All the news for Saturday 4 December 2021
FIH Odisha Hockey Men's Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021 - 4 December
3 Dec 2021 BEL v ESP (5th-8th Place) 2 - 2 (4 - 3 SO)
3 Dec 2021 MAS v NED (5th-8th Place) 3 - 9
3 Dec 2021 FRA v ARG (Semi-Final) 0 - 0 (1 - 3 SO)
3 Dec 2021 IND v GER (Semi-Final) 2 - 4
4 Dec 2021 10:30 USA v EGY (15th-16th Place)
4 Dec 2021 13:30 CAN v CHI (13th-14th Place)
4 Dec 2021 16:30 PAK v POL (11th-12th Place)
4 Dec 2021 19:30 RSA v KOR (9th-10th Place)
5 Dec 2021 10:30 ESP v MAS (7th-8th Place)
5 Dec 2021 13:30 BEL v NED (5th-6th Place)
5 Dec 2021 16:30 IND v FRA (3rd-4th Place)
5 Dec 2021 19:30 GER v ARG (Final)
Argentina and Germany to contest final in Bhubaneswar
Day 9: We finally know the two teams who will be contesting the title at the FIH Odisha Men’s Junior World Cup Bhubaneswar 2021 after a thrilling day of hockey action. There was the drama of shoot-outs; plenty of goals, some outstanding saves and, as always, heartbreak and joy as the tournament approaches the grand finale.
Germany and Argentina to contest final at Hockey Men's Junior World Cup
By Liam Morgan
Germany upset defending champions India to set up a meeting with Argentina in the final of the International Hockey Federation Men’s Junior World Cup in Bhubaneswar.
JWC SF1: Hernando heroics foil France
The goalkeepers were kept out of the conversation as Argentina and France went toe-to-toe in a cagey semi-final of the 2021 FIH Men’s Junior World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on a rainy Friday. But they were soon in the thick of things when 60 minutes flashed by with no goals scored and the match into the dreaded shootout.
JWC SF2: Germany muscle out India, meet Argentina in Final
By K ARUMUGAM
No captain? No problem. Germany head coach Valentin Altenburg said pre-match that the entire team would play for Benedikt Schwarzhaupt, their injured captain and influential defender.
German colts use their bigger physique to end India’s title defence in semifinals
With their tight man-to-man play, Germany were always going to be an uncomfortable opponent for India. Few, however, thought it would get so brutal.
By Mihir Vasavda
India is a team that likes to counterattack, instead of taking the initiative in a match. Against Germany, who played a half-court press, waiting in their half for India to make a move, the Indians were forced out of their comfort zone. (Twitter/Hockey India)
If not for the dozen or so Junior World Cup brandings around the stadium periphery, it would have been easy to mistake this for a men-versus-boys contest. At least that’s what it felt like when the two teams lined up for the anthems, almost giving an impression that they were ordered to stand in descending order of their heights, starting with Germany.
Dutch drubbing for Malaysia
By Jugjet Singh
Malaysia No 2 goalkeeper, Hamiz Ahir.
IT was a nightmarish debut for No 2 goalkeeper Hamiz Ahir as Malaysia were routed 9-3 by the Netherlands in a fifth-eighth placing match at hockey's Junior World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India, yesterday.
AHF back Covid-hit Malaysian women's team to play in ACT
By Jugjet Singh
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian women's hockey team will know their fate today in the Donghae Asian Champions Trophy (ACT), which starts on Sunday, after one of their players tested positive for Covid-19.
Indian hockey teams confirm to CGF President they will compete at Birmingham 2022
By Duncan Mackay
India's hockey teams, including the Olympic bronze medal-winning men, have changed their mind and will compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham ©Getty Images
India’s hockey teams will compete at Birmingham 2022 after reversing a decision to miss the event, Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Dame Louise Martin has confirmed.
Canadian field hockey team's travel plans stalled by shifting COVID-19 rules
POTCHEFSTROOM, SOUTH AFRICA — Field Hockey Canada is asking for an exemption from the federal government to help bring its junior women's team home from South Africa.
Irish Under-21 women to contest Four Nations in Valencia
The Irish Under-21 women’s team will see action in December in the end with a quickly arranged Four Nations tournament getting under way in Valencia from Wednesday, December 8 to Sunday, December 12.
Men’s EYHL reaches halfway stage with big encounters – weekend preview
The men’s EY Hockey league reaches the halfway stage this weekend with any one of Three Rock Rovers, Glenanne and Lisnagarvey in the mix to be Christmas number one while there is also a huge showdown at the bottom between UCD and Pembroke.
Portugal hockey mourns loss of captain Luis Tavares
Luis Taveres played for Portugal PIC: Portugal Hockey
Portuguese hockey has paid tribute to the “enormous talent” of national captain Luis Tavares after he died in a recent traffic accident. He was 27.