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India drub Poland 3-1 in FIH Series Finals

Bhubaneswar: Skipper Manpreet Singh scored a brace as India beat Poland 3-1 in the ongoing FIH Series Finals hockey tournament, here on Friday. After a barren first quarter, Manpreet scored in the 21st and 26th minutes while drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh converted a penalty corner in the 36th minute to help the hosts record their second […]

FIH Men's Series Finals: USA stun South Africa 2-0 in opener

Bhubaneswar: United States of America thumped South Africa 2-0 in opening match of the hockey FIH Men’s Series Finals which kicked off at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar here today. Christian de Angelis (47) and Paul Singh (57) scored for the USA while shot stopper for the North American side Jonathan Klages was however adjudged […]

Hockey India to donate funds for Fani-hit Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the city of Bhubaneswar, where the FIH Men’s Series Finals will be held in June, recovering from the damage caused by Cyclone Fani, Hockey India has announced that all profit from the sale of match tickets of the tournament will be given to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. In the build-up to the […]

Two Odia players in 18-member Indian Hockey team for FIH Series

Bhubaneswar: Two players from Odisha, Birendra Lakra and Amit Rohidas have been selected in the 18-member Hockey team for FIH series scheduled to begin at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from June 6. The Indian team will be led by skipper Manpreet Singh while Birendra Lakra will hold the backline as the vice-captain. Harmanpreet Singh, […]

Indian eves beat South Korea 2-1, lead series 2-0

Jincheon (Korea): The Indian Women’s Hockey team pipped South Korea 2-1 in the second match of their tour and took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series here on Wednesday. The Indian eves overcame a 0-1 deficit to beat the hosts. In the first quarter, both teams traded penalty corners while the goalkeepers on […]

FIH Men’s Series Final: Indian hockey team arrives to a rousing reception in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: After the recent Australian tour, Indian Hockey team members arrived to a rousing reception in Bhubaneswar today. The team will kick start its preparations for the much-awaited FIH Men’s Series Final to be held at Kalinga Stadium here from June 6 to June 15. The event is crucial, as it is the gateway to […]

Hockey: India draw 1-1 against Australia 'A'

Perth: A late goal by drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh in the 56th minute helped India overcome a 0-1 deficit to draw 1-1 against Australia ‘A’ in a well-contested match here on Monday. Earlier in the friendly tourney, India had registered a 2-0 win over Western Australia Thundersticks before beating Australia ‘A’ 3-0. India made two good […]

Hockey: India register 3-0 win over Australia A

Perth: The Indian men’s hockey team registered a comfortable 3-0 win against Australia ‘A’ in their ongoing Australia Tour here on Friday. The goals were scored by young striker Sumit Kumar Junior (12′, 13′) and drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh (6′), who is making a comeback after nearly eight months of layoff due to injury. The […]

Graham Reid appointed Indian men's hockey coach

New Delhi: Hockey India has named Graham Reid as the new chief coach of the Indian men’s hockey team. The 54-year-old will join the team in Bengaluru shortly for the ongoing national camp at the Sports Authority of India. Reid has a decorated playing career as the defender/midfielder for the Australian national team and was […]

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 […]

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 […]

Book on achievements of tribal Odia hockey players released

Bhubaneswar: ‘Hockey Hai Zindegi’ (Hockey Is Life), a book on the struggle of tribal hockey players of Odisha was released by Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday. The book was released at a function orgainsed by the National Yuva Cooperative Society Limited. Written by noted sports journalist Satyendra Pal Singh, the book is about the […]

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 […]

India will play better in knockout games: Former Odisha hockey player Roselin

Bhubaneswar: As the competition gets tougher in the ongoing Men’s Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here, sports pundits have now started to speculate team India’s prospects of good performance in the upcoming matches. In an exclusive interview to OTV, former International hockey player from Odisha, Roselin Dung Dung sounded confident of a superb […]

HWC 2018: India march into quarter-finals after thumping win against Canada

Bhubaneswar: India came up with a stunning 5-1 victory over Canada in their last Pool C match today to enter the quarter-finals of Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018. Lalit Kumar scored 2 goals for the team while Harmanpreet , Amit Rohitdas and Chinglensana Singh scored one goal each. Harmanpreet Singh scored the first goal […]

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 […]

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: Match between India & Belgium ends with 2-2 draw

Bhubaneswar: The much-awaited Pool C match between India and Belgium of the on-going Hockey World Cup ended in a 2-2 draw at Kalinga stadium here today. India recovered from a slow start to produce a superb second half performance to hold title contenders Belgium to draw. Alexander Hendrickx drew first blood for Belgium when he […]

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. […]

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Controversy over HWC opening ceremony refuses to die down

Bhubaneswar: The controversy surrounding the inauguration ceremony of the men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar doesn’t seem to die down as BJP has raised questions on the source of funds used for the event. As per reports, while Hockey India is yet to pay the match fee to the winners of Junior Hockey World Cup […]

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: 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 […]