Indian Women Hockey

Indian Women’s Hockey Team Qualifies for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

 September 9, 2015   R K Gupta

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India’s women hockey team has qualified for next year’s Rio Olympic Games without playing a match. For a while, India’s fortunes were controlled by factors other than the real field action. On August 30, 2015, England defeated Spain in the Euro-Hockey Championships held at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Since Netherlands had earlier defeated Germany, […]

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Indian Men Hockey

Indian Men Beat Spain Again to End Their European Hockey Tour on a Triumphant Note

 August 14, 2015   R K Gupta

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On August 13, 2015, India played their last match of the fortnight-long European tour at the Club Egara in the Spanish city of Terrassa about 40 kilometers from Barcelona. After losing the first match 1-4 on Monday, Sardar Singh and his boys bounced back to beat the hosts 2-0 in the second match at Sant […]

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Indian Hockey Team

Indian Hockey Team Bounce Back to Beat Spain after Monday’s Disappointing Defeat

 August 13, 2015   R K Gupta


India began their European tour after the sudden sacking of their Dutch coach Paul Van Ass. Van Ass had only completed 5 months of his 3-year contract with Hockey India and lost his job under dubious circumstances. In the absence of a regular coach, Performance Manager Roelant Oltmans doubled up as the chief coach, when […]

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Indian Women Hockey Team

Indian Women Hockey Team Sitting on Razor’s Edge for Rio Olympic Qualification

 July 17, 2015   R K Gupta

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While Indian men’s hockey team has already qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics by virtue of their victory in the 2014 Asian Games; their women counterparts are still waiting for the results of several ongoing and upcoming events for their chances. If these external factors work India’s way, the Indian National Women’s Team could take […]

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Brilliant Savita Brightens Rio Olympic Chances for India as They Beat Japan to Finish Fifth at Hockey World League at Antwerp

 July 5, 2015   R K Gupta

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India beat Japan 1-0 in open play but the credit for India’s victory was largely attributable to their brave goalkeeper Savita Poonia. In one of the boldest performances between the two goal posts, scintillating Savita saved six certain goals on Saturday in Indian women’s fifth-place play-off match against Japan in the Hockey World League Semifinals […]

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Indian Women’s Hockey Team Stand on the Verge of Olympic Qualification after 36 Years

 July 3, 2015   R K Gupta

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While Indian men’s hockey team have already qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics by virtue of their victory in the Asian Games, the women have not been so lucky. Despite their 0-7 loss to the world champions Netherlands; Indian women still carved a chance for Olympic qualifications, when they beat Italy in shoot outs on […]

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Hockey World League

Indian Men and Women Teams Reach Quarterfinals of Hockey World League at Antwerp

 June 30, 2015   R K Gupta

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Men and Women’s FIH Hockey World League Semifinals have reached the round-of-eight and while men’s quarterfinals are scheduled for Tuesday, women’s matches will be held on Wednesday. The tournament will conclude on July 5, 2015 and after that the men’s world league finals will be held in Mohali during December 5-13, 2015. The Mohali event […]

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Azlan Shah Hockey

Azlan Shah Hockey: In Penalty Shoot-Outs in Every Match On Last Day, New Zealand Emerge Champs, India Take Bronze and Malaysia Finish Last

 April 13, 2015   R K Gupta

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On an amazing last day that began with hosts Malaysia being held 4-4 by Canada, India drawing their game 2-2 with Korea and New Zealand holding Australia at 2-2 in the final, the results were delivered by Penalty shoot-outs. When all was over, Canada prevailed 3-1 to take the fifth spot, India took the Bronze […]

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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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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Tournament

India Score Consolation Win Over Canada, Australia to Meet Either Korea or New Zealand in Sunday’s Final

 April 10, 2015   R K Gupta

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India finally won a match in the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Tournament. But the win came against minnows Canada, who also fought well to make it difficult for the Asian Games champions. In the hoop-la and undue build-up leading to high expectations before the Malaysian tournament, India’s performance left a lot to be […]

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