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India has to learn to cope with pressure

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Ipoh, May 7 The Indian hockey team may have climbed to No. 6 in the world rankings but its ability to cope with pressure remains suspect, feels coach Roelant Oltmans. Not only do they come under pressure in the closing stages of international encounters, during the past week, India were also found wanting when challenged with the demand of a ... Read More »

Indian Hockey in 2016 : A Statistical Survey


— by BG Joshi — Men’s Hockey In 2016, India won the gold in the Asian Champions Trophy, silver in the Azlan Shah Cup, Champions Trophy and South Asian Games, and bronze in the Festival of Hockey in Australia. India had an impressive playing record of 19 wins against 17 losses in 2016. She also scored more goals – 103 ... Read More »

Two unfancied teams lock horns in Hockey final

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Foto: Belgium scored 2-0/ John-John DOhmen.

                              No body would have imagined that the Men’s Hockey final will be fought between two outsider teams – Argentina and Belgium. In the first semi final Pan American champion Argentina rattled the two time Olympic reigning champion Germany 5-2 while Belgium stunned world’s second ranked team, Netherlands 3-1 in the second semi final.                               The first half hat-trick by ... Read More »

Indian Women Hockey team disappoint


                                  Lucky to have opening encounter against Japan and getting noticed nationwide, Indian women flopped thereafter creating short-lived euphoria, and made NO SHOW at Rio. After five matches, India finished at bottom of the table. With four defeats, all one-sided, India added just a goal to ... Read More »

India eves lose 0-5 to Argentina


                           13 August 2016: India lost to Argentina 0-5 in their last group game at the Olympic Women’s hockey tournament in Rio on Saturday. This was Indian eves’ fourth consecutive loss and are out of the Rio Olympics.                     ... Read More »

Belgium thrash India in quarter finals


                                        Red Lions Belgians thrashed India 3-1 in the Quarterfinal displaying a delightful rhythmic hockey after half time that saw all three goals to dash the hopes of historic heavy weight India in Rio.               ... Read More »

Great Britain fails to make it quarter finals

                           The final day of pool matches at Rio razzmatazz turned out to be as exciting as it was in the opening day. Every expected team, barring Great Britain, made it to the quarters. The fate of New Zealand and Great Britain in pool of Ireland and Argentina ... Read More »

Offcolour India drew Canada


                       Considered an inform team, India was winning hearts ever since ball was rolled on Rio Turn notwithstanding they won or lost. The steam of confidence got a setback today when the Sardar Singh led outfit, despite showing aggressive mindset, missed opportunities to draw Canada 2-2. India needed a win ... Read More »

Indian eves went down to USA


                               Indian women’s team lose 0-3 to USA in penultimate Pool B hockey encounter India lost to the USA 0-3 in their penultimate group game at the Olympic Women’s hockey tournament. In a tepid first quarter, USA and India played out a slug fest in the ... Read More »

India books her place in quarter finals despite loss

2016 Rio Olympics - Hockey - Preliminary - Men's Pool B Netherlands v India - Olympic Hockey Centre - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 11/08/2016. Raghunath Vokkaliga (IND) of India (L) scores his team's first goal. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. - RTSMNBV

                                 India sure of quarterfinal despite Dutch defeat Emerging Indian men’s hockey team is sure of making it to the Rio Quarterfinal stage despite losing to The Netherlands on the penultimate engagement today.                           ... Read More »

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