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FIH unveils new match-based world ranking system for 2020

December 13, 2019 3:07:14 pm

The new system will come into effect from January 1 next year. The FIH said the new world ranking system has been launched after 12 months of painstaking research, analysis and testing.

Hockey India suspends 11 players after violence in Nehru Cup final

December 10, 2019 9:58:06 pm

The players of the two teams, Punjab Armed Police and Punjab National Bank, had exchanged blows and fought with sticks inside the turf during the Nehru Cup finals last month.

India win three-Nations hockey tournament despite loss to Australia

December 8, 2019 12:04:44 pm

India had seven points from four matches, ahead of hosts Australia on goal difference, with New Zealand finishing third with only three points from their four matches.

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India beat New Zealand 4-1 in 3-Nations women’s junior hockey tournament

December 7, 2019 2:04:27 pm

Sharmila Devi struck twice as the Indian junior women's hockey team secured a superb 4-1 win over New Zealand in its third match of the 3-Nations Tournament at Canberra in Australia on Saturday.

Bhubaneswar, Rourkela to host 2023 Men’s Hockey World Cup

November 27, 2019 8:58:45 pm

India will host the Men's Hockey World Cup for the second consecutive time in 2023. The tournament will be held from January 13 to 29.

Players come to blows in Nehru hockey final

November 26, 2019 8:00:00 am

Punjab Police and Punjab National Bank get involved in a brawl, prompting organisers to suspend them; HI action awaited.

India clubbed with Argentina, Australia in Tokyo Olympics men’s hockey pools

November 23, 2019 11:09:17 pm

India has been clubbed along with defending champions Argentina and world number one side Australia in Pool A of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics men's hockey competition.

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Fitness will be key to India’s consistency in run-up to Tokyo Olympics: Sjoerd Marijne

November 23, 2019 3:45:00 pm

Fitness will be key as the Indian women's hockey team eye consistency in the run-up to next year's Tokyo Olympics, chief coach Sjoerd Marijne said on Saturday.

Bhubaneswar to host India’s home matches in Hockey Pro League

November 18, 2019 9:39:28 pm

After becoming a hockey hub in recent past, Bhubaneswar will host the Netherlands first in the second edition of the Hockey Pro League on January 18.

Graham Reid to focus on individual improvement during men’s hockey national camp

November 18, 2019 3:53:10 pm

After securing a Tokyo Olympics berth in the qualifiers against Russia, the team is currently undergoing a three-week training and conditioning camp in Bhubaneshwar which will conclude on December 8.

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Manpreet Singh hopes to complete ‘unfinished business’ in 2023 World Cup

November 9, 2019 5:15:24 pm

Manpreet Singh stressed on the strong pool of players India boasts of at the moment and said their exposure at the international level in the coming years will ensure they have a strong and formidable team for the 2023 World Cup.

India to host 2023 FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup

November 8, 2019 7:54:15 pm

The Executive Board of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) have also decided to name Spain and the Netherlands as the co-hosts the 2022 FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup.

FIH Pro League will serve as good preparation for Olympics, says Rupinder Pal Singh

November 7, 2019 3:18:58 pm

After opting out of the inaugural tournament last year, the Indian men's hockey team will open its campaign in the FIH Pro League against The Netherlands at home in January next year.

When Rani Rampal and Indian women hockey team inspired their inspirer

November 4, 2019 8:52:32 am

From being shy of building physiques, to emulating world beaters like Vinesh and Mary, women's hockey team scoring fitness goals.

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Mental game: Sjoerd Marijne and profiling personalities

November 4, 2019 9:00:50 am

With language being the main barrier, Marijne said he had to develop an alternate way to extract basic information about his players: Why do they take a particular decision? What is their personality like? How do they react under stress? What do they like?

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

November 3, 2019 4:23:33 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.

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Hockey: India lose the battle, win the war to book Tokyo berth

November 3, 2019 9:20:02 am

India began the second Olympic qualifier with a 5-1 lead over the US, a team they had never beaten in International Hockey Federation tournaments before Friday.

Our Olympic preparation starts on Sunday morning, says Sjoerd Marijne

November 2, 2019 9:59:50 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 2, 2019 11:16:10 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 2, 2019 10:57:04 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.