Hockey

  • Asian Games Hockey: We have psychological advantage over India, says Pakistan goalie -1149353562 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Pakistan started the mindgames ahead of their high-profile summit clash against arch-rivals India with goalkeeper Imran Butt claiming that his team will enjoy "psychological advantage" over Sardar Singh's boys when the two teams square off on Thursday. "We have won against India in last match that will give us...
  • India to play hockey Test series in Australia 3 hours 21 minutes ago

    Melbourne: World Champions Australia will host India for a four-match hockey Test series in Perth in November. The Nov 1-9 series will be part of preparations for the Champions Trophy to be played in Bhubaneswar in December. "We've been keen to bring India back to Australia for some time. As we saw...
  • Asian Games: Indian women's hockey team wins bronze -1964570682 minutes ago

    Incheon: The Indian women's hockey team stunned Japan 2-1 in a keenly-contested match to clinch their third bronze medal at the Asian Games after a hiatus of eight years on Wednesday. The 13th-ranked Indian women produced a spirited effort to avenge their 0-1 loss to 10th placed Japan in the bronze...
  • Asian Games 2014: India vs Pakistan Hockey Preview 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    Incheon: Intricacies of South Asian style of hockey will be on full view on Thursday when a resurgent India take on bitter foes Pakistan in the high-octane men's Asian Games gold medal match, with a direct entry into the 2016 Rio Olympics up for grabs for the winners. The match, similar...
  • Asian Games 2014: India to meet Pakistan in men's hockey final 21 hours 42 minutes ago

    A brilliant field goal by Akashdeep Singh gave India a 1-0 victory over South Korea and a place in the men's hockey final at the Asian Games, in Incheon, on Tuesday. ...
  • Asian Games Hockey: History beckons India, but the job's not done yet Yesterday

    India certainly came out to play, finally. Sardar Singh looked like this was the game to return to play hockey for India, and he did. India are in the final of Asian Games 2014. It was a very hard-fought semifinal against hosts South Korea, with both sides realising that winning was...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Indian eves eye revenge against Japan in bronze medal play-off Yesterday

    Incheon: The gold medal already out of their grasp, Indian women's hockey team will be eyeing to return at least with a bronze from the 17th Asian Games when they take on Japan, in what can be regarded as a revenge encounter, in the third-fourth place play-off on Wednesday. The Indian...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India men edge South Korea in semis, face Pakistan in the final Yesterday

    Incheon: Akashdeep Singh scored a brilliant field goal to help a spirited India beat hosts South Korea 1-0 on Tuesday and enter the final of the men's hockey competition of the 17th Asian Games for the first time in 12 years. After a barren opening half, it took a gem of...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Indian women lose to South Korea in semifinal 2 days ago

    Incheon: Indian women's hockey team put up a determined effort before going down to a superior South Korean outfit by 1-3 margin in the semi-final of the 17th Asian Games on Monday. India will now play in the bronze medal play-off match against Japan, whom China beat 1-0 in the other...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India face Korea test in men's semifinal 2 days ago

    Incheon: Looking to end a 16-year-old gold drought, the Indian men's hockey team faces a tough South Korea test in the semi-finals of the 17th Asian Games on Tuesday. The Sardar Singh-led side came back well after losing a tense third Pool B game against Pakistan 1-2 to put it across...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Failure in semis not an option for India 2 days ago

    The time for talk is over, India to meet South Korea in the first semi-final of Incheon Asian Games. This game and the subsequent grand final (if India go through) are two critical games for Indian hockey and coach Terry Walsh. Failure is not really an option. The Indian line-up has...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Indian women gear up for semi-final against South Korea 3 days ago

    Incheon: Their confidence boosted by a 6-1 rout of Malaysia, Indian women hockey players are looking forward to their 17th Asian Games semi-final match against South Korea on Monday. At the Soenhak Hockey Stadium, India would look to do a repeat of the 2006 Asian Games in Doha when they outplayed...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Semis booked, India need to step up their game 3 days ago

    India only had to draw to advance to the semifinals but they had a comfortable 2-0 win against China to set up a semi-final against hosts South Korea. However, the Indians will have to tick a lot of boxes before they dream of Asian Games gold and an easy passage...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India beat China 2-0, to face Korea in semi-final 4 days ago

    Incheon: A scrappy India eked out a hard-fought 2-0 win over lower-ranked China to progress to the semi-finals of the men's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games, on Saturday. After a goalless opening 30 minutes, drag-flick exponent V R Raghunath (40th minute) and Birendra Lakra (45th) scored two goals in...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India need Pargat's ferocity and Dhanraj-like passion 5 days ago

    Well, the days of reckoning are nearly here. India need to win the last three matches at Asian Games 2014 to qualify for the Rio Olympics in 2016. They have the potential to win all three, but if I may quote Albert Einstein: "Insanity is doing the same thing over...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Indian women thrash Malaysia 6-1, book semi-final berth 5 days ago

    Incheon: India produced an inspired performance to thrash Malaysia 6-1 in their last Pool A match and qualify for the semi-finals of the women's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games on Friday. For India, Rani Rampal (4th minute, 20th) and Jaspreet Kaur (9th, 39th) score two goals each, while Namita...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India play China in crucial last game 5 days ago

    Incheon: Shattered after the close 1-2 loss against arch-rivals Pakistan, Indian men's hockey team will have to regroup themselves quickly and eye at least a draw in their last crucial Pool B fixture against China on Saturday to qualify for the semifinals of the 17th Asian Games. After dishing out an...
  • Asian Games Hockey: What's wrong, India! 6 days ago

    As predicted, a very close game with just one goal in it. India has had the benefit of a full preparation, money spent on the best of everything but still lost (1-2) to a Pakistan team that hasn't played at the international level for 18 months and has had training...
  • Asian Games, Day 6: Rowers notch up two bronze, Indian men lose in hockey 6 days ago

    Incheon: Indian rowers provided the spark with a couple of bronze medals, while the women shooters added another bronze as India maintained their 15th position in the overall standings with a tally of 15 medals in the 17th Asian Games. Armyman Swaran Singh Virk rowed his way through exhaustion to the...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Indian women eye win over Malaysia to seal semi-final berth 6 days ago

    Incheon: After clumping to a close 1-2 defeat at the hands of China, Indian women's hockey team will be eyeing an outright win against Malaysia in their final Pool A match to seal a semi-final berth at the 17th Asian Games. Even though a draw against Malaysia would be enough for...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Misfiring India lose 1-2 to Pakistan 6 days ago

    Incheon: India wasted chances galore in their 1-2 defeat against arch-rivals and defending champions Pakistan in a keenly-contested Pool B match of the men's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games, here on Thursday. It was touted as the match to watch out for in the competition and as per expectations...
  • Indian women lose to China in Asiad hockey 1 week ago

    Incheon: The Indian women's hockey team went down fighting to defending champions China 1-2 in their second group match of the 17th Asian Games at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium on Wednesday. After starting their campaign with a 3-0 victory over Thailand, India failed to replicate the result and ended as the...
  • India vs Pakistan: traditional, attacking hockey battle in the offing 1 week ago

    This is it! The game hockey lovers around the world can't wait to see is upon us. The clash between the two great hockey nations - India vs Pakistan. It's going to be a thriller, with both the teams not only playing for a win, which will determine the placings...
  • Asian Games hockey: Confident India take on arch-foes Pakistan 1 week ago

    Incheon: India, bidding to regain the men's hockey gold after 16 years and gain a direct entry into the 2016 Rio Olympics, are bracing up for their toughest task as they face arch-foes Pakistan in a high-octane clash at the 17th Asian Games on Thursday. The crunch match between two-time winners...
  • 7-0 vs Oman but another game of wasted chances by India: Michael Nobbs September 23, 2014

    India had a very lacklustre game against Oman. A win was never in doubt against the 22nd ranked team in the world. But for India, it looked to be another game of wasted chances with the same mistakes and problems repeated in this game. India's much-vaunted penalty corners were on target...
  • Asian Games 2014: India ready to face defending champions China in women's hockey September 23, 2014

    Incheon: India will have a chance to avenge there twin defeats of the earlier Asian Games when they take on defending champions China in the women's hockey competition here on Wednesday. World No.13 India, who won their opener against Thailand 3-0, will need to raise their game against fifth-ranked China by...
  • Asian Games Hockey: India thrash Oman 7-0 September 23, 2014

    Incheon: Despite drag-flick specialist VR Raghunath missing as many as eight penalty corners and Rupinderpal Singh sustaining a serious thigh injury, India managed a 7-0 victory over minnows Oman in the men's hockey event at the Asian Games, here on Tuesday. For India, Rupinderpal (18th, 19th min) successfully converted two penalty...
  • Asian Games: Indian women beat Thailand 30 in hockey opener September 22, 2014

    Incheon: India's women hockey started their Asian Games campaign with a 30 win over Thailand at Soenhak Hockey Stadium on Monday. Poonam Rani, Vandana Katariya and vicecaptain Deepika converted a penalty corner each to ensure a winning start to India's campaign. Opening the first half with great attack coming in from both...
  • Asian Games Hockey: Oman India's last chance to improve goaldifference September 22, 2014

    India have had a good record previously against Oman and I think they will do so again in their second consecutive meeting against the world hockey minnows after a notsoimpressive win against Sri Lanka in the campaign opener. After Sunday's game against Sri Lanka, India need to do some hard thinking...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women take on Thailand in hockey opener September 22, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian women's hockey team aims to start the 17th Asian Games campaign on a winning note when it takes on Thailand in a pool A match at the Soenhak Hockey Stadium here on Monday. In the previous edition of Asian Games, Indian women had defeated Thailand 130 and the...