CHAMPIONS TROPHY

  • 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...
  • India conspired against us before Champions Trophy final: Pakistan hockey coach 2 days ago

    Karachi: Pakistan hockey team coach Shahnaz Sheikh made allegations that it was "India's conspiracy" to put pressure on his players ahead of the Champions Trophy final against Germany, which his team lost 0-2. Pakistan players had engaged in wild celebrations after beating arch-rivals India 4-3 in a nail-biting semi-final in Bhubaneswar...
  • Pakistan hockey players' behaviour can affect cricket ties with India: PCB chief 2 days ago

    The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has said that the recent incident in India involving the national hockey team players can have adverse effects on the cricketing ties between the two countries. Khan, who had served as High Commissioner in New Delhi, felt that while political and...
  • We had a good chance in Champions Trophy: Sardar Singh 3 days ago

    Captain of the Indian hockey team, Sardar Singh feels that India had a good chance of winning the Champions Trophy but their aim was to acquire Olympic qualification and win an Asiad gold. ...
  • 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 coach sends apology letter, Tournament Director to announce final decision 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: Pakistan hockey team's coach Shahnaz Sheikh on Sunday tendered an official apology to FIH and Hockey India for the rude and obscene behavior of his players after their win against India in the semi-finals of the FIH Men's Champions Trophy 2014 on Saturday. Pakistani players shamelessly hurled obscene gestures towards...
  • Champions Trophy: England beat Belgium to claim seventh place 1 week ago

    Bhubaneswar: England got the better of Belgium 3-2 to claim the seventh place in the hockey Champions Trophy on Sunday. It was a high-octane battle with Belgium's Florent van Aubel scoring his first on 10 minutes, latching onto a loose finish to fire past English goalie George Pinner. England, though, scored the...
  • Pakistan must apologise for misbehaving, FIH's inaction unacceptable: Narinder Batra December 14, 2014

    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...
  • Champions Trophy: We didn't take our chances today says disappointed Oltmans December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans blamed his side's 3-4 defeat against arch-rivals Pakistan on wasting numerous scoring opportunities in the high-voltage second semifinal of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament, here on Saturday. India wasted chances galore which cost them dearly. The Indians created opportunities but Sardar Singh, Nikkin,...
  • 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 Hockey: Pakistan break Indian hearts with a 4-3 semi-final win December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: A hugely anticipated day ended in a heartbreak for Indian fans here as Pakistan knocked India out of the title race at the FIH Men's Champions Trophy on Saturday with a 4-3 win. India will now play Australia in a bronze-medal playoff after the defending champions lost the first semi-final...
  • Germany end Australia's dominance in Champions Trophy, seal place in final December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Olympic champions Germany survived a spirited fightback to snap world champion Australia's five-time title run by eking out a hard-fought 3-2 win and enter the summit clash of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Saturday. After a not-so-impressive pool outing, the Germans produced their best hockey when it...
  • 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...
  • Netherlands to play Argentina for 5-6th place match in Champions Trophy December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: World Cup and Olympic silver medallists the Netherlands will face Argentina in the fifth-sixth place play-off match after registering wins in their respective classification games of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Saturday. While the Netherlands beat Belgium 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out after both the teams were...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Champions Trophy 2014: Netherlands see off Belgium December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Netherlands eventually saw off Belgium in a penalty shoot-out to earn a fifth place playoff from the opening game of day five at the hockey Champions Trophy on Saturday. Early on, there looked to be precious little drama as the Netherlands built a strong 2-0 lead and looked well...
  • 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...