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July 29, 2015 12:49 am

Sardar tells The Indian Express that even though it is frustrating to see coaches come and go, Van Ass’s departure won’t have a big impact.

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July 28, 2015 11:42 am

Camping in a tiny Himachal hamlet, eight thousand feet above sea level, the Van Ass saga and its repercussions have not been felt by the team.

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July 27, 2015 4:09 pm

India will open their tour with a match against hosts France at Le Touquet.

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July 27, 2015 3:25 pm

Batra said they would request Oltmans to stay on till the 2018 World Cup, which will be held in India.

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July 26, 2015 9:16 am

Mihir Vasavda speaks to four of Paul van Ass’ predecessors about the fears and frustrations of the India job.

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July 27, 2015 3:25 pm

His predecessors Jose Brasa, Michael Nobbs and Terry Walsh all left the country and the job on a bitter note.

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July 25, 2015 4:08 am

To deepen the crisis, assistant coach Jude Felix too is reported to have resigned on Friday.

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July 25, 2015 12:07 am

Assistant coach Jude Felix tendered his resignation hours after Harbinder Singh-led nine-member committee recommended that Van Ass should not be continued.

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July 24, 2015 6:43 pm

Paul van Ass' predecessors Jose Brasa, Michael Nobbs and Terry Walsh also left the country on an unceremonious note.

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July 24, 2015 4:23 pm

The development leaves India without a coach with barely a year to go for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

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July 24, 2015 12:11 pm

The players have also said that high performance director Roelant Oltmans is the best possible option to take over the reins from his compatriot.

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July 23, 2015 11:15 am

On behalf of Dhyan Chand, his son and former Indian hockey player Ashok Kumar will receive the award.

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July 22, 2015 8:34 am

HI boss, though, is willing to go to Holland and get the coach back if the panel feels he is the right man for the job.

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July 21, 2015 2:15 pm

In his brief stint as coach, outspoken Paul van Ass showed he was ready to take on hierarchy even at the cost of his job.

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July 21, 2015 2:07 pm

Paul van Ass told The Indian Express that he did not know why he had been dismissed.

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July 20, 2015 5:34 pm

Barely five months into the job, Van Ass's departure can affect India's preparation for Rio Olympics which is just a year away.

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July 19, 2015 1:10 pm

The committee will provide feedback and recommendations for the future course of action for the teams in the build up to Rio 2016.

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July 19, 2015 12:24 am

Van Ass' inability to submit his report on India’s performance at the World League has intensified speculations that he won’t be continuing.

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July 19, 2015 6:54 pm

All Rani Rampal had was hockey, astonishing talent and her parents’ unstinted support. But why does she still struggle to survive?

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July 17, 2015 5:12 am

While Narinder Batra was in the middle of his address to the players, Van Ass intervened and asked Batra to leave the field.

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July 16, 2015 9:52 am

Paul van Ass — currently on a leave, visiting Holland —himself is believed to have said he is unsure when he will return.

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July 9, 2015 1:34 am

But Hockey India high performance director will continue in his post.

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July 8, 2015 12:31 am

The Indian Express takes a look at the areas where India lost the plot in Antwerp.

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July 7, 2015 1:06 am

The win at Antwerp secured a 5th place finish for India and brought the side one step closer to qualification for the Rio Olympics.

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July 6, 2015 3:28 pm

India women's team's lone Olympic appearance was at Moscow in 1980.

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July 6, 2015 8:52 am

Indian defensive structure fell apart as they were frequently caught off-guard by counter-attacks.

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July 4, 2015 8:09 pm

Custodian Savita emerges the saviour as India enhance their Olympic qualification with a 1-0 win over Japan in the fifth-place playoff.

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July 4, 2015 12:05 am

Indian backline looked slow and sloppy, with the sole exception of goalkeeper Sreejesh.

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July 2, 2015 7:19 pm

The Indian hockey eves, ranked 13 in the world, prevailed 5-4 over Italy in the shoot-out.

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July 3, 2015 12:25 am

After securing a come-from-behind win against Malaysia, India face Belgium test in HWL.

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July 2, 2015 11:42 am

Raghunath was to be the first-choice penalty flicker in Antwerp, backed by Jasjit, while Rupinder was to be rested.

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July 2, 2015 11:29 am

Jasjit Singh proves drag-flick prowess by scoring brace in 3-2 win over Malaysia in HWL Semifinals.

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June 30, 2015 11:43 pm

India, ranked No 13 in the world, were no challenge for World Cup and Olympic title holders The Netherlands.

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June 30, 2015 7:19 pm

Undaunted by India's status as the reigning Asian Games champions, Malaysia have promised to raise the tempo.

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June 29, 2015 3:13 pm

Australia stamped their authority over India with two early goals, leaving India with plenty of work to do in deep defence.

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June 28, 2015 10:48 pm

India finish second in Pool A after suffering a 2-6 defeat at the hands of Australia.