newshockey4 hours ago

PR Sreejesh: Champions Trophy will be a reality check for us ahead of World Cup

India hockey team captain PR Sreejesh revealed that the upcoming Champions Trophy would serve as a reality check ahead of this year’s anticipated World Cup. Sreejesh played down the game against Pakistan and said that all the matches are of equal importance across the course of the tournament.
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newshockey2 days ago

Spain take lead after beating Indian women’s hockey team 4-1

The Indian women’s hockey team were beaten comfortably by a margin of 4-1 by the Spaniards as the home team took the lead in the five-match series with just one game to go. Lola Riviera starred for the hosts as Indian player Udita scored the only goal for the visitors in the 22nd minute.
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newshockey5 days ago

Anupa Barla’s last gasp goal helps India salvage a 1-1 draw against Spain

The Indian women’s hockey team played out a 1-1 draw against the home team in Madrid as Anupa Barla pulled off a late equalizer to cancel Berta Bonastre’s early goal. India, who have now lost one and drawn one game from two matches, will try and push for a win the next three games.
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newshockey7 days ago

Our job is to play good hockey, no matter whoever the coach is, says Manpreet Singh

Former India hockey skipper Manpreet Singh, who was recently replaced by PR Sreejesh, has stated that the team is a close-knit group and remains unaffected with constant change in coaches. He also pointed out that the national team lacks consistency and called CWG failure an ‘insipid show’.
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newshockey7 days ago

Report: Chief coach Harendra Singh complains about poor quality of food served to players at SAI

According to reports, HI coach Harendra Singh has written to president Rajinder Singh complaining about the poor quality of food being served to players at the Bengaluru SAI center, which has resulted in food-related deficiencies in players. He has also complained about bad hygiene in the kitchen.
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newshockey9 days ago

Spain tour will be our last and best chance to experiment, says Rani Rampal

Indian Women's Hockey skipper Rani Rampal has issued a warning to the side stating that their tour of Spain would be the last chance to experiment with the squad ahead of the the World Cup. The 23-year-old forward has shown trust in the youngsters to do well in Spain claiming a place in WC squad.
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newshockey18 days ago

Rani Rampal returns to lead the Indian women's hockey team for Spain Tour

Rani Rampal, who had been enjoying a break from the Asian Trophy, has returned for the Spain Tour scheduled to start from June 12. The team will play a five-match Series against the Spanish team and chief coach Sjoerd Marijne feels that this is a good platform for the team to fine tune their game.
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newshockey19 days ago

Hockey India announces squad for Champions Trophy, Sardar Singh returns

Hockey India has named the 18 member Indian Men’s Team for the 2018 Champions Trophy that is scheduled to be held in the Netherlands, this June. The experienced trio of Sardar Singh, Birendra Lakra, and Ramandeep Singh have made a return to the squad after being dropped for the Gold Coast Games.
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newshockey19 days ago

I have three major tournaments and it's a great chance to prove myself, says Harendra Singh

Indian hockey team coach Harendra Singh is determined to well in his new role and stated that the three major tournaments lined up this year would be a great chance to prove him worth. He insisted that the transition for the Indian team won’t be difficult and he would only make minor changes.
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newshockey20 days ago

PR Sreejesh feels Harendra Singh will help build a ‘homely atmosphere’

PR Sreejesh, who is back as captain of the hockey team, has insisted that Indians players are more comfortable with an Indian coach and new coach Harendra Singh will help in building a ‘homely atmosphere’ in the team. Sreejesh believed that there would be no translation problems with the new coach.
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