spanning 40 years. While that requires a superhuman effort, it's actually possible off the field, and Mr. Baldev Singh Kalsi knows how. Sixty...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: Pakistan defended like lions, says Netherlands captain December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Netherlands captain Robert van der Horst was all praise for Pakistan's solid defence saying the Asian country "defended like lions" in their 4-2 win over the Dutch in the Champions Trophy hockey quarter-final on Thursday. Horst said his team did not play its best game and did not threaten the...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: Australia beat Argentina 4-2 to secure semi-final place December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: World champions and holders Australia finally got their mojo back and defeated Argentina 4-2 to secure their place in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday. After a not-so-impressive outing where they won one, lost one and drew one game, the Kookaburras got...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: Pakistan stun Netherlands to enter semi-finals December 11, 2014

    Without a point in the pool stage, Pakistan's spirited display of hockey - led by Muhammad Irfan's brace in the second half - stunned title favourites and 2012 Olympic silver-medallists 4-2 in the first quarter-final of the FIH Men's Champions Trophy here on Thursday. The other incentive of that unexpected result...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: India hope to savour Belgian cuisine in the quarters December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar A victory over the Netherlands after 28 years in the champions Trophy is extra special. And though a quarter-final win over Belgium should not count as unexpected, it will be an achievement for India on current form. The absence of Terry Walsh showing in the two defeats against Germany and...
  • 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: England top Pool A, Argentina topple Germany December 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: England continued to enjoy their stay here in the capital of Odisha as they went on to top Pool A after a 1-1 draw with Belgium on Tuesday at the FIH Men's Champions Trophy. Amaury Keusters was on the mark for the Belgians as early as the 9th minute and...
  • Determined to put our best show on Tuesday: V R Raghunath December 8, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Bruised and battered by back-to-back defeats in the Champions Trophy hockey, India's experienced drag-flicker V R Raghunath said the hosts are keen to put up their "best show" in their last Pool B tie against World Cup silver medallist the Netherlands on Tuesday. After the narrow 0-1 loss against Olympic...
  • Champions Trophy hockey: Bruised and battered India face Dutch test December 8, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: 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 their third and final Pool B match of Champions Trophy on Tuesday. The Indians had a horrible start to...
  • Hockey: England maul Pakistan, register best-ever win in Champions Trophy December 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: An impressive England demolished Pakistan 8-2 in their second Pool A match to register their best-ever win in the history of the FIH Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium on Sunday. England dished out a scintillating performance in the opening two quarters and pumped in as many as five goals...
  • Hockey: England stun Australia 3-1 in Champions Trophy December 6, 2014

    Bhubanewar: England stunned defending champions Australia 3-1 in the inaugural match of the men's hockey Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium on Saturday. Underdogs England dominated throughout the match, putting regular pressure on the World champions Australian team, which struggled hard to impress. Barry Middleton-led England started the match with constant attacking...
  • Champions Trophy: Tough but not impossible for 'dark horse' India December 6, 2014

    If you glance through the FIH rankings, it appears tough for India and Pakistan, the two Asian representatives for the Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar, to put it across their six opponents - all ranked above them. But in India's case, recent results make them serious contenders to end Asia's 20-year...