featurehockeya month ago

Junior World Cup winner Nilakanta Sharma aims Olympics success with senior side

Midfielder Nilakanta Sharma, who won the Junior World Cup title in 2016, is now eager to perform for the Indian men’s team and take them to the Tokyo Olympics. In an exclusive interview with SportsCafe, Nilakanta has described his journey from a small village in Manipur to the Indian hockey team. 
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockeya month ago

FIH Olympic Qualifiers | Deep Grace Ekka targets Olympic qualification in home conditions

Senior defender of the Indian women’s hockey team Deep Grace Ekka has a target of taking her team in the Tokyo Olympics via the FIH Olympic Qualifiers in Bhubaneswar. Ekka has expressed her excitement of playing in front of an energetic and passionate hockey crowd at her home venue.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey2 months ago

FIH Olympic Qualifiers | More PC conversion chances have made me more confident, says Gurjit Kaur

Indian women’s hockey team player Gurjit Kaur has said that the opportunities to take penalty corners for the senior team have made her more confident with the drag-flicks. Gurjit is eager to take on the USA team when the Indian women will play their FIH Olympic Qualifiers game next month.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey2 months ago

FIH Olympic Qualifiers | Playing against lower-ranked team is not about them, it’s about us, believes PR Sreejesh

Ahead of India’s FIH Olympic Qualifier matches against Russia, PR Sreejesh has mentioned that the matches are important for India as they are facing a lower-ranked team and the Olympics qualification is at stake. Sreejesh also explained about Krishan Bahadur Pathak’s performance in the post.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey6 months ago

FIH Series Finals | India has to get ready for next round of Olympics qualifiers from now, reckons Prabodh Tirkey

Former India international Prabodh Tirkey has opined that the FIH Series Finals is an easy tournament for the Indians and they have to prepare well for the FIH Olympic Qualifiers to get an Olympic ticket. Prabodh was the captain of India when they failed to make it to the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey6 months ago

FIH Series Finals | India is stepping in the right way, opines Vickram Kanth

Former India international Vickram Kanth is of the opinion that the Indian hockey team is stepping in the right direction with a good mix of a lot of youngsters and a handful of seniors in the side. Kanth also stated that new chief coach Graham Reid has to quickly get into the Indian set-up.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey6 months ago

FIH Series Finals | India’s path to qualify for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Indian hockey team is all set for the eight-nation FIH Series Finals which will be the initial phase of the Olympic qualifications for the team. Just before the start of the tournament on June 6, let’s take a look at how can the Indian men’s hockey team make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey6 months ago

FIH Series Finals | Ready reckoner

The second of the three FIH Series Finals is going to begin from June 6 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar and eight nations, including hosts India, will take part in this tournament. India is the top-ranked team among all others and this is the first step for them towards the 2020 Olympics.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey8 months ago

Experienced Indian hockey players still need to learn as much as recent debutants, asserts Kieran Govers

Former Australian hockey player Kieran Govers, who is going to conduct a coaching camp exclusively for the Indian strikers, has stated that the experienced Indian players still have to learn as much as the youngsters. He also said that he would like to take up a coach’s role somewhere in the future.
Chiranjibi Pati
featurehockey8 months ago

India created chances but failed to convert those, states Siegfried Aikman after Sultan Azlan Shah Cup final

Japan’s hockey coach Siegfried Aikman is of the opinion that India managed to create chances in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup final against Korea but failed to convert them. After the game had ended in a 1-1 draw in regulation time, Korea defeated India in the shoot-out to win the title.
Chiranjibi Pati