Asian Game results Day 13
5/6 Japan 1 China 1 (M) China win 4-3 on shootout
Bronze medal Korea 3 Malaysia 2 (M)
Gold medal India 1 Pakistan 1 (M) 4th India wins shootout 4-2. India qualifies for Rio Olympics 2016
17th Asian Games, Incheon 2014 Official site
Korea women take first Asian Games Gold since 1998
Hosts secure automatic place at Rio 2016 Olympics with victory over China
Host nation Korea sealed a place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games by defeating China to Gold in the women's final at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. (Photo: Asian Hockey Federation)
Host nation Korea have claimed a place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games thanks to a hard fought victory over China in the women’s final at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon on Wednesday (1 October). India defeated Japan to take Bronze, while Malaysia thrashed Kazakhstan to claim fifth place.
Indian women sign off with bronze
Indian players celebrate their victory over Japan during their women's bronze medal hockey match at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon on Wednesday.
INCHEON: With an impressive display that underscored the importance of teamwork, India wrested the bronze medal, won last in 2006 at Doha, in the women’s competition here today.
Indian women's hockey team wins Asiad bronze
Indian women celebrate a goal against Japan in the bronze-medal match at the Asian Games in Incheon on Wednesday. PTI
INCHEON: The Indian women's hockey team stunned Japan 2-1 in a keenly-contested match to clinch their third bronze medal at the Asian Games after a hiatus of eight years on Wednesday.
South Korea snatch back hockey crown from China
INCHEON: Kim Dar-Ae scored the winner as South Korea ended China´s 12-year reign as the Asian Games women´s hockey champions with a 1-0 win in the final on Wednesday.
Hockey women finished fifth in Asiad again
INCHEON: The national women’s hockey team retained their fifth placing in the Asian Games for the third time in a row.
Olympic berth at stake for India and Pakistan
Indian team members celebrate after scoring a goal against South Korea during their Men's Hockey semifinal match at the 17th Asian Games. India faces Pakistan in the final on Thursday
The charm and craft of hockey in the subcontinent will come alive when India and Pakistan contest the Gold medal here tomorrow. Not since the 1990 Asian Games in Beijing has this come about to this stage. That everyone across the continents is looking forward to this tie is an understatement.
Indo-Pak showdown for Asiad gold, Rio Games berth
INCHEON: Gold! This word will ring on the minds of India and defending champions Pakistan as the two teams cross swords in the final of the Asian Games in Incheon on Thursday.
We have psychological advantage over India: Pakistan goalie
NEW DELHI: Pakistan started the mindgames ahead of their high-profile summit clash against arch-rivals India with goalkeeper Imran Butt claiming that his team will enjoy "psychological advantage" over Sardar Singh's boys when the two teams square off tomorrow.
Sardar Singh: we are confident of delivering even tougher fight
"We delivered a tough fight a couple of days ago. Now we are confident of delivering even tougher fight with positive results to show", says Indian team captain Sardar Singh on the eve of India taking on Pakistan in the golden quest at Incheon Asian Games.
Narrow margins Indicative intensity of contests
It is often said that India in their supreme days used to beat every team with comprehensive scoreline, say 24-1 kind it had against USA way back in the early 1930s.
Uniqueness of Shankar Laxman in Asiad
India's late legend Shankar Laxman has the unique distinction of being the lone Goalkeeper captain who won gold at the Asian Games.
Holders Pakistan clash with India for gold and Olympics 2016 berth in epic final today
Archrivals face each other for ninth time in Asiad final
By Muhammad Ali
INCHEON: Legendary archrivals Pakistan and India will fight for top honours - gold medal and a place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games - when they clash in the 17th Asian Games Men’s Field Hockey Tournament final at Seonhak Hockey Stadium here on Thursday (today). The match starts at 03:00 pm Pakistan Standard Time. Pakistan and India qualified for the final after defeating Malaysia and South Korea in their respective semifinals on Tuesday (30 September). A solitary strike from Akashdeep Singh gave India a 1-0 win over hosts South Korea, while Pakistan were held 0-0 by Malaysia before emerging triumphant 6-5 in a thrilling penalty shootout to set up a dream final between the two most iconic nations in Asian hockey. With an Olympic ticket up for grabs the stakes simply could not be higher, ensuring that today’s final is likely to be nothing short of spectacular. It’s going to be a nerve-wracking contest and the team that play better under pressure are expected to lift the coveted gold.
Asian Games: Long-time foes meet in men’s hockey final
BOILING POINT: The hockey final will be a nerve-wracking contest for both sides as champions Pakistan look to clinch a ninth gold and India seek a third title in the competition. PHOTO: AFP
KARACHI: Spectators will be treated to the best brand of South Asian hockey on Thursday when reigning champions Pakistan take on long-time foes India in an exhilarating men’s Asian Games gold medal match.
Asiad final: Pakistan, India set for firecracker
Pakistan, coached by former international Shahnaz Sheikh, start as favourites following their 2-1 win over India in the preliminary league. -Photo by AP
INCHEON: Arch-rivals India and Pakistan face off in a mouth-watering field hockey final at the Asian Games on Thursday with a place in the 2016 Olympics at stake.
Pakistan manager warns against profligacy in hockey final
INCHEON: Pakistan hockey team manager-cum-coach Sameer Hussain has warned his team against wasting goal-scoring opportunities in their gold medal match against India as the arch-rivals face off at an Asian Games final after a gap of 32 years on Thursday.
Pakistan, India end 32-year wait for hockey final
INCHEON: Arch-rivals Pakistan and India face off in a mouth-watering field hockey final at the Asian Games today (Thursday) with a place in the 2016 Olympics at stake.
Bronze is just as good as gold
The Malaysian hockey team react after losing in a penalty shootout to Pakistan in the semi-finals. - filepic
INCHEON: Malaysia have fallen from grace in world hockey. So winning the bronze medal today is a good step towards establishing themselves as a force again.
Extra leaders do the trick, says Arul
Malaysia must repeat their stunning performance over Japan when they face South Korea today in the bronze medal match. — Picture by AFP
PETALING JAYA — One of the main reasons for Malaysia’s encouraging performances in men’s hockey is the presence of the four seniors entrusted to carry extra responsibilities.
Arul set for the job
By Ajitpal Singh
ARUL Selvaraj’s position as interim national coach could be made permanent if the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) fails to find a foreigner soon.
Hockey women overcome Dominican Republic 3-1
The experienced duo of Blair Wynne and Oire Trotman as well as teenager Brianna Govia were all on target as T&T overcame a 1-0 deficit to whip Dominican Republci 3-1 for its second win in as many matches at the second edition of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World League First Round qualifying tournament at the Mona Campus Hockey Facility, Kingston, Jamaica, yesterday.
No pressure for Project 2016 squad in Sultan of Johor Cup
By Aftar Singh
KUALA LUMPUR: Play your best and finish as high as you can.
USA Field Hockey seeks Women's Head Indoor Coach
Top two face off in Men's Premier Division
Ashley Jackson and Mark Gleghorne poised to shoot from a penalty corner for East Grinstead, 21092014 Credit Ann Needle
Second only on goal difference, East Grinstead take on leaders Surbiton in a mouth-watering clash at Saint Hill in the NOW: Pensions Men’s Hockey League Premier Division.
Clifton prepare for Canterbury battle
Clifton's Katie Holmes in action against Leicester, Sept 27 2014, credit Andrew Smith
THE only team with a 100 per cent record still intact, Clifton play host to Canterbury in the Investec Women’s Hockey League Premier Division on Saturday.
Irish Senior Cup – Round 1 – Saturday 4th October.
The Irish Hockey club season kicks off this Saturday with one of the world’s oldest hockey cups – the Irish Senior Cup dating back to 1894. This Saturday throws up 9 fixtures on the women’s side and 7 fixtures on the men’s while 16 clubs enjoy a bye into round 2. Last year’s women’s holders UCD will enjoy home advantage as they start their campaign to retain the title against Ulster’s Ards side who will travel to the National Hockey Stadium in UCD. The men’s holders Three Rock Rovers will have to wait to see who they face in round 2 as they enjoyed the luck of a bye in the open draw. The draw for round 2 of the Irish Senior Cup will take place Monday morning 10.15am in the Irish Hockey offices and will be available to watch live on twitter @irishhockey.
Life after Glasgow 2014
Team Scotland players, goal keeper Amy Gibson and men's captain Chris Grassick tell us a bit about what they have been up too since Glasgow 2014.
Girls Inter-districts take over Edinburgh this weekend
This weekend it is the turn of the girls of the Inter-districts at Peffermill Edinburgh for the U16 and U18 inter-districts competitions, seeing all the seven districts competing on the 4th & 5th of October.
Never too old...
Masters in action at the 2014 Rabobank World Cup (credit 2014 Rabobank World Cup)
In recognition of the International Day of Older Persons which is today, we meet a 61-year-old player whose competitive nature is as fierce as ever.
Face-paint, cakes and words of wisdom...
As we celebrate the International Day of Older Persons, we talk to one player whose grandparents have been there every step of the way.
Asian Games results Day 12
5/6 Malaysia 8 Kazakhstan 0 (W)
Bronze medal Japan 1 India 2 (W)
Gold medal China 0 Korea 1 (W) Korea (W) qualify for Rio Olympics 2016
17th Asian Games, Incheon 2014 Official site
World awaits epic men’s final
Eternal rivals India & Pakistan to fight it out for Olympic berth
India and Pakistan will go head-to-head for the Gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games. The winner of Thursday's match will seal a place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (Photo: FIH / Frank Uijlenbroek)
Legendary rivals India and Pakistan will fight it out for the Gold medal and a place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after victories in their Asian Games semi-final matches against Korea and Malaysia respectively on Tuesday (30 September).
Akashdeep puts India in Asiad hockey final
India's Akashdeep Singh (center) and Danish Mujtaba (right) battles for the ball with South Korea's Nam Hyun-woo during their Men's Hockey semifinal match at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea on Tuesday.
In what can be described as momentous, India stunned Korea by a solitary goal to make the final of the men’s hockey competition here. The silence that descended on the stadium after the final whistle rent the air exemplified the disbelief of the home team’s supporters over the outcome.
The 24-year wait is over
As the whole of India rejoices Indian men’s hockey team’ entry into the Incheon Asian Games final after a hiatus of 12 years, one has to double, treble the time clock back to portray things in its true perspectives.
Iconic Asian teams set up mouth watering final match.
By Shahid Khan
Pakistani players celebrate the moment they had clinched their place in the final.
Arch-rivals India and Pakistan set themselves up for a dream final after recording hard-fought semi-final wins at the XVII Asian games in Incheon, South Korea.
India-Pak final at Incheon
Defending champions Pakistan entered the Asian Games hockey final defeating fighting Malaysia 5-6 in the penalty shoot out (one-on-one tie-break) after both sided could not score in the regulation time of sixty minutes of the second semifinal.
India in the Final
Youngster Akashdeep Singh struck the only goal of the semifinal at the fag end of third quarter againt Korea to take India to the grand final of the Asian Games.
Chander Shekhar Luthra
India’s SV Sunil and Akashdeep Singh celebrate their semifinal win over South Korea in Incheon on Tuesday AP
Akashdeep Singh's stunner sees an otherwise-uninspiring India overcome South Korea to set up hockey final with Pakistan
India break final jinx, set up title clash with arch-rival Pakistan
Akashdeep Singh celebrates with teammates after scoring in the semifinal on Tuesday. AFP
Incheon - It’s here, it’s now and it’s going to be mad – the goal the Indian hockey team had been working toward beckons it. They wanted the gold at the Asian Games, which would qualify them for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. They’re one step away from the gold now — but fighting them for the gold and the ticket to Rio would be Pakistan, who beat India 2-1 in their penultimate group match four days ago.
India set up a revenge clash against Pakistan in Asiad hockey final
INCHEON: Akashdeep Singh today scored a fabulous field goal against hosts South Korea to guide Indian men's hockey team into the finals of the Asian Games after a gap of 12 years, setting up a summit showdown with arch-rivals Pakistan.
India make first Asiad hockey final in 12 years
Biju Babu Cyriac
INCHEON: Sardar Singh and his team came up with a brilliant display of controlled aggression as India got the better of hosts South Korea 1-0 in the first semifinal of the men's hockey competition on Tuesday.
Hockey coach Terry Walsh wants improvement in finishing
Biju Babu Cyriac
INCHEON: India's head coach Terry Walsh was happy with the way the boys tackled the Korean challenge and hoped Sardar Singh & Co. will improve their game in the final.
Pakistan to clash with India for hockey gold
ISLAMABAD/Incheon - Lacklustre Pakistan made it to the final of the Asian Games men's hockey, after edging resilient Malaysians 6-5 on sudden death plenty shoot out, in the second semifinal played at Seonhak Hockey Stadium, Incheon, Korea Tuesday. Pakistan will now clash against archrivals India on Thursday (October 2), who in the first semifinal beat hosts Korea 1-0. India, seeking their first Asiad title since 1998, played a spirited game to outlast hosts South Korea, with Akashdeep Singh scoring the winner in the 44th minute from a narrow angle.
Spirited Pakistan one step away from gold medal, face India in final
Skipper Imran and his charges overpower Malaysia 6-5 after penalty shootout. India shatter South Korea hopes with 1-0 victory in semifinals
By Muhammad Ali
INCHEON: Spirited Pakistan overcame a tough challenge from Malaysia to storm into the final of the 17th Asian Games Men’s Hockey Tournament at Seonhak Hockey Stadium here on Tuesday evening. Led by Muhammad Imran, Pakistan will now face archrivals India, who defeated South Korea in the other semifinal, for the gold medal contest to be played on Thursday (tomorrow) at the same venue. The defending champions downed Malaysia 6-5 through a thrilling penalty shootout after the teams were locked goalless at the end of 60 minutes stipulated time. Last Asiad’s silver medallists Malaysia gave a hard time to Pakistan and at one stage it seemed that the greenshirts would not be able to pull through. But Pakistan turned tables. Malaysia will take on South Korea for bronze medal.
India final hurdle towards gold, Olympics qualification
Pakistan hockey team’s performances have improved considerably since the appointment of a new coaching team, headed by veteran Olympian Shahnaz Sheikh. PHOTO: AFP
KARACHI: Defending champions Pakistan made it to the final of the 2014 Asian Games men’s hockey tournament with their fifth consecutive win on Tuesday, where arch-rivals India await.
Green-shirts win tense shootout against Malaysia to set final date with India
Pakistan players celebrate after defeating Malaysia in the semi-final on Tuesday.—AP
INCHEON: Arch-rivals Pakistan and India set themselves up for a rousing field hockey final at the Asian Games after recording hard-fought semi-final wins on Tuesday.
Pakistan, India to face-off in Asian Games hockey final
INCHEON: Pakistan defeated Malaysia in the Men’s Hockey semi-final on Tuesday, enabling the defending champions to face arch-rival India in the final on Thursday October 2.
Penalty shoot-out misery for Malaysia
Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin Tengku Abdul Jalil missed twice in the penalty shoot-out as Malaysia’s Asian Games hockey dream was shattered by Pakistan in the semi-finals at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium yesterday.
Hockey boys did themselves proud despite Pakistan defeat
The Malaysian hockey players (background) look dejected after losing to Pakistan in the semi-finals at the Incheon Asian Games on Tuesday. - IZZRAFIQ ALIAS/ The STAR
INCHEON: There was no shame in defeat this time.
Tengku Ahmad slips as Malaysia fall
The Malaysian players react after losing their semifinal to Pakistan. — Picture by Bernama
PETALING JAYA — Malaysia fought bravely before going down 6-5 on penalties to Pakistan in a thrilling men’s hockey semifinal in Incheon yesterday.
HWL R1 Preview: Hockey World League heads to the Caribbean
Road to Rio: Hockey World League R1 - Men & Women - Kingston (JAM)
The Hockey World League bandwagon rolls into Jamaica today (30 September) with capital city Kingston playing host to men’s and women’s Round 1 events over the coming days.
Lewis, Wynne braces lift ‘Stickwomen’ past P/Rico 5–1
Alana Lewis battles Jennifer Wilson, right, of South Africa during the women’s hockey preliminary match between South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago on October 4, 2010 in Delhi, India. Photo: Getty Images
Captain Alanna Lewis and Blair Wynne scored braces as T&T “Calypso Stickwomen” overcame a stubborn Puerto Rico 5–1 in their opening match of the second edition of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World League First Round qualifying tournament at the newly laid Mona Campus Hockey Facility, Kingston, Jamaica, yesterday. The match was originally carded to flick off at 11.30 am, however, due to the late withdrawal of Venezuela from both the women and men tournament the match was rescheduled for a later start time.
Dom Rep beat Jamaica 3-0 in international hockey
KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica return to international hockey after fours years but went down 0-3 to Dominican Republic in their first match in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World League tournament at the Mona Hockey Field in St Andrew earlier this afternoon (September 30).
Indian series announced
Kookaburras to welcome India in November to Perth, WA.
Australia’s world and Commonwealth champion Kookaburras will welcome one of hockey’s biggest names, India, to Perth this November with four matches arranged between the two Commonwealth Games finalists.
Future Black Sticks set for Sultan of Johor
Pictured: Goalkeeper Ben Smith in action for Capital
Men’s head coach Bryce Collins has named a strong Future Black Sticks (Under 21) team to compete at the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia.
Black Sticks to play in Wellington and Kapiti
Hockey New Zealand has announced a big week of hockey in November with the Black Sticks Women to face Australia in a three test series and the Black Sticks Men to play four internationals against Japan.
Parnham Announces New Zealand Tour Roster
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Craig Parnham announced today the 21-person roster that will be traveling to New Zealand for the six-match, capped series from October 18-26. In preparation for 2015 events, the entire squad that is training full-time at Spooky Nook Sports will be heading halfway across the world to gain experience in international play against a strong Black Sticks team.
2015 Futures Elite Academy Selections Announced
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – This summer, the cream of the crop high school athletes took to the pitch to show off their skills at the Under-21 Women’s National Championship, Futures Elite Championship, National Futures Championship and AAU Junior Olympics. From these events, the top competitors across U14, U16 and U19 age groups have been selected to train at the 2015 Futures Elite Academies. These athletes have been identified as possessing the skills, talent and athletic prowess to successfully continue through the next stages in USA Field Hockey’s Olympic Development Pipeline. The Academies exist to provide additional training and competition opportunities for these athletes distinguished with the potential to one day represent Team USA.
Canadian indoor men to host 3-Nations tournament in Ontario
Tournament serves as preparation for the 2015 Indoor World Cup
After the Canadian Men's Indoor National Team qualified for the 2015 Indoor World Cup in Leipzig, Germany with a Pan Am Cup gold medal this past spring, the focus quickly shifted to preparing for the tournament next February.
Trio lead the way in German league
Three sides share top spot in the German Bundesliga with Rot-Weiss Köln, UHC Hamburg and Berliner HC all on 16 points after six games so far in the season.
Surbiton hit English champions Beeston for six
Surbiton shot to the top of the English NOW: Pensions Men’s Premier Division with a thrilling 6-2 win over Beeston on Saturday.
Surbiton trounce champions Beeston
By Graham Wilson
TODD WILLIAMS, Surbiton’s Tasmanian coach, is expecting more to come from his side after they trounced champions Beeston 6-2 with three goals in the last four minutes to go top of the NOW: Pensions League.
Trustees leapfrog Police in G/A hockey league
As expected, Ghana's two-time champions, Trustees from SSNIT, over the weekend, were in fantastic form to record a narrow win against GRA to move to the summit of the league table over the weekend.
Ireland lose out a narrow 1-2 to Spain
Ireland lost a narrow 2-1 to the higher ranked Spain tonight as the Electric Ireland 3 Nations series continues at the National Hockey Stadium in UCD.