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India Hockey team


'Keepers the key as India defeat world champions Belgium in FIH Pro League

February 09, 2020 9:47 am

The otherworldly performances by goalkeepers Krishan Pathak and PR Sreejesh guided India to a 2-1 upset over Belgium, a team they hadn’t defeated in the previous 10 matches.

In first major test, Graham Reid’s India pass with flying ‘Oranje’ colours

January 19, 2020 9:53 am

Graham Reid isn’t the kind of coach who likes protecting a lead. But instead of simply going all out against a dangerous Dutch team, his message to the players was to keep it ‘simple’ - “nice, simple, pass-pass-pass.”

India thrash Netherlands 5-2 in FIH Pro League debut

January 18, 2020 10:53 pm

The Indian men's hockey team made a dream debut at the FIH Pro League, beating world number three Netherlands 5-2 in the opening match of the two-game encounter in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.

India need to work on finishing and deep defence, believes coach Graham Reid

November 03, 2019 4:23 pm

Graham Reid is looking to put his disastrous 2016 Rio campaign for Kookaburras behind him, and work forward with India after qualifying into next year's even with victories over Russia in the Olympic Qualifiers.

Our Olympic preparation starts on Sunday morning, says Sjoerd Marijne

November 02, 2019 9:59 pm

The Indian women's hockey team sealed its place in next year's Olympics after beating USA 6-5 on aggregate despite losing the second match 1-4 against the visitors in the double-leg qualifiers.

'Queen has scored': Rani Rampal earns plaudits as Indian women qualify for Olympics for third time

November 02, 2019 11:16 pm

The Indian women's hockey team has qualified for the Olympics for only the third time. However, they were down by 4 goals before captain Rani Rampal came to the rescue with 12 minutes left on the clock on Saturday.

India men's hockey team ease past Russia to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

November 02, 2019 10:57 pm

India qualified for their 20th Olympics, in which they have won eight gold medals, after beating Russia 11-3 on aggregate scoreline with a Akashdeep Singh brace sealing the deal in the second leg.

Olympic Qualifiers: Mandeep Singh's brace puts India in a firm position against Russia

November 01, 2019 10:25 pm

Despite the gorge in world rankings, Russia dished out a fighting effort to surprise the hosts and keep the difference of goals to just two, after Mandeep Singh had bagged a brace with Harmanpreet Singh and SV Sunil, both bagging one each.

Olympic Qualifiers: Rampaging Indian women thrash USA 5-1 in first leg

November 01, 2019 9:20 pm

After Gurjit Kaur's brace and goals from Lilima Minz, Sharmila Devi and Navneet Kaur, India now need to defend their four-goal advantage in Saturday's second leg against USA to seal their Tokyo 2020 ticket.

Indian women start with 2-1 win over Japan in Olympic test event

August 17, 2019 4:40 pm

Although India took an early lead through their penalty corner specialist, Gurjit Kaur, in the ninth minute, the hosts equalised in the 16th minute, before Gurjit scored the winner in the third quarter to win the match.