The Alphas’ skipper Matthew Swann in action against Delhi Waveriders in the reverse fixtureThe fortunes of the two 2016 Coal India Hockey India League teams scheduled to meet at the Shivaji Hockey Stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday cannot be more contrasting. After a heartbreaking start to their campaign that saw them lose four matches on the trot, Dabang Mumbai have made a wonderful turnaround. The Alphas have won their last two mat
A Punjab Warriors player and Moritz Furste of Kalinga Lancers vying for the ball during their HIL match. Jaypee Punjab Warriors scored two field goals in the final quarter to record a crucial 4-1 win over Kalinga Lancers in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.Glenn Turner gave the hosts the 1-0 lead in the 43rd minute with a penalty corner deflection but Punjab came out with two field goals, each co
A still from the match in Bhubaneshwar between these two teamsDabang Mumbai will face Kalinga Lancers in their 2nd home game of the ongoing Coal India Hockey India League. The Alphas have had a difficult start to the campaign, losing all their 3 matches in the campaign, albeit with the narrowest of margins. Their opponents, on the other hand, have a 50% win ratio in their four matches, which include a win over their weekend opponents in
Danish Mujtaba protects the ball from Lancers’ Gurjinder SinghDabang Mumbai’s opening match saw the Alphas go down 4-2 narrowly to home team Kalinga Lancers. Florian Fuchs gave the visitors the lead, but 2 goals in the span of 6 minutes made sure the Lancers won their first match at home.Jay Stacy selected Fuchs to lead the line alongside Affan Yousuf and Gurjant Singh. Captain Matthew Swann started in defence alongside Harmanpreet Si
Moritz Furste is one of the marquee names in the 2016 HILGermany's midfield talisman Moritz Furste reckons that the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) will push his Olympics preparations as his country's weather only permits indoor hockey at this time of the year.The 31-year-old will captain Kalinga Lancers in the six-team tournament which starts on Monday with a match between his side and Uttar Pradesh Wizards at the Kalinga Stadium in
After edging arch-rivals India in the Champions Trophy semifinals, the Pakistanis put on a shameful displayIndian captain Sardar Singh supported Hockey India’s stand of not allowing Pakistani players to play in the cash-rich Hero Hockey India League (HIL) until they tender an apology for their unruly behavior during the aftermath of the 2014 Champions Trophy semi finals in Bhubaneswar.During the unveiling ceremony, Sardar who will captain J
It has been an enthralling year for Indian hockey fans as well as for all the Indian teams. With the national teams pushing for the heights they were once accustomed to, it can be very surely be said that the Indian hockey is on the road to resurrection. India’s performance in the calendar year at a glance: Squad Matches Won Draw Lost Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Men’s
The Young Indian team won the Junior Asia Cup by thrashing Pakistan 6-2 in the final It has been an astonishing year for the Indian hockey fans and most importantly for Hockey India. The senior men’s team ended the year on a high after winning the bronze medal at the recently concluded Hockey World League Finals in Raipur. However, the young junior team has all the reasons to be overjoyed too. The junior team participated in a
Sardara is probably one of the best midfielders around The World Hockey League finals started on November 27th Âand are on in full flow at Raipur. This is the final leg of the competition, which is played over two years and features the top eight teams in the world. The tournament is the most prestigious of this calendar year and the winners will have supreme bragging rights. Needless to say, these hockey heavyweights feature some o
The HIL players auction took place on 17th September The introduction of the new scoring rule in the Hockey India League 2016, that a field goal will be counted as two, saw demand for strikers spike up in the players' auction. The auction that concluded on September 17th in New Delhi witnessed some intense bidding and a number of young Indian players fetching respectable bids. Unsurprisingly, it was the overseas specialist st
Eddie Ockenden or Moritz Fuerste? Who will lead their team into the finals? Two of the most successful teams of the Champions Trophy – Australia and Germany – will lock horns against each other in the other semi-final of the tournament. Australia, 13-time champions and the winner of the last edition would like to continue their dominant streak uninterrupted whereas Germany, nine-time winners of the troph
Germany booked a semi-final date with Australia following a hard fought 2-0 win over England in the quarter-finals of the hockey Champions Trophy here Thursday. The Germans started the game in menacing fashion, winning five penalty corners in the opening ten minutes. But they failed to convert the chances and allowed England to claw their way back into the contest. England's Tim Whiteman and Nick Catlin impressed with their link-up play.
Andre Moritz applauds the crowd after scoring a hattrick in the Hero ISL The Indian Super League, in its inaugural season, has managed to attracted a lot of foreign players in its scene. Among them are the likes Alessandro Del Piero, Robert Pires, Luis Garcia and Juan Capdevila. But to everyone's surprise, even if it is too early to say considering the start of the Indian Super League, it isn't these foreign marquee players who'
The game ended in a 1-1 draw Ranchi, February 4: Dabur Mumbai Magicians came out with a spirited effort to hold defending champions Ranchi Rhinos to a 1-1 draw in a league match of the second edition of Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi today. It took the Ranchi Rhinos 52 minutes to open the scoring through Justin Reid Ross before Dabur Mumbai Magicians equalized six minutes later through Trent Mitton (5
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS): Germany’s two-time Olympic gold medal winning hockey star Moritz Furtse feels Indians have the skills to adapt to the European passing style of play instead of the hit-and-run Australian method. Moritz, who is here captaining holders Ranchi Rhinos in the Hockey India League (HIL), has a simple logic to his advice to the Indians: “The Europeans have been the dominating force in world hockey for over a quarter