Sardar Singh

  • CWG 2014: Australia test awaits Sardar Singh and Co. in Glasgow 3 hours 21 minutes ago

    Glasgow: With two easy victories under their belt, a confident India will face their first real test in the men's hockey event when they take on world champions and title holders Australia in the next group match at the 20th Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. Ninth ranked India started their campaign in...
  • CWG 2014: Indian hockey resumes revival battle in Glasgow 3 days ago

    Glasgow: Hoping to salvage some pride after a disappointing World Cup outing and also end its title drought in the process, a talented but unpredictable Indian men's hockey team will open its Commonwealth Games campaign against a lowly Wales here on Friday. Clubbed in Pool A along side Wales, Scotland, South...
  • Sardar Singh doesn't fear facing Australia again in CWG final 6 days ago

    Glasgow: They might have been hammered 0-8 by Australia in the final of 2010 Commonwealth Games, but Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh said he doesn't fear facing the mighty 'Kookaburras' again in the summit clash of the upcoming edition of the quadrennial event in Glasgow. Reacting to legendary Australian...
  • CWG 2014: Mujtaba looking to support Sardar in midfield July 19, 2014

    Glasgow: Making his comeback to the Indian hockey team, Danish Mujtaba wants to support captain and playmaker Sardar Singh in the midfield to better the team's chances at the Commonwealth Games. "With my comeback to the team, my focus will be to support Sardar in midfield and in the process, give...
  • Want to stand up to Sreejesh's expectation in CWG: Sardar Singh July 18, 2014

    Glasgow: India captain Sardar Singh is banking on his deputy P R Sreejesh to replicate his stellar World Cup performance in the upcoming Commonwealth Games and said they are determined to stand up to the expectations of the lanky goalkeeper in the quadrennial event. Since making his international debut in 2004,...
  • Indian men's hockey team departs to Glasgow for CWG 2014 July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian men's hockey team led by midfielder Sardar Singh left for Glasgow on Sunday morning for the upcoming Commonwealth Games to be held from July 23 to August 3. The Indian team will play its opening game against Wales on July 25, followed by matches against hosts Scotland,...
  • Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh aims for improvement in CWG 2014 July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Following a disappointing World Cup campaign, Indian men's hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh is not expecting anything miraculous from his wards in the upcoming Commonwealth Games and has set 'improvement' as the main objective in the quadrennial event. India finished a lowly ninth in the recent World Cup...
  • Chandi returns to India's Sardar-led CWG men's hockey squad July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: India may have finished a poor ninth at the World Cup, but Hockey India continued to repose faith in Sardar Singh, retaining him as captain of the national men's team for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games. Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh will be the vice-captain of the 16-member squad at the July...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 WC 2014: Simon Mantell's late goal helps England beat India 2-1 June 2, 2014

    The Hague: India's shaky defence conceded a goal in the dying minutes of the second half to go down 1-2 against England in their second Group A match of the hockey World Cup 2014 at the Kyocera Stadium here on Monday. England prevailed through a 69th-minute penalty corner rebound conversion by...
  • As it happened: India vs England, Hockey World Cup June 2, 2014

    India will go all out, seeking full points, when they clash with England in their second group fixture of the hockey World Cup after missing the chance to gain a point against fancied Belgium, thanks to a last-minute goal. The Indian team will be looking to avenge their 0-2 loss...
  • Hockey World Cup: Dohmen's last-minute goal gives Belgium 3-2 win over India May 31, 2014

    India's shaky defence conceded a goal 15 seconds from the hooter to go down 2-3 against Belgium in their opening game of hockey World Cup at the Kyocera Stadium, here on Saturday. The Indian defenders allowed space inside the circle to the Belgians, who were frustrated and under pressure after being...
  • As it happened: India vs Belgium, Hockey World Cup May 31, 2014

    India started their hockey World Cup campaign on a bad note as they go down 2-3 against Belgium at The Hague, Netherlands on Saturday. Injury-hit India will be seeking to reverse the tide of their recent encounters against Europe's rising hockey powerhouse Belgium in the World Cup opener at the...
  • Indian hockey team receives wishes from Indian cricketers ahead of World Cup May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Some of the biggest names in Indian cricket on Friday wished luck to the Sardar Singh-led hockey team which will start its World Cup campaign against Belgium at The Hague in The Netherlands, tomorrow. Team India's vice-captain Virat Kohli, senior opener Gautam Gambhir and off-spinner Harbhajan Singh took to...
  • Need to keep a check on Belgium's Tom Boon: Sardar Singh May 30, 2014

    India captain Sardar Singh feels his team's success in the tough hockey World Cup opener against Belgium on Saturday will largely depend on keeping opposition hit-man Tom Boon under check. There is very little to choose between both the teams as far as FIH rankings are concerned as India is ranked...
  • India look for a solid start against confident Belgium in hockey World Cup May 30, 2014

    Injury-hit India will be seeking to reverse the tide of their recent encounters against Europe's rising hockey powerhouse Belgium in the World Cup opener at the Kyocera Stadium on Saturday. Far removed from the glorious era of India's global domination, the Sardar Singh-led team is aspiring to give a credible show...
  • India hope to beat the rhetoric at hockey World Cup May 30, 2014

    Never lose courage, it can do wonders. These are the words that all who represent their country carry with them, and the Indian men's hockey team won't be any different when they try to beat the world's best and break free from living in the past. More than 39 years ago,...
  • Hockey World Cup 2014: Meet Team India July 3, 2014

    India last won a World Cup, and it's only one to date, when the men's team led by Ajit Pal Singh beat archrivals Pakistan 2-1 in the final on March 15, 1974. 34 years later, India are still searching for that lost pride as Sardar Singh & Co. embark on a...
  • Indian hockey team working on defence, penalty conversions May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian hockey team is working on its defence and penalty conversions besides trying to get used to the surface, as it prepares for the upcoming World Cup starting at The Hague, Netherlands. The team had a two-hour rigorous training session at the Klein Zwitserland Club. "With just six...
  • Boys are waiting for the World Cup to start: Sardar Singh May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh says his players are "all geared up" and waiting for the World Cup to start to start at the The Hague, Netherlands. The team arrived here on Thursday and the skipper said conditions here are ideal. "There is a lot of excitement in...
  • India eyeing consistency in hockey World Cup May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Motivated by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar's morale-boosting pep talk, a well-prepared and fully focussed Indian men's hockey team will strive for consistency in the upcoming FIH World Cup as it leaves for The Hague, Netherlands - the venue for the mega-event on Wednesday. The 18-member India team will depart...