Indian men’s hockey team to join FIH Pro League next year

In July 2017, Hockey India had decided to withdraw both the men’s and women’s national teams from the competition. HI never gave any official reason for the decision but it was speculated that the inferior ranking of the women’s team prompted India to pullout from both competitions. Shared News: Published: April 16, 2019 5:55:53 pm […]

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Continuity is key… Players suffer the most if there is constant change, says Rupinderpal Singh

Rupinder competed at the National Championships in Gwalior, where he guided Punjab to a runners-up finish on Sunday with Railways taking the title. Rupinderpal Singh. (Hockey India) Rupinderpal Singh was the vice-captain of the Indian team at the 2014 World Cup in The Hague. However, when India hosted the Cup last year, the drag-flicker was […]

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I was not given free hand to select players, says Harendra Singh

In letter to SAI, Harendra Singh said the selectors backtracked after agreeing to pick seniors including forward SV Sunil, drag-flicker Rupinder Pal for the World Cup. Harendra Singh has claimed that he chose a young team because the ‘selection committee was not in favour of experienced players’. (Source: PTI) Harendra Singh, who was sacked as […]

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Harendra Singh: Another one coach bites the dust

When contacted by The Indian Express, Harendra expressed surprise at his relegation to the junior team. “I don’t know about this,” he said. When the Hockey India (HI) press release was read out to him, he declined comment. The decision to sack Harendra Singh was taken during a performance review meeting in New Delhi. (File) […]

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Hockey World Cup 2018 Final, Belgium vs Netherlands Preview: Old rivalry, new destination

The two teams have met 13 times before in which the team in orange have a 6-5 record. But in the World Cup, the Dutch have won all the three times, a factor which might play in the minds of the team in red. Hockey World Cup 2018: Netherlands face Belgium in the final. In […]

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Hockey World Cup 2018: We will not review any decisions but comments made against umpires, says FIH CEO

After India’s 2-1 defeat in the quarterfinals, coach Harendra Singh blamed the umpires for making errors in decisions during the match. After India’s 2-1 defeat in the quarterfinals, coach Harendra Singh blamed the umpires for making errors in decisions during the match. (PTI Photo) Two days after India coach Harendra Singh blamed umpiring errors for […]

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Hockey World Cup 2018: Spain play 1-1 draw against France, Argentina beat New Zealand 3-0

The draw kept both Spain and France in the hunt for the knock-out round with one point apiece from two games. Shared News | December 3, 2018 9:00:08 pm Enrique Gonzalez (in red) of Spain vies for the ball with French players during their match at Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018, in Bhubaneswa. (PTI Photo) […]

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Hockey World Cup: For liberated Akashdeep Singh, sky is the limit

Coach Harendra unshackles forward Akashdeep by playing him in a withdrawn position; India reap benefit as they rout South Africa. Akashdeep Singh scored one and set up two goals in India’s win. (Source: PTI) When it’s not breezy, the Kalinga Stadium can be a great expedition site for David Attenborough. Bugs of all shapes and […]

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Coach Harendra Singh defends selection of junior players in World Cup squad

The current Indian team has seven out of 18 players from the junior World Cup squad, which under Harenedra Singh clinched the world title two years ago in Lucknow. The 18-member Indian hockey team that will participate in the upcoming World Cup. (Source: Hockey India) India’s chief coach Harendra Singh on Tuesday defended presence of […]

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Hockey World Cup 2018: In Temple City of Bhubaneswar, a hockey pilgrimage

Bhubaneswar might not be the sport’s birthplace, but pre-world cup frenzy suggests it could be the spiritual home. An aerial shot of the Kalinga Stadium, which would host the hockey World Cup from Wednesday. (Source: Hockey India) Hockey has come home. It might sound a cheesy spinoff of England’s Russia 2018 call, but in the […]

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