The second FIH Hockey World League Semifinal is set to hit the turf on June 20 at Antwerp in Belgium. The Semifinals acts as a qualifying round for the 2016 Rio Olympics and the top three teams from both the Semifinals also qualify for the FIH Hockey World League final. In the first Semifinal held
Hockey India named the men’s and women’s squads that will be travelling to Belgium for the FIH Hockey World League Semi-finals. The tournament is scheduled to start from June 20 and there are a lot of expectations from both the teams. Let us have a look at the final squads and the groups both teams
Paul van Ass, the newly-appointed coach of the Indian men’s hockey team has hardly taken any time to gel with the men in blue. He took over the reins from Terry Walsh just weeks before the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and did not have much expectations from the 2014 Asian games gold medal-winning team. To
Indian hockey has had a wonderful 2014. A year which saw our team win the Asian Games title and perform well at the Champions Trophy and Commonwealth Games respectively.
The Indian Women’s Hockey team has been improving with every passing game. In the 6th Pool A , played between India and Malaysia at the Seonhak Stadium in Incheon. India put up yet another display of dominant hockey as they outplayed the Malaysians by a huge margin of 5 goals. The final score read 6-1.
In an evenly fought encounter between Indian and China on the 59th minute, a long clearance by China found striker Zhao in the Indian circle. A quick strike from Zhao Yudiao, was parried by goalkeeper Savita but the force of the shot took the ball across the goal line and sealed the game for the Chinese as they defeated India 2-1 in a women’s hockey pool A match at the Seonhak hockey stadium on Wednesday.
After the men’s hockey team won against Sri Lanka, it was the women’s turn today and they kept their end up by beating Thiland 3-0
Here is a quick overview of the Indian Men’s and Women’s Hockey teams and the matches they will be playing at the Asian Games 2014. Sports Rediscovered team wishes them the best ! Indian Men’s Hockey Team: FIH World Ranking-9 Coach-Terry Walsh Captain-Sardara Singh (191 caps) Squad- Goalkeeper: PR Sreejesh(vc) Defenders: Birendra Lakra, Rupinder Pal