Tag: Hwc 2018

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 […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
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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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
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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. […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021