Hockey Teams

  • Sachin Tendulkar inspires India's World Cup-bound hockey team May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday paid a surprise visit to the World Cup-bound Indian hockey team and gave the players a pep talk ahead of the side's departure for the quadrennial event to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from May 31 to June 15. Tendulkar arrived at...
  • Consistency is Indian hockey team's problem: Jamie Dwyer May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Australian ace Jamie Dwyer was forthright in his assessment about the current India hockey team terming Sardar Singh and Co as an "inconsistent" bunch, who will have to depend a lot on ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh and comeback man Gurbaj Singh. "Indian team keeps on improving but so...
  • Harendra Singh appointed junior hockey team's coach April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India on Monday appointed Harendra Singh as the coach of the junior men's team keeping in mind the 2016 Junior World Cup to be held in India. Harendra will join the training camp on April 25. "The appointment of Harendra Singh is in line with our efforts to prepare...
  • India play 3-3 draw against Dutch club on pre-World Cup tour April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian team put up a tough fight in second build-up game of the Europe Tour as they played out a 3-3 draw against Dutch side HGC Hockey Club at The Netherlands. The tour is in preparation for the FIH Men's World Cup 2014, scheduled to be held at...
  • Hockey: India thrash Dutch club 7-0 on pre-World Cup practice tour April 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team began its European Tour on a positive note by hammering Leiden Hockey Club (Dutch National Club) 7-0 in the first build-up game played at Oegstgeest, The Netherlands. This tour is a preparation for the FIH men's World Cup, scheduled to be held at The Hague,...
  • Indian hockey team set to leave for Europe tour April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Gearing up to present a strong challenge at the upcoming World Cup, the Indian hockey team will head for a tour of Europe on Wednesday to play five build-up games - including two each against World Cup hosts The Netherlands. The team will also play two matches against Dutch...
  • Hockey India felicitates junior men's team October 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Thursday felicitated the junior men's hockey team for winning the gold medal at the third Sultan of Johor Cup in Johor Bahru, Malaysia last month. In the felicitation ceremony, Sports Minister Jitendra Singh awarded cheques of Rs 1 lakh to each player and the national...
  • Hockey: Johor Cup win big boost to Junior World Cup hopes, says coach October 1, 2013

    The team returned to a hero's welcome after winning the Sultan of Johor Cup with a 3-0 win over Malaysia in the final. ...
  • Sports Ministry announces cash award for junior women hockey team August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday announced a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 to each member of the junior women's hockey team, who recently created history by winning the country's first-ever bronze medal in the Junior Women Hockey World Cup in Monchengladbach, Germany. The Ministry also announced...
  • Indian hockey all smiles at the moment August 7, 2013

    It was like the famous Air India 'Maharajah' welcoming its esteemed guests. Clad in spanking yellow off-field tees, the smiles on their faces ran from ear to ear. De-boarding the team bus, all eyes around The Lalit Hotel turned towards these 18 girls - unlike previously, when recognising them was...
  • Hockey: India's 'Chak De' girls relive historic WC bronze August 7, 2013

    Junior Indian women's hockey team members, including captain Sushila Chanu and coach Neil Hawgood, visit the CNN-IBN studios. ...
  • Women's WC bronze can inspire men to win Asia Cup: Hawgood August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: "Inspiration comes from different places and different persons", according to Indian women hockey's chief coach Neil Hawgood who hoped that the junior womens' historic bronze medal in the World Cup will inspire the senior men's team to win the Asia Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia. The Indian girls created history...
  • Buoyed with World Cup bronze, hockey girls return home August 6, 2013

    The upbeat junior women hockey team believes that the bronze medal will help in lifting the spirits of Indian hockey. ...
  • Hockey girls return home after World Cup bronze August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The bronze-medal winning Indian junior women's hockey team today returned home amid fanfare and celebrations after scripting history at the seventh FIH Junior World Cup in Monchengladbach, Germany. The Indian eves outplayed England 3-2 in a penalty shootout in the bronze medal play-off match on Sunday to finish on...
  • Hockey: Can India lift the Asia Cup to book a World Cup berth? July 31, 2013

    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. ...
  • Indian women's hockey team leaves for a preparatory tour of Rotterdam April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: An 18-member Indian women's hockey team Saturday left for Rotterdam to prepare itself for the FIH Hockey World League Round-3 (semi-finals) to be held from June 13-23 this year. The Indian women will play five matches at Rotterdam, including one against Dutch national side and four against club teams,...
  • J&K U-20 women hockey coach arrested on molestation charges January 14, 2013

    Hyderabad: The coach of Jammu and Kashmir Under-20 women's hockey team Angad Singh has been arrested for alleged molestation attempt. The Cyberabad police have arrested coach Angad Singh on a complaint filed by Punjab players. Members of the Punjab team complained that the coach tried to molest them on a train...
  • Hockey physio John set to join team bench July 27, 2012

    London: Pressure from hockey officials eyeing the Olympic squad manager's position notwithstanding, physiologist David John is all set to be a part of the team bench during the Games here. John's initial nomination as team manager had caused controversy in India as several hockey officials criticised the appointment of a foreigner...
  • David John's six-pack job for Indian hockey July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: David John had a rather unenviable task when he took over as physio of the Indian hockey team, a sweet-toothed squad with a number of lightweight vegetarians. So the Australian, rather shrewdly, dropped the idea of a six-pack abs contest and was seen nodding approvingly as the Olympic-bound team,...
  • Don't expect Olympic medal from hockey team: Ajit July 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India hockey captain and India's chef-de-mission for London Olympics Ajitpal Singh feels that it won't be possible for the current team to win any medal at the quadrennial extravaganza. India have qualified for the London Olympics in February after a gap of eight years and the former...
  • Hockey coach Nobbs to go for talent hunt May 8, 2012

    Malacca (Malaysia): India hockey team coach Michael Nobbs said that he plans to visit every nook and corner of India to spot talented youngsters, who can be groomed to play for the country. Stating that it was necessary to launch a nationwide campaign to look out for the talent pool, Nobbs...
  • India lose bronze medal match 1-2 to Britain May 7, 2012

    London: Indian men's hockey team ended its London tour without a win as they lost the bronze medal match 1-2 to Great Britain in the four-nation test event ahead of the upcoming London Olympics, in London on Sunday. It was India, who scored the first goal through in the minute but...
  • India lose to Great Britain in hockey test event May 4, 2012

    London: The Indian men's hockey team suffered a second straight defeat in the tournament, losing 2-4 to hosts Great Britain in the test event for the London Olympic Qualifiers on Thursday. India conceded two goals in the first 11 minutes, with British striker Rob Moore and Simon Mantell doing the early...
  • The Hockey camp with a difference November 13, 2011

    The Under-21 girls hockey team from Australia passed on some useful tips about the game to underprivileged players from the slums of Delhi. ...
  • Australia beat Germany 2-1, win Hockey World Cup March 13, 2010

    New Delhi: Australia won the men's hockey World Cup for the first time since 1986 by defeating holders Germany 2-1 in an absorbing final on Saturday. Luke Doerner scored the winner in the 59th minute through a penalty corner for Australia, who were beaten by top-ranked Germany in the previous two...
  • Pakistan hockey team blasted for losing to India March 1, 2010

    Karachi: Pakistan's hockey team was slammed by the country's former players following the disappointing 1-4 defeat against arch rivals India in their World Cup opener in New Delhi. Former Olympians and experts blamed poor preparations and a lack of game plan as the main reasons behind Pakistan's poor start to the...
  • India, Pak take their fight to hockey field February 27, 2010

    New Delhi: The hockey World Cup returns to India after 28 years with a match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan after favourites Australia begin their campaign against England at the floodlit Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Delhi on Sunday. South Africa take on Beijing Games silver medallists Spain in the...
  • Hockey: India spank inexperienced Nepal 21-0 January 30, 2010

    Dhaka: Indian men's hockey team routed an inexperienced Nepal 21-0 in their opening match of the South Asian Games at the Moulana Bhashani Stadium here on Saturday. Led by Ajitesh, Indians ruled the roost from the beginning and never allowed Nepal any chance of the ball possession. India drew first blood in...
  • Indian women hockey team qualifies for World Cup '10 December 23, 2009

    Indian women hockey team has qualified for the World Cup next year after reaching the finals of the Asia Cup. ...