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Hockey World League semis: Indian men's team - Player ratings
Hockey World League semis: Indian men's team - Player ratings

Player ratings from India’s performance at the HWL The Indian men’s hockey team finished 4th in the Hockey World League (HWL) semis held at Brasschaat in Antwerp, Belgium. The Indian team lost their 3rd place play-off to Great Britain by 5-1. India had Poland, France, Australia and arch-rivals Pakistan in their Pool and after finishing 2nd in the Pool, they faced Malaysia in the quarter-finals where they emerged victo

Jul 6 2015
Hockey World League semis: Great Britain thrash India 5-1 in third place play-off
Hockey World League semis: Great Britain thrash India 5-1 in third place play-off

The Indian team suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Great Britain In the third place play-off at the Hockey World League (HWL) semis, India were convincingly beaten 5-1 by Great Britain. Both teams had lost their respective semi-finals – India 4-0 against Belgium and Great Britain 3-1 against Australia as they were relegated to fight for the 3rd and 4th places at Brasschaat in Antwerp, Belgium. T

Jul 5 2015
Hockey World League Semis: Belgium thrash India 4-0 to book place in final
Hockey World League Semis: Belgium thrash India 4-0 to book place in final

Florent van Aubel  Belgium beat India 4-0 in the semi-final of the Hockey World League (HWL) semis to book a place in the final and seal a place in the Olympics. India, ranked 9th in the world, had beaten Malaysia in the quarter-final while Belgium were given a scare by France before they got the better of the French 5-4 to book a place in the semis. The Belgians, buoyed by the home support, took the lead as early as the 2nd 

Jul 3 2015
Hockey World League Semis: Jasjit Singh's brace helps India to a 3-2 win over Malaysia
Hockey World League Semis: Jasjit Singh's brace helps India to a 3-2 win over Malaysia

Jasjit Singh (C) celebrates scoring the winner with Manpreet Singh India overcame the Malaysian challenge by  in the quarter-final of the Hockey World League (HWL) semis. The Indian hockey team, courtesy of finishing 2nd in the group, were facing Malaysia, who finished 3rd in Pool B, for the 103rd time in their history. India started on the front foot with Devindar Walmiki going on a brilliant run that saw him evade cha

Jul 1 2015
India looking good for a top-4 finish at the Hockey World League semi-finals
India looking good for a top-4 finish at the Hockey World League semi-finals

The men’s hockey team A slew of injuries may not have helped the cause of the Indian men’s hockey team on the eve of their departure for Belgium for the second FIH Men’s Hockey World League Semifinals, but the Sardar Singh-led side have shown that they are not perturbed by it, if their efforts in their four practice games are any indication. Losing a key drag-flicker, a handy fullback besides a seasoned striker is surely a

Hockey World League semi-finals: India take on lowly France
Hockey World League semi-finals: India take on lowly France

The team relies heavily on Akashdeep Singh for field goals India open their campaign in the Hockey World League (HWL) semi-finals against France, who are ranked 18th in the world. The Indians have already qualified for the Rio Olympics and will not be fretting over the results in this tournament, which also doubles up as an Olympic qualifier. It is a good opportunity for the Indian side to start preparing for the summer games next yea

Jun 19 2015
India hammer Great Britain 3-1 in final hockey practice match
India hammer Great Britain 3-1 in final hockey practice match

India’s captain Sardar Singh Antwerp (Belgium), June 18 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team has registered a resounding 3-1 win over Great Britain that will go a long way in boosting its confidence ahead of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final starting here on Saturday. In their fourth practice match here, India opened their account in their very first minute on Wednesday when midfielder Gurbaj Singh sounded the board with a

Jun 18 2015
India striker Akashdeep Singh not taking Hockey World League lightly
India striker Akashdeep Singh not taking Hockey World League lightly

Akashdeep Singh all set to roar again Ace Indian striker Akashdeep Singh is not taking the Hockey World League (HWL) lightly at all. With India set to start their HWL campaign against France on the 20th of June and the injury to SV Sunil, the onus is on Akashdeep to lead the line. Realising the significance of the tournament he said, “We realise the importance of this tournament as the outcome from here will chalk out the future

Jun 17 2015
5 Indian players to watch out for at the FIH World Hockey League
5 Indian players to watch out for at the FIH World Hockey League

With the FIH Hockey World League just round the corner, the Indian Hockey teams are all geared up to leave a mark. Though they are already qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics, the Indian team clearly understands the importance of the tournament and are training hard for the tournament in Belgium. Here is a list of 5 domestic players to watch out for in the upcoming tournament:   Sardar Singh Sardar Singh He debu

Jun 17 2015
We need to get the opening goal in matches: Indian men's hockey team coach Paul van Ass
We need to get the opening goal in matches: Indian men's hockey team coach Paul van Ass

The Indian Men’s hockey team practicing hard ahead of their opening match against France Indian hockey men’s team chief coach, Paul van Ass is quite positive going into the Fintro World Hockey League despite India losing to Belgium in the second friendly by the narrowest of margins, 2-1. He insisted that getting the first goal in the game would be the key moment to put pressure on the opponents. India played France in thei

Jun 16 2015
India hockey team lose 1-2 to Belgium in practice match
India hockey team lose 1-2 to Belgium in practice match

A still from India vs Belgium [Image credits: hockeyindia.org] Antwerp, June 14 (IANS) Following their 1-0 win over lower-ranked France, India narrowly lost their second practice match 1-2 to hosts Belgium ahead of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final which will be played here from June 20 to July 5. Both matches were played on Saturday. World No.4 Belgium opened their account in the 12th minute through a field goal. However, India le

Jun 14 2015
Video: Spectacular ad on Indian hockey ahead of the Hockey World League semis
Video: Spectacular ad on Indian hockey ahead of the Hockey World League semis

Star Sports has come out with yet another innovative advertisement, this time for Hockey. With the Hockey World League semi-finals coming up in Antwerp, Belgium from June 20th, the Indian team face a ‘press conference’ in the ad. Captain Sardar Singh, coach Paul van Ass and players like goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, defenders Birendra Lakra, Gurbaj Singh and forwards Akashdeep Singh and Manpreet Singh also feature in the 45-second commerci

Jun 9 2015
India edge Japan 2-1 in the third match of the 4-Test series; Take unassailable 2-0 lead
India edge Japan 2-1 in the third match of the 4-Test series; Take unassailable 2-0 lead

India clinched the four-match Test series against Japan with a game to spare The Japanese had done enough in the first two Tests to suggest the final two matches won’t be a cakewalk for the Indians. The sturdiness of the world number sixteen side has taken the world by surprise. Japan’s performance over their Asian rivals served a clear message that there are no free lunches in international hockey – every win has to

May 7 2015
Strikers need to play more responsibly: Sardar Singh
Strikers need to play more responsibly: Sardar Singh

India are yet to register a victory at the Sultan Azlan Shah tournament 1 Following two games that were marked by missed opportunities, Indian Hockey Captain Sardar Singh has spoken out against the forwardline on whom he blamed India’s unimpressive show at the ongoing Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh so far.  India drew its first game against Korea 1-1 before going down to New Zealand 1-2. India’s failure to emerge victo

Apr 7 2015
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: New Zealand ride on Andy Hayward's strike to snuff out India 2-1
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: New Zealand ride on Andy Hayward's strike to snuff out India 2-1

Andy Hayward scored the match winner for New Zealand New Zealand registered their second win in as many matches after beating India 2-1 in Ipoh. The last time India locked horns with New Zealand on the international stage eight months back, it was a humdinger of a contest as India clawed their way after trailing by two early goals to pull off a stunning 3-2 victory in the semifinals of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. On Monday, one wit

Apr 6 2015
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