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European Tour: India hockey team takes on France
European Tour: India hockey team takes on France

Team India’s first training session of the European Tour  (credits: Hockey India) Le Touquet (France), Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian hockey team will play their first match after the ouster of chief coach Paul van Ass and the appointment of high-performance director Roelant Oltmans in his place. They will take on France here on Monday and Wednesday in a two-match series before proceeding to Spain where they will play three matches. Th

Aug 2 2015
The past and future of Indian hockey: India's chances at the 2016 Olympics
The past and future of Indian hockey: India's chances at the 2016 Olympics

A look at the history of hockey in the country shows some standout achievements by the Indian side, with hockey players of the past winning many laurels. Without a doubt, the history of Indian sports is highly glorified by the incredible achievements of the hockey side. But it plays out like a movie, where the first half holds up better than the second half. You will be thrilled by the sizzling chemistry between the former players while being b

Aug 1 2015
Roelant Oltmans outlines plans for Indian hockey team
Roelant Oltmans outlines plans for Indian hockey team

Roelant Oltmans was appointed as coach of the Indian hockey team till the Rio Olympics New Delhi, July 30  Newly-appointed Indian hockey chief coach Roelant Oltmans on Thursday said his team will defend as well as attack with all 11 players in their upcoming European tour. India will play twice against France (August 3, 5) before taking on Spain (August 10, 12, 13) in the tour to prepare for the Hockey World League (HWL) Final to be he

Jul 31 2015
India jump to eighth spot in world hockey rankings
India jump to eighth spot in world hockey rankings

Caption:India's Birendra Lakra (R) and Sardar Singh at the team’s game against Malaysia at the Field Hockey World League Lausanne (Switzerland), July 24 (IANS) Riding on their fourth-place finish in the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-final, India leapfrogged South Korea to take the eighth spot in the latest International Hockey Federation (FIH) rankings released on Thursday. Asian Games 2014 champions India have 1454 points,

Jul 24 2015
Plenty of room for improvement: Ramandeep Singh
Plenty of room for improvement: Ramandeep Singh

Indian hockey player Ramandeep Singh The Indian senior men’s hockey team finished fourth in the FIH Men’s Hockey World League semifinal round in Belgium. The Sardar Singh-led side made a robust beginning before running out of steam in the knockout phase. Ramandeep Singh was one of the bright sparks of the Indian team, scoring goals at crucial junctures for his team. The talented hitman, who is employed with Punjab and Sind Bank,

Indian hockey's Olympic qualification is a cause for celebration
Indian hockey's Olympic qualification is a cause for celebration

The Indian women’s hockey team has all but sealed qualification for the Olympics If the Indian women's hockey team can justifiably take pride in qualifying for the Rio Olympics, the men can continue to gloat over the fact that they were the first to make it to the Games, giving them two extra years to prepare for the mega event. Call it the liberal qualification system or what you may, the fact remains that the teams must display

Jul 7 2015
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: India looking to cut out mistakes against Great Britain
Hockey World League semis: India looking to cut out mistakes against Great Britain

Rupinder Pal Singh in action against Belgium India face Great Britain for the 3rd place in the Hockey World League (HWL) semis at Brasschaat in Antwerp, Belgium. The Indians lost their semi-final match by a massive 4-0 margin against the hosts and they are eager to rectify their mistakes. The coach Paul van Ass and captain Sardar Singh both spoke about the mistakes the team committed in the semis. The captain of the team Sard

Jul 5 2015
Hockey World League semis: India face Great Britain for third spot
Hockey World League semis: India face Great Britain for third spot

India take on Great Britain in the 3rd place play-off at the HWL The Indian men’s hockey team will meet Great Britain in the 3rd/4th place playoff at Hokey World League (HWL) semis. The Britishers are ranked 5th in the world, 4 places above the Indian team. The Indians were thrashed 4-0 by the Belgians in the semi-final of the HWL while Great Britain were beaten 3-1 by the Aussies in the other semi-final, leaving&n

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: India ready to take on Belgium
Hockey World League Semis: India ready to take on Belgium

Sardar Singh The Indian men’s hockey team will meet Belgium in the semi-final of the Hockey World League (HWL) semis. Belgium are ranked 4th in the world rankings, 5 places above where the Indian team resides. The Indian team skipper, Sardar Singh believes that converting those penalty corners at the crucial time in the last quarter of the match was the main reason India saw the quarter-final clash against Malaysia through. He ensured

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 determined to reach the semis of the Hockey World League
India determined to reach the semis of the Hockey World League

Indian hockey coach Paul van Ass Indian men’s hockey team head coach, Paul van Ass is determined to reach the semi-final stage of the Hockey World League semis. India will play Malaysia in the quarter-final of the tournament on 1st July. The coach believes that the 10-on-10 strategy is working well for the team and the team is combining well to create enough opportunities for the forwards to score. He wants the team to continue w

Jun 30 2015
Hockey World League semis: India face familiar foes Malaysia in quarter-finals
Hockey World League semis: India face familiar foes Malaysia in quarter-finals

Akashdeep Singh in action against the Malaysians India have been drawn against Malaysia in the quarter-final of the Hockey World League (HWL) semis. India finished their pool at second position winning their matches against France and Poland, drew with arch-rivals Pakistan and finally ending their league stage matches by getting thrashed to world ranking leaders Australia.  Whereas Malaysia ended their group stage with

Jun 30 2015
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