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newshockey2 years ago

Pakistan lose out on Olympics qualification, lose 1-6 to Netherlands

Pakistan failed to secure a berth for next year's Olympic Games in the men's hockey event after a crushing 1-6 defeat against Netherlands in the second qualifier. The Dutch, who were held to a surprise 4-4 draw on Saturday, produced a devastating display on Sunday to win 10-5 on aggregate.
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newshockey2 years ago

Whole team will keep close eye on crunch Olympic qualifiers, says SV Sunil

While the Indian men’s hockey team is preparing for their Olympic qualifiers against Russia on November 1 and 2, vice-captain SV Sunil has said that the team will keep a close eye on the qualifying matches which begin this weekend. Pakistan will take on the Netherlands while Spain hosts France.
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newshockey2 years ago

FIH denies possibility of relocation Olympic qualifiers fixture if India draws Pakistan

FIH has stated that in case India draws Pakistan in the upcoming Olympic qualifiers, it will not be considering shifting the match to Europe to tackle the rising political tensions between the both of them. The two have been placed in separate pots and India will be playing its qualifiers at home.
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newshockey2 years ago

Reports | FIH may hold possible India-Pakistan Olympic qualifier in Europe

FIH is pondering over the idea to have India and Pakistan play their ties in Europe if they are drawn against each other in the Olympic qualifiers. Earlier, the PHF had managed to convince the FIH to grant them entry in the qualifiers after paying the 15,000$ first instalment of the fine.
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newshockey2 years ago

Reports | India and Pakistan likely to clash in FIH Olympic Qualifiers

A payment of $15000 in the nick of time has allowed Pakistan to be part of the FIH Olympic Qualifiers later this year and possibly set up a clash with arch-rivals India for a spot in Tokyo. India will be up to second or third on the list of the team for the qualifiers while Pakistan would be 12th.
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newshockey2 years ago

Hopeful that ice will break between India and Pakistan hockey association, says Asif Bajwa

Pakistan Hockey Federation secretary general - Asif Bajwa - is hopeful that the animosity between India and Pakistan hockey bodies will see an end soon. The last time India played a bilateral hockey series against Pakistan was back in 2006 and have only met at international tournaments since then.
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newshockey2 years ago

FIH Executive Board approves 2020 and 2021 FIH Pro League match schedule principles

In a recent development, the India’s men’s hockey side would join the 2020 FIH Pro League after the the International Hockey Federation (FIH) stated it on Tuesday. This happened after Hockey India (HI) said yes to fill the vacant slot left vacant by Pakistan's withdrawal from the league.
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newshockey3 years ago

Hockey World Cup | Pakistan Hockey team assistant coach reported for not following rules

Pakistan Hockey team Assistant coach Danish Kaleem has been reported by Hockey India for not following tournament rules and regulations due to him not having his accreditation card on during entering the stands. The World Cup campaign for Pakistan this time has been marred by various hiccups.
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newshockey3 years ago

Hurdles cleared for Pakistan Hockey team's participation in Hockey World Cup

Pakistan Hockey players have been issued visas by the Indian High Commission to travel to the country and also their financial problems too seems to have been solved as they have managed to clinch a sponsorship. The Hockey World Cup begins in India with the first match to be played on November 28.
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newshockey3 years ago

PHF didn’t contact me citing inability to come to World Cup, says Narinder Batra

FIH president Narinder Batra has reportedly rubbished rumours just one day after it was reported that Pakistan might not participate in Hockey World Cup for lack of funds. PHF secretary Shahbaz Ahmed has seconded Batra stating that Pakistan would play and the visas are expectantly coming next week.
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