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News for 27 May 2022

All the news for Friday 27 May 2022

Hero Asia Cup 2022 - 27 May

All times GMT +7

26 May 2022 11:45     OMA v KOR (Pool B)     1 - 5
26 May 2022 14:00     MAS v BAN (Pool B)      8 - 1
26 May 2022 16:15     PAK v JPN (Pool A)        2 - 3
26 May 2022 18:30     IND v INA (Pool A)          16 - 0 (India reach Super 4 by 1 goal on Goal Difference)

27 May 2022 is a rest day

28 May 2022 13:30     PAK v OMA (5-8th Place)
28 May 2022 16:00     MAS v KOR (Super4s Pool)
28 May 2022 18:30     IND v JPN (Super4s Pool)

Pool standings

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Asia Cup provides ticket to Bhubaneswar-Rourkela

All 16 qualified teams are now known for the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar - Rourkela, India.

Final teams secure berths for men’s Hockey World Cup 2023

The 16 teams for the 2023 men’s World Cup have now been confirmed following results at the ongoing Asia Cup in Jakarta.

Speedy Tigers run Bangladesh ragged

By Jugjet Singh

National goalkeeper Hafizuddin Othman warming up for the Asia Cup match against Bangladesh yesterday. - Pic courtesy of MHC

Malaysia warmed up for the next round of the Asia Cup by hammering minnows Bangladesh 8-1 in their final Group B match at GBK Stadium in Jakarta yesterday.

Malaysia qualify for hockey World Cup

By Jugjet Singh

Malaysian players preparing for their Asia Cup Group B match against Bangladesh at GBK Stadium, Jakarta today. - Pic courtesy of MHC

JAKARTA: India hammered Indonesia 16-0 in their last Asia Cup Group A match today to drag Malaysia, Japan and South Korea into the World Cup in January.

Malaysia qualify early for Bhubaneswar, thanks to W-Cup hosts


On form: Razie Rahim (left) in action against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup Group B match in Jakarta. — AHF

PETALING JAYA: India gifted Malaysia with an early spot in the World Cup as they scored a thumping 16-0 victory over Indonesia to check into the super four of the Asia Cup in Jakarta.

Narrow defeat to Japan costs Pakistan place in Asia Cup last four, next year’s World Cup

PAKISTAN’S Abdul Hanan (C) vies for the ball with Japan players during their Asia Cup match at the GBK Sports Arena on Thursday. —courtesy AHF

JAKARTA: A heart-breaking 3-2 loss to Japan was made even worse for Pakistan when India put 16 goals past Indonesia on Thursday to not only put the arch-rivals out of the Super 4s stage at the Asia Cup but also crush their hopes of making it to next year’s World Cup.

Pakistan out of World Cup race after 2-3 defeat against Japan

LAHORE-Pakistan’s hopes to enter the super four stage of Asia Hockey Cup 2022 and qualify for the 2023 Hockey World Cup suffered a big blow as they conceded a 2-3 defeat at the hands of Japan in a closely-fought Pool A match at the GBK Sports Complex Hockey Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia on Thursday.

Sweet 16 :India enter knockout stage with 16-0 win over Indonesia, WC door shut on Pak

India’s Pawan Rajbhar was named the Player of the Match. He scored a brace against Indonesia. HI

Rising to the occasion, the Indian men’s hockey team slammed six goals in the final quarter for a crushing 16-0 victory over Indonesia, a result that took them into the knockout stage of the Asia Cup — and also shut the World Cup door on Pakistan.

India blank Indonesia 16-0; storm into second round

India needed to win by a margin of 15 goals in the final group match to qualify for the Super 4s. Sudev Belimagga and Dipsan Tirkey scored hat-tricks in the massive win.

By Ali Asgar Nalwala

Asia Cup hockey 2022: India blank Indonesia 16-0; storm into second round Picture by Hockey India

The Indian men’s hockey team beat hosts Indonesia 16-0 in their final match of the Asia Cup 2022 Pool A at the GBK Sports Complex Hockey Stadium in Jakarta and qualified for the second round of the continental meet.

Confident India eyes revenge against Japan in Super 4 match

Despite facing a below-par Indonesia in its final group league game, the young side coached by Sardar Singh must be lauded for being able to score a whopping 16 goals in just an hour.

Revenge would be high on India's agenda having lost to the Japanese in the pool stages.   -  SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT

Having risen like a proverbial phoenix from the ashes, a rejuvenated Indian men's hockey team would like to put up a much-improved performance when it takes on Japan in its first 'Super 4' match of the Asia Cup here on Saturday.

Olympians, ex-players call for radical changes in PHF after Pakistan fails to qualify for World Cup

Once the undisputed champions of world hockey, Pakistan has reeled from one crisis to another and from one disappointment to another

Pakistan Hockey Team (Source: PHF/Twitter)

Erstwhile powerhouse of the game, Pakistan's failure to qualify for the men's hockey World Cup has created a furore in the nation with former players finding it "hard to digest" and calling for heads to roll in the national federation.

Despite a Forgetable campaign, Asia Cup Will Be a Big Learning Curve for Indonesia

Indonesia was making their debut in the 11th Men’s Asia Cup in their own backyard – GKB Stadium, Jakarta. Before Indonesia, only three nations featured in the Asia Cup only once – Iran in 1985, Kazakshtan in 1993 and Chinese Taipei in 2013. The Indonesians of course had the home crowd support to their advantage, but they were unable to capitalise on it as they emerged as the ‘whipping boys’ of the tournament.

Hinch, Roper, Toman and Sanford Back For England

England see the return of four Olympians for this weekend’s FIH Hockey Pro League home games against South Africa men and Spain women.

Maddie Hinch returns to England women duties in Hockey Pro League

Maddie Hinch returns to international hockey this weekend for the first time since last summer’s Tokyo Olympics.

England Hockey Men's County Championships Continue

Mens' County Championships Finals at Nottingham Hockey Centre, Saturday 28 May  

California Cup Celebrates 50th Anniversary on Memorial Day Weekend in Moorpark

By Jawwad Qamar

The 50th California Cup International Hockey Tournament begins on Friday morning with the start of competition in the men and women super divisions at Moorpark College.

The 2022 edition of one of the oldest and largest field hockey tournaments in the world, more popularly known as the Cal Cup, will include 127 teams, consisting of over 1,600 athletes competing in 11 divisions ranging from Under-8 to Men/Women Super Divisions. The super divisions will feature current and former international players from Australia, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain and USA. Competition will take place at Moorpark College, Moorpark High School, and Thousand Oaks High School, from May 27 through May 30.

“We once again look forward to welcoming all the athletes, coaches, managers, umpires, vendors, and spectators to Cal Cup for a wonderful weekend full of great competition and fun,” said Tom Harris, tournament founder.

In addition to cash prize in super divisions, all players in the top three teams of each division will receive Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals.

All super division games will be live streamed starting at 10 am Friday on Cal Cup channel on YouTube.

For schedule and directions to the venues, please visit www.calcup.com.

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Klang Hockey Fest to celebrate Synergy's anniversary

By Jugjet Singh

The fifth edition of the Klang Hockey Fest will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Synergy Hockey Club. - Pic credit Facebook Klang Hockey Fest.

KUALA LUMPUR: The fifth edition of the Klang Hockey Fest will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Synergy Hockey Club.

Penalty corner future: ‘Safety first, but we need to keep essence of the sport’

Umpire Lee Barron awards a penalty corner. PIC: England Hockey / Simon Parker

The future of the penalty corner is set for possible changes – but not before the Paris 2024 Olympics – with world hockey launching a consultation project to stem danger but to keep the excitement.

Tegan beats diabetes daily to excel at hockey

Her life journey was mapped out at age five but may yet take a turn in Paris

Mark Etheridge


A 2011 medical study showed that about eight in 100 South Africans suffer from diabetes. Hockey ace Tegan Fourie is one of them, but she suffers from the more serious type 1.

India hockey goalie tours the world, but returns to a shanty

Ramendra Singh

BHOPAL: For the past five years, Indian hockey goalkeeper Khushboo Khan has been going around the world, representing the country, and coming home to her shanty in Bhopal. In all these years, officials' promises of helping the family get a pucca house have never turned into reality.

Norman can continue as an HI employee, says HC-appointed CoA

The CoA also said that it will soon find an appropriate candidate to manage the day-to-day affairs of Hockey India.

Being the CEO of the organisation, Norman was a part of the Hockey India's Executive Board and several Committees but did not have voting right.   -  R.V. Moorthy

The Committee of Administrators (CoA), appointed to run Hockey India, on Thursday said it won't object if Elena Norman continues to work for the federation but she must relinquish her positions in the managing committee and executive board of the sports body.

Why Governance Is So Important

Ashley Morrison

Businesses and sports have constitutions and articles of association not only to protect themselves, but also to protect those in their employ and as well as their board members.

Reset: rebrand – Scottish Hockey reveals new logo and visual identity

Scottish Hockey has revealed a modern new logo as it resets with a new visual identity, giving the organisation a bold and exciting look for the future.

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