Men's finalists known at Hockey World League Semi-Final in Johannesburg
Germany (pictured) will meet Belgium in the event final in Johannesburg. Copyright: FIH / Getty Images
Johannesburg, South Africa: The men’s final at the Hockey World League Semi-Final will be contested between Germany and Belgium following another dramatic day of action at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Classic Charlier goal sets up Belgian triumph
JOHANNESBURG: A brilliant Cedric Charlier goal set up Belgium for a surprise 2-1 win over Australia in Johannesburg on Friday and a Men's Hockey World League final showdown against Germany.
Kookaburras to play Spain for third place in WL Semi-Final
Defeated 2 - 1 by Belgium in semi-final
Author: Holly MacNeil
The Kookaburras semi-final against Belgium took place at the World League Semi-Final overnight, with the game going the way of Belgium with a final score of AUS 1 – 2 BEL. Belgium will now play Germany in the final of the World League Semi-Final, while Australia will play Spain in the bronze medal match.
Black Sticks to play for fifth in Johannesburg
Photo: FIH/Getty Images
The Vantage Black Sticks Men have set up a fifth place playoff following a 2-0 win over Egypt at the Hockey World League Semi Final in Johannesburg.
Black Sticks men one win from World Cup after overcoming Egypt at World League Semifinal
Nick Haig found the back of the net in New Zealand's 2-0 win over Egypt at the World League Semifinal tournament. PHOTOSPORT
The New Zealand men's hockey team are one win away from booking their berth at next year's World Cup.
Green Machine 1 Win Away From Guaranteed World Cup Spot
It took the excitement and drama of a shootout to separate these two sides as Ireland all but secured their place at the 2018 World Cup.
Shoot-out magic puts Ireland all but ends 28-year wait for World Cup berth
Ireland celebrate following their shoot-out win. Pic: FIH/Getty
Barring a series of miracles, Ireland’s men have assured their place at a first World Cup since 1990 as they ground out a shoot-out win over France in Johannesburg.
Veteran Smith jack of all trades but young Cassiem the master
by Ken Borland
Germany and Belgium confirmed themselves as the men’s finalists for the Hockey World League at the Wits Astro on Friday night with thrilling semi-final wins.
Cassiem shines in SA victory
Dayaan Cassiem topped off his best game for South Africa in a very short career by scoring a goal in SA’s 4-2 win over Japan in the FIH World Hockey League Semi-Finals.
SA eye future after 9th-place finish
by Karien Jonckheere
Austin Smith © Gallo Images
The SA men’s hockey team have finished ninth at the Hockey World League after defeating Japan 4-2 in their final playoff match in Johannesburg on Friday.
Malaysia have no hope of making World Hockey League Finals
KUALA LUMPUR: The national men’s team can forget about making the World Hockey League Finals.
Tickets sold out for Hockey World League Final
Johannesburg, South Africa: The South African Hockey Association (SAHA) has announced that all tickets for the final matches of the Hockey World League Semi-Finals are officially sold out.
One year to go until Hockey Women's World Cup London 2018
Friday 21 July marks one year to go until the Hockey Women’s World Cup London 2018 gets underway at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre.
PAC Preview: Men’s Athletes to Watch
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – In the coming weeks Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. will welcome some of the greatest field hockey talent in the world at the 2017 Pan American Cups (PAC). With many of the participating nations enjoying recent success, this is another prime opportunity for many individual athletes to showcase their talents on the international stage.
Parnham to Deliver “Coaching Technical Skills Workshop” Prior to Women's Pan American Cup Final
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Field Hockey is pleased to announce a Technical Skills Workshop to be led by Craig Parnham, Director of Coach Education and Learning, in conjunction with Liz Tchou, Senior Manager of Coach Education. This three-hour workshop will be held at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, Pa. on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. prior to the women’s Pan American Cup Final. All participants of the workshop will receive a free ticket to the women’s 4:00 p.m. bronze medal and 7:00 p.m. gold medal matches. This workshop is the perfect opportunity to focus on technical skills in preparation for the upcoming season while networking with fellow coaches. Coaches of all levels are welcome and participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
PHF take tough decisions after team’s poor show
By Nabil Tahir
KARACHI: Following the team’s disastrous performance in the World Hockey League Semi-finals, Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has appointed new management for the senior hockey team with immediate effect.
60 players named for training camp
LAHORE - Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) Friday announced the names of 60 players for attending a training camp for the buildup of the team to take part in the Asia Cup being played from October 12 to 22 at Dhaka.
Hockey India urgently needs saving: Is the sport careening towards extinction?
“He who refuses to learn, deserves extinction.” — Rabbi Hillel
Hockey in India could very well be careening towards extinction. Illustration courtesy Austin Coutinho
Indian hockey, not for the first time in almost a hundred years, seems to have driven itself into a dead-end. Therefore, when its wise men (and women) meet in a couple of days, Hockey India (HI) will have to address a few problems with a lot of prudence and pragmatism. More importantly, HI shall have to take a few ‘unpopular’, but path-breaking decisions to save the game from an untimely demise in the country.
Indians resume training after disastrous HWL Semifinals
If a slip-up was to happen, this was the best moment for it, coach Oltmans insists
Time to regroup: Oltmans says the sixth-place finish is a wake up call for the team, but it can now learn from the result.
Still smarting from one of its worst displays in recent times, the Indian men’s senior team has resumed training in the familiar environs of the National camp here.
India's finishing not up to the mark, says Oltmans
BENGALURU: Indian hockey chief coach Roelant Oltmans on Friday said the team was looking to rectify its mistakes after the disastrous sixth place finish at the Hockey World League Semifinal in London last month. The team is currently at the SAI, South Centre here, preparing for an exposure tour to Europe next month where they will face Belgium and Germany.
Don’t think it’s correct to use Sardar Singh’s issue as an excuse: Hockey coach Roelant Oltmans
Chief hockey coach Roelant Oltmans said the Sardar Singh issue should not be used as an ‘excuse’ for India’s poor performance, adding that this was a wake-up call for the team ahead of October’s Asia Cup and the World League finals.
by Mihir Vasavda
Roelant Oltmans called India’s showing at the Hockey World League semifinals in London ‘a wake up call’.
A sixth-place finish at the 10-team Hockey World League Semifinals in London handed India a reality check ahead of next year’s World Cup. A police interrogation against former captain Sardar Singh and allegations of match fixing made against Pakistan officials, by Hockey India, further rocked the boat.
Scotland U21 Women score five in Euros victory over Ukraine
Scotland U21 Women defeated Ukraine 5-3 in their penultimate game of EuroHockey Junior Championship II in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.
Scotland U21 Men beaten by late France comeback
Scotland U21 Men missed out on a place in the EuroHockey Junior Championship II final after a late comeback by France saw them pip the Scots at the post with a 3-2 victory. Scotland will now play in the third place play-off against the Czech Republic.
Netherlands overwhelm England U18 Girls
U18 girls, July 2017
A clinical display of hockey from the Netherlands saw them beat England Under-18 Girls in their penultimate match of the Six Nations Tournament in Terrassa, Spain, on Friday morning.
Abdo and Cardiff to draw on 2016 EHL experience in Barcelona
2017 National Championships: Day 3
The U18 Women’s team Ontario Central looks up for options as they battled the B.C. Lions in a tight nail biter of a game on Day 3 of the 2017 Nationals Championships held in Surrey, BC. PHOTO: Blair Shier
Day 3 of the 2017 National Championships was another busy day of hockey, featuring a little less sun but the same amount of fun! The U15 Boys and Girls tournament entered the final rounds of pool play tom fight for the top spots in their pools before crossover pool play begins in Day 4. Meanwhile, the U17 competition kicked off their first games of Nationals 2017. The day started with some heavy rain, but the skies cracked open to allow a mix of sun and cloud for most of the afternoon which made for some perfect playing weather later in the day.
Women’s World Cup qualification joy for South Africa & Japan in Johannesburg
South Africa women achieved World Cup qualification on Day 13 in Johannesburg. Copyright: FIH / Getty Images
Johannesburg, South Africa: Germany and USA will contest the women’s final of the Hockey World League Semi-Final event after both nations overcame the respective challenges of Argentina and England on Day 13 at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Drama as unfancied Germany, USA reach final
JOHANNESBURG: Argentina had a last-gasp goal disallowed and England flopped in a shootout Thursday as unfancied Germany and the United States reached a Women's Hockey World League tournament final in Johannesburg.
Thrilling Sudden Death Shootout Victory Propels USWNT into the Final
Images courtesy of Rodrigo Jaramillo and Getty Images/FIH
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Under the lights at Wits University, the U.S. Women’s National Team took on No. 2 England in the second semifinal match of the FIH Hockey World League Semifinals. The 60-minute battle was a testament of the competitive nature of both squads as England found the backboard in the opening minute of the second quarter and USA’s persistence attack located the equalizer in the 57th minute. As the first round of shootouts finished tied at 1-1, USA netted their first and saved England's attempt for a thrilling sudden death victory.
USA defeat England in penalty shootout
England v USA
England were defeated by the USA in a dramatic penalty shootout in the Hockey World League Semi-Finals.
SA women ensure they will travel to World Cup
by Ken Borland
The South African women’s hockey side made sure that they will travel to London next year for the World Cup as they beat Ireland 3-0 in the Hockey World League at Wits Astro on Thursday, ensuring that they will finish either fifth or sixth in the prestigious tournament that ends on Sunday.
SA Women qualify for Hockey World Cup
The South Africa national women’s hockey team qualified for the 2018 Hockey World Cup in London by beating Ireland in the FIH Hockey World League Semi-Finals.
SA women secure World Cup spot
by Karien Jonckheere
SA Womens Hockey Team celebrate their win © BackpagePix
The South African women’s hockey team earned themselves automatic qualification for next year’s Hockey World Cup in England with a 3-0 victory over Ireland at the Wits Astro in Johannesburg on Thursday afternoon.
Proteas qualify for hockey World Cup
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Lisa-Marie Deetlefs celebrates her goal with teammates during Thursday's win over Ireland. Photo: Aubrey Kgakatsi/BackpagePix
JOHANNESBURG - They may have started out slowly in the Hockey World League Semi-Finals but the South African women finished with a bang beating Ireland 3-0 to earn their place at next year’s World Cup in London.
Green Army Fall To South Africa
The opening half was at times frantic by both teams with no real rhythm developing and turnovers abound. Ayeisha McFerran was called upon to make two early saves as South Africa began to make their presence felt through Tarryn Glasby and Bernadette Coston. Gillian Pinder darted through the midfield to create a one-two with Sinead Loughran but the South African defence swept up the ball before she should shoot. The Green Army seemed to take some time to settle into the game and South Africa won 3 penalty corners, the third of which Lisa-Marie Deetlefs fired into the net on her reverse. Ireland won their first PC in the dying moments of the first half and Roisin Upton’s drag was deflected onto the post-players face resulting in a stroke. But the post came to South Africa’s rescue and they went into the half with the lead.
Direct road to London closed by South African hosts
The two sides conduct team talks. Pic: FIH/Getty
The Irish women’s second chance at direct qualification for the 2018 World Cup came a cropper as they came unstuck in a 3-0 defeat to South Africa in their fifth to eighth place playoff.
Japan beat Indian Women's Hockey Team by 2-0
Japan beat the Indian Women's Hockey team 2-0 in the 5/8th place match at the Women's Hockey World League Semi Final, Johannesburg.
Japan beats India
India to play seventh-eighth place match on Saturday
Action from the match between Japan and India on Thursday. Photo: Courtesy FIH website
Japan defeated India 2-0 in the fifth-eighth placing match of the Women’s HWL Semifinal here on Thursday.
Recap: Women’s National Team Super Series
Left to right: Sara McManus, Shanlee Johnston, Kate Wright (Gillis), Danielle Hennig and Stephanie Norlander of the Women’s National Pan Am Cup team in warm up for the last game in their inter-league Super Series in Vancouver, B.C. before heading off to the Pan Am Cup in August. PHOTO: Blair Shier
Family, friends, and fans alike were in attendance last night to cheer on the only hometown viewing of the Women’s team heading to play in the Pan American Cup in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Only the best to take to the field in quest for hockey golds
ONE thing is clear. The two KL SEA Games field hockey golds – for men and women – are as good as Malaysia’s.
Doha Men’s indoor hockey team ready for Games after Asia Cup setback
by S. Ramaguru
Big help: National indoor hockey consultant Paul Lissek (left) giving instructions to goalkeeper Mohamed Zaimi Mat Derus during a training session in Klang as coach Mohamed Amin Rahim looks on. — AZHAR MAHFOF / The Star
FOUR months ago, the national men’s indoor hockey team competed in the Indoor Asia Cup for the first time in Doha, Qatar.
Malaysian indoor hockey teams in demand as sparring partners
KUALA LUMPUR: The Thailand women’s indoor hockey team have “hired” the Kuala Lumpur women’s team as sparring partners in preparation for the SEA Games next month.
T&T open trials for indoor hockey squad
Newly appointed national men’s indoor hockey team coach Raphael Govia will flick off preparations for the upcoming Pan American Indoor Hockey Championship in Georgetown, Guyana, from October 14-22 with an open trial session from Monday July 24.
THE Fiji Hockey Federation is keen to revive the sport in areas where its popularity has dropped.
Khalid begins game of musical chairs after horror show at WHL
LAHORE: Following the national team’s disastrous performance in the World Hockey League, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has appointed new management for the senior hockey team with immediate effect. The decision was taken by PHF president Brig (r) Muhammad Khalid Sajjad Khokhar on Thursday, with head coach Khawaja Junaid Ahmad being replaced by Farhat Hassan Khan and team manager Muhammad Rafiq replaced by Muhammad Shafqat. In the changes which will stay in effect till 2018, assistant coach Muhammad Sarwar has kept his place. Sajjad has also appointed a new selection committee which will be headed by former Olympian Hassan Sardar, and will also include Ayaz Mehmood and Syed Mussadiq Hussain. The new committee has replaced Abdul Rasheed Junior, Farhat Hassan Khan, Waseem Feroz and Qasim Khan.
Hockey federation appoints new selection committee, head coach
Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) President Brig (retd) Muhammad Khalid Sajjad Khokhar on Thursday announced the appointment of a new national selection committee and management for the senior hockey team "with immediate effect".
PHF sacks coaches, selection committee
Farhat Khan appointed new head coach while Hassan Sardar to lead new selection committee
LAHORE - Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) president Brig (r) Khalid Sajjad Khokhar Thursday appointed new management of national senior team and also formed the new selection committee in the wake of team's dismal (seventh) finish in the World Hockey League in England last month.
Khawaja Junaid disappointed by Pakistan Hockey Federation action
LAHORE: Sacked head coach of Pakistan team Khawaja Junaid is disappointed the way the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) ousted him from the job in the backdrop of the national team’s dismal performance in the World Hockey League.
Germany too strong for England Under-18 girls
Lynn Vanderstichele, England U18 Girls, July 20 2017
An early conceded goal and injury to a key player didn’t stop England Under-18 Girls battling well with Germany in the Six Nations Tournament in Spain on Thursday morning, but they lost out 3-0 to their rivals.
Germans too strong for England U16 Girls
VIcki McCabe, England U16 Girls v Spain, July 19 2017
Goalkeepers Zara Rose and Mila Welch both played strongly for England Under-16 Girls in their latest match of the Six Nations Tournament in Spain on Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to take the win against Germany.
Netherlands too strong for England U16 Boys
Matthew Bellin, England U16 Boys, July 20 2017
railing by just one goal at half time, England Under-16 Boys faced a barrage of attacks from the Netherlands and lost out 4-1 in their latest match at the Six Nations Tournament in Nottingham on Thursday evening.
2017 National Championships: Day 2
U15 Girls team Ontario Central carries the ball vs BC Lions in the 2017 National Championships in Surrey, BC. PHOTO: Blair Shier
It was another roasting hot, jam-packed day of hockey at Tamanawis Fields in Surrey, B.C. as the 2017 National Championships played on. The U15 teams entered further into pool play under the beating sun as the U18 teams took advantage of some practice time on the fields midday.
Vale Cec Pearce
On the morning of Thursday July 20th, Australia lost one of its most influential hockey identities, Cec Pearce.
Sportsmen recall hockey wizard Mohd Shahid on his first death anniversary
VARANASI: Hundreds of sportsmen offered rich tributes to legendary dribbler and Olympian Mohd Shahid at a function organized at Sampurnanand Sports Stadium on his first death anniversary on Thursday.
Can't watch live HWL broadcast at work?
Is work getting in the way of your enjoying live broadcasts of the HWL Semi-finals in Johannesburg? Fieldhockey.com are offering live commentary on every game on the Twitter handle @HWLJoburg so at least you can keep up with the action and the scores from the tournament.
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Don’t get carried away
by S. Ramaguru
Excellent job: S. Kumar (left) posing with the World Hockey League Semi-Finals best goalkeeper award at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London. Together with him is national coach Stephen van Huizen.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian men’s hockey team produced one of their best showings ever in an international tournament in recent years – and that has raised hopes of better things to come.
FIH launches Rules of Hockey app
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has launched a free ‘Rules of Hockey’ app for iOS and android smartphones.