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News for 21 December 2021

All the news for Tuesday 21 December 2021

Hero Asian Champions Trophy Dhaka 2021- 21 December
Dhaka (BAN)

All times GMT +6

21 Dec 2021 15:30     KOR v PAK (Semi-final 1)    
21 Dec 2021 18:00     IND v JPN (Semi-final 2)    

22 Dec 2021 15:30     Loser 11 v Loser 12 (3/4th Place)
22 Dec 2021 18:00     Winner 11 v Winner 12 (Final)    

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“Teams generally get transfixed by scorelines but you’ve got to look at the numbers behind a match” says Reid

Head coach Graham Reid’s team talk on the eve of India’s Asian Champions Trophy semi-final against Japan will be the converse of the one he delivered after playing Australia in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. India beat Japan 6-0 on Sunday and play them again on Tuesday. More than four months ago, Reid’s countrymen trounced India 7-1. His views then are a mirror image of what he will portray this evening at the team meeting.

Confident India start as overwhelming favourites against Japan in semifinal

The Manpreet Singh-led side's confidence must be sky high as they had thrashed Japan 6-0 in their last round-robin match.

India ended the round-robin stage of the five-nation tournament at the top of the standings with 10 points, ahead of Korea (6), Japan (5), Pakistan (5) and hosts Bangladesh (0). Image Courtesy: @TheHockeyIndia

Dhaka: Back to their best after a slow start, defending champions and Olympic bronze-medallist India would start as overwhelming favourites against Asian Games gold winner Japan in the semifinal of the Asian Champions Trophy men's hockey tournament here on Tuesday.

Graham Reid Win-Loss Record as India Coach

Graham Reid was appointed as the Indian men’s hockey team head coach in April 2019. His first international assignment with the Blueshirts was the 2019 Australia Tour, where the side lost to Australia tamely by 0-4 and 2-5 margins respectively at Perth. From the lows of Perth, Reid worked behind the scenes to help the national side bag an Olympic bronze medal – the first in 41 years and can now boast of being one of the most successful foreign coaches of the Indian men’s hockey team.

PHF may hire more coaches for future assignments

By Syed Intikhab Ali

KARACHI: After Asian Hockey Championship 2021 in Dhaka, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) would induct more coaches and assistant coaches for the training of senior and junior teams on the request of newly-appointed head coach Siegfried Aikman, 'The News' learnt on Sunday.

Senior Hockey championship: Uttar Pradesh, Punjab reach final

The 3rd/4th place match will be played between Hockey Karnataka and Hockey Maharashtra on December 21

Still from the second semifinal between Hockey Punjab and Hockey Maharashtra. Credit: Twitter/@TheHockeyIndia

Uttar Pradesh Hockey and Hockey Punjab reached the final of 11th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship 2021 after winning their respective semifinal matches here on Monday.

11th Hockey India Senior Men Nationals: Punjab-Uttar Pradesh to Battle for Glory

Rupinder Pal Singh has underpinned his utility to the national side on umpteen occasions. He may have retired from international hockey after the Tokyo Olympics but there is left hockey left in him, which was amply evident at the 11th Hockey India Senior Men National Championship that is being played at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Pimpri, Pune.

Coach Simanta Mohanty guides SAI B to second-place finish at Khelo

India Women's U-21 Hockey League Mohanty's team finished only two points away from the group-toppers

Sports Authority of India Team B (Source: SAI/Twitter)

Simanta Krushna Mohanty, one of the most vigil eyes spotting the best of the players at the ongoing Khelo India Women's U-21 Hockey League, guided the Sports Authority of India's 'B' team to a second-place finish in the tournament.

Western Australia Masters: Knees and Hearts take Bionic and Survivors Cup

The Access Cardiology Western Hockey Masters Gala Day at Perth Hockey Stadium at Curtin University saw some of WA’s most legendary Masters figures hit the field in style in support of the wonders of modern medicine.

FIH appoints Sportradar as exclusive betting data rights partner through 2030

Agreement includes provision of a bespoke Competition Management platform for FIH and its member associations

Lausanne and St.Gallen, Switzerland – 20 December 2021: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Sportradar (NASDAQ: SRAD), the leading global sports technology company that creates immersive experiences for sports fans,today announced a global partnership which makes Sportradar the exclusive betting and gaming data rights partner of hockey’s world governing body through to the end of the 2029/30 season.

Hockey goalie couple Helen and Glyn Clarke fend off cancer

Suzanne McFadden

Helen and Glyn Clarke are both back playing sport following cancer treatments. SUPPLIED

One of the Black Sticks' goalkeeping greats, Helen Clarke, has been facing her greatest adversary yet - with her keeper husband repaying the love and support she gave through his own cancer journey.

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