Champions Trophy

Heartbreak for India as They Lose Champions Trophy in Shoot-Out after a Goalless Draw

 June 18, 2016   R K Gupta

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India came close. They didn’t allow Australia to dominate and looked a better team in the second half. Yet, they lost the 2016 Hero Hockey Champions Trophy to Australia. The result of the goalless match came in the shoot-out, thanks to Australia’s valiant goalkeeper Tyler Lovell. The brilliant custodian conceded just one goal and saved […]

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Champions Trophy Final

Australia Enter Champions Trophy Final But India’s Fate Hangs in Balance despite Win Over Korea

 June 15, 2016   R K Gupta

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After completion of four matches in the 6-nation Round-robin Hero Champions Trophy, Australia assured themselves of a place in the final by defeating Belgium and thus winning their third match. Germany’s drawn game with Great Britain means the defending champions go out of contention and that leaves India GBR and Belgium vying for the second […]

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Azlan Shah Cup Hockey

India Lose to Australia in the Final of 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey in Malaysia

 April 18, 2016   R K Gupta

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It wasn’t as if the result surprised anyone. In their current devastating form, Australia were expected to win the final after a brilliant unbeaten record through the round-robin league phase. Therefore, when they beat India 4-0 in the final, there were no raised eyebrows. Between the Aussies and other six participants in the tournament, there […]

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Australia Win Hero Hockey World League

Australia Win Hero Hockey World League Finals At Raipur on Sunday India Take Bronze

 December 8, 2015   R K Gupta

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For the first time ever, a stellar hockey event was staged in the unassuming city of Raipur in India. The Raipur International Hockey Stadium was seen and approved as a dedicated hockey facility in August last year. A team of FIH officials visited Raipur and expressed satisfaction on the venue’s worthiness of staging the crucial […]

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Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Tourney

India Stun Australia for Inconsequential Win in Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Tourney

 April 12, 2015   R K Gupta

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It was good but that came a way too late for India, when all was lost for them in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Tournament. Playing their last Round-Robin game, India struck four times in the Australian goal, including a hat-trick from Nikkin Thimmaiah. Though Australia pulled two goals back, India still emerged […]

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Luciana Aymar Argentina hockey

Legendary Luciana Bids Farewell to Hockey with the Gift of Champions Trophy for Argentina

 December 16, 2014   R K Gupta

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She cried and cried with the Champions Trophy in her hand and the colleagues surrounding her with their own tears of joy in the moment of triumph for Argentina. It was a touching scene as Argentina’s most famous woman hockey player, Luciana Aymar, bade farewell to international hockey with a courageous victory over Australia in […]

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World Cup

Sensational Australians Yield Stunning Performance to Shock the Dutch in World Cup Final

 June 17, 2014   R K Gupta

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It was victory out of the dream book for Australian men at The Hague as the curtain came down in the Rabobank Hockey World Cup on Sunday. Famously known in the hockey parlance as the Kookaburras, Australia’s men’s team went to the World Cup final with the single-mindedness of a purpose. Their opponents were considered […]

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Hockey World Cup

Dominant Australian Men and their Fighting Women Reach Finals of Hockey World Cup

 June 14, 2014   R K Gupta

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Of eight teams in the men’s and women’s semifinals taken together, six came from three nations and the other two were; USA women and England men. A notable absentee was Germany, from where neither the men nor the women’s team could enter the last four. There were no surprises about men and women teams from […]

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