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News for 04 February 2023

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FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup South Africa 2023
Pretoria, South Africa

All times GMT +2

5 Feb 2023 09:40     AUS v RSA (Pool B)    
5 Feb 2023 12:00     IRI v ARG (Pool B)    
5 Feb 2023 14:20     CZE v USA (Pool B)    
5 Feb 2023 16:40     NED v NAM (Pool A)    
5 Feb 2023 19:00     AUT v NZL (Pool A)    
5 Feb 2023 21:20     BEL v KAZ (Pool A)        

Pool standings


5 Feb 2023 08:30     AUT v RSA (Pool A)    
5 Feb 2023 10:50     AUS v USA (Pool A)    
5 Feb 2023 13:10     NED v NZL (Pool A)    
5 Feb 2023 15:30     NAM v KAZ (Pool B)    
5 Feb 2023 17:50     UKR v CAN (Pool B)    

Pool standings

FIH Match Centre

SA hockey teams set for a reality check at Indoor World Cup

Herman Gibbs

SA men's indoor coach, Justin Rosenberg. Photo: @UJ_Sport/Twitter

Cape Town — South Africa's men's and women's teams are set for a reality check at the FIH (International Hockey Federation) Indoor World Cup, which starts on Sunday in Pretoria, at the Heartfelt Arena.

Young core of players to make big impact at Indoor World Cup

Rising stars on display in Pretoria as World Cup gets started

The Indoor National Team has gone through several transitions over the past few years, and today, on the eve of the Indoor World Cup, their roster looks quite different than the one that won the bid at the 2021 Indoor Pan American Championships.

FIH Indoor Hockey Women's World Cup

Previous Final Standings

1 Leipzig Germany 2003
1 Germany 2 Netherlands 3 France 4 Czech Republic 5 Belarus 6 Lithuania 7 Austria 8 Russia 9 Australia 10 South Africa 11 Trinidad and Tobago 12 Mexico

2 Vienna Austria 2007

1 Netherlands 2 Spain 3 Germany 4 Ukraine 5 Belarus 6 Australia 7 Austria 8 Scotland 9 Canada 10 Italy 11 Czech Republic 12 South Africa

3 Poznan Poland 2011

1 Germany 2 Netherlands 3 Ukraine 4 Belarus 5 Poland 6 Czech Republic 7 Austria 8 Australia 9 Argentina 10 Namibia 11 Uruguay 12 Kazakhstan

4 Leipzig Germany 2015

1 Netherlands 2 Germany 3 Czech Republic 4 Austria 5 Poland 6 Ukraine 7 Belarus 8 Australia 9 South Africa 10 Canada 11 Belgium 12 Kazakhstan

5 Berlin Germany 2018
1 Germany 2 Netherlands 3 Belarus 4 Ukraine 5 Switzerland 6 Australia 7 Czech Republic 8 Poland 9 Namibia 10 United States 11 Russia 12 Kazakhstan

6 Liege Belgium 2022
Cancelled due to COVID 19

FIH Indoor Hockey Women's World Cup Records

Highest scores in a match by a team:
Germany 19 - 2 Trinidad and Tobago Leipzig 2003
Germany 19 - 2 Australia Leipzig 2003
Germany 17 - 1 Namibia Poznan 2011
Netherlands 15 - 0 Mexico Leipzig 2003
Netherlands 15 - 0 Kazakhstan Leipzig 2015

Most goals scored by a team in one edition of WC:
89 goals Germany Leipzig 2003

Most Individual goals in a match:
8 goals Natascha Keller Germany 19-2 Trinidad and Tobago Leipzig 2003

Most Individual goals in one edition of WC:
24 goals Natascha Keller Germany Leipzig 2003
18 goals Julia Muller Germany Vienna 2007
15 goals Fanny Rinne Germany Leipzig 2003.

World champs Germany invited for Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

By Aftar Singh

Germany hockey team celebrates with the trophy after winning the FIH Men's Field Hockey World Cup final match between Germany and Belgium at Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar, India, January 29, 2023. - EPA PIC

KUALA LUMPUR: Reigning world champions Germany are among the top teams that will be invited for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh in July.

GB Women's Elite Development Programme Squad Announced For 2023

A total of 32 have been selected for the 2023 GB Women's Elite Development Programme (EDP) squad. England, Wales and Scotland have representation within the playing group and additionally, six athletes currently studying outside of the United Kingdom have been named as reserves.

Six Scots selected for GB Women’s EDP

Six Scots have been selected for the 2023 GB Women’s Elite Development Programme (EDP).

Former Belgium Olympic & World Cup-Winning Coach Shane McLeod Not Keen for India Coach Job Owing to Family Constraints

Indian men’s hockey have pressed the ‘overdrive’ button not largely for the disappointing 9th place finish at the 15th World Cup, but more for who would take over from exiting Indian chief coach Graham Reid. Quite obviously, taking up the role of India chief coach is an highly demanding job given the sky-high fan expectations that had only accelerated after the historic 2021 Tokyo Olympic bronze medal win. Several names are floating around, but no one is sure who is actually applying for the vacant post for which Hockey India has advertised on its website.

Enough is enough, replicate European hockey leagues or be prepared for more failures

By: Madhav Agarwal


An eventful Jan has finally ended. With the culmination of the Hockey World Cup, Europe has again shown the world that to rule any sport, all it takes is the right intent; the continent swept 1-2-3 with Germany coming out as winners, Belgium finishing second, and the Netherlands ending third.

Sportstar Aces 2023, Popular Choice: Indian women’s hockey side nominated for ‘National Team of the Year’ award

Coming back from a fourth place finish at the Tokyo Olympics, the Indian women’s hockey team had a lot to prove in the year gone by.

The Indian women’s hockey team celebrates its bronze medal win at Birmingham 2022. | Photo Credit: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

The Indian women’s hockey side has been nominated for the ‘Popular Choice - National Team of the Year’ category for the upcoming Sportstar Aces Awards 2023.

2022 USA Field Hockey National Umpire Award Winner: Terri Sawyer

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following the announcement of all winners, USA Field Hockey is individually highlighting each recipient of USA Field Hockey's 2022 Annual Awards. This week, USA Field Hockey is honored to feature the 2022 National Umpire Award winner, Terri Sawyer.

Learners in Sir Lowry’s Pass get a shot at sporting dreams after being gifted new netball and hockey pitch

Teachers and pupils jump for joy as Gift of the Givers hands over a netball and hockey field to an impoverished school.

By Velani Ludidi

Sir Lowry's Pass Village Primary School players try out their new hockey and netball field. (Photo: Velani Ludidi)

Humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers continues staying true to its name by being the gift that keeps on giving. Founder and chairperson Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, joined by Proteas netball star Phumza Maweni, officially opened a brand-new netball and hockey field with artificial turf on Wednesday at Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Primary School in Sir Lowry’s Pass, 53km outside the Cape Town CBD.

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