Women International Ireland 2-1 Germany
Ireland defeated Germany, ranked 10 places about them in the World Rankings, at No. 6, in the first of the 3 nations in Dusseldorf this afternoon, Germany were first on the attack winning first PC of the gamer in the 2m, and the resulting drag clipped Irish defenders foot for another corner. The second PC drag was saved by McFerran and Ireland countered but Germany cleared the danger.
Women's international hockey: Germany 1-2 Ireland
Ali Meeke scored the winning goal as Ireland secured a fine win over Germany
Ireland's women continued their World Cup preparations with an impressive 2-1 win over Germany in Dusseldorf.
Canada beat Pakistan's Development Squad 3-0
In the first of the five match hockey series, Canada defeated Pakistan Development squad 3-0 at Tamanawis Park, Surrey.
The hosts settled down quickly and took an early lead when Gordon Johnston converted the first penalty corner with a high flick. However, it was more or less an even play in the first quarter.
Canada appeared a better side during the next 15 minutes. After wasting a penalty corner, they doubled the lead through open play. A good attack from the right side saw a fine back pass to Sukhi, one of the two Panesar brothers, standing unmarked at the top of the circle. Sukhi found the net with a strong hit.
Pakistani players were seen slipping on the surface quite a few times while the Canadians appeared more comfortable.
In the second half, the visitors probably got adapted to the pitch and had better of the exchanges.
Three penalty corners came their way but went unutilised. In the waning minutes, Canada had their third goal against the run of play. Again, after a right side move, the ball was passed back and Mathew Sarmento put it in on the rebound.
It is worth mentioning that the hosts are fielding their national (first string) side while the development squad is Pakistan’s second string. Their national team is in Holland for the Champions Trophy.
The boys inexperience showed at times.
PHF Media release
Men’s Rabobank Hockey Champions Trophy 2018 all set for action
Argentina's Gonzalo Peillat is one of many superstars on show at the Men's Rabobank Hockey Champions Trophy 2018. Copyright: FIH / Getty Images
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Great initiative from Hockey New South Wales
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Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Sports Minister
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Perth Pythons win Australian Pride in Sport award for LGBTI community work
By Richard Bright
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Great Britain men celebrate
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Air Marshal Nur Khan – PHF President
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Over 400 English hockey clubs are a part of Your World Cup
Alex Danson, England
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Notify hockey as national game: Naveen Patnaik
Patnaik’s request to PM Modi
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik speaks to the media after inspecting progress of the Kalinga Hockey Stadium’s renovation work in Bhubaneswar on June 17, 2018. Photo Credit: Biswaranjan Rout
As Odisha prepares to host the men’s hockey World Cup 2018 here in November, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to notify hockey as the national game of India.
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Odisha CM requests PM to notify hockey as National Game
In hockey, India have won eight gold medals at the Olympics.
Hockey started bringing India sporting glory when the country was still not independent. In sentiment at least, hockey became India’s national sport. Now Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to officially name hockey the National Game. Orissa will host this year’s hockey World Cup and in a first such deal, the state will also sponsor the national teams. In his letter to the PM, Patnaik wrote: “…while reviewing the preparations, I was surprised and shocked to know that what is popularly known as the National Game, hockey, has in fact never been notified as our National Game.”