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Scotland men’s squad announced for EuroHockey Championship II



Derek Forsyth has announced his Scotland men’s squad for Eurohockey Championship II to be held in Gniezno, Poland from 11th – 22nd August.

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Preview: Spain v Great Britain (W)



The knockout stages of the Tokyo Olympics are here, with Great Britain’s women gearing up for their quarter-final match on Monday 2 August.

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The pressure is all on the Netherlands tonight says Charlton



Black Sticks vice-captain Sam Charlton says they have the ability to be really dogged against world no.1 the Netherlands in tonight’s Olympic quarterfinal.

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'Nothing to lose but an Olympic medal to win' - Sjoerd Marijne stands vindicated as India women's hockey team book Tokyo 2020 semifinal berth

The Dutch coach had time and again insisted that the mental fortitude of the squad is exemplary

By Soham Mukherjee



"I am not a scoreboard coach. I believe in performance," Sjoerd Marijne had told Olympics.com after the Indian women's hockey team returned winless in their two exposure trips in the run-up to Tokyo 2020 where they took on hockey powerhouses like Argentina and Germany.

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Sjoerd Marijne empowered Indian women's hockey team with self belief, says Harendra Singh

The former India women's team coach credited Marijne for an all-round development of the side.

By Samrat Chakraborty



India women's hockey team created history on Monday as they stunned three-time Olympic champions Australia 1-0 to enter their first Olympic semi-finals in Tokyo 2020. Drag-flicker Gurjit Kaur converted India's lone penalty corner in the 22nd minute into a goal and that turned out to be the difference between both sides.

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India beat Australia 1-0 to reach women's hockey semis for first time


India are competing in the women's hockey tournament at the Olympics for only the third time

India claimed a shock 1-0 win over Australia in the women's hockey to reach the semi-finals for the first time in their Olympic history.

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India women stun Australia to reach semi-finals for first time in history


India celebrate history after beating the Hockeyroos. PIC: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Indian hockey was riding the crest of a wave on Monday after the women followed the men into the Olympic semi-finals after one of the Tokyo Games‘ biggest upsets.

Is Sjoerd Marijne 'Chak de India's' Kabir Khan? Fans compare women's hockey coach to Shah Rukh Khan

India beat Australia 1-0 as they moved into the semis of the Tokyo Olympics.

Chak de India and Sjoerd Marijne


Fans compare Indian women's hockey coach Sjoerd Marijne to Shah Rukh Khan character from Chak de India , Chak de India and Sjoerd Marijne Twitter

As the Indian women's hockey team stunned Australia in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics, fans started to compare coach Sjoerd Marijne to the fictional character 'Kabir Khan' portrayed by Shahrukh Khan in the Bollywood movie 'Chak de India'.

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Chak de! India beat Australia in hockey to reach Semi final of Tokyo Olympics



Rani Rampal led Indian women's hockey team has created history by defeating Australia for the first time in a big tournament and reaching the Semi final of Tokyo Olympics.

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Hockeyroos’ quest to end Olympic medal drought spoiled by quarter-final defeat to India

Emma Kemp


India’s Neha and Navneet Kaur celebrate after defeating Australia 1-0 in their Olympic hockey quarter-final. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

Edwina Bone is used to talking about her team. As the Hockeyroos captain and a veteran of one Olympics and two Commonwealth Games, the practice is routine and rarely one requiring much emotional exertion.

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Indian women's hockey team upsets Australia, create Olympics history

The Rani Rampal-led India entered the semi-finals after Gurjit Kaur scored the only goal of the quarter-final in the 22nd-minute to stun the Group B toppers.

By Abhishek Purohit


Picture by Buda Mendes

India stunned three-time Olympic gold medallists Australia 1-0 at the Oi Hockey Stadium on Monday to enter the Tokyo Olympics women’s hockey semi-finals.

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A Movie Magic Helped India Through to the Semi-finals

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As India women’s team began its Tokyo journey, coach Sjoerd Marijne kept a ‘movie’ handy for tense moments. When India went down in the first three games, he showed this ‘movie’ to the girls for motivation. Just before India played Australia in the quarters, parts of the movie were shown to the girls again.

Indian Women make dream Semi-Final entry

S2H Team



You really didn’t need to pinch yourself to confirm it wasn’t a dream. That’s if you’ve been following the Indian women’s hockey team’s progress at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. All the same, the women in blue pulled off the near-impossible when they beat a formidable team in green-and-gold at the Oi Stadium on Monday.

Hockeyroos stunned by India in Quarter Final upset

Catriona Dixon



HOCKEY: The Hockeyroos' dream of an Olympic medal has been shattered by an unheralded but tenacious India in the biggest upset of the Tokyo 2020 Women's Hockey Tournament.

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Argentine women blank Germany to reach semis

With a suffocating defensive effort Monday at Oi Hockey Stadium, Argentina's women's field hockey team moved on to the semifinals at the Tokyo Olympics with a 3-0 humbling of Germany, which saw its hopes of topping the silver medal it won at Rio 2016 dashed in defeat.

The first quarter ended in a scoreless tie, but Argentina took what proved to be a commanding lead before icing the Germans with an insurance goal in the fourth.

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VR Raghunath: Make a bright start against Belgium and India will be in the finals

The former India hockey international hailed the attacking performance against Great Britain

By Soham Mukherjee



Indian men’s hockey team will compete in the semi-finals for the very first time at the Olympics after 17861 days after they defeated Great Britain 3-1 in the quarter-final on Sunday.

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Great Britain lose 3-1 to India in men's hockey quarter-finals

Great Britain missed out on a place in the men's Olympic hockey semi-finals as they lost 3-1 to India.

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Indian men's hockey team beat Great Britain, enter semis after 41 years in Games

Indian men's hockey team beat Great Britain 3-1 in the quarter-final and will now face Belgium in the semi-final of the Tokyo Olympics.


Indian men's hockey team qualified for the semi-final in Olympics after a gap of 41 years | Photo: Tokyo 2020

India men's hockey team on Sunday reached the semi-final of the Olympics for the first time in 41 years as the team defeated Great Britain 3-1 to reach the semi-finals of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. A semi-final berth had eluded the Indian men's hockey team since the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games where the team led by V Baskaran won the eighth Gold medal for India.

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Indian hockey team reach Semi-final of the Olympics after 49 years



The Indian men's hockey team reach the semi final of the Tokyo Olympics after beating Great Britain 3-1 in the quarter final on Sunday. India Hockey Men Team

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Have a soft spot for India, wish them well: Dixon



Adam Dixon, Great Britain captain, said it was hard to talk about the opposition after losing to India 3-1 in the Olympic hockey quarterfinals on Sunday.

India hang in, outwit GB to enter Semis

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Questions hung heavy on the inclusion of youngsters Simranjeet, Dilpreet and Hardik in the Indian forward line for the 2020 Olympics men’s hockey competition.

India and Belgium join Australia, Germany in hockey semis


Zachary Wallace of Britain in action against Gurjant Singh of India.

TOKYO: India reached the semi-finals of the men’s hockey tournament at the Olympics for the first time since 1980 thanks to a 3-1 win over Britain on Sunday to set up a showdown with Belgium at the Tokyo Games.

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Dixon Retires From International Hockey; Kerry Reflects On Tokyo Olympics



Following their defeat by India in the quarter-finals of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Great Britain men's captain Adam Dixon has confirmed his retirement from international hockey.

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India End GB Men's Hopes At Tokyo 2020



The journey for Great Britain’s men came to an end at the quarter-final stages of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Olympics-Hockey-Top-scorer Hendrickx roars back after six stitches and Harry Potter-like cut

By Daniel Leussink



TOKYO (Reuters) - Belgian goal-getter Alexander Hendrickx returned to the Olympic hockey pitch on Sunday after a clash with a British player's stick two days earlier that left him with a gaping wound on his forehead.

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Vivaldi, Argentina's 'gentleman' goalie, bows out at 42

Argentina's quarter-final loss to Germany proved to be Vivaldi's final match for his country.


Argentina goalkeeper Juan Manuel Vivaldi, 42, played his last game for his country in the quarterfinal against Germany at Tokyo Olympics. (FILE PHOTO)   -  AP

Argentina's 42-year-old goalkeeper Juan Vivaldi bowed out of the Olympics for good on Sunday after the team lost its quarter-final clash against Germany, marking the end of his career.

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2020 Olympic Games - Day 11

Tokyo (JPN)

All times GMT +9

Men's Quarter-finals

01 Aug 2021     GER v ARG   3 - 1
01 Aug 2021     AUS v NED   2 - 2 Shoot out. 3/3 - 0/3
01 Aug 2021     BEL v ESP   3 - 1
01 Aug 2021     IND v GBR    3 - 1

Semi FInals

3 Aug 2021   10:30   BEL v IND
3 Aug 2021   19:00   GER v AUS

Pool Standings

Pool A

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Australia 5 4 1 0 22 9 13 13
2 India 5 4 0 1 15 13 2 12
3 Argentina 5 2 1 2 10 11 -1 7
4 Spain 5 1 2 2 9 10 -1 5
5 New Zealand 5 1 1 3 11 16 -5 4
6 Japan 5 0 1 4 10 18 -8 1

Pool B

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Belgium 5 4 1 0 26 9 17 13
2 Germany 5 3 0 2 19 10 9 9
3 Netherlands 5 2 1 2 13 13 0 7
4 Great Britain 5 2 2 1 11 11 0 8
5 South Africa 6 1 1 3 16 24 -8 4
6 Canada 5 0 1 4 9 27 -18 1

Women's Quarter-finals
    
02 Aug 2021     GER v ARG   0 - 3
02 Aug 2021     AUS v IND     0  - 1
02 Aug 2021     NED v NZL    3 - 0
02 Aug 2021     ESP v GBR 2 - 2  Shoot out 0/4 - 2/3

Semi Finals

4 Aug 2021  ARG v IND
4 Aug 2021  NED v GBR

Pool Standings

Pool A

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Netherlands 5 5 0 0 18 2 16 15
2 Germany 5 4 0 1 13 7 6 12
3 Great Britain 5 3 0 2 11 5 6 9
4 India 5 2 0 3 7 14 -7 6
5 Ireland 5 1 0 3 4 11 -7 3
6 South Africa 5 0 0 5 5 19 -14 0

Pool B

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Australia 5 5 0 0 13 1 12 15
2 Argentina 5 3 0 2 8 8 0 9
3 Spain 5 3 0 2 9 8 -1 9
4 New Zealand 5 2 0 3 8 7 1 6
5 China 5 2 0 3 9 16 -7 6
6 Japan 5 0 0 5 6 13 -7 0

FIH Match Centre

Stunning stats stack up for record-breaking Hockeyroos

Australia women's and men's hockey is on a roll at the Tokyo Olympics

By Tom Pilcher


Emily Chalker of Australia celebrates with teammate Savannah Fitzpatrick PIC: REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

Shorn of proper tournament play following the pandemic, Australia completed their Pool B campaign with a perfect record of five wins from five matches, beating Argentina 2-0 to set in stone their status as Tokyo Olympics pool winners.

How India changed Character after Aussie mauling

K. ARUMUGAM in Tokyo



Indian hockey is surely warming the cockles of our hearts. In a remarkable turnaround, Manpreet Singh’s team has shown resilience to pick themselves from the turf after a humiliating defeat to Australia.

Spain eye Rio revenge in GB quarter-final clash with returning coach


Spain have rallied after losing coach to quarantine PIC: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Most people are asleep or bleary-eyed at 5am on a Saturday morning. Not Spain coach Adrian Lock.

Women to face world no.1 the Netherlands



The Black Sticks Women will face world no.1 the Netherlands in their Olympic quarterfinal at 9:30pm (NZ time) tomorrow.

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Quest for improvement fuels Hockeyroos for Quarter Final



The Hockeyroos will be out to continue their winning run at Tokyo 2020 when they come up against India in a must win Quarter Final at 1pm AEST tomorrow (Monday 2 August) at Oi Stadium.

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Road to the quarterfinals for the Indian men's hockey team

They will be looking to repeat their group stage performances when they face Great Britain today, but how have they managed to reach the quarter finals?

By C.C. Chengappa


Indian men's hockey team (Source: Hockey India)

India will face Great Britain in the 4th Men's hockey quarter final match that is to be held today. The team has so far been brilliant apart from one bad performance against Australia. We take a look at all the matches they have played till now and the road traversed till the quarter final showdown.

Birendra Lakra: Time for Lakra to redeem himself in Tokyo 2020

The sturdy defender has been named the vice-captain of the Indian hockey team

By Soham Mukherjee



From a very young age, often the thought of representing India had crossed Birendra Lakra's mind when he would be playing hockey on the dustbowls of Lachchada, a small village in the Sundargarh district of Odisha where Hockey is a way of life. More than 60 national players have represented India from Sundargarh including legends of the game like his idol Dilip Tirkey and Deepsan Tirkey.

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"I can se India playing us", Belgium coach Shane McLeod

K. ARUMUGAM



Belgium coach Shane McLeod envisages playing India in the semifinals if his team beats Spain in their quarterfinal early on Sunday.

India look for Olympic win over GB after 49 years

K. ARUMUGAM



India must have a score to settle with Great Britain when the two nations square up to each other in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic quarterfinals on Sunday.

Australia beat Netherlands on penalty shootout in men's hockey quarter-final, to face Germany in semis

The Netherlands were able to hold Australia to 2-2 in the regular time but Australia netted all their first three goals in the penalty shootout.


Australian men's hockey team beat the Netherlands in quarter-finals in the Tokyo Olympics | Photo: Tokyo 2020

Australia reached the semi-finals of the men's hockey tournament after beating the Netherlands in a dramatic penalty shootout in sizzling conditions at the Tokyo Olympics, joining Germany who booked a quarter-final victory over Argentina.

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Kooked ’em: Keeper smothers Dutch champs in staggering penalty shootout win

Christy Doran


The Kookaburras REALLY wanted this — and they got it.Source: AFP

Revenge at last.

Five years after being sent home from Rio at the quarter-finals by eventual goal medallists the Netherlands, the Kookaburras have atoned for the defeat in a dramatic penalty shootout with goal-keeper Andrew Charter proving the hero.

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Kookaburras KO Dutch in Olympic Shootout

Catriona Dixon


Andrew Lewis Charter and Matthew Dawson of Team Australia and teammates celebrate after winning the penalty shootout after the Men's Quarterfinal match between Australia and Netherlands on day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Oi Hockey Stadium on A

THE Kookaburras' kept their gold medal hopes alive defeating European champions the Netherlands 3-0 in a heart-stopping penalty shoot-out to secure their place in the Olympic semi-finals at Oi Hockey Stadium.

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Great Britain, India join NZ, Spain in quarter-finals


GREAT Britain’s Susannah Townsend (R) beats Ireland’s goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran to score.—AP

TOKYO: Great Britain and India on Saturday joined Spain and New Zealand in reaching the quarter-finals of the women’s hockey tournament at the Tokyo Olympics, while Ireland and China crashed out.

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Ireland women take "monumental achievement" home from first Games

Daniel Leussink


Players of Ireland defend a penalty corner. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) - Debutants Ireland took an emotional hit on Saturday after exiting the women's hockey tournament at the Tokyo Games following a 2-0 defeat by Britain, despite giving all they had in their five Olympic matches.

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‘Open and fun’ Ireland aim to learn from Tokyo first


Ireland aim to learn from Tokyo Olympic experiences PIC: WORLDSPORTPICS FRANK UIJLENBROEK

Captain Katie Mullan spoke of Ireland as “history makers” in defeat as the first female team to represent Ireland at an Olympics saw their campaign end in the Pool stages.

Great Britain end Ireland women’s Tokyo tilt

By Tom Pilcher


Team GB's Hannah Martin consoles Ireland captain Katie Mullan after the match PIC: REUTERS/Ann Wang

Olympic champions Team GB moved with ease into the Tokyo Olympics quarter-finals of the women’s hockey competition after a 2-0 defeat of debutants Ireland.

Great Britain beat Ireland to progress to the quarter-finals

Great Britain's women have reached the Olympic knockout stages after a 2-0 win over debutants Ireland, who were eliminated.

Susannah Townsend opened the scoring for Team GB in the second quarter from a penalty corner, knocking in the rebound after the in shot was saved by Irish goalkeeper Ayeisha McFerran.

Hannah Martin then scored her third goal of the tournament to double the defending champions' lead after Ellie Rayer found her at the back post.

Great Britain will now face Spain in the quarter-finals on Monday, while Ireland have been eliminated, with India taking Group A's fourth and final qualification spot, having beaten South Africa 4-3.

Mark Hager's GB side had to wait to confirm their quarter-final appearance following a 1-0 loss to the Netherlands on Friday.

After an opening defeat by Germany last Sunday, Britain got their title defence back on track with 4-1 wins over South Africa and India.

It faltered again slightly with the narrow loss to 2016 finalists Netherlands - but they made their presence felt against Ireland with seven penalty corners.

Ireland knew going into the final group game that they needed to beat the Rio 2016 gold medallists convincingly to stand any chance of progressing in the competition.

Nicola Daly did manage to draw a save from Maddie Hinch but the GB keeper remained largely untroubled throughout the match.

BBC Sport

Green Army bow out with heads held high in Tokyo



Ireland’s quarter-final hopes came to a formal end as they could not find the victory they needed to continue their involvement in the women’s Olympic hockey competition.

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GB Women Into Olympic Quarter-Finals As They Ease Past Ireland



Great Britain finished their Tokyo 2020 group stage campaign on a high as they eased to victory over Ireland.

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After 41 years of wait, women finally reach quarterfinals


India’s players celebrate scoring against South Africa. PTI

Indian women's hockey team qualified for the Olympics quarterfinals after 41 years after they beat South Africa 4-3 and later defending champions Great Britain blanked Ireland 2-0 to ensure their passage into the knockout stage here today. India finished their Group A league proceedings in fourth place with six points, riding on back-to-back wins over Ireland and South Africa and will now face Pool B toppers Australia in the quarterfinals on Monday. Indian women team's best finish at the Olympics was in Moscow back in 1980 when they reached the semifinals but ended fourth.

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Joyous weekend for Indian hockey fans as Men's and Women's teams keep medal hopes alive

A brief overview of the significance of a quarterfinal place for the Indian men's and women's teams in Tokyo 2020

By Subhashish Majumdar


The Indian women's hockey team marches to the quarterfinals of Tokyo Olympics (Source: Hockey India)

Both the Indian men's and women's field hockey teams have made it to the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympics.

Indian women's hockey team reaches Olympic quarter-finals

Vandana Kataria (4th, 17th, 49th minutes) achieved a rare feat by becoming the first Indian woman hockey player to score a hat-trick in the Olympics.

Shyam Vasudevan


India's Vandana Katariya celebrates after scoring her hat-trick goal against South Africa during a women's field hockey match at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 31, in Tokyo.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Vandana Kataria’s hat-trick inspired the Indian women to a 4-3 win over South Africa in its final group stage game.

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India knock out SA Women's Hockey team in Tokyo

By Zaahier Adams


Celia Seerane of South Africa team in action with Navneet Kaur of India. Photo: Corinna Kern/Reuters

Vandana Katariya scored a sensational hat-trick for Team India to finish off the South Africa's Women's Hockey team's hopes at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday morning.

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2020 Olympic Games - Day 10

Tokyo (JPN)

All times GMT +9

Men

31 JUL 2021 - Rest Day

Men's Quarter-finals

01 Aug 2021     GER v ARG   3 - 1
01 Aug 2021     AUS v NED   2 - 2 Shoot out. 3/3 - 0/3
01 Aug 2021     BEL v ESP   3 - 1
01 Aug 2021     IND v GBR    3 - 1

Semi FInals

3 Aug 2021   10:30   BEL v IND
3 Aug 2021   19:00   GER v AUS

Pool Standings

Pool A

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Australia 5 4 1 0 22 9 13 13
2 India 5 4 0 1 15 13 2 12
3 Argentina 5 2 1 2 10 11 -1 7
4 Spain 5 1 2 2 9 10 -1 5
5 New Zealand 5 1 1 3 11 16 -5 4
6 Japan 5 0 1 4 10 18 -8 1

Pool B

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Belgium 5 4 1 0 26 9 17 13
2 Germany 5 3 0 2 19 10 9 9
3 Netherlands 5 2 1 2 13 13 0 7
4 Great Britain 5 2 2 1 11 11 0 8
5 South Africa 6 1 1 3 16 24 -8 4
6 Canada 5 0 1 4 9 27 -18 1

Women

31 Jul 2021          CHN v NZL (Pool B)       3 - 2
31 Jul 2021         JPN v ESP (Pool B)        1 - 4
31 Jul 2021         ARG v AUS (Pool B)       0 - 2
31 Jul 2021         IND v RSA  (Pool A)        4 - 3
31 Jul 2021        GER v NED (Pool A)        1 - 3
31 Jul 2021         IRL v GBR  (Pool A)       0 - 2

Women's Quarter-finals
    
02 Aug 2021     GER v ARG   0 - 3
02 Aug 2021     AUS v IND     0  - 1
02 Aug 2021     NED v NZL    3 - 0
02 Aug 2021 21:00     ESP v GBR

Semi Finals

4 Aug 2021  ARG v IND
4 Aug 2021  NED v ?

Pool Standings

Pool A

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Netherlands 5 5 0 0 18 2 16 15
2 Germany 5 4 0 1 13 7 6 12
3 Great Britain 5 3 0 2 11 5 6 9
4 India 5 2 0 3 7 14 -7 6
5 Ireland 5 1 0 3 4 11 -7 3
6 South Africa 5 0 0 5 5 19 -14 0

Pool B

RankTeamPlayedWinsDrawsLossesGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DifferencePoints
1 Australia 5 5 0 0 13 1 12 15
2 Argentina 5 3 0 2 8 8 0 9
3 Spain 5 3 0 2 9 8 -1 9
4 New Zealand 5 2 0 3 8 7 1 6
5 China 5 2 0 3 9 16 -7 6
6 Japan 5 0 0 5 6 13 -7 0

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Fifty years ago – when Kenya made it to the semi-finals of Barcelona World Cup


by Dil Bahra



Kenya’s Captain Avtar Singh Sohal leading his team at the opening ceremony of the first World Cup
in Barcelona in 1971. Photo: Avtar Singh Sohal collection.

The idea of holding a Hockey World Cup had come from India and Pakistan, then the two dominant nations in international hockey, in early 1969.

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Ernest Wall OBE (1924 – 2020)

by Dil Bahra


Ernest Wall OBE
 
It is with sadness that we learn of the passing of Ernest ‘Ernie’ Wall on Sunday November 15, 2020 at Windyhall Care Home, Ayr in Scotland. He was aged 95.

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Hockey Legend Balbir Singh Senior remembered

by Dil Bahra


Leandro Negre, Dil Bahra and Balbir Senior at FIH function London 2012 Olympics

I first met Balbir Singh Senior at the Champions Trophy in Amstelveen, Netherlands in 1982. I was with a group who had earlier gone to the Bombay World Cup in that year. Whilst we sat down in the lounge after the match, having our drinks, Balbir, who was the coach of the Indian team at that tournament, was passing through the lounge on his way out. He noticed our group and came over to talk to us.

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Kenya Sikh hockey players remember Legend Jack Simonian in London

by Dil Bahra


Former Kenya and Sikh Union Club Nairobi players celebrated the Life of their former colleague, Jack Simonian at an invite only event held at Indian Gymkhana Club London on Sunday 15 March 2020.

Although the evolving situation of coronavirus prevented many from attending, the event organisers decided to carry on. Suzie, Jack’s daughter, who was due to fly from Sardina, Italy especially for this event was one of those who was unable to attend following Government advice.

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Hi 
 
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The Vumatel team have been in 3 times. The first time they arrived without any equipment to test the connection.. I sent them away to come back with their own testing equipment/computer. The computer they arrived back with had a 100Mb/s Ethernet port so was entirely inadequate to carry out the tests. They then got someone in with a MacBook and a dongle to plug in an Ethernet cable. The dongle didn’t work. The second time they came round again and again with a computer inadequate for the task. They came round yesterday again and again their equipment was not up to the task. They have replaced my CPE twice. Yesterday they blamed the slow speed first on congestion and then on the broken WACS cable and then claimed there was a break in SEACOM as well. I don’t know how this affects a Speedtest connection between my property and your offices (I test to the Afrihost servers), but bullshit doesn’t baffle brain in this house.
 
I have also discovered that the wireless router you supply as standard for a 1Gb/s connection - the DLink DIR 825 AC1200 will not broadcast faster than marginally over 800Mb/s on the 5Ghz channel meaning that Afrihost do not and cannot fulfill the 1Gb/s line speed they offer, only 80% of that speed. As that is the case do you mind if I only pay 80% of the price seeing that is the maximum you supply. The standard supplied CAT5e cable is only just capable of 1Gb/s which means it is only just up to the job. I have replaced that with a CAT6 cable at my expense and have ordered an AC2600 wireless router again at my expense just to try and cover your inadequate supplied equipment. Why must I do this?
 
I have also discovered that although support tickets are your 24/7 support option they carry the lowest priority as evidenced by your response times of over 1 week on this ticket. The Whatsapp support waiting times have ranged from 45 minutes to almost 3 hours, which is again wholly inadequate and that although you have an 0800 free support line, you do not advertise this anywhere leaving customers to hang on wasting their money on your inadequate support response times by phone. 
 
I have had enough of Afrihost and their partner Vumtel and would like this resolved within 2 days, which will have long passed by the time you read this.
 
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A tribute to Jack Simonian, one of Kenya’s best all round Sportsman in the sixties

by Dil Bahra


Jack Simonian 1970

John Levon (Jack) Simonian who was the East African motor cycling, motor rally and track Champion and who represented Kenya at hockey at three Olympic Games passed away in Sydney, Australia on Monday 23 December 2019. He was aged 84.

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Memories of a very special friend.

George Brink



I first met Jack Simonian through umpiring hockey at Rugby Hockey club in Warwickshire. In typical Jack fashion he never let on his Hockey pedigree, so it was with complete surprise when umpiring a game together a few years later some know-it-all player disagreed with a decision Jack made by claiming he had played in Premier League so he knew Jack was wrong. Quite calmly Jack said, "I've been to three Olympics so I know I'm right". Needless to say the player was put firmly in his place, but my mouth fell open at this statement as I had never suspected he was an Olympian let alone a triple Olympian, Jack was so unassuming.

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Review of a Hockey NOVEL

By Ijaz Chaudhry




When one thinks of sports books, it is the biographies, coverage of some event, record books, coaching manuals, etc. Sports Novels (fiction) are uncommon.

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Nirpal (Rodu) Singh Bharaj (1958 – 2018)

Nirpal (Rodu) Singh Bharaj (1958 – 2018)

by Dil Bahra


Rodu Bharaj doing what he enjoyed most – Koroga for his friends

Nirpal Singh Bharaj, fondly known as Rodu, a hockey personality both in Kenya and London died suddenly on Friday, May 25. He had just turned 60.

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Jagjit Singh Kular (1942 - 2017)

by Dil Bahra


Jagjit at Mexico 1968 Olympic Games

Jagjit Singh Kular who represented Kenya at Mexico 1968 and Munich 1972 Olympic Games passed away in Toronto, Canada on Monday 12 June 2017. He was aged 75.

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Jasbinder (Jas) Singh Chana (1970 - 2017)

by Dil Bahra



Jasbinder (Jas) Singh Chana, the talented hockey player, who played for England U21 and represented the country at the Junior Hockey World Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia in 1989 died on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 following a short illness. He was aged 46.

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Stats Speak: Asian Champions Trophy winner India in down under

By B.G.Joshi (Sehore-Bhopal, India)

Asian Champions Trophy winner Indian men and women will open their campaign in Melbourne Hockey Festival on November 23 against hosts Australia. Indian men (World Ranking 6) team will face Kookaburras (World Ranking 1) in 4-nations tournament league match, while Indian women (World Ranking 12) will challenge Hockeyroos (World Ranking 4) in first test of 3-match series. Statistical highlights are:

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Journalist Patrick Rowley receives British Empire Medal for Services to Hockey


Patrick Rowley (BEM) receives his British Empire Medal Award at the Tower of London by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London.   Left to Right:  Lord-Lieutenant of London, Mr Kenneth Olisa OBE, Elizabeth Rowley (wife), Patrick Rowley BEM, Alison Heeks (nee ROWLEY his daughter)   and  Constable General Sir Nicholas Houghton GCB CBE ADC


International sports journalist Patrick Rowley received the British Empire Medal for services to Hockey at a ceremony held at The Tower of London on Friday 4 November.

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Patrick Rowley awarded British Empire Medal

Patrick Rowley, arguably the best known hockey journalist there is has been rewarded for his outstanding services to hockey with the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Patrick Rowley honoured


Pat Rowley. Photo: Hockey Writers Club

When I started Fieldhockey.com 20 years ago one of the first journalists to support and encourage my efforts was the English writer Pat Rowley, I am utterly delighted to report that Pat has been awarded a British Empire Medal for services to Hockey in the Queen's Birthday Honours list released today.

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Alex Danson - Player of the Tournament

By Dil Bahra


Alex Danson displaying why she won Player of the Tournament. Photo: Koen Suyk

There have been a few great action photos in our sport of hockey over the years but this photo by Dutch photographer Koen Suyk tops them all. Koen, a photographer for over 40 years has covered seven Olympic Games and states that Sports photography is his great love, with hockey, golf and tennis as his specialties.

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Egbert Carmo Fernandes (1941 – 2014)

by Dil Bahra


Kenya Hockey Team on tour of India, April 1964 Back Row (L - R): Surjeet Singh Jnr,; Saude George; Anthony Vaz; Amar Singh Mangat; Egbert Fernandes; Sang Singh; Edgar Fernandes; Jack Simonian; Jagnandan Singh. Sitting (L - R): Hardev Singh; Hilary Fernandes (V.Capt,); Hardial Singh (Coach); Anthony D'Souza (Manager); Sukdev Singh (Asst Manager); Avtar Singh (Capt.); Alu Mendonca. Ground (L – R): Santokh Singh; Arif Khan; Silu Fernandes; Leslie Pinto; Reynolds D'Souza.

Kenya’s triple hockey Olympian, Egbert Carmo Fernandes, died in Canberra, Australia on 6 November 2014.  He was aged 73.

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12 Punjab Warriors players? Judge for yourself

These screen grabs are from The Official YouTube stream. Note the running time of the video in the bottom left. This covers a pan from 2:47:27 - 2:47:30. Punjab Warriors are in blue.

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