India in Sultan of Johar Cup final
India booked their berth in the final of the Sultan of Johar Cup hockey tournament with an impressive 3-1 victory over New Zealand here.India will now square off against hosts Malaysia in their last league match on Saturday.india Updated: Nov 16, 2012 01:44 IST
India booked their berth in the final of the Sultan of Johar Cup hockey tournament with an impressive 3-1 victory over New Zealand here.
India will now square off against hosts Malaysia in their last league match on Saturday.
After four matches, India lead the points table with 10 points and remain the only undefeated team in the competition so far.
India had earlier stunned defending champions Australia 2-0 and formidable Germany 3-1 before settling for a goal-less draw against arch-rivals Pakistan in their previous matches.
De Nooijer for HIL
New Delhi: Dutch legend and world's highest capped player, Teun de Nooijer will be among eight stars from the Netherlands to feature in next month's player auction for the Hockey India League to be held in January.
Penalty corner specialist Taeke Taekema is another big star from the Netherlands who will be in the players auction. The 32-year-old defender has experience of 239 internationals scoring 221 goals.
Floris Evers (230 caps), captain of silver medal winning Netherlands team at the London Olympics, is also set to join the league.
Other Dutch players to be in auction are defender Wouter Jolie (122 caps), Marcel Balkestein (84), Jeroen Hertzberger (110), Jaap Stockmann (63), Sander Baart (35) and Tim Jenniskens (38).