Ireland snatch ticket to Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018
Ireland men secured their World Cup ticket on Saturday. Copyright: FIH / Getty Images
Johannesburg, South Africa: Ireland's Green Machine are now certain of a place at next year's Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018, having beaten New Zealand's Black Sticks 1-0 in the 5-6 classification match on the penultimate day of action at the Hockey World League Semi-Final in South Africa.
Green Machine Secure World Cup Place
The Green Machine have booked their place at the 2018 World Cup in India with a 1-0 victory over New Zealand.
Vantage Black Sticks finish sixth overall
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The Vantage Black Sticks Men have finished sixth overall at the Hockey World League Semi Final in Johannesburg after being edged 1-0 by Ireland in their classification playoff.
Black Sticks miss automatic Hockey World Cup qualification with loss to Ireland
Hayden Phillips reacts with disappointment as the Black Sticks miss a chance for World Cup qualification. GETTY IMAGES
The Black Sticks men have missed a chance to secure automatic qualification for the 2018 Hockey World Cup after being beaten 1-0 by Ireland in their classification playoff at the Hockey World League semifinal in South Africa.
It was a tight contest which saw both sides locked in a goal-less stalemate for most of the game before Ireland delivered the winning strike with a 49th minute field goal from Alan Sothern.
Mission accomplished for SA hockey women
by Karien Jonckheere
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There were some shot nerves by the end of the SA women’s Hockey World League fifth-place playoff match against Japan at the Wits Astro in Johannesburg on Saturday.
SA Women finishes 5th at World League
The South African national women’s hockey team finished fifth at the FIH Hockey World League Semi-Finals.
Green Army Finish World League On A High
The Green Army came back from 1-0 down against higher ranked India to claim 7th spot at World League, a result that could yet see them qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Amazing Grace and final quarter double sees big World Cup boost for Green Army
Ireland celebrate Lizzie Colvin’s winning goal. Pic: FIH/Getty
Katie Mullan and Lizzie Colvin both struck either side of the 48th minute to see Ireland land what could be a crucial 2-1 win over India in the World Cup qualification shake-up.
Indian women finish eighth, lose to Ireland by 1-2
Indian Women’s hockey team lost to Ireland by 1-2 in the 7th and 8th placing match at the Women’s Hockey World League Semi Final in Johannesburg, South Africa.
India finishes eighth in Jo’burg
Two goals in the final quarter gives Ireland a comeback win
Coming up trumps: In a match that saw India hold the upper hand for the most part, Ireland stayed in the fight, and surged to victory in the final quarter.
India went down 2-1 to Ireland and ended up in eighth place in Women’s Hockey World League Semifinal here on Saturday.
India upstaged by Ireland, finish 8th
Johannesburg: India conceded two goals in as many minutes in the final quarter as they lost 1-2 to Ireland in the 7th/8th placement match of the Womens Hockey World League (HWL) Semi Final on Saturday.
Indian Women under perform under foreign coaches
Indian women have been second or third in their home continent till a decade ago. They always figured among the medals in the Asian Games-Asia Cup domain. Once they were Afro-Asian champions too. Bonus came from Commonwealth Games (Gold and Silver in the 2000s).
2017 Pan American Cups Program Launched
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Field Hockey is pleased to launch the 2017 Pan American Cups (PAC) online event program. Taking place at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. from August 4 to August 13, PAC will feature 15 international men’s and women’s teams on a quest for qualification to the 2018 Hockey World Cup.
Believe that India has what it takes to make a World Cup final in the next 18 months: Hockey coach Roelant Oltmans
Currently, the Indian hockey team is going through a tough phase
India hockey coach Roelant Oltmans today said failures of the past in some major tournaments have not been a deterrent in his quest to make the national team world class.
India hockey coach Roelant Oltmans says failures can't deter quest to turn side world class
File photo of India hockey coach Roelant Oltmans. AFP
Bengaluru: India hockey coach Roelant Oltmans on Saturday said failures of the past in some major tournaments have not been a deterrent in his quest to make the national team world class.
Bronze medal for Scotland U21 Men with win over Czech Republic
Scotland U21 Men won the bronze medal at EuroHockey Junior Championship II in St Petersburg with a 4-3 win over the Czech Republic.
Scotland U21 women cruise to victory over Poland in their last match of the Euros
Lexi Sabatelli, Scotland
Scotland U21 Women finished off their EuroHockey Junior Championship II campaign with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Poland in the Czech Republic.
Shootout drama sees England U18 Boys lose
England U18 Boys, July 2017
Leading at half time after a strong display, England Under-18 Boys lost out to Germany in a penalty shootout at the Six Nations Tournament in Nottingham on Saturday.
Shootout victory for England Under-16 Boys
England U16 Boys, July 2017
England Under-16 Boys bagged their first victory of the Six Nations Tournament in style, beating Germany 4-1 in a dramatic penalty shootout at Nottingham Hockey Centre on Saturday afternoon.
Dutch defeat for England Under-16 Girls
England U16 girls v Holland, July 22 2017
England Under-16 Girls enjoyed good periods of possession and created several chances as they battled with the Netherlands in the Six Nations Tournament in Spain, but they couldn’t forge a victory and lost out 4-0 after their rivals scored several times in the final 15 minutes.
Telkom 9-0 KU Titans: Champions give students a lesson in hockey
By BRIAN YONGA & TITUS MAERO
Telkom Kenya's Betsy Omalla charges forward with the ball during their Kenya Hockey Union women's Premier League match against Kenyatta University's Titans at City Park Stadium on July 22, 2017. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU | NATION MEDIA GROUP
Champions Telkom on Saturday thrashed Kenyatta University (KU) Titans 9-0 in a Kenya Hockey Union women’s Premier League match at the City Park Stadium, Nairobi.
2017 National Championships: Day 4
Quebec vs. Ontario Central on Day 3 of the 2017 National Championships
Day 4 saw the 2017 Nationals has hit the halfway mark! The day also marked the start of the U23 Women’s tournament, oversaw the U18’s continue pool play, and the U15 Girls teams battled out their semi-final match ups before heading to the medal rounds in Day 5.
Hockey Olympian Shahnaz Sheikh — The unstoppable forward
Hockey Olympian Shahnaz Sheikh
With Pakistan’s obsession with cricket these days, the national sport hockey has been relegated to the background in recent years due to the team’s poor showing in major events and favoutism and nepotism reigning unhindered in the Pakistan Hockey Federation. Pakistan hockey remained up in the clouds for more than three decades. Pakistan won Olympic gold thrice, World Cup four times, Asia Cup thrice, Asian Games gold record eight times, Asian Champions Trophy gold twice, FIH Champions Trophy gold thrice and remained unbeatable at regional level for many years. Pakistan hockey produced many legends who took the game to new heights. Shahnaz Sheikh, arguably, is among the top 10 Pakistan hockey players of all time. Born in Sialkot on March 21, 1949, Shahnaz, a forward, played between 1969 and 1978. He was capped 68 times and scored 45 goals for the Pakistan national hockey team. He won silver in 1972 and bronze in 1976 Olympics. Shahnaz won the 1971 World Cup and was runner-up in 1975 and won again in 1978. Shahnaz was one of the most skilled hockey players that Pakistan has produced. At the same time, Shahnaz was also an explosive player who stood tall among his contemporaries and would have easily walked into any field hockey side in the world.
COAS assures support to hockey federation
Revival of lost glory, Army to provide security to foreign teams: Khokhar
Islamabad - President of Pakistan Hockey Federation Brig (R) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar called on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ the other day.
Men's finalists known at Hockey World League Semi-Final in Johannesburg
Germany (pictured) will meet Belgium in the event final in Johannesburg. Copyright: FIH / Getty Images
Johannesburg, South Africa: The men’s final at the Hockey World League Semi-Final will be contested between Germany and Belgium following another dramatic day of action at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Classic Charlier goal sets up Belgian triumph
JOHANNESBURG: A brilliant Cedric Charlier goal set up Belgium for a surprise 2-1 win over Australia in Johannesburg on Friday and a Men's Hockey World League final showdown against Germany.
Kookaburras to play Spain for third place in WL Semi-Final
Defeated 2 - 1 by Belgium in semi-final
Author: Holly MacNeil
The Kookaburras semi-final against Belgium took place at the World League Semi-Final overnight, with the game going the way of Belgium with a final score of AUS 1 – 2 BEL. Belgium will now play Germany in the final of the World League Semi-Final, while Australia will play Spain in the bronze medal match.
Black Sticks to play for fifth in Johannesburg
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The Vantage Black Sticks Men have set up a fifth place playoff following a 2-0 win over Egypt at the Hockey World League Semi Final in Johannesburg.
Black Sticks men one win from World Cup after overcoming Egypt at World League Semifinal
Nick Haig found the back of the net in New Zealand's 2-0 win over Egypt at the World League Semifinal tournament. PHOTOSPORT
The New Zealand men's hockey team are one win away from booking their berth at next year's World Cup.
Green Machine 1 Win Away From Guaranteed World Cup Spot
It took the excitement and drama of a shootout to separate these two sides as Ireland all but secured their place at the 2018 World Cup.
Shoot-out magic puts Ireland all but ends 28-year wait for World Cup berth
Ireland celebrate following their shoot-out win. Pic: FIH/Getty
Barring a series of miracles, Ireland’s men have assured their place at a first World Cup since 1990 as they ground out a shoot-out win over France in Johannesburg.
Veteran Smith jack of all trades but young Cassiem the master
by Ken Borland
Germany and Belgium confirmed themselves as the men’s finalists for the Hockey World League at the Wits Astro on Friday night with thrilling semi-final wins.
Cassiem shines in SA victory
Dayaan Cassiem topped off his best game for South Africa in a very short career by scoring a goal in SA’s 4-2 win over Japan in the FIH World Hockey League Semi-Finals.
SA eye future after 9th-place finish
by Karien Jonckheere
Austin Smith © Gallo Images
The SA men’s hockey team have finished ninth at the Hockey World League after defeating Japan 4-2 in their final playoff match in Johannesburg on Friday.
Malaysia have no hope of making World Hockey League Finals
KUALA LUMPUR: The national men’s team can forget about making the World Hockey League Finals.
Tickets sold out for Hockey World League Final
Johannesburg, South Africa: The South African Hockey Association (SAHA) has announced that all tickets for the final matches of the Hockey World League Semi-Finals are officially sold out.
One year to go until Hockey Women's World Cup London 2018
Friday 21 July marks one year to go until the Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018 gets underway at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.
PAC Preview: Men’s Athletes to Watch
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In the coming weeks Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. will welcome some of the greatest field hockey talent in the world at the 2017 Pan American Cups (PAC). With many of the participating nations enjoying recent success, this is another prime opportunity for many individual athletes to showcase their talents on the international stage.
Parnham to Deliver “Coaching Technical Skills Workshop” Prior to Women's Pan American Cup Final
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce a Technical Skills Workshop to be led by Craig Parnham, Director of Coach Education and Learning, in conjunction with Liz Tchou, Senior Manager of Coach Education. This three-hour workshop will be held at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. prior to the women’s Pan American Cup Final. All participants of the workshop will receive a free ticket to the women’s 4:00 p.m. bronze medal and 7:00 p.m. gold medal matches. This workshop is the perfect opportunity to focus on technical skills in preparation for the upcoming season while networking with fellow coaches. Coaches of all levels are welcome and participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
PHF take tough decisions after team’s poor show
By Nabil Tahir
KARACHI: Following the team’s disastrous performance in the World Hockey League Semi-finals, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has appointed new management for the senior hockey team with immediate effect.
60 players named for training camp
LAHORE - Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Friday announced the names of 60 players for attending a training camp for the buildup of the team to take part in the Asia Cup being played from October 12 to 22 at Dhaka.
Hockey India urgently needs saving: Is the sport careening towards extinction?
“He who refuses to learn, deserves extinction.” — Rabbi Hillel
Hockey in India could very well be careening towards extinction. Illustration courtesy Austin Coutinho
Indian hockey, not for the first time in almost a hundred years, seems to have driven itself into a dead-end. Therefore, when its wise men (and women) meet in a couple of days, Hockey India (HI) will have to address a few problems with a lot of prudence and pragmatism. More importantly, HI shall have to take a few ‘unpopular’, but path-breaking decisions to save the game from an untimely demise in the country.
Indians resume training after disastrous HWL Semifinals
If a slip-up was to happen, this was the best moment for it, coach Oltmans insists
Time to regroup: Oltmans says the sixth-place finish is a wake up call for the team, but it can now learn from the result.
Still smarting from one of its worst displays in recent times, the Indian men’s senior team has resumed training in the familiar environs of the National camp here.
India's finishing not up to the mark, says Oltmans
BENGALURU: Indian hockey chief coach Roelant Oltmans on Friday said the team was looking to rectify its mistakes after the disastrous sixth place finish at the Hockey World League Semifinal in London last month. The team is currently at the SAI, South Centre here, preparing for an exposure tour to Europe next month where they will face Belgium and Germany.
Don’t think it’s correct to use Sardar Singh’s issue as an excuse: Hockey coach Roelant Oltmans
Chief hockey coach Roelant Oltmans said the Sardar Singh issue should not be used as an ‘excuse’ for India’s poor performance, adding that this was a wake-up call for the team ahead of October’s Asia Cup and the World League finals.
by Mihir Vasavda
Roelant Oltmans called India’s showing at the Hockey World League semifinals in London ‘a wake up call’.
A sixth-place finish at the 10-team Hockey World League Semifinals in London handed India a reality check ahead of next year’s World Cup. A police interrogation against former captain Sardar Singh and allegations of match fixing made against Pakistan officials, by Hockey India, further rocked the boat.
Scotland U21 Women score five in Euros victory over Ukraine
Scotland U21 Women defeated Ukraine 5-3 in their penultimate game of EuroHockey Junior Championship II in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.
Scotland U21 Men beaten by late France comeback
Scotland U21 Men missed out on a place in the EuroHockey Junior Championship II final after a late comeback by France saw them pip the Scots at the post with a 3-2 victory. Scotland will now play in the third place play-off against the Czech Republic.
Netherlands overwhelm England U18 Girls
U18 girls, July 2017
A clinical display of hockey from the Netherlands saw them beat England Under-18 Girls in their penultimate match of the Six Nations Tournament in Terrassa, Spain, on Friday morning.
Abdo and Cardiff to draw on 2016 EHL experience in Barcelona
2017 National Championships: Day 3
The U18 Women’s team Ontario Central looks up for options as they battled the B.C. Lions in a tight nail biter of a game on Day 3 of the 2017 Nationals Championships held in Surrey, BC. PHOTO: Blair Shier
Day 3 of the 2017 National Championships was another busy day of hockey, featuring a little less sun but the same amount of fun! The U15 Boys and Girls tournament entered the final rounds of pool play tom fight for the top spots in their pools before crossover pool play begins in Day 4. Meanwhile, the U17 competition kicked off their first games of Nationals 2017. The day started with some heavy rain, but the skies cracked open to allow a mix of sun and cloud for most of the afternoon which made for some perfect playing weather later in the day.
Germans too strong for England U16 Girls
VIcki McCabe, England U16 Girls v Spain, July 19 2017
Goalkeepers Zara Rose and Mila Welch both played strongly for England Under-16 Girls in their latest match of the Six Nations Tournament in Spain on Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to take the win against Germany.
Can't watch live HWL broadcast at work?
Is work getting in the way of your enjoying live broadcasts of the HWL Semi-finals in Johannesburg? Fieldhockey.com are offering live commentary on every game on the Twitter handle @HWLJoburg so at least you can keep up with the action and the scores from the tournament.
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Don’t get carried away
by S. Ramaguru
Excellent job: S. Kumar (left) posing with the World Hockey League Semi-Finals best goalkeeper award at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London. Together with him is national coach Stephen van Huizen.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian men’s hockey team produced one of their best showings ever in an international tournament in recent years – and that has raised hopes of better things to come.
FIH launches Rules of Hockey app
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched a free ‘Rules of Hockey’ app for iOS and android smartphones.