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Tag: Hwc 2018

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hockey WC: Australia thrash England to settle for bronze

Bhubaneswar: Tom Craig scored thrice while Jeremy Hayward’s brace helped Australia thrash England 8-1 in the bronze medal match of the Hockey World Cup here on Sunday. Australia controlled the proceedings right from the start. England found the back of the net in the 45th minute via Barry Middleton. For Australia, apart from Craig (ninth […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hope India, Pakistan will regain glory in hockey: Pak envoy

Bhubaneswar: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Sohail Mahmood on Monday said organising events like Men’s Hockey World Cup in the subcontinent would help India and Pakistan regain the past glory in the sport. “There was a time when either India or Pakistan would reach the finals of any hockey tournament… It’s a past now. I […]

HWC 2018: It’s Netherlands or Canada against India in quarters

Bhubaneswar: With Netherlands thrashing Pakistan 5-1 to wrap up the league round of the on-going Men’s Hockey World Cup on Sunday, all eyes have now shifted towards the hosts India who will play its crucial quarter final on December 13. Netherlands which finished in second place of Group D will play a crossover match against […]

Need to maintain momentum in knock-out stage: Harendra

Bhubaneswar: Indian hockey team chief coach Harendra Singh on Saturday said they have to continue their current good form in the knock-out stages in order to finish on the podium at the ongoing FIH World Cup. India thrashed Canada 5-1 to top Pool C at the Kalinga Stadium here on Saturday to bag a direct […]

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: Australia hammer China 11-0

Bhubaneswar: A brilliant performance saw Australia thrash China 11-0 in a Pool B match of the hockey World Cup here on Friday. Blake Govers scored a hat-trick (10th minute, 19th and 34th), Tim Brand (33rd, 55th) scored a brace, while goals from Flynn Ogilvie (49th), Jake Whetton (29th), Aran Zalewski (15th), Tom Craig (16th), Dylan […]

India will play differently against Canada: Harendra

Bhubaneswar: Having given a good account of themselves in the draw against mighty Belgium in their previous match, India will face another crucial encounter when they take on potentially tricky Canada in their last Pool C game here on Saturday. With four points each from two matches, both India and Belgium are favourites to advance […]

Men's Hockey World Cup: Different coaches, striking similarity

Bhubaneswar: In case you are too engrossed in men’s Hockey World Cup in Odisha and the players fighting out on the striking blue astro turf; here’s an interesting fact about the brains that run the show from the touchline. Very few know that the coaches of several teams share a strikingly common trait – as […]

HWC 2018: Hockey players shake a leg, share experiences at Fan Village

Bhubaneswar: The hockey players, who are showing their mesmerising skills on the ground in the Men’s Hockey World Cup, entertained the fans with their dancing skills at Kalinga Stadium here on Tuesday. The participating teams visited the Fan Village and shared their experience, likings for different Indian foods and journey so far with the spectators. […]

Hockey World Cup 2018: India to take on Belgium today

Bhubaneswar: After a thumping win over South Africa in its first match, the confident team India is ready to take on Belgium in a Pool C match of the on-going Hockey World Cup at the Kalinga stadium here today. Team India must be eyeing consecutive wins in the tournament by defeating the Belgium team which […]

India should play attacking hockey against Belgium: 1975 WC winner Aslam Sher Khan

Bhubaneswar: Member of illustrious 1975 World Cup winning team and Hockey Olympian Aslam Sher Khan today urged team India to go all guns blazing in its next encounter against Belgium in the ongoing Men’s Hockey World Cup at Kalinga Stadium tomorrow. Sher Khan, who played a crucial role in sending India through to the finals […]

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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 […]

Would love to see an India-Pakistan clash in HWC final: Pak Hockey coach Tauqeer Dar

Bhubaneswar: Irrespective of whether it’s a game of cricket or a hockey match, India-Pakistan clash always brings a key contest. An optimistic Tauqeer Dar, the Pakistan Hockey coach, today expressed that he would love to see an India-Pakistan clash in the final of the ongoing Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 at the Kalinga Stadium in […]

HWC 2018: Big B, Aamir & Tendulkar to be in Bhubaneswar for closing ceremony?

Bhubaneswar: After the scintillating and vibrant inaugural ceremony of the Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar and Celebrations event in Cuttack, talks are doing rounds that noted Bollywood celebrities and cricketers including megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar are likely to join the closing ceremony of the on-going sporting extravaganza. Speculations […]

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 […]

Hockey WC 2018: Argentina clinch thriller vs Spain

Bhubaneswar: Braces from Gonzalo Peillat and Agustin Mazzilli guided Argentina to a narrow 4-3 win against Spain in their campaign opener of the Hockey World Cup 2018 at the Kalinga stadium here on Thursday. In a see-saw Pool A contest, Enrique Gonzalez handed Spain an early 1-0 lead in the 3rd minute of the game […]

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 […]

Hockey Men’s World Cup tickets allegedly black marketed

Bhubaneswar: After charges of irregularities during online and offline sale of tickets for the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup, allegations of black marketing of tickets have now surfaced. The matter came to fore after video showing tickets being black marketed went viral yesterday. Reportedly, a youth was seen selling tickets at much higher prices than […]

HWC 2018: India to open campaign against South Africa today

Bhubaneswar: After an enthralling inauguration of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup yesterday, the stage is all set for a historic fight among World’s top 16 teams for the coveted 14th Men’s Hockey World Cup title. All eyes will now zoom in on the eight-time Olympic champions& hosts India who will open their campaign against […]

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Salman Khan confirms his arrival for Hockey Men's World Cup ceremony in Cuttack

Bhubaneswar: Bring back memories of Karan Arjun, is certainly what Shah Rukh and Salman have in their minds for the millions of fans during the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 celebrations. While Shah Rukh Khan enthralled the audience at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Bollywood superstar Salman Khan today confirmed his participation in the […]

Frenzied crowd cheers as Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2018 kicks off

Bhubaneswar: The world is here and the hockey craze at its zenith. The iconic Kalinga Stadium this evening dipped in vibrant colours after the grand opening ceremony of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup kicked off with a laser show with drones and fire crackers adding to the electrifying atmosphere. No sooner than the chief […]

Govt revises timings for liquor sale in Bhubaneswar during HWC 2018

Bhubaneswar: Following massive protests by various anti-liquor organisations over the State government’s decision on relaxation of timings for liquor sale in ‘ON’ shops and bars in the capital city, Excise Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera today stated the decision was an unintended error. Behera clarified that the timings for liquor sale have been changed and only […]

Shah Rukh Khan confirms he will come to Odisha for HWC'18

Bhubaneswar: With just a few weeks to go for Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 at the iconic Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, players of the Indian team invited Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to back them during the tournament citing it as a moral booster for the title win. SRK, who used to play […]

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Ahead of HWC'18 in Odisha, Team India shoots for Kaun Banega Crorepati

Mumbai: The Indian hockey team has shot for an episode for the quiz show “Kaun Banega Crorepati” hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. The megastar called the sportsmen as the country’s “brand ambassadors”. Amitabh on Monday night shared a photograph of himself along with the players of the Indian hockey team from the sets of “Kaun Banega […]

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AR Rahman, Gulzar to create title song of Hockey Men's World Cup

Bhubaneswar: Get ready to experience an electrifying atmosphere at the Kalinga Stadium here as AR Rahman and Gulzar are once again collaborating, this time for the official song of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup, Bhubaneswar 2018. The lyrics of the track, titled “Jai Hind Hind, Jai India”, has been penned by the veteran lyricist. […]