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News for 27 March 2022

All the news for Sunday 27 March 2022

2021-22 FIH Hockey Pro League - 27 March
SparkassenPark, Mönchengladbach

All times GMT +1


26 Mar 2022 16:30     GER v ESP (RR)     2 - 1
27 Mar 2022 14:30     GER v ESP (RR)    

Men's Pool Standings

Rank Team Played Wins SO Win Draws SO Loss Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
1 India 8 5 0 0 1 2 41 23 18 16
2 Netherlands 6 4 2 0 0 0 28 9 19 16
3 Germany 7 5 0 0 0 2 22 18 4 15
4 Argentina 6 3 1 0 0 2 12 10 2 11
5 Belgium 6 3 0 0 1 2 17 10 7 10
6 France 8 3 0 0 1 4 18 23 -5 10
7 England 4 2 0 0 0 2 10 8 2 6
8 Spain 5 1 0 0 0 4 13 19 -6 3
9 South Africa 8 0 0 0 0 8 11 52 -41 0


26 Mar 2022 14:00     GER v USA (RR)     2 - 0
27 Mar 2022 12:00     GER v USA (RR)    

Women's Poll Standings

Rank Team Played Wins SO Win Draws SO Loss Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
1 Argentina 4 4 0 0 0 0 16 6 10 12
2 India 6 3 1 0 1 1 16 9 7 12
3 Netherlands 4 3 1 0 0 0 8 3 5 11
4 Germany 7 2 1 0 2 2 10 8 2 10
5 Belgium 6 2 0 0 0 4 7 12 -5 6
6 Spain 6 1 1 0 1 3 9 13 -4 6
7 United States 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
8 England 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 10 -6 0
9 China 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 -7 0

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FIH Match Centre

Die Danas blank USA, Honomas enjoy addition of Peillat in victory over Spain

Two third-quarter goals propelled the Germany women over the visiting United States in Mönchengladbach to give Germany just their second-straight victory after their 3-0 win over Spain earlier in the week.

Double delight for Germany in FIH Pro League

By Vimal Sankar

Hanna Granitzki scored the opener for Germany ©Getty Images

Germany men’s and women’s hockey teams won their respective International Hockey Federation (FIH) Pro League matches in Mönchengladbach.

Battling USWNT Falls to Germany in 2021-22 FIH Hockey Pro League Opener

Images Taken by FIH & WorldSportsPics

MÖNCHENGLADBACH, Germany – The No. 15 U.S. Women’s National Team took the turf at SparkassenPark in Mönchengladbach, Germany to play their first game of the 2021-22 FIH Hockey Pro League. Up against an opponent that already had played six games in the season, USA held Die Danas scoreless in the first half before two second half goals were the match decider as Germany topped the red, white and blue, 2-0.

Injured Vandana Unavailable for Pro League Ties vs England & Netherlands

The forwardline’s injury headaches of the Indian women hockey team arent showing any signs of easing with experienced forward Vandana Katariya unlikely to play upcoming the Pro League games against England and the Netherlands in the first week of April. The 29-year-old Haridwar girl sustained a minor ankle fracture while playing the Pro League match against Spain- Subsequently, she was forced to give the Pro League ties against Germany a miss.

With better infrastructure, India will win more Olympic medal in hockey: Kapil Dev

"Cricket has reached new heights as a result of enhanced facilities. However, if we do the same thing in other sports, such as having 200 extra astro turfs, India will win more Olympic medals in hockey than any other country,"

India men hockey team win bronze at Tokyo Olympics

The legendary Kapil Dev feels cricket reached "new heights" in India due to an upgrade in infrastructure and providing better facilities will help sports like hockey win more medals at the Olympics. "We as a country need to give the infrastructure first. If we have it, the kids will be free to chose any sport they want," Kapil said. "Cricket has reached new heights as a result of enhanced facilities. However, if we do the same thing in other sports, such as having 200 extra astro turfs, India will win more Olympic medals in hockey than any other country," he added.

Leopold bounce back to stay in front in Belgian men’s league

Royal Leopold bounced back from a couple of defeats to land an important 3-0 win over Gantoise to remain top of the Belgian men’s league with four rounds of the regular season to go.

Surbiton Made To Wait For Title While Reading And University Of Nottingham Seal Promotion

Photo credit: Andy Smith (@asandysmith, Twitter)

Hampstead & Westminster kept Surbiton’s title champagne on ice with a 2-0 victory which also boosted their European hopes on a dramatic Saturday in the Vitality Women’s Premier Division.

Pembroke buzzing after women’s EYHL goes down to the wire

Aisling Naughton’s spectacular second minute goal was enough to get Pembroke the 1-0 win against Muckross they needed win the women’s EY Hockey League for the first time.

Watsonians extend their lead while Western retain their five point lead

Watsonians extended their lead at the top of the Scottish women`s Premiership to six points with a 3-1 win at Western Wildcats, and meanwhile at Peffermill Clydesdale Western went down 4-1 to Edinburgh University, thus opening up the challenge for second spot and the other European place..

Strathmore Scorpions register historic win over Blazers

By Agnes Makhandia

Kenyan international Gilly Okumu made all the difference as Strathmore University Scorpions shocked record champions Blazers 2-0 during their women’s Kenya Hockey Union Premier League match at City Park Stadium in Nairobi on Saturday.


Strathmore give defending champions Blazers a hiding

By Washington Onyango

Strathmore University's Gily Okumu (left) collide with DFH Woverines's Goalkeeper Shanice Ayuma during Premier league match at City Park Hockey Stadium on Saturday, March 19, 2022. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Strathmore University Scorpions maintained their perfect start to the season after defeating defending champions Blazers 2-0 in yesterday’s Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) Women’s Premier League match at City Park.

Legendary Centre Half Akhtar Rasool Honoured

By Ijaz Chaudhry

Akhtar Rasool speaking on the occasion

In the latest of the ‘Meet A Hockey Stalwart` series organised by former Pakistani hockey international Major Peerzada in Lahore, Pakistan`s former captain Akhtar Rasool was the chief guest.

One of the finest center-halves in the history of the game, Akhtar Rasool was a member of no less than three World Cup-winning teams: 1971, 1978 and 1982 (when he captained arguably Pakistan`s greatest ever team).  In addition, he has a silver medal from the 1975 World Cup as well as Olympic silver (1972) and Olympic bronze (1976).

Later, Akhtar Rasool had two stints as the President of the Pakistan Hockey Federation but failed miserably. In his second tenure, Pakistan couldn’t qualify for the World Cup (2014) for the first time. Earlier, he had achieved another dubious distinction as the manager/head coach when at the 2012 Olympics, Pakistan lost to Australia  0-7– Pakistan`s worst-ever defeat in the Olympics.

The previous functions had been mostly arranged at the lawns of the Lahore Garrison Golf & Country club with the participants number not exceeding 20.  This Thursday, it was a big gathering at the magnificent hall of the La Grande Chalet Event Complex. The owner Mr. Rana Imdad, himself a former national hockey player, had provided the hall for the function free of charge.

amilies were present for the first time. As before, several former hockey stalwarts and enthusiasts were in attendance. Those who came to the stage and recalled Akhtar Rasool`s remarkable playing skills and contribution to Pakistan`s glories included among others Dr. Tariq Aziz (Pakistan`s gold medal-winning captain of the 1968 Olympics),  Qasim Zia (gold medallist 1982 World Cup & 1984 Olympics) and also a former President PHF,  Col (retd) Mudssar Asghar (Olympic medallist 1972 & 1976) and also a former secretary PHF,  and Asif Bajwa, the sitting secretary PHF.

After the sumptuous dinner, Major Peerzada`s younger brother Salman Peerzada delighted the gathering with songs in his melodious voice.

As per the tradition, the chief guest cut a cake with the inscription, `an evening with Akhtar Rasool’.                  

The cake was in the shape of a hockey field.

Ijaz Chaudhry writes on hockey & other sports. For more about him and his work, visit: www.sportscorrespondent.info


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