Pakistan’s players are gifted, says Ric Charlesworth

RicCharlesworth
He is among the most famed coaches in world hockey. Think of accolades and there isn’t anything that Ric Charlesworth of Australia hasn’t achieved in his decorated career. He was a member of the Australian hockey team having played 227 matches, and captained the team in the 1980 and...

“No guarantees of a quick revival,” Pakistan Head Coach Hassan Sardar

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Hockey legend and former Chief Selector Hassan Sardar, was on Thursday handed the dual role of head coach and manager of the national team for the upcoming two-match series against a World XI side, replacing Farhat Khan in the dugout. To his credit, Sardar has...

“I hope to learn as much as I can from Gonzalo Peillat,” Malaysia National forward Faizal Saari

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National forward Faizal Saari hit five goals past UiTM-KPT for Terengganu Hockey Team (THT) ultimately thrashing them 9-0 in the quarter-finals of the Tan Sri P. Alagendra Cup earlier today. Faizal’s five goals began in the 24th minute, followed by another in the 34th minute, before...

“You cannot ask for a better final with the number 1 and number 2 ranked teams facing each other,” Mark Knowles

MarkKnowles
Australia’s Kookaburras have defended the Hockey World League title that they won in Raipur two years ago by claiming a 2-1 triumph over reigning Olympic champions Argentina, bringing the curtain down on ten pulsating days of world class hockey at the Kalinga Stadium. As has...

“I am just the director behind the scenes,” India Coach Sjoerd Marijne.

Sjoerd Marijne
  India took the bronze medal thanks to a 2-1 triumph over Germany, but it was fair from straight-forward for the host nation. Germany’s semi-final performance against Australia attracted huge praise on Saturday, going down to a narrow defeat despite having only 13 fit players...

Kookaburras crowned World League Champions

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The Kookaburras have claimed back-to-back FIH Men’s Hockey World League titles after a heart-stopping 2-1 win over Argentina in Monday morning’s (AEDT) decider in Bhubaneswar. Blake Govers’ 58th minute drag flick clinched the win for the Australia, although the Kookaburras needed to withstand a late...

“We came into the game thinking that we had nothing to lose,” Germany’s Philipp Huber

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Australia overcame stern resistance from Germany to emerge with a 3-0 win to maintain their hopes of defending the Hockey World League title that they won in Lucknow two years ago, setting up a clash with Los Loenes, the top ranked team in the...

“It’s not fair,” Argentina coach Chapa blasts Hockey World League Finals 2017 Scheduling

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Argentina may have reached the title-match of the Hockey World League (HWL) Final in Bhubaneswar but their ever-aggressive coach Carlos Retegui isn’t particularly happy with the scheduling of the tournament. On Friday, when rain turned the Kalinga Stadium turf into a slushy ground, the Rio...

“It was a great match for the spectators.” Florian Fuchs

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Pool B winners Germany (WR: 4) defeated European champions the Netherlands (WR: 4) in the last of the quarter-final matches, but needed a shoot-out to do so as the team that finished fourth in Pool A produced their best performance of the competition. Talking about...

“India can win in quarters,” Marijne upbeat despite German defeat

Ramandeep Singh
India’s performance graph at the Hockey World League (HWL2017) Final plummeted further in Bhubaneswar on Monday when the Asian champions ended the pool stage winless and were almost schooled by Germany in a 2-0 defeat. However, India coach Sjoerd Marijne remained unfazed and appeared upbeat about a...

“You have to score goals at the right moment.” says Dutch legend Bovelander

Floris Bovelander
The minute he tweeted about his arrival at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Sunday, it became news. Floris Jan Bovelander – the man who turned the art of dragflicking into a weapon – is in the house at Hockey World League (HWL) Finals in Bhubaneswar,...

“For us it’s important to stay No.1 in the world which means we have to ensure best results in every match,” Agustín Mazzilli

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Despite a long journey to India, Olympic Champions and current World No.1 Argentina arrived in full gusto on Monday morning at the Biju Patnaik International Airport for the prestigious Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017 scheduled to begin on December 1 at...

“Playing against World No.1 Argentina will be the biggest test,” Spanish Coach Frederic Soyez

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World No.9 Spain arrived at the Biju Patnaik International Airport for the prestigious Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017 scheduled to begin on December 1 at the iconic Kalinga Stadium. With their arrival, all eight teams have descended in Bhubaneswar for the much-awaited...

“I feel if we keep up our performances and show good results, we have a very good chance of improving our ranking and the aim is definitely to reach...

SVSunil
With the Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017 scheduled for this year and Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Champions Trophy and Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018 slated for next year, 2017 and 2018 is crucial for the Indian Hockey Team. Ace...

‘PR Sreejesh has raised the bar for goalkeepers in India’ Suraj Karkera

Suraj Karkera
Having received his first ever call-up for the Indian Senior Men’s core probable group, 21-year-old goalkeeper from Mumbai Suraj Karkera wants to make the most out of this opportunity without being too ambitious about finding his name in the national squad for the forthcoming Hockey...

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