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News for 22 February 2022

All the news for Tuesday 22 February 2022

2021-22 FIH Pro League - 22 February


Potchefstroom, Universtity of North West
Alltimes GMT +2

19 Feb 2022 20:00     FRA v GER (RR)     2 - 4
20 Feb 2022 20:00     RSA v FRA (RR)     1 - 2
21 Feb 2022 20:00     RSA v GER (RR)     1 - 3

Men's Pool Standings

Rank Team Played Wins SO Win Draws SO Loss Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
1 Netherlands 6 4 2 0 0 0 28 9 19 16
2 Germany 6 4 0 0 0 2 20 17 3 12
3 Belgium 6 3 0 0 1 2 17 10 7 10
4 France 8 3 0 0 1 4 18 23 -5 10
5 India 4 3 0 0 0 1 27 9 18 9
6 Argentina 4 3 0 0 0 1 7 4 3 9
7 England 4 2 0 0 0 2 10 8 2 6
8 Spain 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 9 -6 0
9 South Africa 8 0 0 0 0 8 11 52 -41 0

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Germany beat South Africa to move to second in FIH Hockey Pro League

The university town of Potchefstroom in South Africa has been home to some fantastic FIH Hockey Pro League men's matches over the past 14 days and it all came to an end with another defeat for the host nation at the hands of Germany.

Germany see off South Africa for fourth Hockey Pro League win in a row

By Ali Iveson

Christopher Rühr scored Germany's first goal ©Getty Images

Christopher Rühr, Malte Hellwig and Paul-Philipp Kaufmann all scored as Germany ended their Hockey Pro League trip to South Africa on a victorious note.

Germany do enough to defeat South Africa

The FIH Pro League Potchefstroom leg concluded tonight in near perfect conditions. For the South Africans the opportunity to play the top nations in World Hockey was massive in the development of the team towards the FIH Hockey World Cup, the Commonwealth Games and other challenges they are due to face in the next couple of months. Germany had, on the other hand, the perfect three game stint so far, with a 100% record.

How Maria Granatto’s Sublime Dribbling Against England Sent Argentinian Crowd Into Raptures

Dribbling skills showcased in field hockey are always a visual treat – something we starved off in modern hockey on Astroturf. At the Women Pro League first leg match between Argentina and Englandi n Buenos Aires, Maria Granatto brought her dribbling skills to the fore in front of a raucous home crowd in a game which the Las Leonas won 5-2.

India name 20-member squad for Men's Hockey Pro League matches against Spain

Experienced midfielder Manpreet Singh to lead the team along with Harmanpreet Singh as vice-captain in Bhubaneshwar.

Hockey India today named the 20-member Indian Men's Hockey Team who will represent the country in the upcoming FIH Men's Hockey Pro League matches at home in Bhubaneswar, Odisha against Spain. The matches will be held over the weekend on 26th and 27th February 2022.

India goes with tried and tested for tie against Spain

The Indian team will see a new face in 25-year-old Sukhjeet from Punjab, who was picked in the core group following an impressive stint during the maiden Hockey India Inter-Department National Championship last year.

The two-leg tie will be held on February 26 and 27 and the Indian team will be led by Manpreet Singh.   -  THE HINDU

Promising forward Sukhjeet Singh was the new face in India's 20-strong men's hockey squad announced on Tuesday for the FIH Pro League tie against Spain in Bhubaneswar later this week.

Spanish team arrives in India for FIH Pro League encounters

Spain men's hockey team arrived here on Monday ahead of their two-legged FIH Pro League tie against Olympic bronze medallist India.

Spain men's hockey team arrived here on Monday ahead of their two-legged FIH Pro League tie against Olympic bronze medallist India to be played at the city's Kalinga Stadium on February 26 and 27.

Hockey India names 22-member squad for matches against Spain

Goalkeeper Savita will lead the squad with Deep Grace Ekka serving as her deputy. Promising young forward Sangita Kumari finds a place in the squad.

FILE PHOTO: Savita will captain the Indian team for the FIH Women’s Pro League matches against Spain.   -  BISWARANJAN ROUT

Hockey India on Sunday announced a 22-member India squad for the FIH Women’s Hockey Pro League matches against Spain on February 26 and 27. The matches will be held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

High-On-Confidence Indian Women Braced For Spanish Challenge

The FIH Pro League script couldn’t have got any better for the Indian women’s team after their eyeballs-grabbing fourth place finish at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics – a blockbuster performance despite missing out on a podium finish and one that has triggered soaring expectations about the Blueskirts being among the world’s top sides. Let’s face it – the FIH Pro League preparations of the Indian eves have been far from ideal – the girls were deprived of adequate international exposure after their premature exit from the 2021 Asian Champions Trophy at Dhaka as one of their players was laid low by Covid-19.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik meets with Indian men's and women's hockey teams

The Spanish men's team arrived on Monday ahead of its two-legged Pro League tie against Olympic bronze medallist India

Indian Men and Women Hockey team(Source: Hockey India)

Odisha's Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday met with the Indian men's and women's hockey teams at the Kalinga Stadium and wished them luck for the upcoming home leg of the FIH Hockey Pro League.

Ireland land first indoor win over South Africa in SPAR series

Chloe Brown’s penalty corner two minutes from time saw Ireland pick up their first ever indoor international win over South Africa at the seventh attempt on day one of the SPAR Indoor Hockey Series in Gormanston College.

Super opening test ends with Irish victory

The cancellation of the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup was a devastating blow for all countries that were meant to participate and also for the format of the game. The South African ladies who had been given the opportunity to play in the World Cup embarked on some great training camps, thanks to the wonderful support of SPAR. And now thanks to the support of SPAR they were able to at least return to a court as the SPAR Indoor Hockey Test Series got underway in Dublin. South Africa celebrated the 50th cap of long-time striker Eloise Walters. She was acknowledged before the start of the test.

The Czech Olympic Dream

The Czech Republic has a strong sports culture but have not been able to achieve any major Olympic successes when it comes to collective sports.

Swansea Ladies win Bronze at European Indoor Tournament

Swansea HC ladies finished third in the EuroHockey Indoor Club Challenge held in Croatia from the 18th-20th February

Negri score second big WMHL win

By Jugjet Singh

NSTP file pic

KUALA LUMPUR: Title contenders Negri Sembilan had a slow start but went on to beat Sabah 5-0 in the Women's Malaysia Hockey League (WMHL) in Bukit Jalil today.

Kanaan, Twaloloka crowned inaugural champions

by Helge Schütz

Sunelle Ludwig of Kanaan in action against Vanessa Schoeman of Twaloloka. Photo: Helge Schütz

KANAAN and Twaloloka became the inaugural champions of the Standard Bank Namibian Indoor Hockey Champions League after winning the men and women's finals respectively on Saturday.

Hockey history on the high seas

Whilst researching a story for an exhibition about a very eminent lady hockey player of the early 20th century, The Hockey Museum discovered that she had travelled on the very first voyage of the liner Queen Mary.

Pakistan’s Olympic medals: Hockey team’s domination is clear

Pakistan have won 10 medals at the Summer Olympics since the 1948 edition. Only two of these are individual medals.

By Ali Asgar Nalwala

Pakistan’s Olympic medals: Hockey team’s domination is clear Picture by Getty Images

Pakistan, formed in 1947, featured in their first-ever Olympics at the London 1948 Summer Games. However, it took the country eight years to win its first Olympic medal at the quadrennial showpiece event.

Hockey great Abdul Waheed Khan passes away

Former centre forward was part of team that secured Pakistan’s first-ever Olympic medal at 1960 Rome Games

Former hockey Olympian Abdul Waheed Khan has passed away at the age of 85 in Karachi.

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