Tag Archives: Hockey World League Finals

Germans pip Oranjes in shootout

Bhubaneswar: Germany entered the semifinals of the Men’s Hockey World League Finals (HWLF) scraping past the Netherlands via the tie-breaker at the Kalinga Stadium here, Thursday. The match ended 3-3 in regulation time. In the ensuing tie-breaker, Germany scored four … Continue reading

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Night of misery for Indians

  Bhubaneswar: Sloppy defending was once more India’s bane as Sam Ward scored a brace for England to hand hosts India a heart-breaking 2-3 defeat in a hard-fought Pool B match of the Hockey World League Finals (HWLF), here Saturday. … Continue reading

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Inspirational India hold Australia

Bhubaneswar: India made a mockery of the hockey world rankings by holding defending champions Australia to a 1-1 draw in their Pool B Men’s Hockey World League Finals (HWLF) here Friday at the Kalinga Stadium. World No.6 India were distinctly … Continue reading

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Security systems in place informs Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa government is leaving no stone unturned to successfully hold  Hockey World League Finals (HWLF) with foolproof security. State sports secretary Vishal Dev informed the media that all arrangements are in place. “We’re 100 per cent ready to host the … Continue reading

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Manpreet backs mates to deliver against Aussies

  Bhubaneswar: If MS Dhoni was the ‘Captain Cool’ for Indian cricket team then Manpreet Singh is the new ‘Captain Cool’ for hockey counterparts. And he wants his mates to be the same before the game against Australia, Friday. “I … Continue reading

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Marijne upbeat about India’s chances

Bhubaneswar: With the moment of reckoning drawing near, Sjoerd Marijne, the coach of the Indian men’s hockey team appeared upbeat about the chances of the host nation in the upcoming Hockey World League Finals (HWLF) set to start here December … Continue reading

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Rupi looks to start from scratch

  Bhubaneswar: Back in the national side after an injury hiatus, drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh stated Wednesday that his primary objective is to fulfil his defensive responsibilities before he thinks of scoring goals.   Rupinder plays the role of a sweeper … Continue reading

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Rupinder shines in warm-up match

Bhubaneswar: Hosts India rode on a brace by Rupinder Pal Singh to register a convincing 2-0 victory over Olympic champions and World No.1 Argentina in their first practice match at the flood-lit Kalinga Stadium here Monday. However, one must note … Continue reading

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Argentina eye top spot

Bhubaneswar: Olympic champions and currently ranked World No.1 Argentina are determined to retain their top ranking when the Hockey World League Finals (HWLF) gets underway here, December 1.    Argentina, more famed for their success on the football pitch, are keen … Continue reading

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Marijne banks on Lakra, Rupinder

Indian team arrive for HWLF tournament Bhubaneswar: There were enough indications here Wednesday that the legendary Sardar Singh’s international career is more or less over when Indian senior men’s hockey team coach Sjoerd Marijne said that there are youngsters to … Continue reading

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