Delhi Waverider's goalkeeper Rupinder Singh was up against his own teammates Raghunath and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh.
With state polls round the corner, there is considerable political mileage at stake in making the South Asian Games a grand fare.
Last December, South Africa had booked the final berth or Rio Olympics by clinching the African Cup.
Cedric D'Souza is tasked with helping the team qualify for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
This season in the HIL, the focus is firmly back on the more traditional art of scoring.
For players on the fringes of the national team, the HIL provides last opportunity to return in contention for Olympics.
Pakistan government requested an Indian delegation that travelled to Islamabad and Lahore last week, saying they wanted to avoid “any ground route”.
The perennially uncertain future of I-League has been a topic of intense speculation at the start of every season.
India have long been the South Asian bullies but the team generally falls flat when pitted against tougher opponents from the continent.
India goalkeeper PR Sreejesh says the team will focus on consistency as they enter the Olympic year.
AIFF general secretary Kushal Das said they might be forced to take tough action against players Fernandes and Desai as well.
Three clubs — Pune FC, Bharat FC and Royal Wahingdoh — decided to pull out of next season’s I-League citing poor visibility and lack of a clear roadmap as the key reasons.
A few sportspersons, supreme physical athletes, can also be held back by vulnerable minds.
The ISL does not have an away goal rule so Zico was happy that, even though they did not score, the margin of defeat wasn’t irreversible.
Roberto Carlos has already informed Delhi Dynamos president Prashant Agarwal about his decision.
At the IG Sports complex, the buzz around the IPTL and the Pro Wrestling League is in stark contrast.
Once again it was PR Sreejesh who wrote India’s success story, and this time he was playing through pain.
India recover from 2-0 down, then give up 5-3 lead before beating Holland 3-2 in shootout to end 33-year world-level medal drought.
Inida's 35-year long wait to enter final of major international tournament continues after 1-0 loss to Belgium.
Having returned to team after 6 long years, a lot will depend on him in India’s semifinal against Belgium.
India will face the winners of the fourth and final quarterfinal between Argentina and Belgium in the semis on Saturday.
Birender Lakra's, 25, has had a meteoric rise as India’s most reliable fixture in the defence in the last 18 months.
Directionless dribbling inside D costing India at the Hockey World League Finals, feels new strategic coach Roger van Gent.
Breathtaking in attack, India let down by finishing inside box in 1-3 loss to Holland.
Seve van Ass said it was unfortunate that his father was no more the coach of India but insisted it was a subject that wasn’t discussed at the Van Ass household.
From being one of the junior-most players a couple of years ago, Manpreet Singh has become a mainstay.
With Olympics just five months after the HIL next year, the league does not feature in the plans of quite a few nations.
After a listless performance on the opening day, India came from behind to beat Germany in Raipur
For Germans, the benchmark in efficiency seems to be hockey, even though it might not be among the country’s most-followed sport.
Indian campaign at the World League Finals gets off to a poor start, show little fight in 3-0 loss to Argentina.
Their Rio berths secure, eight teams are looking at the HWL final to assess their strengths and weaknesses.
In aftermath of Paris terror attacks, hockey stars from Europe, here to play the World League finals, constantly stay in touch with family and friends
The Pakistan Olympic Association has demanded “full protocol and respect” if they travel for the Games.
The Ministry has defined prestigious: the tournament must be at least 30 years old, and held regularly with a good participation of teams and players.
Indian road cyclists are keen to follow the path of the counterparts in track events and make a mark continentally.
Sports ministry announced that it will provide financial assistance of up to Rs 25 lakh per year to select prestigious tournaments.
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