Hockey World Cup

  • Australia thump Netherlands to win Hockey World Cup June 15, 2014

    The Hague: Australia retained the men's hockey World Cup title by outplaying Olympic silver medallists The Netherlands 6-1 in the final at the Kyocera Stadium here on Sunday. Chris Cirielo's three penalty corner conversions was the feature of the contest that saw Australia retain the trophy they had won in New...
  • Netherlands beat Australia to win seventh women's hockey World Cup June 14, 2014

    The Hague: Olympic gold medallists Netherlands defeated Australia 2-0 in the title showdown to clinch the women's hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium here on Saturday. This was the fourth time these two nations met in the women's World Cup title encounter, and the Netherlands have won three of them....
  • India combining Asian and European style hockey: Terry Walsh June 14, 2014

    The Hague (Netherlands) A dismal ninth-place finish in the World Cup not withstanding, Indian coach Terry Walsh chose to see the brighter side and said that the team is trying to mix the Asian and European styles of hockey that can be troublesome for the rivals. "We've been mixing a...
  • India beat South Korea 3-0, finish ninth in hockey World Cup June 14, 2014

    Akashdeep Singh scored two goals as India posted a comfortable 3-0 win over Asian champions South Korea to finish a lowly ninth in the men's hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium on Saturday. With this win in the ninth-10th place play-off match, India had managed to avenge upon their 3-4...
  • Hockey World Cup: Aussies outplay Argentina, set up final with Holland June 14, 2014

    The Hague: Defending champions Australia set up the men's hockey World Cup title encounter with Olympic silver medallists The Netherlands. Australia outplayed Argentina 5-1 in the semi-final at the Kyocera Stadium here today, to earn a title encounter with Netherlands, who defeated England 1-0. Australia have won the World Cup twice...
  • Hockey: Playing for pride, India seek revenge against South Korea June 13, 2014

    The Hague: Dejected at failing to improve upon their eight-place finish of the last edition, India have a lot at stake in the ninth-position playoff against South Korea in the men's hockey World Cup here. India not only seek revenge for their 3-4 loss against Korea in the 2013 Asia Cup...
  • Hockey India to review India's shoddy World Cup show June 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India on Wednesday constituted a strong 11-member committee to evaluate India's pathetic performance in the ongoing World Cup at The Hague, Netherlands. India finished fifth in the six-team preliminary Group A, winning just one match and drawing one from their five outings. The fifth-place finish meant India will...
  • Change evident in Indian hockey, says Charlesworth June 11, 2014

    Australia's famed coach Ric Charlesworth feels Indian hockey is making progress, but it would be a while before the country can return to the podium. "I think India is making progress. From what I see, there is some purpose in their game," says Charlesworth, coach of the Australian team that is...
  • Hockey World Cup: Dutch set up semis with England, Argentina take on Australia June 11, 2014

    Olympic silver medallist The Netherlands have set up a semi-final encounter with England in the men's hockey World Cup. The Netherlands played out a 1-1 draw with New Zealand in their last league fixture but still topped Group B with 13 points from five outings. Argentina, who earned their maiden men's World...
  • India to play South Korea for ninth position in hockey World Cup June 10, 2014

    The Hague: India will be seeking to overcome Asian champions South Korea in the play-off for the ninth position in the ongoing men's hockey World Cup, after they failed to improve upon their eighth-place finish in the last (2010) edition at New Delhi. South Korea finished fifth in Group B after...
  • Argentina men create history, enter maiden hockey World Cup semi-final June 10, 2014

    Argentina made their maiden appearance in the men's hockey World Cup semi-finals after posting a comprehensive 5-1 victory over South Africa at the Kyocera Stadium on Tuesday. Argentina's victory, their fourth in five outings, gives them 12 points and ousts Olympic champions Germany from the semi-final race. Germany, who later on Tuesday...
  • Hockey World Cup: Holders Australia thrash India 4-0 June 9, 2014

    The Hague: India suffered a humiliating 0-4 loss against defending champions Australia in their final group league encounter of the men's hockey World Cup here on Monday. Chris Ciriello (16th and 22nd) struck a brace while Kieran Govers (3rd) and Jeremy Hayward (20th) struck a goal apiece. Asserting their strength, Australia built...
  • As it happened: India vs Australia, Hockey World Cup June 9, 2014

    Buoyed by their triumph over Malaysia, India would face their toughest challenge so far when they take on unbeaten reigning champions Australia in their final preliminary game of the hockey World Cup. The Indians bounced back well to beat Malaysia 3-2 after losing back-to-back matches to start with and Sardar Singh's...
  • Netherlands storm into World Cup hockey semi-finals June 9, 2014

    Olympic silver medallists The Netherlands stormed into the men's hockey World Cup semi-finals with a runaway 7-1 victory over South Africa at the Kyocera Stadium. Three-time World Cup winners Netherlands stayed at the top of Group B with 12 points from four successive victories to ensure a spot in the semi-finals. Netherlands...
  • Hockey World Cup: Resurgent India look to halt Aussie juggernaut June 8, 2014

    The Hague: Buoyed by their triumph over Malaysia, India would face their toughest challenge so far when they take on unbeaten reigning champions Australia in their final preliminary game of the hockey World Cup on Monday. The Indians bounced back well to beat Malaysia 3-2 after losing back-to-back matches to start...
  • Hockey World Cup: Netherlands women enter semi-finals with 2-0 win over Australia June 8, 2014

    The Hague: Olympic silver medalists The Netherlands stormed into the semi-finals of the women's hockey World Cup with a 2-0 victory over Australia at the Kyocera Stadium here. Kim Lammers opened the scoring in the 57th minute of the fast-paced encounter yesterday when she darted into the scoring circle from the...
  • Holders Australia enter semifinals of hockey World Cup June 7, 2014

    The Hague: Defending champions Australia became the first team to ensure passage into the semifinals of the hockey World Cup with a 5-0 hammering of England here on Saturday, giving them a maximum 12 points from four matches in Group A. England, with seven points from four outings, are still in...
  • Hockey WC: India need to learn to put away rivals, says Walsh June 7, 2014

    The Hague: Indian hockey team coach Terry Walsh says his team needs to learn the skills to shut the door on comebacks for rival teams. "The difference between India and the top teams in international hockey today is that the Indians do not know how to put away a team," Walsh...
  • Hockey World Cup: Akashdeep Singh's double strike helps India beat Malaysia 3-2 June 7, 2014

    The Hague: India finally managed to get a win in the Hockey World Cup 2014, courtesy a goal from Jasjit Singh in the 14th minute and a brace from Akashdeep Singh, which helped India to get past Malaysia by 3-2. Jasjit Singh Kular (14th) opened the scoring for India while...
  • As it happened: India vs Malaysia, Hockey World Cup June 7, 2014

    The Hague: Yet to taste their first win in the event, India will be up for another stiff challenge when its fragile defence take on Malaysia's speedy strikers in their penultimate Group A match of the men's hockey World Cup at the Greenfields Stadium, here on Saturday. It will be a...
  • Olympic champions all set to crash out of hockey World Cup June 7, 2014

    The Netherlands beat Germany by a solitary goal to complicate the Olympic champions' chances of making it to the last four of the Men's World Cup Hockey. Dutch striker Jeroen Hertzberger capitalized on a pass from Billy Bakker in the 23rd minute to score the all-important goal as The Netherlands avenged...
  • Hockey World Cup 2014: India draw with Spain, earn 1st point June 5, 2014

    The Hague: India finally managed to earn their first points in the World Cup Hockey as they held Spain to a 1-1 draw as custodian PR Sreejesh effected atleast four brilliant saves. The Indian goalkeeper fought gallantly to effect numerous saves as Spain's strikers often broke past the jittery Indian defence...
  • Hockey World Cup: Holders Australia stay on course for semi-finals June 5, 2014

    The Hague: Defending champions Australia stayed on course for the semi-finals of the men's hockey World Cup with an assertive 3-1 victory over European Cup silver medallists Belgium at the Kyocera Stadium on Thursday. Australia's third successive victory gives them nine points and keeps them on top of Group A standings,...
  • As it happened: Hockey World Cup 2014, India vs Spain June 5, 2014

    India finally managed to earn their first points in the World Cup Hockey as they held Spain to a 1-1 draw as custodian PR Sreejesh effected atleast four brilliant saves. The Indian goalkeeper fought gallantly to effect numerous saves as Spain's strikers often broke past the jittery Indian defence only to...
  • Hockey World Cup: England stay in semi-final hunt with 2-0 win over Malaysia June 5, 2014

    Netherlands: England played tactical hockey to overcome a strong challenge from Malaysia with a 2-0 win and stay in contention for the semi-finals of the men's World Cup on Thursday. England enjoyed an edge from the moment Mark Gleghorne put them ahead in the fourth minute with a field goal. Malaysia pushed...
  • Hockey World Cup: Spain's seasoned strikers present massive challenge for India June 4, 2014

    Bogged down by two successive losses, an under-pressure Indian hockey team will be confronted by Spain's livewire strikers when the two teams clash in their preliminary league encounter of the World Cup at the Greenfields Stadium on Thursday. After conceding match-winners to Belgium and England in the closing stages of successive...
  • Argentina shock Olympic champions Germany in World Cup hockey June 3, 2014

    The Hague: Argentina turned the form book upside down with a stunning 1-0 upset of reigning Olympic champions Germany in men's hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium here on Tuesday. The all-important goal in the fast-paced encounter came in the 31st minute from Manuel Brunet, who scooped the ball from...
  • Coaches trying to lift sagging morale of beleaguered Indian hockey team June 3, 2014

    The Hague: India's hockey team on Tuesday went about working on the mistakes that led their narrow losses in the first two group league matches of the men's hockey World Cup. India conceded match-winners to Belgium and England in the dying stages of the preliminary league matches, leaving captain Sardar...
  • Hockey World Cup: Belgium overcome Malaysian resistance to prevail 6-2 June 3, 2014

    Belgium joined Australia on six points from two outings in Group A as Tom Boon scored four goals to help them rally from early arrears to down Malaysia 6-2. Mohammad Rahim twice put Malaysia ahead against the fancied rivals with penalty corner conversions in the fifth and 19th minute, only to...
  • Reality is we have no points, says Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh June 2, 2014

    India's chief hockey coach Terry Walsh was left dejected after the team again conceded a late goal to go down 1-2 to England for their second consecutive defeat in the Hockey World Cup on Monday. Though India were the better of the two teams, he said the reality was they are...