newshockey5 hours ago

Birendra Lakra, Kothajit Singh axed from Olympic Qualifiers clash

The new Indian hockey men’s team announced saw names like Birendra Lakra and Kothajit Singh being axed from the list while Rupinder Pal Singh was taken back as India are preparing to take on Russia for the Olympic Qualifiers on November 1-2. The women’s team announced has remained unchanged.
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newshockeya day ago

Converting penalty corners helped our confidence, says Harmanpreet Singh

Harmanpreet Singh has stated that successful penalty conversions in the Belgium tour boosted the team's confidence level. Among the individual brilliance on the tour, Harmanpreet Singh stood out with a terrific success rate with penalty-corners as he scored two goals each in two games against Spain.
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newshockeya day ago

FIH Olympic Qualifiers | Hockey India names 18-member women’s squad; Rani Rampal to continue as captain

Rani Rampal will continue as the skipper of the 18-mmber Indian women’s hockey team which will take on the USA in the two FIH Olympic Qualifier matches at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar next month. Goalkeeper Savita Punia will be the vice-captain of the Sjoerd Marijne-coached unit.
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newshockeya day ago

FIH Olympic Qualifiers | Manpreet Singh to lead India men’s team against Russia

Hockey India has named the 18-member Indian men’s team for the upcoming FIH Olympic Qualifier games against Russia which will be held on November 1 and 2 at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar. Manpreet Singh will continue to lead the Graham Reid-coached side with SV Sunil as his deputy.
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newshockeya day ago

FIH Olympic Qualifiers | Want to make sure that we are at our best against Russia, says Graham Reid

India’s chief coach Graham Reid wants his players to play at the highest level while taking on Russia in the upcoming FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers on November 1 and 2. Reid, who took over as chief in April this year, further added that he is impressed with the Indian hockey team’s all-round growth.
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newshockeya day ago

India present bid to host next edition of Men’s Hockey World Cup

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed that India is among the three nations who have presented their bids to host the next edition of the men’s World Cup. Hockey India, who has played host thrice previously, wants to conduct the event in the January 13 to 29, 2023 window.
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newshockeya day ago

Graham Reid follows Ric Charlesworth’s approach, believes Rupinder Pal Singh

Rupinder Pal Singh is of the opinion that Graham Reid follows the coaching approach of Australian hockey coach Ric Charlesworth who was also the technical advisor of Hockey India. Rupinder also spoke about the positives from the Belgium tour where the Indian team didn’t lose a single game.
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newshockey6 days ago

FIH Olympic Qualifiers | 22 players to attend Hockey India’s senior national men’s camp

Hockey India has named 22 players for the senior national camp which will be held in Bhubaneswar ahead of the FIH Olympic Qualifiers which will be played at the Kalinga Stadium next month. The players selected for the camp will report to chief coach Graham Reid for the camp starting on October 14.
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newshockey12 days ago

Playing FIH Pro League next year is real positive change for us, believes Graham Reid

Graham Reid is of the belief that playing in the FIH Pro League, which India gave a miss in season one, next year will have a positive impact on the Indian men. Reid has also mentioned that the Indian players have good skills but it is to be figured out how to apply these skills in modern hockey.
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newshockey20 days ago

Harmanpreet Singh scores twice as India Men's Hockey Team beat Spain 5-1

Harmanpreet Singh scored a couple of goals as India overhauled Spain by a margin of 5-1 for the second time in two days. After conceding a goal in the third minute of the game, the Indian team bounced back just two minutes later with Akashdeep Singh opening the account for them.
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