Determined Korea gave a stern reply to the defending champions in the first quarter. However, Belgium came back strongly in the next quarter and earned back-to-back penalty corners in the 19th minute, but Korea defenders were agile enough to thwart both the scoring opportunities. The first half went goalless despite some ruthless attack by Belgium.
The Kiwis managed to establish a stronghold over Chile right from the beginning. They exerted a lot of pressure on debutants. Chile also showed some resistance against the brutal attack by their opponents.
Odisha is all set to make history as Men's Hockey World Cup comes to the state for the second consecutive time. Needless to say, excitement is at an all-time high in the two smart cities of the state - Bhubaneswar and Rourkela, which will host more than 40 matches including the big finale. Hockey fever reached its zenith on Sunday (Dec 25) after the World Cup trophy 'landed' in the capital city to a grand welcome. Here's a sneak peek.
The trophy of FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 finally reached Bhubaneswar on December 25 ahead of the sport’s biggest event in Odisha from January 13.
Later, the World Cup Trophy will tour across all districts in the state before being taken to Sundargarh district, the ‘cradle of Indian Hockey’.
The peddling voyage will move to Koraput and again return to Bhubaneswar after covering a distance of 1,300 km across 10 districts.
The last leg of the tour will be in Rourkela before finally returning to Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar where the finals will be played on January 29, 2023, they said.
Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar plunged into darkness for around 15 minutes on Thursday.
At a time the state government is claiming that it is spending crores of rupees to improve infrastructure, the blackout has proved the tall claims of the government hollow.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik undertook a ground assessment of the works for the indoor athletic stadium project at the Kalinga Stadium complex in Bhubaneswar on Monday.
Even as a day has passed since the assault of a photo journalist in broad daylight by a policeman outside Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, no action has been taken against the errant cop. Such inaction by the police has drawn sharp criticism from journalists who have demanded immediate arrest of the accused policeman.
Team India along with Spain and New Zealand have arrived in the city to participate in the tournament. India arrived here one day before Diwali and commenced their training at the Kalinga Stadium. With Chief Coach Graham Reid at the helm, the team looks confident and is leaving no stone unturned to put up a powerful performance.
India will now face Brazil on Monday, 17th October 2022.
Different government departments have worked seamlessly and efficiently and executed an exceptional event in 2018 that made a global impact on Odisha's image, and the same has been asked of them for this edition.
Striker Gurkirat Singh scored four goals including a hat-trick, while Himanshu Jangra scored the another as India U20 routed Bangladesh U20 5-2 in the final to emerge champions in the SAFF U20 Championship after extra time at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Friday.
The members of Odisha Legislative Assembly led by Speaker Bikram Keshari Arukha on Wednesday visited the existing and upcoming sports infrastructure and high performance centres within the Kalinga Sports Complex.
Some of them also want to cement their places in the Indian team on the back of their stellar shows at the championship. Twenty participants including 12 boys and eight girls from the host State Odisha are also trying their luck in the event.
Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar is all set to host India’s matches of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 on October 11, 14 and 17 this year.
Excited for the 2023 Hockey Men's World Cup? The hockey cradle of India – Sundargarh district – is going global next year thanks to the initiative of making steel city of Odisha one of the host cities of the World Cup scheduled in January 2023. The state government is constructing country's largest hockey stadium in Rourkela for the biggest hockey festival. Take a look.
After inspecting various facilities at the stadium, the delegation is said to have held a discussion with the State Sports Secretary