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Tag: Hockey World Cup 2018

It's written in the stars, World Champions Belgium say after victory

Bhubaneswar: The Belgium team, which created history by emerging the champions in the hockey men’s world cup after thrashing the Netherlands in a penalty shootout, on Sunday said it was written in the stars. “The coach said before the game it is written in the stars and even before the shootout, he said guys it […]

Netherlands look forward to play final vs Belgium

Bhubaneswar: The Netherlands, which entered the final of men’s hockey world cup in a thrilling victory against defending champion Australia, on Saturday said they are looking forward to play against Belgium on Sunday. “We are looking forward for the final match. We learn from every game and there would be better tomorrow,” said Netherlands captain […]

Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium hammer England to enter final

Bhubaneswar: Belgium thrashed a disjointed England 6-0 to enter the final of the men’s hockey World Cup for the first time here on Saturday. The Belgians scored in all four periods with Alexander Hendrickx (19th, 44th, 50th minutes) converting three penalty corners to complete a hat-trick. Tom Boon (7th), Cédric Charlier (41st) and Sébastien Dockier […]

Sachin Tendulkar to witness Hockey WC final at Kalinga Stadium

Bhubaneswar: Proving that his heart too beats for hockey, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar will be flying down to Bhubaneswar to witness the final match of Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 at Kalinga Stadium tomorrow. The master blaster today took to Twitter to confirm his presence for the final match. He also congratulated Odisha Chief Minister […]

Indian hockey team blames umpires for defeat against Netherlands

Bhubaneswar: Indian hockey team on Thursday questioned the decisions of umpires for the heartbreaking defeat against the Netherlands in the quarter final of the men’s hockey World Cup here. The team found the umpire’s decision wrong on giving yellow card to defender Amit Rohidas during the last minutes into the game. “First of all, I […]

India crash out of hockey World Cup after loss to Netherlands

Bhubaneswar: India’s 43-year long wait to reach a hockey World Cup semi-final continued after going down 1-2 to the Netherlands at the jam-packed Kalinga Stadium here on Thursday. Thierry Brinkmann (14th minute) and Mink van der Weerden (50th) scored for the Dutch while India’s lone goal came in the opening quarter from Akashdeep Singh (12th). […]

Hockey World Cup: Belgium down Germany, to face England in semis

Bhubaneswar: Olympic silver medallist Belgium edged out two-time champions Germany 2-1 in a keenly contested quarter-final at the men’s hockey World Cup here on Thursday. In the neck and neck fight, third ranked Belgium held their nerves and came back from a goal down to enter the semi-finals for the first time. Sixth ranked Germany […]

FIH World Cup: England beat Argentina in quarters

Bhubaneshwar: England edged past Argentina 3-2 in a pulsating quarterfinal match of the hockey World Cup here on Wednesday. Veteran dragflick expert Gonzalo Peilat (17th, 48th minutes) converted a couple of penalty corners for Argentina. England fought back to level terms through a field goal by Barry Middleton (27th) before Will Calnan (44th) gave them […]

Hockey World Cup 2018: Netherlands crush Pakistan 5-1

Bhubaneswar: Pakistan suffered a 1-5 defeat against the Netherlands but still sneaked into the knock-out stages at the men’s Hockey World Cup here on Sunday. In the match between the Netherlands and Pakistan, the Dutch were by far the better side as they made repeated forays into their rival citadel. The Netherlands scored through Thierry […]

Hockey World Cup 2018: Germany beat Malaysia 5-3

Bhubaneswar: A defiant Malaysia gave a tough, spirited fight before Germany managed to carve out a hard-earned 5-3 victory in a Pool D match of the men’s hockey World Cup here on Sunday. Christopher Ruhr (14th, 18th minutes) and Timm Herzbruch (2nd, 59th) struck twice each for the title contenders from Europe while Marco Miltkau […]

France upset Argentina; knock Spain out of hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: In what turned out to be the biggest upset of the ongoing men’s hockey World Cup, minnows France on Thursday outclassed Olympic champions Argentina 5-3 in their final must-win pool A fixture to keep their quarter-final dreams alive. The result meant Spain were knocked out of the World Cup after finishing last in the […]

Pakistan and Malaysia play out hard-fought draw to stay afloat

Bhubaneswar: Four-time champions Pakistan played out a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Malaysia in a Pool D match as both the teams remained in the hunt for a knock-out round berth in the men’s hockey World Cup here on Wednesday. After failing to break the deadlock for a long time, Pakistan drew the first blood in […]

2018 Hockey WC: Germany thrash Netherlands to top Pool D

Bhubaneswar: Germany thrashed European heavyweights Netherlands 4-1 in a completely one-sided Pool D affair of the ongoing 2018 Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga stadium here on Wednesday. After this thumping win, Germany topped Pool D charts with two wins from as many games and six points in their kitty, while Netherlands are placed second […]

China hold Ireland 1-1 in Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: China sprang yet another surprise by holding higher-ranked Ireland to a hard-fought 1-1 draw in the other Pool B match. Jin Guo scored from a penalty corner for China in the 43rd minute before Ireland’s Alan Sothern drew parity in the very next minute. While Australia will finish at the top of the pool, […]

Hockey World Cup 2018: Australia outclass England 3-0 in Pool B tie

Bhubaneswar: Australia outclassed England 3-0 in a complete one-sided Pool B affair of the ongoing 2018 Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga stadium here on Tuesday. With this win, Australia topped their group chart with two wins from as many games and six points in their kitty, while England are at the second spot after […]

Hockey World Cup 2018: Spain draw match against France 1-1

Bhubaneswar: Skipper and goalkeeper Quico Cortes led from the front with a superb penalty stroke save to help three-time medallist Spain eke out a hard-fought 1-1 draw against lowly France in their second Pool A match at the ongoing men’s hockey World Cup here on Monday. The draw kept both the teams in the hunt […]

Hockey World Cup 2018: Canada and South Africa play out 1-1 draw

Bhubaneswar: Canada and South Africa played out a 1-1 draw in their second Pool C match to stay afloat in the men’s hockey World Cup here on Sunday. It was a hard-fought battle with little separating the two teams. In the contest between world no 11. Canada and world no 15. South Africa, both teams […]

Hertzberger scores hat-trick, Netherlands demolish hapless Malaysia 7-0

Bhubaneswar: Jeroen Hertzberger scored a hat-trick to help last edition silver medallist Netherlands spank a hapless Malaysia 7-0 in a lopsided opening Pool D encounter at the ongoing men’s hockey World Cup here on Saturday. Asian Games silver medallist Malaysia, coached by legendary Dutchman Roelant Oltmans, were expected to produce a fight but the world […]

Fighting Pakistan lost 0-1 to Germany in Hockey World Cup 2018

Bhubaneswar: Four-time champions Pakistan produced a lion-hearted performance before going down 0-1 to Olympic bronze medallist Germany in their opening Pool D match of the men’s hockey World Cup here on Sunday. It is a creditable result for Pakistan considering the fact that the nation did not have a great build up to the tournament. […]

Hockey World Cup 2018: China register 2-2 draw against England

Bhubaneswar: Eighteen brave men from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region produced a gritty performance to help debutants China register a fighting 2-2 draw against higher-ranked England in a Pool B match of the men’s hockey World Cup here Friday. Unusual it may sound, but very few people know that China’s entire 18-member men’s hockey team making […]

Hockey World Cup 2018: Govers, Brand help Australia edge past Ireland

Bhubaneswar: Strikes by Blake Govers and Timothy Brand helped Australia edge past Ireland 2-1 in their opening game of the Hockey World Cup 2018 at the Kalinga stadium here on Friday. Right from the start Australia dominated the proceedings through regular attacks. In the 11th minute, Govers put Australia ahead when he fired a drag […]

Hockey WC 2018: New Zealand defeat France 2-1

Bhubaneswar: New Zealand pipped France 2-1 in its opening game of the Hockey World Cup 2018 at the Kalinga stadium here on Thursday. After a goalless first quarter, Kane Russell scored for New Zealand in the 17th minute and as France failed to convert opportunities in the later part of the second quarter, the Kiwis […]

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Is BJD trying to promote 'brand' Naveen through Hockey World Cup?

Bhubaneswar: While the entire State is abuzz with the Men’s Hockey World Cup, Opposition parties have alleged that the ruling-BJD is leaving no stone unturned to promote ‘brand Naveen’ in the garb of the mega sporting event. The Opposition parties alleged that the ongoing men’s Hockey World Cup in Odisha has become a promotional event […]

India should maintain a consistency to win: 1975 Hockey World Cup Winners

Bhubaneswar: Eight time Olympic Hockey champion India has rather a dismal record in the game’s biggest stage, the World Cup where it has won only once in 1975, the 3rd edition of the elite trophy. Over the last 10 editions since then, the players have never been able to match the scintillating form of the […]

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Hockey mania reaches crescendo as inaugural countdown begins

Bhubaneswar: True to the tagline of the hockey men’s World Cup 2018, “heart beats for hockey” every heart in the city seems to be beating faster to catch a glimpse of the scheduled scintillating, energetic and vibrant inaugural ceremony scheduled in the evening today. Apart from the city that’s decked up in every nook and […]

Men’s Hockey WC 2018: Technical glitches 'time out' online inaugural ticket sale

Bhubaneswar: Despite the craze created around the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018, several fans were left disappointed today after they failed to buy tickets for the inaugural ceremony to be held at Kalinga Stadium and Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. Though the online ticket sale began today, several fans were a disgruntled lot owing to severe […]

Hockey World Cup: Online ticket sale for opening ceremony from November 20

Bhubaneswar: The tickets for opening ceremony of the much-awaited Men’s Hockey World Cup at Kalinga Stadium and the World Cup Celebrations event at Barabati Stadium will be sold online from November 20. As per an announcement by the Hockey India on Sunday, the selling of tickets for both the events will go live on http://ticketgenie.in/event/hwc-opening-ceremony […]

Green Transport: Public bicycle project in Bhubaneswar soon

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the much-awaited Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar, residents of the capital city will soon be able to enjoy a pollution-free public bicycle ride. As per sources, a total of 2000 bicycles ordered for public bicycle sharing (PBS) project have started arriving in the city. What’s unique about the bicycle is that the […]

Hockey World Cup: Fans baffled after tickets run out during offline sale

Bhubaneswar: The offline sale of tickets for the Men’s Hockey World Cup in Kalinga Stadium of Bhubaneswar began today much to the disappointment of fans as tickets for the opening match ran out within minutes. Besides, tickets for quarter final, semifinal and final matches are also reportedly unavailable, that too on the very first day […]

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SV Sunil in serious doubt for hockey World Cup due to knee injury

Bhubaneswar: In a major setback for the Indian hockey team, star striker S V Sunil has been all but ruled out of next month’s World Cup after suffering a knee injury. Sunil suffered the ligament injury on his left knee on October 4 during India’s ongoing preparatory camp here. He will require four to five […]

HWC 2018: ‘Fan Village’ for fans' interaction with Hockey players

Bhubaneswar: The organisers of the Hockey World Cup 2018 today took a step forward for the sport spectators when they revealed that this year there will be dedicated spectator zones at the Kalinga Stadium gallery, known as the ‘Fan Village’, where each one can experience the game like never before. Due to the increasing interest […]

No Central funding to Odisha for hosting Hockey World Cup 2018

Bhubaneswar: The Centre is not providing any funds to the Odisha government to organise the Men’s Hockey World Cup scheduled to be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar in November this year. In reply to a query from BJD’s Koraput MP, Jhina Hikaka in Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State for Sports, Rajyavardhan Singh […]

Draw for Hockey World Cup 2018 in Odisha announced

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Hosts India have been grouped in Pool C alongside Rio 2016 Olympic silver medalists Belgium, South Africa and Canada for the upcoming Hockey World Cup 2018 scheduled to be played at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from November 28 to December 16 this year. The Indian team will kick off its campaign against […]

Hockey World Cup 2018 trophy to begin its country-wide tour from Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Hockey fever will again grip the state capital later this year. Temple City Bhubaneswar is getting ready for the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 as the biggest hockey tournament is going to commence from 28 November at Kalinga Stadium. But before that just like FIFA Football World Cup trophy tour, the trophy of the […]

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Bhubaneswar to become Wi-Fied before Hockey WC 2018

Bhubaneswar: The State Government is planning to streamline internet facilities in the capital city by connecting all parts of the city through fiber optics network spread across 1800 access points before the scheduled Men’s Hockey World Cup in November 2018. Chairing a review meeting on Smart City projects here at the Secretariat, Chief Minister Naveen […]

Odisha govt gives approval to host Hockey World Cup 2018

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today accorded in-principle approval to a proposal for hosting the 14th Men’s Hockey World Cup-2018 in Bhubaneswar. “Today’s meeting has in principle decided to organize and host the event. The final and official announcement for the event would be done by Hockey India. The matches would be played for 3 weeks,” […]