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Tag: Hwc2018

Did Belgium team’s 2017 midnight escapade into Kalinga Stadium help them lift HWC2018 cup?

Bhubaneswar: After Beligum lifted the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup, stories about the team’s midnight escapade from hotel to Kalinga Stadium in 2017 by breaching security cover ‘as part of some superstitious ritual’ is doing rounds again. The Belgium captain, however, has brushed them aside as something funny that the entire team wanted to do. […]

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 […]

HWC2018: Stick to plan & make quick decisions, Sardar Singh to team India

Bhubaneswar: With only a few hours left for the crucial India-Netherlands quarterfinal tie in the Hockey Men’s World Cup, former Indian captain Sadar Singh today advised the men in blue to stick to the game plan. In an exclusive interview to OTV, Singh stated that both India and the Netherlands are playing good Hockey and […]

HC directs FIH, Hockey India, Odisha govt to grant permission to OTV for Hockey World Cup

Cuttack/ Bhubaneswar: In a setback for International Hockey Federation (FIH), Hockey India and Odisha government, the Orissa High Court has directed them to grant permission to OTV sports journalist, Niranjan Reddy for media coverage of the Men’s Hockey World Cup. Informing about the development, OTV counsel Saurya Sundar Das said “The Court today directed the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Have to win against Canada to enter quarterfinal: India coach

Bhubaneswar: Indian hockey team chief coach Harendra Singh on Sunday said they have to win the match against Canada to create a chance to enter the quarterfinal in the Men’s Hockey World Cup. “My players have to play with the mindset to enter the quarterfinal. Forget about these two matches. The next match is going […]

Odisha CM paid Rs 1.89 cr to Salman Khan for self-promotion, says BJP

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Odisha government is patting its own back for organising a magnificent opening ceremony for the men’s Hockey World Cup, BJP’s Lekhashree Samantsinghar today accused Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik of spending crores of public money just for taking selfie with Bollywood stars and his own promotion. In a tweet, Samantsinghar criticised […]

FIR lodged against CM Naveen, Vishal Dev over black-marketing of Hockey World Cup tickets

Bhubaneswar:  A police complaint was filed against Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Sports secretary Vishal Dev today at the Capital Police Station alleging mass irregularities and black-marketing of Hockey World Cup tickets. As per the complaint, the tickets which cost Rs 100 were sold at the rate of Rs 1000 and ticket priced at […]

Impressive India maul South Africa 5-0 in hockey WC opener

Bhubaneswar: Hoping to recreate history after 43 years, hosts India started their hockey World Cup campaign on a rousing note, blanking South Africa 5-0 in their opening Pool C match in front of a packed Kalinga Stadium here Wednesday. World number five India are eyeing to reclaim the World Cup after 43 years, a title […]

HWC 2018: Govt announces holiday for educational institutions in Bhubaneswar tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Schools and other educational institutions will remain closed tomorrow in Bhubaneswar in view of the inaugural event of the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 at Kalinga Stadium. A notification in this regard was issued by the Chief Minister office (CMO) today. The government has also decided to close all government offices across the State […]