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Rupinder Pal Singh gears up to extend Delhi's HIL glory
Rupinder Pal Singh gears up to extend Delhi's HIL glory

New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) With the third edition of Hockey India League (HIL) fast approaching, penalty corner specialist Rupinder Pal Singh aims to deliver his best and help his team Delhi Waveriders defend the title. The Indian defender is bracing up dutifully to showcase a striking performance with the team's well-equipped defence line. "Playing for a team who has been the champions in the last season, I am much more conf

Dec 26 2014
Champions Trophy: India go down 2-4 to Argentina
Champions Trophy: India go down 2-4 to Argentina

India lost their second successive match in the Champions Trophy hockey with a 2-4 loss to Argentina in a Pool B fixture at the Kalinga Stadium here Sunday. After a last-minute heartbreaking defeat to Olympic champions Germany in the opening match Saturday, India looked a bit short on confidence for the second. India opened the first quarter on the front foot showing some strength and dynamism. However, the hosts failed to convert their chanc

Dec 7 2014
Asian Games 2014: India lock horns with Pakistan in mouth-watering clash
Asian Games 2014: India lock horns with Pakistan in mouth-watering clash

India will look to carry on their winning momentum when they take on Pakistan today Pakistan cannot be taken lightly Complacency will be the last thing on the minds of the Indian and Pakistan players as they square off in a crucial Pool B match of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium on Thursday. The Sardar Singh-led Indians know well that nothing can be left to chance against their arch-rivals as it’s a contest

Sep 25 2014
India's chances at the FIH Hockey World Cup
India's chances at the FIH Hockey World Cup

Amid much fanfare, the team for the FIH Hockey World Cup was announced in New Delhi. Initially, Hockey India was planning to bifurcate the talent of the team. For them, Asian Games is the most important event of the year. Gold there would give them a direct ticket to Rio ’16. They considered their chances in the World Cup to be slim. Also, according to them, the Commonwealth Games carry lower weight. So in order to establish a wider talent

May 17 2014
Hockey India to send two different teams for World Cup and Commonwealth Games
Hockey India to send two different teams for World Cup and Commonwealth Games

Hockey India plans two different sides with Asian Games gold in mind Hockey India are reportedly sending two different squads for the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games in lieu of the Asian Games that are to be held in November. If India win the Asian Games, they would be guaranteed a spot in the 2016 Olympics. A senior member of the selection committee said that half the squad that will play in this month’s World Cup will be rested for

Preparatory camp for senior men probables for FIH Hockey World Cup 2014 to begin in Delhi on 9 March 2014
Preparatory camp for senior men probables for FIH Hockey World Cup 2014 to begin in Delhi on 9 March 2014

New Delhi, 4 March 2014: In preparations for the FIH Hockey World Cup to be held at The Hague, Netherlands from 31 May-15 June 2014, the training camp of the senior men core probables will commence at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi from 9 March 2014. The 33 senior men core probables were shortlisted for the camp by Mr. Roelant Oltmans, Director High Performance, Mr. Terry Walsh, Chief Coach Senior Men Hockey Team and Mr. H

Mar 4 2014
Hockey India League 2014: Delhi Waveriders blank Kalinga Lancers 5-0
Hockey India League 2014: Delhi Waveriders blank Kalinga Lancers 5-0

New Delhi, Jan 30, 2014: Hosts Delhi Waveriders thrashed debutants Kalinga Lancers 5-0 to register their second win in the second edition of the Hero Hockey India League League (HHIL) at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi today. Rupinderpal Singh (13th, 29th minutes) converted two pnealty corners for the hosts, while the other goals came from the sticks of Matt Gohdes (21st), Danish Mujtaba (48th) and Lloyd Norris Jones (53rd).

Jan 31 2014
India to feature in Hockey World League final as host nation
India to feature in Hockey World League final as host nation

FILE PHOTO: India will get good exposure in the Hockey World League final where it will be participating as the host nation The Indian men’s hockey team failed to secure a direct berth in the 2014 World Cup, and is banking on the likes of Australia or New Zealand to clinch the October-November Oceania Cup so that they seal their passage to the marquee event as one of the reserve teams. Hockey buffs across the country know that India will be m

Oct 11 2013
Factfile: How Michael Nobbs fared as India coach (June 2011-June 2013)
Factfile: How Michael Nobbs fared as India coach (June 2011-June 2013)

Coach Michael Nobbs of India talks to his team during practice ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the Olympic Park on July 23, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images) June 2011: Michael Nobbs takes charge of the Indian senior men’s hockey team Inaugural Asian Champions Trophy (September 3-11 2011):  Nobbs’ first assignment was the inaugural Asian Champions Trophy held in Ordos, China. India’s first outing under Nobbs began on an

Jul 12 2013
Interview: Danish Mujtaba undergoes knee surgery, to miss Asia Cup
Interview: Danish Mujtaba undergoes knee surgery, to miss Asia Cup

Danish Mujtaba of India celebrates his goal during the match vs. New Zealand on day two of the Champions Trophy on December 2, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. (Getty Images) Only a few months back Danish Mujtaba was catapulted into national attention when he was named the captain of the senior men’s hockey team for the 22nd Sultan Azlan Shah Cup held in Ipoh, Malaysia. Things were indeed looking  up for Danish, but he walked on the disappointi

Jul 4 2013
Despite below par performance, Indian hockey fans need to keep the faith
Despite below par performance, Indian hockey fans need to keep the faith

The first semifinal of FIH in Rotterdam, Rabobank World League tournament has just concluded with many surprises. Who would have thought that the champions would be Belgium? The best hope for them was to qualify for WC from here. The dramatic thriller of penalty shoot-out in the final lasted 9 tense rounds. They proved that their win against the same opposition in group opener was not a flash in the pan. They are the fastest improving side in wo

Jun 25 2013
Interview with injured striker Danish Mujtaba: Indian Men’s Hockey team will bounce back
Interview with injured striker Danish Mujtaba: Indian Men’s Hockey team will bounce back

Danish Mujtaba The performance of the Indian men’s hockey has left a lot to be desired. The Michael Nobbs-coached Indians have turned in a sloppy display in their first two league games against Ireland and Netherlands, giving hockey buffs little hope that the team can seal one of the three 2014 World Cup berths up for grabs in the Rotterdam event. But one man who is not part of the Rotterdam event due to an  injury-induced absence, Danish Mu

Jun 17 2013
Video: Danish Mujtaba's birthday celebrations after win
Video: Danish Mujtaba's birthday celebrations after win

India beat China 4-0 in the Asian Champions Trophy on 20th December, 2012 and incidentally, it was also Danish Mujtaba’s birthday that day. The team celebrated both the win and Danish’s birthday. Here’s a clip of the celebrations:

Apr 7 2013
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India lose 0-2 to New Zealand
Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India lose 0-2 to New Zealand

FILE PHOTO: India vs New Zealand India’s hopes for a likely final spot were made even tougher by the 3-3 drawn game between Australia and Korea which pushed India to the fifth spot. The blueshirts went into their fourth league match against reigning champions New Zealand knowing very well that only clinical wins against their opponents and in the final league game against hosts Malaysia, would enable them to make a final berth. But it was a

Mar 14 2013