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Tag: Hockey World Cup

Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup: Canada Scrape Past Insipid Chile
Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup: Canada Scrape Past Insipid Chile

Chile tried their best to make amends and came back with an aggressive strategy during the fag end of the match. They continuously surged into the opposition D and were rewarded with a penalty corner in the 57th minute. Agustin Amoroso dully converted it with a brilliant drift only to reduce the difference of goals.

Junior Hockey WC: Listless India Lose Tamely, Germany Set Summit Clash With Argentina
Junior Hockey WC: Listless India Lose Tamely, Germany Set Summit Clash With Argentina

India colts paid the price of playing defensive hockey in the first half as they lost 2-4 against an aggressive Germany in the second semifinal of the FIH Odisha Men's Junior Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Friday.

Argentina Annihilate France Via Shootout To Surge Into Summit Clash
Argentina Annihilate France Via Shootout To Surge Into Summit Clash

Argentina scripted a narrow win over France in the first semifinal to make it to the final of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's Junior World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Friday.

Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup: Oranjes Make Mincemeat Of Malaysia
Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup: Oranjes Make Mincemeat Of Malaysia

Mighty Netherlands (popularly known as Oranjes) rode on splendid hat-tricks by Luke Dommershuijzen (4th, 14th and 34th minutes) and Miles Bukkens (3rd, 38th and 60th minutes) to maul Malaysia 9-3 in a 5th-8th place match of the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Friday.

Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup: Pakistan Overwhelmed By Love And Friendship In Odisha
Junior Men’s Hockey World Cup: Pakistan Overwhelmed By Cordiality In Odisha

In the case of any sporting event between India and Pakistan, it is not just competition but a rivalry that always goes down the books by producing some memorable encounters in history. Despite this hostility, love and friendship between the neighbours is always a joy to watch.

Jr Hockey WC: Pep Talk From Manpreet, Harman Egged India Colts After France Disappointment
Jr Hockey WC: India Thrash Poland 8-2, To Clash With Belgium In Quarters

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.

Jr Hockey World Cup: Belgium, Malaysia qualify for knockouts; France beat Canada 11-1
Jr Hockey World Cup: Belgium, Malaysia qualify for knockouts; France beat Canada 11-1

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.

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Junior Hockey Men’s World Cup: Big Show Begins In Odisha

Ultimate showcase of young Hockey talent – the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup – kicked off in Bhubaneswar Kalinga Stadium on November 24. The much-anticipated tournament which will see 16 top teams from across the globe vie for the title, was declared open by his Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal. In a shocking result, defending champions India were rendered clueless in their opening encounter as they went down 4-5 against a low-ranked France. Belgium, South Africa, Malaysia, Chile, Germany, Pakistan, Canada and Poland also started their campaign on the opening day of the tournament.

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Jr Hockey World Cup: FIH App, Site Crash Ahead Of India-France Match
Jr Hockey World Cup: FIH App, Site Crash Ahead Of India-France Match

The problems had started from the morning itself as a lot of people could log into the app but failed to get the live video. Though things were resolved soon and people could watch the Belgium versus South Africa and the other matches of the day, things went haywire in the evening when people started logging in in large numbers ahead of India's match against France.

Players vie for ball during FIH Mens Junior Hockey World Cup 2021 match between India and France
Jr Hockey World Cup: France Stun Defending Champions India 5-4 On Day 1

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.

Junior Hockey World Cup: Pakistan Team Arrives In Bhubaneswar
Junior Hockey World Cup: Pakistan Team Arrives In Bhubaneswar

Pakistan have a controversial history of playing in Bhubaneswar and the local hockey fans still remember the aggressive and obscene behaviour of the Pakistan senior team members after their win against hosts India in the 2014 Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium.

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FIH Hockey Junior Women’s World Cup 2021: 2 From Odisha Make It To The Indian Squad

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.

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Odisha: 2023 Hockey World Cup Stadium Named After ‘Birsa Munda’, CM Lays Foundation Stone

Rourkela: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday laid the foundation stone for the country’s biggest hockey stadium and named it after the legendary freedom fighter ‘Birsa Munda’. The stadium will be the venue for the Hockey World Cup, 2023. Addressing a function in the sidelines of the foundation lying ceremony, Patnaik said, “Sundergarh, which has […]

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Column: ‘Highly Educated’ And Yet ‘Illiterate’!

By Sandeep Sahu I am amused, dismayed and shocked – in equal measure – at the number of supposedly ‘educated’ people who believe IAS officers should run the country – and the state – and the ‘people’s representatives’ should have nothing to do with it. They hold people’s representatives in utter contempt, derisively refer to […]

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'Unpaid' workers pull down newly-built bus bays in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Demanding immediate release of pending dues, labourers who were engaged in the construction bus stops ahead of the recently-concluded men’s Hockey World Cup, today staged road blockade near Sishu Bhawan Square by dismantling the bus platforms. The agitators alleged that though three months have elapsed since the completion of the bus stops at different […]

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Odisha aspiration to be India's sports hub crystallises

Bhubaneswar: The year 2018 was eventful for Odisha as it successfully put itself on the world sports map and as an emerging sports hub in India. The eastern India state successfully hosted the Men’s Hockey World Cup at the iconic Kaling Stadium here, where players from 16 countries and a host of celebrities, including from […]

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Belgium beat Netherlands to clinch maiden Hockey World Cup trophy

Bhubaneswar: 2016 Olympic Silver medalists Belgium beat Netherlands 3-2 in a nerve-wrecking encounter to clinch its maiden FIH Hockey World Cup title at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar today. Belgium becomes the sixth different nation to lift the coveted trophy. As both teams failed to score in the regulation time followed by a penalty shootout which […]

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HWC 2018 Final: Fans upbeat over Belgium-Netherlands clash

Bhubaneswar: The excitement among fans has reached the zenith ahead of final of the on-going Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here today. The Netherlands and Belgium will lock horns with each other in the final of the mega tournament which saw participation of 16 top teams from across the globe. Earlier […]

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HWC 2018: England to face Belgium, Australia to play against Netherlands in semis

Bhubaneswar: Top four teams of the world Australia, Belgium, England and Netherlands will lock horns with each other to book a place in the finals of the on-going Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here today. While Belgium will take on England in the first semi-final, Australia will face the Netherlands in […]

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Tricolour in hands that once wielded guns; surrendered Maoists enjoy Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: The hands which once wielded guns today had the Indian flag and the excitement was clearly visible on the faces of surrendered naxals, who were invited to watch the on-going Hockey Men’s World Cup at Kalinga Stadium. Several of these surrendered rebels once had a cash bounty on their head and now are trying […]

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India eyeing history as they face Netherlands in HWC quarters today

Bhubaneswar: The last time India made it to the semi-finals of the Hockey World Cup was in 1975 – the only time they also won the coveted trophy. Scintillating form of late and home support beckon India to chase a piece of history but it won’t be easy for the young brigade to break the […]

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Title holders Australia beat France 3-0 to progress to semi-finals of WC

Bhubaneswar: Two-time defending champions Australia are well on course to create a rare history as they defeated France 3-0 to progress to the semi-finals of the men’s hockey World Cup here on Wednesday. World no.1 Australia scored all their goals from penalty corners through Jeremy Hayward (4th minute), Blake Govers (19th) and skipper Aran Zalewski […]

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Hockey India CEO slammed for 'misbehaving' with Indian players in public

Bhubaneswar: Fifteen days into the Men’s Hockey World Cup, controversies continue to surround the Hockey India (HI), the governing body of Hockey in India with allegations of its CEO Elena Norman misbehaving with the Indian players in full public view here on Tuesday doing rounds in digital news space and social media. Earlier, reports of […]

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HWC 2018: It's India Vs Netherlands, Belgium Vs Germany in quarters

Bhubaneswar: Netherlands thrashed Canada 5-0 while Belgium hammered Pakistan in the crossover matches of the Hockey World Cup to qualify for the quarter-finals here on Tuesday. Netherlands will now face India in the quarters on Thursday while Belgium will take on Germany. In the first match of the day where Belgium hammered Pakistan 5-0, Belgium […]

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Hockey World Cup: Netherlands, Belgium in quarters

Bhubaneswar: Netherlands thrashed Canada 5-0 while Belgium hammered Pakistan in the crossover matches of the Hockey World Cup to qualify for the quarter-finals here on Tuesday. Netherlands will now face India in the quarters on Thursday while Belgium will take on Germany. In the first match of the day where Belgium hammered Pakistan 5-0, Belgium […]

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