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Harmanpreet Singh takes a shot against Australia.(Hockey India)

FIH Pro League: India roar back, beat Australia in shootout

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 10:17 PM IST
The seasoned forward sounded determined. The hosts were disappointed after losing the first match to the defending Pro League champions 3-4 despite pulling back two goals in the final quarter.
Advanced protective equipment used by defenders, who spring forward to try and block, is one of the reasons for fewer PC conversions.(Getty Images)
Advanced protective equipment used by defenders, who spring forward to try and block, is one of the reasons for fewer PC conversions.(Getty Images)

How the drag-flick is losing its lethal sting on hockey turf

New Delhi/Bengaluru | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 11:53 AM IST
Experts believe that it is getting harder and harder to score off penalty corners. Though there is no comparative data available on conversion rates, coaches and team managements worldwide have noticed the changing trend.
India defeated Russia to seal Tokyo 2020 Olympics spot.(Twitter)
India defeated Russia to seal Tokyo 2020 Olympics spot.(Twitter)

Indian men’s hockey team sweep aside Russia, seal Tokyo spot

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 11:39 PM IST
The men had won Friday’s first match of the two-leg contest 4-2 and the margin was reduced even before the hosts had settled down. Russia continued to be on the offensive.​
Harmanpreet Singh(Hockey India)
Harmanpreet Singh(Hockey India)

FIH Olympic Qualifiers: Harmanpreet Singh and the subtle art of dragflicking

Hindustan Times, New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar | By Karan Prashant Saxena
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 10:50 AM IST
The recent tour to Belgium, in which India played three games against the hosts, followed by two games against Spain, showcased signs of improvement in the department.
Indian junior men’s hockey team lost to Great Britain in the final.(Twitter)
Indian junior men’s hockey team lost to Great Britain in the final.(Twitter)

Indian junior men’s hockey team lose to Great Britain in Sultan of Johor Cup final

Johor Bahru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2019 09:22 PM IST
The Indian junior men’s hockey team lost to Great Britain 1-2 in the final of the 9th Sultan of Johor Cup in Johor Bahru.
Indian hockey team players celebrate their draw against British team during their Tour of England.(PTI)
Indian hockey team players celebrate their draw against British team during their Tour of England.(PTI)

India hold Great Britain to 2-2 draw in last tour match

Marlow, UK | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 11:45 PM IST
India thus ended the tour with yet another draw against a relatively stronger Great Britain side, performing exceptionally well during the five matches as they won one, drew three and lost one.
Lalremsiami (33’) struck the winning goal for India.(Hockey India Twitter)
Lalremsiami (33’) struck the winning goal for India.(Hockey India Twitter)

Indian women hockey team beat Japan 2-1 to win Olympic Test event

Tokyo | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 07:18 PM IST
India dominated the first 10 minutes, and finally managed to find the breakthrough when Forward Navjot kept her nerves under pressure and produced a fine finish in front of the goal.
The Indian women’s hockey team played out a goalless draw against China.(Twitter)
The Indian women’s hockey team played out a goalless draw against China.(Twitter)

Indian women’s hockey team moves to final of Olympic Test Event

Tokyo | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 11:16 PM IST
The Indian women’s hockey team looked in good rhythm during the initial stages of the first quarter and constantly built pressure on the Chinese squad.
India lost to New Zealand in the Olympic Test Event.(Twitter)
India lost to New Zealand in the Olympic Test Event.(Twitter)

Indian men’s hockey team lose 1-2 to New Zealand in Olympic Test Event

Tokyo | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 08:16 PM IST
Harmanpreet Singh put India ahead in the second minute by converting a Penalty Corner, but New Zealand struck back in the last quarter through two well-crafted field goals -- Jacob Smith (47’) and Sam Lane (60’) to have the last laugh.
File image of Rani Rampal(PTI)
File image of Rani Rampal(PTI)

Despite extreme heat, Indian teams begin with victories

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent and Agencies
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 10:59 AM IST
Responding to a query on email, an FIH spokesperson said, “The FIH warm-weather policy was implemented in the morning games only. Water mist sprays and fans were joint measures put in place by FIH and TOCOG.”
India defeated Japan to win FIH Women’s Series Finals.(Twitter)
India defeated Japan to win FIH Women’s Series Finals.(Twitter)

India beat Japan 3-1, wins FIH Women’s Series Finals

Hiroshima | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 06:28 PM IST
Rani found the net as early as third minute but Japan’s Kanon Mori equalised in the 11th minute. Gurjit scored in the 45th and 60th minutes to lead India to an emphatic victory.
File image of players of Indian women’s hockey team.(PTI)
File image of players of Indian women’s hockey team.(PTI)

FIH Women’s Series Finals: India maul Fiji 11-0 to enter last-four

Hiroshima | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2019 03:26 PM IST
World no. 9 India dominated their lowly ranked opponents throughout the match, allowing Fiji to only have one circle entry in the entire 60 minutes, whilst making 74 entries into the opposition’s striking area.
Indian hockey team celebrate with the mascot after winning FIH Men's Series Finals 2019.(PTI)
Indian hockey team celebrate with the mascot after winning FIH Men's Series Finals 2019.(PTI)

India hammer South Africa 5-1, claim FIH Series Finals title

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 10:49 PM IST
India registered a comfortable 5-1 victory in the final against South Africa to claim the top spot in the competition.
File image of India Hockey team Captain Manpreet Singh (R) during a practice session.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
File image of India Hockey team Captain Manpreet Singh (R) during a practice session.(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

India’s challenge in Tokyo build-up? Penalty corners

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 10:46 PM IST
Though drag-flicks have replaced penalty hits, many believe PCs have overtaken field goals as the most popular form of scoring, at times reducing matches to a PC slugfest.
File image of India hockey player Harmanpreet Singh.(Getty Images)
File image of India hockey player Harmanpreet Singh.(Getty Images)

FIH Series Finals: India thrash hapless Russia 10-0

Bhubaneswar | By PTI
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 09:41 PM IST
Even though their goal was never threatened once in the first two quarters, the Indians were slow to get off the blocks, especially against a side which is ranked 22nd in the world.
India's captain Manpreet Singh controls the ball against Canada during the field hockey group stage match between India and Canada at the 2018 Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar on December 8, 2018.(AFP)
India's captain Manpreet Singh controls the ball against Canada during the field hockey group stage match between India and Canada at the 2018 Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar on December 8, 2018.(AFP)

India beat Japan 4-1 in final warmup tie

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 10:37 AM IST
The Indian men’s team for the FIH Series Finals has played two warm-up matches in the last two days, winning both comfortably. They beat South Africa 3-1 on Monday and Japan 4-1 on Tuesday.
India’s chief coach Sjoerd Marijne with Lalremsiami.(Hockey India)
India’s chief coach Sjoerd Marijne with Lalremsiami.(Hockey India)

Indian women lose 0-4 to Korea in inconsequential 3rd match of hockey series

Jincheon | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 05:10 PM IST
India had earlier registered back-to-back identical 2-1 wins over Korea in the first two games to pocket the series.
Indian women's hockey team celebrates after defeating China in the semifinal match at the 18th Asian Games 2018.(PTI)
Indian women's hockey team celebrates after defeating China in the semifinal match at the 18th Asian Games 2018.(PTI)

Indian women’s hockey team beat Republic Of Korea 2-1 in tour opener

Jincheon | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 04:55 PM IST
Young striker Lalremsiami (20th minute) and Navneet Kaur (40th) scored for India, while Shin Hyejeong (48th) found the net for Korea.
India went down 0-4 in their 4th hockey match against Australia.(Twitter)
India went down 0-4 in their 4th hockey match against Australia.(Twitter)

India lose 0-4 to Australia in 4th hockey match of Down Under tour

Perth | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 06:57 PM IST
After remaining unbeaten in their first three matches of the tour, world no.5 India were handed a lesson in hockey by the Kookaburras with Govers (15th, 60th minutes) and Hayward (20th, 59th) finding the net twice each.
India’s Manpreet Singh in action against Australia A(Hockey India)
India’s Manpreet Singh in action against Australia A(Hockey India)

Indian men’s hockey team draws 1-1 with Australia A

Perth | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 02:02 PM IST
India suffered a setback in the 21st minute when Kiran Arunasalam struck a fine field goal for Australia ‘A’. It was in Harmanpreet’s second attempt, in the 56th minute, that saw him convert a well-timed, powerful drag flick to equalise.
Indian hockey player Gurinder in action against Korea.(PTI)
Indian hockey player Gurinder in action against Korea.(PTI)

Shoot-out woes continue as India lose to Korea in Azlan Shah Cup final

Ipoh | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 09:23 PM IST
India were clear favourites to lift their sixth Azlan Shah title against the 17th ranked Koreans but were defeated 2-4 in the penalty shoot-out.
File image of Manpreet Singh(AFP)
File image of Manpreet Singh(AFP)

India beat Japan 2-0 in Azlan Shah Cup opener

Ipoh | By PTI
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2019 04:03 PM IST
India will play Korea in their next league game on Sunday before taking on hosts Malaysia (March 26), Canada (March March 27) and Poland (March 29).
Netherlands players celebrate after scoring a goal against Australia.(PTI)
Netherlands players celebrate after scoring a goal against Australia.(PTI)

Hockey World Cup: Netherlands crush Australia’s dream of third consecutive title

Bhubaneswar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2018 09:17 PM IST
Netherlands took a sweet revenge of their 1-6 loss to Australia in the summit clash of the 2014 World Cup at the Hague.
Netherlands players, in orange, celebrate after scoring a goal during the Men's Hockey World Cup quarterfinal match between India and Netherlands at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.(AP)
Netherlands players, in orange, celebrate after scoring a goal during the Men's Hockey World Cup quarterfinal match between India and Netherlands at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.(AP)

Hockey World Cup 2018: India’s wait for title goes on, lose 1-2 to Netherlands

Bhubaneswar | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 10:21 PM IST
Three-time winners Netherlands showed why they are one of the top teams in the world by making those crucial stages count for which, perhaps, the Indian team is a bit too inexperienced.
The 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup is being held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.(Odisha government)
The 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup is being held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.(Odisha government)

An event to remember

By Promotional Feature
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 07:27 PM IST
Former captain of the Indian hockey team, Dilip Tirkey, tells us why it’s a pleasure to watch the Men’s Hockey World Cup from the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
India's Amit Rohidas (R) celebrate after scoring a goal against Canada during the field hockey group stage match between India and Canada at the 2018 Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar on December 8, 2018.(AFP)
India's Amit Rohidas (R) celebrate after scoring a goal against Canada during the field hockey group stage match between India and Canada at the 2018 Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar on December 8, 2018.(AFP)

Hockey World Cup: Stern test awaits India as Netherlands lie in wait

Bhubaneswar | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2018 08:34 PM IST
After also topping the pool stage for the first time since 1975, India will be up against mighty Netherlands in the last-8 contest and they know what the odds are.
India's Amit Rohidas celebrate after scoring a goal against Canada during the field hockey group stage match between India and Canada at the 2018 Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar.(AFP)
India's Amit Rohidas celebrate after scoring a goal against Canada during the field hockey group stage match between India and Canada at the 2018 Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar.(AFP)

Hockey World Cup: From Dilip Tirkey’s village, Amit Rohidas aims to pay back hockey

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Saurabh Duggal
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2018 11:30 AM IST
Rohidas, who hails from the tribal belt of the northwestern part of Odisha, took us to the era another famous player from the tribal belt --- Dilip Tirkey.
Bhubaneswar: England's players celebrate after winning the match against New Zealand at the Men's Hockey World Cup 2018, in Bhubaneswar.(PTI)
Bhubaneswar: England's players celebrate after winning the match against New Zealand at the Men's Hockey World Cup 2018, in Bhubaneswar.(PTI)

Hockey World Cup: England knockout New Zealand, enter quarters

Bhubaneswar | By Saurabh Duggal
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 10:14 PM IST
Ranked seventh in the world, England were favourites against New Zealand, ranked ninth. England had also won the three previous encounters between them and managed to extend their superiority on Monday.
In 60 minutes, Steel Authority of India Limited got six penalty corners which boosted the confidence of players leading them to lift the 115th Aga Khan Cup, defeating Army Boys, Bihar at the Major Dhyan Chand hockey stadium in Pimpri on Sunday.(HT/PHOTO)
In 60 minutes, Steel Authority of India Limited got six penalty corners which boosted the confidence of players leading them to lift the 115th Aga Khan Cup, defeating Army Boys, Bihar at the Major Dhyan Chand hockey stadium in Pimpri on Sunday.(HT/PHOTO)

Aga Khan Cup Hockey: Rock solid defence helps Odisha clinch title

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Jigar Hindocha
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2018 02:39 PM IST
Two goals in two minutes helps Steel Authority of India Limited (Sail) Odisha, beat Army Boys; In the girls section final Bihar beat Nagpur 2-1
Pakistan hockey player Ammad Butt in action during the Hockey World Cup.(Arabinda Mahapatra/ HT Photo)
Pakistan hockey player Ammad Butt in action during the Hockey World Cup.(Arabinda Mahapatra/ HT Photo)

Hockey World Cup: Reprieves for Pakistan ahead of crucial Netherlands clash

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2018 09:03 AM IST
Both vice-captain Ammad Butt and assistant coach Danish Kaleem were let off with only reprimands in two different cases of breaching protocol.
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