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News for 26 May 2023

All the news for Friday 26 May 2023

2022-23 FIH Hockey Pro League - 26 May
London, Great Britain

All times GMT +1


26 May 2023 14:40     BEL v IND (RR)     
27 May 2023 12:40     GBR v IND (RR)     
28 May 2023 12:40     GBR v BEL (RR)     

Pool standings


26 May 2023 17:10     GBR v CHN (RR)     
27 May 2023 15:10     BEL v CHN (RR)     
28 May 2023 15:10     GBR v BEL (RR)     

Pool standings

FIH Match Centre

FIH Hockey Pro League returns to London

FIH Pro League returns to London for the first mini tournament taking place from 26 May – 4 June with GB men taking on India and Belgium and GB women face Belgium and China.

High octane matches await Indian hockey fans with FIH Pro League matches against Belgium and Great Britain starting today

India Captain and ace dragflicker Harmanpreet Singh confident of a good show in London

London: Indian hockey fans will be treated to high octane matches this weekend as India take on rivals Belgium and Great Britain as the European leg of the prestigious FIH Hockey Pro League begins tomorrow. Currently leading the pool table with 19 points from 5 outright victories in 8 matches and 2 from shootouts, India will look to carry on with their winning ways when they take on Belgium on Friday, 26th May and Great Britain on Saturday, 27th May in the Lee Valley Stadium in London.

Odds are even as India takes on Belgium in the FIH Pro League match

Currently leading the pool table with 19 points from 5 outright victories in 8 matches and 2 from shootouts, India will look to carry on with their winning ways when they take on Belgium tomorrow and Britain on Saturday, 27th May.

Harpal Singh Bedi

Hardik Singh during training [Photo : SNS]

Odds are even as India takes on World Cup runners-up Belgium in the European leg of the FIH Hockey Pro League at the Lee Valley Stadium in London on Friday.

Learning to walk again

New coach can use Pro League to imprint his ideology on team

Indervir Grewal

Over the last few years, India have developed into a high-pressing, counterattacking side with a highly effective penalty corner routine. File

India’s new coach Craig Fulton has a clear idea about how he wants the team to play. A coach who “sees the glass half full”, the 48-year-old likes to build his team off a solid defence.

Indian hockey’s Fulton era begins with need to phase out fading stars and blood fresh faces

When the stars from Olympics campaign were dropped after World Cup, it felt like a reset but their return suggests one last chance in a bloated squad.

by Mihir Vasavda

Simranjeet Singh celebrates after scoring against Spain (Source: AP)

In happier times, when he effortlessly dribbled past players on a hockey turf, Simranjeet Singh binged on Messi videos; visualising the Argentine maestro with a hockey stick or him in the former Barcelona star’s club colours.

Australia A hold off India charge to record impressive victory

The depth and quality of Australian women’s hockey was on full display tonight as an Australia A team defeated India 3-2 in Adelaide.

Indian Women’s Hockey Team go down 2-3 to Australia ‘A’ in a closely-fought game

New Delhi: The Indian Women’s Hockey Team put up a fighting show in the fourth game of their tour but Australia ‘A’ won the closely-fought tie 3-2 in Adelaide on Thursday. Salima Tete (40’) and Sangita Kumari (54’) netted a goal each for India after Alice Arnott (18’) and Ruby Harris (20’, 35’) had put the hosts in front.

Men's Junior Asia Cup - 26 May
Salalah (OMA)

All times GMT +4

25 May 2023 15:30     MAS v BAN (Pool B)       5 - 1
25 May 2023 17:45     JPN v IND (Pool A)         1 - 3
25 May 2023 20:00     OMA v KOR (Pool B)     1 - 8

26 May 2023 17:45     THA v TPE (Pool A)     
26 May 2023 20:00     BAN v UZB (Pool B)   

Pool standings

FIH Match Centre

Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2023 – DAY 3

Oman to enjoy three new matches of the most outstanding junior teams of Asia.

Today they played Malaysia vs Bangladesh and Oman vs Korea for Pool B, Japan vs India for Pool A. The positions in the standings are becoming more and more relevant so all points and goals from now on are very important.

Malaysia outclass Bangladesh in Oman

By Jugjet Singh

- Pic credit Facebook MalaysianHockeyConfederation

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian hockey juniors took the match to Bangladesh from the first whistle, and there was never a doubt about victory at the Sultan Qaboos Stadium in Oman today (May 25).

Malaysia reach Junior Asia Cup semi-final after beating Bangladesh 5-1


Mohd Syamim Naim Abdul Hamid (centre) making a goal attempt against Bangladesh in the men's Junior Asia Cup in Sallah, Oman on May 25. - AHF pic.

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia made a giant step in reaching the semi-final of the men’s Junior Asia Cup after beating Bangladesh 5-1 in Salalah, Oman on Thursday (May 25).

Malaysia to battle South Korea in Oman for top spot

By Jugjet Singh

Malaysia have beaten Uzbekistan 8-1 and Bangladesh 5-1 (red jersey) while South Korea routed Oman 8-1 and Uzbekistan 6-1 to share the top spot in Group B with six points each. - Courtesy pic

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will play South Korea tomorrow in a match that virtually decides who tops Group B of the Junior Asia Cup (JAC) in Oman.

Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team register a comfortable 3-1 win against Japan

New Delhi: The Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team came from behind to clinch a 3-1 win against Japan in their second Pool A game at the Men's Junior Asia Cup 2023 in Salalah, Oman on Thursday. Araijeet Singh Hundal (36’), Sharda Nand Tiwari (39’) and Uttam Singh (56’) scored one goal each for the Indian Junior Men’s Hockey Team while Kumpei Yasuda (19’) found the back of the net for Japan. This was India's second win in as many games at the Men's Junior Asia Cup 2023 so far.  

India rally to defeat Japan 3-1

The India colts registered their second consecutive win in Pool A. The Uttam Singh-led team will play arch-rivals Pakistan on May 27 next.

(Picture by Hockey India)

The Indian junior men’s hockey team registered a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Japan in their second Pool A game of the Men's Junior Asia Cup 2023 in Salalah, Oman, on Thursday.

Indian Junior Men's Hockey Team gear up for Pakistan challenge

Indian Junior Men's Hockey Team have won their first two games in Men's Junior Asia Cup 2023

New Delhi: The Indian Junior Men's Hockey Team began their campaign at the Men's Junior Asia Cup 2023 in Salalah, Oman in an exciting manner, winning two games in a row. After registering a stellar 18-0 victory over Chinese Taipei in their first Pool A match, India picked up a comeback 3-1 win over Japan on Thursday with Araijeet Singh Hundal (36’), Sharda Nand Tiwari (39’) and Uttam Singh (56’) scoring a goal each.

Quarter-Finals Results: 13th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2023

New Delhi: The 13th Hockey India Sub Junior Men National Championship 2023 has reached the knockout stages. Uttar Pradesh Hockey and Hockey Madhya Pradesh advanced to the Semi-Finals of the prestigious tournament after defeating their respective opponents in the Quarter-Finals on Thursday at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, Odisha.

Rosters Announced for USMNT Summer Europe Tour

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach Harry Singh has named the tour rosters for a double-leg international trip. The squads will first visit Pisa, Italy from June 25 to July 3, and then Prague, Czech Republic from July 10 to July 17.

The 51st Cal Cup May 26 through Memorial Day Weekend in Moorpark

By Jawwad Qamar

The 51st California Cup International Hockey Tournament begins on Friday morning with the start of competition in the men and women super divisions at Moorpark College.

The 2023 edition of one of the oldest and largest field hockey tournaments in the world, more popularly known as the Cal Cup, will include 113 teams, consisting of over 1,500 athletes competing in 13 divisions ranging from Under-8 to Men/Women Super Divisions. The super divisions will feature current and former international players from Australia, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain and USA. Competition will take place at Moorpark College, Moorpark High School, and Campus Canyon Park, from May 26 through May 29.

“We once again look forward to welcoming all the athletes, coaches, managers, umpires, vendors, and spectators to Cal Cup for a wonderful weekend full of great competition and fun,” said Tom Harris, tournament founder.

In addition to cash prize in super divisions, all players in the top three teams of each division will receive Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals.

For schedule and directions to the venues, please visit www.calcup.com.

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Dar Hockey Academy Players Dominate Podium at National Games

By Ijaz Chaudhry

At the ongoing Junior Hockey Asia Cup in the Omani city of Salalah, the Pakistan team includes five boys from the country's premier nursery, Dar Hockey Academy.

While at home, the Dar Academy shone at the hockey event of the ongoing National Games in Quetta.

All three teams on the victory stand included Dar HA players and in good numbers.

Gold Medalist WAPDA: Five (Hammad Anjum, Waqar Younis, Awais Rasheed, Ali Aziz, Aleem Bilal)
Silver Medallist ARMY: Four (Rizwan, Zeehan, Awais, Usman Ali)
Bronze Medallist PAF: Two (Gulsher, Ibrahim)

Two other sides also had Dar HA players: NAVY (Asad, Aleem) and Punjab (Aamer)

Ijaz Chaudhry writes on hockey & other sports. For more about him & his work, visit http://www.sportscorrespondent.info

UoN part ways with head coach Clayson Luvanda

By  Agnes Makhandia

Kenya Hockey Union Women's Premier League side University of Nairobi have parted ways with head coach Clayson Luvanda

Hockey serves up a feast

By Helge Schutz

The Namibian Indoor Hockey League served up a feast of entertainment over the past few days as the men and women’s title races reach their apex.

Weatherhead captain Moses Tushabe wants focus on Ugandan league title

The 2021 National Hockey League champions are in their title race after a terrible season last year.

Charles Lwanga

Weatherhead Hockey Club captain Moses Tushabe has urged his teammates to focus on winning the title.

Nepean Nighthawks run barrier-free hockey program for Indigenous youth

Nepean Nighthawks Stick Together program looking to continue success into the future

The success of a community sport program is often hard to judge from a distance. Do you measure attendees, revenue, skills learned, laughs heard? According to Halley Chopra, program coordinator for Nepean Nighthawks’ Stick Together program, the true measure of success will be retainment, longevity and whether the kids give back in the future.

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