Argentina beat the South Africa men’s hockey team 1-0 in the second Test match after the scores were level 0-0 at half-time at Kearsney College in Hillcrest, Durban Thursday afternoon.
Malaysia reach semi-final after fiery battle with Korea
(Photo: Stanislas Brochier)
(1/4 final) - Malaysia vs. Korea: 2-1 (half-time: 1-1)
Asian Champions Malaysia had been hugely impressive since the beginning of this Junior World Cup, and were pitted in this quarter-final against Asian rival Korea, who had shown strong character in their last pool match against India to come back from a 2-goal deficit and edge the local team out of contention.
Dutch had to fight to the end to fend off strong New Zealand challenge
(Photo: Stanislas Brochier)
(1/4 final) -Belgium vs. France: 4-5 (half-time: 1-1)
Exciting quarter-final between European Champions Belgium, widely expected to do well in this Junior World Cup, and a French team that had only lost to them on an overtime golden goal in semi-finals of the European Cup.
England overcome weary start to bounce out Egypt; Spain drops Canada after feisty consolation affair
(Photo: Stanislas Brochier)
(cross-over 9/12) – Pakistan vs. South Africa: 4-0 (half-time: 1-0)
It was an uneventful first half between Pakistan and South Africa who began the game very cautious, both with eyes on advancing to finish at-best in 9th place at the 2013 Hero Hockey Junior World Cup. Both teams traded pockets of possession with neither looking too threatening in the circle.
Holland edged New Zealand 3-2 in a pulsating quarterfinal match at the Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium.
Angus Hazlett and Ben Smith (goalkeeper) in action during the quarter final against the Netherlands. Photo credit: Stanislas Brochier.
The Junior Black Sticks Men have lost 2-3 against the Netherlands in the quarter-final match of the Junior World Cup in New Delhi tonight.
Australian U21 men lose 4-3 to defending champs Germany at Junior World Cup
Australia’s U21 men, the Burras, will not contest the medal places at the 2013 Junior World Cup after they lost 4-3 to defending champions Germany in the quarter-finals on Thursday night.
In an exciting quarter-final match today, Germany defeated Australia 4-3 to make it to the semi-finals. Australia opened their scorecard through Will Gilmour who converted a Penalty Corner and scored the first goal for them. Germany responded in the 21st minute after Christopher Ruhr scored an equalizer for them.
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DECISIVE STRIKE: Germany's Niklas Wellen's (centre) 62nd-mintue goal proved to be the winner in the end. Photo; R.V. Moorthy
The ‘bashing boys’ from Malaysia edged out Korea 2-1 to prove critics wrong, while defending champion Germany prevailed over Australia 4-3 in a battle of titans to reach the semifinals of the junior World Cup hockey tournament here on Thursday.
France made their first ever semi finals in the history of the Junior World Cup when they came from two goals down to defeat European champions Belgium 5-4 at the Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in New Delhi.
If luck favours the brave, France clearly is the bravest team in the fray here. The surprise quarterfinalist rode on luck and audacity to reach its maiden semifinal in the hockey junior World Cup, defeating European champion and title favourite Belgium 5-4 at the national Stadium here on Thursday.
NEW DELHI: Jean-Laurent Kierffer scored a brace as France stunned European champions Belgium 5-4 in a nail-biting encounter to enter the semifinals of the ongoing Hero Junior Men's Hokey World Cup on Thursday.
(Photo: Satwant Singh Dhaliwal)
Malaysia booked a place in the semi final of the Junior World Cup with a 2-1 win over South Korea at the Dyan Chand Stadium in New Delhi.
DREAM RUN: Team ready to slay France today
MALAYSIA qualified for the Junior World Cup semi-finals after 31 years when they edged South Korea 2-1 in a pulsating quarter-final at the Dyan Chand Hockey Stadium in New Delhi yesterday.
By S. Ramaguru
Mohamed Shahril Saabah (right) in a file photo. He was the hero of the day after scoring both of Malaysia's goals in their 2-1 win over South Korea in the Junior World Cup quarter-finals on Dec 12, 2013.
After 31 years, Malaysia have finally made the semi-finals of the Junior World Cup again – and they are already looking beyond it.
NEW DELHI: Defending champions Germany showed why they are the team to beat in the competition as they came up with an impressive show to down Australia 4-3 to move into the semifinals of the Hero Junior World Cup on Thursday.
England U21 Men, Nick Bandurak
SIX unanswered second half goals helped England Under-21 Men battle back from a half time deficit and secure their first win at the Hero Hockey Junior World Cup in New Delhi, India, on Thursday.
The South Africa U21 men’s hockey team lost 4-0 to an on-song Pakistan in the playoffs for ninth to 12th places at the Junior World Cup in Delhi Thursday.
The colt’s speed continued to open the game up and a quick passing sequence in the circle allowed Muhammad Irfan to score at the far post for the team’s fourth goal. PHOTO: hockeyindia.org
Pakistan beat South Africa 4-0 in their Junior Hockey World Cup in their 9-12 classification match on Thursday, according to details available on the FIH website.
NEW DELHI: Pakistan hammered South Africa 4-0 in the 9-12 classification match at the Junior Hockey World Cup on Thursday.
NEW DELHI: They might be out of the title race, but India on Thursday ensured something that every hockey fan in the country looks forward to - a clash with Pakistan.
NEW DELHI: Ramandeep Singh scored two field goals to guide India to a comfortable 4-2 win over Argentina today and set up a mouth-watering clash against arch-rivals Pakistan in the 9th-10th place classification match at the Hero Junior Men's Hockey World Cup here.
NEW DELHI: Out of the podium race in the Hero Junior Men's Hockey World Cup, India have a chance to redeem some pride with a win over arch-rivals Pakistan in the 9-10th place classification match but national coach Baljit Singh Saini today refused to treat the high-profile fixture as a "special" encounter.
Indian might have been out of the quarter-finals but they still hope to make the best out of whatever is left for them. After winning against Argentina 4-2 in today’s match, team manager Baljit Singh Saini said,” We had a lot of expectations from the team. But we couldn’t remain in the top eight unfortunately. We lost to a world class team Netherlands, defeated Canada and drew against another good team Korea. We even beat Argentina, which has a good drag-flicker. So, though we couldn’t qualify, we want to prove that our team is worthy of beating world class teams.”
NEW DELHI: Spain beat Canada 3-2 in the 13-16 classification match in the Hockey Junior World Cup here Thursday.
Former Olympian Shehnaz Sheikh, speaking after Pakistan’s humiliating elimination from the Jr. World Cup on Tuesday, remarked that the only consistency the national sides showed these days was their condemnation to playing for the last positions.
World class officials will oversee the action in The Hague, Netherlands
Wendy Stewart. (Photo: FIH / Frank Uijlenbroek)
The FIH is pleased to confirm the names of the officials who will oversee the women’s competition at next year’s Rabobank Hockey World Cup tournament, which takes place in The Hague, Netherlands between 31st May and 15th June 2014.
Anita Punt in action for the Black Sticks against Netherlands.
New Zealand have drawn Olympic and World League champions the Netherlands in next year's World Cup tournament in The Hague.
After two and a half years as assistant coach with the Black Sticks Women, Greg Nicol has resigned to take up a new role in Napier as director of coaching for Central Hockey.
Hockeyroos move to fourth in the world in newly published world rankings
The Hockeyroos have risen to fourth in the International Hockey Federation’s world rankings following their silver medal finish at the World League Finals in Tucuman earlier this week.
By Ashreena Pillai
Johor's Mohd Fariq Saadon (left) and Negri Sembilan's M. Asraf Zulazli vying for the ball in their MHC Under-21 match on Dec 12, 2013, which Negri won 5-3.
KUALA LUMPUR: After losing to Selangor 3-1 on Wednesday, Negri Sembilan were desperate to get their first win in the MHC Under-21 hockey tournament.
JONATHAN COOK in Cape Town
The quality of junior indoor hockey on display in Thursday’s second stanza of the 7th Nolands Pro Series Indoor (PSI) Nationals U16 and U18 sections reached even greater heights on the courts at the Good Hope Centre (GHC), Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Bishops and the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Scotland International hockey player Holly Cram has been confirmed as the first ambassador for Game on Scotland – the national education programme for Glasgow 2014.
Dr Bert Bunnik, second from right, with national men's hockey coach Hector Smith, left, Laijipa Naulivou and Dr Robin Mitchell. Picture: FIJI HOCKEY
THE Fiji Hockey Federation is delighted to be working with International Master coach Dr Burt Bunnik again.
IHA say contributions are an essential part of international programmes sustainability
Serious misgivings have been expressed over the Irish under-18 trials that are taking place this weekend following a letter from the Irish Hockey Association (IHA) to the parents of teenagers who have been asked to take part.
Argentina beat the South Africa men’s hockey team 4-2 in the first Test after leading 2-0 at half-time at Riverside Sports Club in Durban North Wednesday.
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Towering presence: FIH President Leandro Negre poses in front of Major Dhyan Chand's statue with the Junior World Cup trophy Photo: Meeta Ahlawat
Several coaches assembled in the 10th edition of the junior World Cup hockey tournament here have concurred that it is difficult to find consistency in under-21 teams. So far, the Netherlands looks be the most consistent team and holds a lot of promise as the quarterfinals are set to be played at the National Stadium here on Thursday.
By S. Ramaguru
France (in blue) playing against Australia in their group match of the Junior World Cup. France had qualified for only three previous editions – finishing seventh (1979), eighth (1985) and 10th (2001).
NEW DELHI: European champions Belgium and France have never cleared the first round, let alone make it to the last four of the Junior World Cup.
By S. Ramaguru
Malaysian hockey junior Mohd Firhan Ashaari (left) in a file photo. He has scored three goals so far at the Junior World Cup. He and others in the forwardline must be clinical if Malaysia are to beat South Korea in the quarter-finals.
NEW DELHI: Malaysia may have won all their three Group D matches but, on Thursday, they face a daunting task against South Korea in the quarter-finals of the Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium.
By JUGJET SINGH
PINT-SIZED Faiz Helmi Jali epitomises the Malaysian team's performance in the Junior World Cup in New Delhi.
It will be a daunting task for Malaysia to overcome Korea in the quarterfinals of the Junior World Cup at the Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in New Delhi.
Korea booked their place with an outstanding display of attacking hockey to come from two goals down to hold overwhelming favourites India 3-3 on Tuesday night.
The Koreans oozed confidence, even though they went two goals down in that crucial match, staring at an early exit.
But if there is anything going the Malaysian way, then it has to be the fact that Malaysia has never lost to the Koreans for the last three years. And that surely will give a tremendous psychological boost for Malaysia.
But these to coach K. Dharmaraj are merely statistics as the Junior World Cup is a different stage
“II have prepared the team for all eventualities and even to the extent of a shoot out, cos I feel it might go all the way,” said Dharmaraj.
“Knock out stages is a different ball game altogether for one mistake can be the difference between winning or losing, and in this case moving into the semis or being relegated to the lower placing.
“The players know what is at stake and really there is no pressure on them at all for we coaches are responsible for the results.
“A fast and bruising match is anticipated and I am reminding the players to keep their composure as our opponents are known for their robust approach.”
Malaysia needs the likes of Mohd Syamim Yusof, Firhan Ashaari, Shahril Saabah and Rashid Bahrom to be more clinical within the semi circle or at least create penalty corners when within the semi circle.
Faiz Helmi Jali and Izad Hakimi Jamaluddin have been outstanding in defence with skipper Fitri Saari making darting runs to take on the opponents defence with darting runs from the midfield.
Korea has an ace in penalty corner specialist You Seung Ju who blasted a hattrick to send India packing.
They play a fast attacking game, full of energy and never stop running, no matter how hopeless the case may look.
“We respect Malaysia as they are a great side and have shown that they can play good hockey and get the results,” said Korean coach Kim Jong Yi.
“We need to be patient against Malaysia and not given them much room as they can score both from open play and also from penalty corners.
“It will be an interesting match but we have something planned and the match against India has given our players a tremendous morale booster.”
While other players were rather apprehensive about who they would rather play in the last eight, Izad Hakimi Jamaluddin had no qualms about wanting to play India.
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After India’s disappointing exit even before the quarterfinals of the junior World Cup hockey tournament in front of the home crowd, one is compelled to reflect on the times when Bob Davidzon was pursuing the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Hockey Federation (FIH)-backed ‘Promoting Indian Hockey.’
It was a unique programme aimed at the wholesome development of Indian hockey, including attention to key areas such as better forward planning, cohesion of national and international tournaments and initiatives at grassroots level, etc.
India’s elimination before the quarterfinals at the hockey junior World Cup on Tuesday has expectedly disappointed High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans and the Dutchman made his displeasure clear after the draw against Korea.
NEW DELHI: They had the best possible preparation under some of the world's top coaches and support staff. The venue was home. And yet, India's junior hockey team failed to reach the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
NEW DELHI: Their dreams shattered after crashing out of the Hero Junior Men's Hockey World Cup, India would look to redeem some pride and finish inside the top 10 bracket when they take on Argentina in the 9th-12th classification match at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, on Thursday.
NEW DELHI: Keen to redeem some pride and finish inside the top 10 bracket, India team on Wednesday sweated it out during the practice session and worked on the strategies ahead of their 9th-12th classification match of the Hero Junior Men's Hockey World Cup against Argentina.
After failing to qualify for the quarterfinals, the Indian team now hopes to finish ninth in the ongoing Hockey Junior World Cup.
Chander Shekhar Luthra
Korea dealt India the knock-out punch on Tuesday.
It is the same old story.
As India conceded a second goal to Korea in the 58th minute of the game on Tuesday, a Hockey India official held his head and yelled at them... “Not again man”. “This is where we have lacked all these years. We were comfortably 3-1 ahead and now we are struggling. Instead of slowing down the game to frustrate Koreans, we’re playing their game of speed. Can’t our coaches and players understand this simple thing?” The senior official expressed his agony in one breath.
ISLAMABAD: Former Olympians expressed their disgust over Pakistan’s humiliating ouster from the Junior World Cup in New Delhi and said the national teams were only good enough to bag last positions in international events.
300kg of hockey sticks and equipment donated to local children
It is now a tradition for the Canadian Junior Team that when they go on tour or play in a competition abroad, they bring bags of collected sticks, jerseys and equipment to donate to a local program that supports youth hockey development.
Irish Hockey are delighted to confirm today that there will be a four nations U21 men’s International tournament taking place in Mossley, Ulster in February 2014.
JONATHAN COOK in Cape Town
Midlands Stallions on the attack and in control against East London Jaguars at the Good Hope Centre in Cape Town Wednesday on Day 5 of the 7th Nolands PSI Nationals. Photo: ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY
It was predicted by the faithful, but newcomers to the tournament had to see it to believe it … and so it proved.
By Ashreena Pillai
Muhammad Firdaus Omar (left) scored two goals for Malacca to help them beat Kelantan 3-0 in the MHC Under-21 hockey tournament.
KUALA LUMPUR: Defending champions Malacca beat Kelantan 3-0 in their opening Group A match of the MHC Under-21 hockey tournament at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Wednesday.
Starting this Winter, at USA Field Hockey’s Disney Showcase, college coaches from across the country will be able to take their recruiting efforts to the next level using Front Rush’s Coach Packet app.
Weekend round up
Aberdeen Asset Management Men’s National League Division 2
As we go into the Christmas break Uddingston remain top, this weekend they added to their outstanding goal difference of 96 with a 6-1 win over University of St Andrews.
Ahead of the Hero Hockey World League Finals in New Delhi, India, England Head Coach Bobby Crutchley has named his squad of 18 athletes who will compete in the tournament from 10-18 January.
By Rod Gilmour
Leaping for joy: England players celebrate bronze in Argentina at the weekend Photo: AP
Following England women’s bronze at the World Hockey League in Argentina, Telegraph Sport looks at areas that could play a key role in England’s bid for World Cup success in The Hague next June
Emily Maguire Indoor Hockey
The road to Wembley starts this weekend, with the first round of fixtures in the Maxinutrition Hockey 5s Premier Divisions. The Men’s and Women’s Divisions both feature 9 teams, and all of them will be battling to get through to Maxinutrition Hockey 5s Finals at Wembley on Sunday 2nd February.
East Grinstead's Joe Naughalty
EAST Grinstead will be looking to secure a sixth consecutive indoor title when the Maxinutrition Hockey 5s Men’s Championship gets underway this weekend.
Reading Women, Supersixes winners 2012-13
WOMEN’S indoor hockey returns to Bromsgrove School this weekend with the Maxinutrition Hockey 5s Championship Premier Division.
Secret Umpire's first column provoked wealth of feedback from hockey players and officials. Here, the official signs off for the year raising the issue of the aerial ball rule
By The Secret Umpire
Juggling act: Consistency is what players are really after with aerial pass, says Secret Umpire Photo: AP
Little did I realise that my humble musings would generate such fevered debate last month. Some have questioned the purpose of my thoughts, some the validity and I am sure they will continue to do so.
Wendy J. Anderson, 58, of East Dennis died December 3rd after a 10-year battle with cancer. She is survived by her parents, Phyllis and Walter Anderson of East Dennis, sister Judy Anderson of Belmont, sister Allyson Anderson-Sterling and brother-in-law Rick Sterling of Mansfield, nieces Sara and Amy Sterling of Mansfield, and brother Stephen Anderson of Sandwich and his family. Wendy was a member of the US Women’s National Squad and played in the 1983 World Cup Games.
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