The Asian Champions Trophy saw various exchanges of ranking points between the competing teams, although there was little in terms of movement.
The coach also admitted that lack of international exposure and practice sessions due to Covid-19 imposed restrictions pegged the team back.
Egypt players tried their best to dominate proceedings and press for the equaliser in the last quarter, but Chile’s defense rose to the occasion and prevented all the scoring opportunities.
Poland scored both their goals in the fourth and final quarter through Wojciech Rutkowski (50th) and Robert Pawlak (54th). India will now face last edition's runners-up Belgium in the quarterfinal on December 1.
Belgium will thus play the winner of the match between hosts India and Poland while Malaysia take on France, who topped Pool B with an all-win record after recording their third win in the preliminary league by thrashing Canada 11-1. France finished with nine points from three matches.
FIH will keep monitoring the situation and take a decision about the potential staging of the 2021 FIH Hockey Women's Junior World Cup as soon as it will be possible to do so, the report said.
For India, vice-captain Sanjay also scored a hattrick, converting penalty corners in 15th, 57th, and 58th minutes after Uttam Singh had opened the scoring for the hosts in the 10th minute with a superb goal.
India, who are grouped in Pool C, will begin their campaign on December 6 against Russia. They will take on defending champions Argentina on December 7 in their second match in the round-robin league, followed by a clash against Japan on December 9. The knockout matches will take place between December 10 and December 16.
In the first match of the day, Odisha defeated Chhattisgarh Hockey 3-0 in their Pool D match. Janhabi Pradhan (13'), Dipti Lakra (16'), and Khusbu Kujur (52') scored one goal each for Odisha.
Hockey India reasoned that there is only a 32-day window available between the Birmingham Games (July 28-August 8) and the Hangzhou Asian Games (September 10-25).
The FIH (International Hockey Federation) Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup is all set to take place between 24th November and 5th December, 2021 and guess what, Odisha will be hosting the global event this year.
The Odisha government will continue to support the teams for another 10 years in recognition of their achievement and potential to be the top teams in the world, Patnaik said.
On Thursday, India Hockey Men's team scripted history with its podium finish at the Oi Hockey Stadium in Tokyo.
And after winning the rights to host the Hockey World Cup for the second time running in 2023, the first time any state has got the right to host the event twice in succession, Odisha has truly emerged as the newest hockey hub in the country.
Germany fought well in the third quarter but the Australian defence held strong. Germany had 12 shots at the goal while they made 20 circle penetrations while Australia had nine shots at the goal and just 10 circle entries.
Even though India's last of the eight Olympic gold medals came way back in 1980 Moscow Games, there were no semifinals in that edition as only six teams participated in the event.
Odia hockey player Deep Grace Ekka has been named as the Vice-Captain of Indian women's hockey team set to play at Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Former hockey centre-half Ravinder Pal Singh, a member of India's gold medal-winning team of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games, passed away early on Saturday morning here. He was 62.
New Delhi: Applications are now open for the Hockey India’s online coaching education pathway level ‘basic’ coaching course, and interested people can enroll via an open forum. Hockey India had organised coaching education pathway level ‘basic’ coaching online course in September-October and December, and last month. It has once again called for applications of interested […]
Krefeld (Germany): Young Vivek Sagar Prasad scored a brace as the Indian men’s hockey team outclassed Germany 6-1 in its Europe tour opener to make an impressive return to international circuit following coronavirus-forced break. Vivek (27th, 28th minutes), Nilakanta Sharma (13th), Lalit Kumar Upadhyay (41st), Akashdeep Singh (42nd) and Harmanpreet Singh (47th) were the goal […]
New Delhi: Hockey India on Sunday announced that they will conduct the Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway Level ‘1’ Coaching Course 2021 in New Delhi from January 29 to February 1 and Bhubaneswar from February 3 to 6. The interested applicants can enrol via an open forum link. Each of the candidates undertaking the course […]
Lausanne: The Indian men’s hockey team are placed at the fourth spot in the latest FIH team rankings while the women’s team are placed at the ninth position. Belgium men and the Netherlands women will finish the year at the top of the rankings, confirmed the International Hockey Federation on Monday. In the men’s rankings, […]
Bengaluru: India’s hockey team captain Manpreet Singh, Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh and Varun Kumar have tested COVID-19 positive after reporting to the national hockey camp in Sports Authority of India’s National Centre of Excellence (NCOE) in Bengaluru along with the team. This was revealed since as a proactive step, SAI made it mandatory for all […]
New Delhi: Hockey India on Tuesday nominated national women’s team captain Rani Rampal for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award while Vandana Kataria, Monika and Harmanpreet Singh were recommended for the Arjuna Award. For the Major Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement, the federation has recommended former India stalwarts R P Singh and Tushar […]
New Delhi: Hockey India on Tuesday said that it has invited expression of interest to host the 2021 National Championships as well as the inaugural Inter-Department National Championship and Academy National Championship. “While the deadline to express interest to host the 11th Hockey India National Championship 2021 is 11 May 2020, the deadline to express […]