2022 Test matches RSA v ITA (W)
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5 Dec 2022 17:30 RSA v ITA 1 - 1
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Growing Stature of South Africa with FIH Nations Cup Glory!
It wasn’t a near-perfect situation to be in for the South African men’s hockey team when they headed into the inaugural FIH Nations Cup in their backyard at Potchefstroom- the country’s long-standing coach Garreth Ewing had stepped down after the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup campaign and there were reservations about how the national side would perform under newly-appointed interim coach Cheslyn Gie.
A nightmare for Malaysia at Nations Cup
By Jugjet Singh
A bad 1-0 start against South Korea, a 3-0 hammering by Ireland in the semi-finals, and then a massive 4-0 defeat to South Korea in the bronze battle sum up coach Arul Selvaraj’s outing. -Pic courtesy of MHC
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian hockey team will return from a bruising Nations Cup on the proverbial "crutches" after suffering a humbling experience in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
Men’s Pro League: Reigning Champions Netherlands Hope to Blaze Away at Santiago del Estero
Going by their own lofty standards it was much much more than just a ‘disappointment’ for the Netherlands men’s hockey team at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, where they failed to reach the semifinals losing to Australia in the quarterfinal – it was the first time in 37 years that the Dutch had faltered in making it to the last-four stage at the Olympics (at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics they had finished 6th).
Former Pakistan captain believes Indian hockey team has everything to become world champions
Harmanpreet Singh is the world's best drag-flicker right now, but the gulf in class with the others in the Indian team is worrying. (HI) By PTI
Former Pakistan hockey captain Tahir Zaman believes India can reclaim the World Cup title after a hiatus of 47 years if they can handle the pressure of being the hosts and playing consistent games.
Ireland miss golden opportunity in European Indoor Championship III
Dar Academy Stages Hi-Tech Inter school Hockey Tournament
By Ijaz Chaudhry
Lahore’s Dar Hockey Academy is easily the best hockey nursery in Pakistan. Being run through private sponsors since 2006, with boys scouted from all over the country, the academy is the conveyer belt of quality players; several have donned the national shirt.
Youth hockey in Kenya gets a developmental boost
The month of November provided a bright spark for hockey, especially youth hockey, in Kenya, thanks to a collaborative effort between the Kenya hockey community, the Dutch Kenya Youth Hockey Development Foundation and a delegation from Johan Cruyff college (Netherlands) that included a training programme for the Kenyan youth and a workshop for the youth hockey coaches of Kenya.
Celebrating the stars behind the scenes on International Volunteer Day
On International Volunteer Day, we celebrate people from across the globe who selflessly give their service in the administration and promotion of hockey. From board members and committee chairs to coaches and umpires; from admin workers to the youngest ball patrol boy or girl – have all gone above and beyond to make our sport the very best experience it can be for all participants.
FIH Hockey Men's Nations Cup South Africa 2022
4 Dec 2022 08:30 CAN v PAK (7th - 8th) 4 - 5
4 Dec 2022 10:45 FRA v JPN (5th - 6th) 2 - 2 (4 - 2 SO)
4 Dec 2022 13:00 MAS v KOR (3rd - 4th) 0 - 4
4 Dec 2022 15:15 IRL v RSA (Final) 3 - 4
1. South Africa - Promoted to 23/24 Pro League
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Captain Cassiem inspires South Africa to the title in the inaugural FIH Hockey Men’s Nations Cup
Heartbreak for Ireland as they falter at final hurdle
It took a final quarter penalty stroke to separate Ireland and South Africa in a pulsating FIH Hockey Nations Cup final that didn’t go Ireland’s way in Potchefstroom this afternoon. Ireland had almost double the shots on goal that South Africa did, but it was the cutting edge that the Irish were missing while the hosts were clinical in this high-stakes match.
South Africa seal Pro League spot over Ireland
Dayaan Cassiem celebates for South Africa in Nations Cup PIC: WORLDSPORTPICS
It took a final quarter penalty stroke to separate Ireland and South Africa in a pulsating FIH Nations Cup final as the hosts delighted the home crowd in Potchefstroom – and the Cassiem brothers once again notching another brilliant storyline in their rising status in hockey.
South Africa take the title in inaugural hockey men’s Nations Cup
South Africa celebrate winning the final match of the FIH Hockey Nations Cup 2022 against Ireland at North West University in Potchefstroom on December 4 2022.
Image: Nathier Sulaiman/Gallo Images
A Dayaan Cassiem masterclass led South Africa to victory over Ireland in the thrilling final of the inaugural FIH Hockey Men’s Nations Cup South Africa 2022, securing qualification into the 2023-24 FIH Hockey Pro League for the hosts.
Korea destroy Malaysia 4-0 in Nations Cup
By Jugjet Singh
Malaysia (in yellow) and South Korea in action in today's Nations Cup bronze playoff in Potchefstroom, South Africa. - Pic courtesy of FIH
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia were soundly hammered in the Nations Cup bronze battle, as South Korea sailed away to a 4-0 win at Potchefstroom, South Africa today.
Australia take Test honours over India in key Hockey World Cup prep
India suffer 4-5 defeat against Australia in fifth hockey Test, lose series 1-4
India had lost 4-5 and 4-7 in the first two Tests before winning the next match 4-3. The visitors lost the fourth game 1-5.
India lose hockey Test series against Australia. Image credit: Twitter/@Kookaburras
India suffered a 4-5 defeat at the hands of Australia in the fifth and final hockey Test to lose the series 1-4 in Adelaide on Sunday.
Top 10 take aways of India-Australia Test Series
During the 2010 World Cup, the then Foreign Minister of Australia (Stephen Smith) and Human Resources Minister of India (Kapil Sibal), jointly unveiled a trophy called Ajit Pal – Charlesworth Trophy. It was meant to be given to winners of any bilateral series between the two hockey powers. However, we did not hear about it beyond that day. But the Series continued, both teams met often in the last decade. The tradition peaked this month with the 5-Match Series that was completed today at Adelaide.
Plenty of Positives for India Despite the 1-4 Test Series Loss to Australia
Beating Australia in a Test series in their backyard was always going to be a daunting task for any side let alone India – at the end of it, India can take pride from the fact that they were able to win a Test match and avoid a whitewash against the world number one side. The fact that India held their own Australia without their wheels entirely coming off should be enough indication that they are learning their lessons from the 1-7 and 0-7 defeats at the hands of the Kookaburras in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
A glut of goals with Inverleith and Western men unbeaten on the opening day indoors
In the opening round of matches in the Scottish Men’s Indoor National league 1 Grove Menzieshill showed their intent on the title with the inclusion of some old favourites: Ross McPherson, Olly James, Gavin Byers and Gavin Tomlinson, and an even older management of Bruce Cuthill in the coaching role, and Billy McPherson as manager… and they opened with a 9-2 win over Grange.
RIP, my friend
By Avtar Bhurji OLY
Allen Mayo (l) and good friend Avtar Burji OLY (R)
Allen Mayo, a very good friend for the last 45 years is no more.