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

    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

    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...

    Belgium players tried sneaking into Kalinga stadium at midnight

    There was a security scare at the ongoing Hockey World League (HWL) Final when some 12-13 members of the Belgium team jumped the boundary wall of the official hotel, Sandy’s Tower, and walked a few kilometres, trying to make an entry into the stadium with their faces...

    Australia seeks to defend their World League title

    The final of the Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017 will be a mouth-watering clash between the respective world and Olympic champions, with Australia set to meet Rio 2016 gold medallists Argentina in the championship match on Sunday. Australia overcame stern resistance from...

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

    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...

    “We played a smart game,” Argentina goalkeeper Juan Vivaldi

    Juan Vivaldi Dragflickworld
    India’s quest to win the Hockey World League title on home soil in Bhubaneswar came to an end on Friday (8th December 2017), with Olympic champions and world number 1 Argentina taking a 1-0 semi-final victory over the hosts to claim their place in...

    “You must never search for excuses,” India Coach Sjoerd Marijne

    On a day when overcast and rainy Bhubaneswar kept players, fans and organisers on their toes at the Kalinga Stadium, Argentina showed why they are the Olympic champions in a tactical 1-0 win in the Semi-Final match of the Hockey World League 2017 Finals...

    “It is an honour to be a part of this team and to play 200 games in this shirt,” Argentina attacker Lucas Vila

    Olympic champions Argentina set up a mouth-watering semi-final meeting with host nation India on Friday (8th December 2017) by battling past England in a cracking opening match of the day. Argentina attacker Lucas Vila was a hugely influential figure in the contest, marking his 200th...

    Race for Hockey World League title continues at Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium

    The final four of the Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final 2017 will see Olympic champions Argentina facing host nation India while Germany and Australia will also go head-to-head following the completion of the event quarter-finals in Bhubaneswar. “It is an honour to be a...

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

    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...

    Kookaburras to face Germany in the Semi-Finals of the HWL2017 Finals

    The Kookaburras will face world number five Germany in the semi-finals of the FIH Men’s World League Final in Bhubaneswar at 1am AEDT on Sunday live on Fox Sports. World number two Australia defeated Spain 4-1 in the quarter-finals on Wednesday night to seal their...

    “It was not a revenge win against Belgium,” says India captain Manpreet Singh

    Not many gave India a chance to pull off a win against a red hot world No. 3 Belgium side on Wednesday but the team produced its best show when it mattered the most. In a thrilling 3-2 win via sudden-death shootout to decide the second quarterfinal,...

    Australia gears up to face World No. 9 Spain in the Quarter-Finals on the Day 6 of the Hockey World League 2017

    The Kookaburras will face world number nine Spain in the quarter-finals of the FIH Men’s World League Final in Bhubaneswar  on Wednesday. World number two Australia finished third in Pool B with three draws and will meet the Spanish who ended Pool A ranked second...

    “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...

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