Saturday 22 September 2018 | The world number one Kookaburras have lost the final of the Darwin International Hockey Open (DIHO) to second-ranked Argentina in an entertaining 2-1 defeat on Saturday night. Continue reading KOOKABURRAS GROUNDED BY ARGENTINA IN DARWIN DECIDER
Hockey India (HI) Friday congratulated just-retired Sardar Singh on his glorious international career, saying he was a “true ambassador of the game”. Continue reading Hockey India congratulates former captain Sardar Singh
By Bernama – September 2, 2018 @ 5:38pm
JAKARTA: National No 1 goalkeeper S. Kumar was left heartbroken following Malaysia’s failure to win the Asian Games men’s hockey gold medal and the 2020 Olympic ticket.
World No 12 Malaysia were edged 3-1 via penalty shootout to Japan after a 6-6 draw in regulation time on Saturday.
In the match, Malaysia allowed Japan to claw back from 5-2 down for a 6-6 draw to force a penalty shootout.
Japan had no pressure going into the game as they have already qualified as hosts for the 2020 Olympics.
“What else can I say? I am heartbroken. We played so well to take a 5-2 lead and at that juncture, I already started thinking that we will win gold and qualify for the Olympics.
“We (all the players) need to accept the defeat and be happy with the silver medal.
“We should have killed off the game with our early lead, but we allowed Japan back into the match,” he said when met after the sizzling final.
It was Japan’s first Asian Games gold medal in hockey.
They were pre-tournament favourites expected to clash for the title but India and Pakistan faced-off here on Saturday for a consolation third place, India winning 2-1. For the houseful crowd, though, it didn’t matter and the teams, true to their reputation, played out perhaps the best match of the competition. Continue reading India beats Pakistan in the match of the tournament – The Hindu
MALAYSIA’S men’s hockey team stunned defending champions India in the semi-finals to inch closer to an early ticket for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Continue reading Kumar the hero as Malaysia stun India to reach final
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – August 22, 2018 – After competing at the 2018 Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup in London, U.S. Women’s National Team goalkeeper Jackie Briggs (Robesonia, Pa.) and captain Melissa Gonzalez (Mohegan Lake, N.Y) have formally announced their retirement from the senior squad. The duo joined the USWNT in 2010 and have been staples of the red, white and blue roster for nearly a decade. Together, the pair combined for 425 international caps and several moments of shock, cheer and success on the pitch. Continue reading Goalkeeper Briggs, Captain Gonzalez Announce Retirement from USWNT
Mannheimer HC got their German league season off to a great start as Lucas Vila scored 14 seconds from the end of their tie with potential top four rivals Harvestehuder THC in a 2-1 win. Continue reading Vila snatches winner for Mannheim 14 seconds from time
SV Kampong coach Alexander Cox says he is “interested to see” how his new look panel stands up to the rigours of the new Hoofdklasse season following the retirement of four key stars. Continue reading Kampong and Cox start new era with lots of fresh faces
Not too long ago, the Indian women’s hockey team was firmly entrenched at fourth spot in the hierarchy of Asian teams Continue reading Comprehensive win for Indian women over holder Korea
FIH Pro League, World Cups, Series Finals and Olympic Qualifiers to be broadcast
BT Sport confirmed as FIH Pro League host broadcaster for Great Britain/England
Innovation key to long- partnership Continue reading BT Sport and FIH agree four-year extension to media rights for UK and Ireland through to 2022 | FIH