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News for 31 July 2022

All the news for Sunday 31 July 2022

Commonwealth Games 2022 - 31 July
Birmingham, England

All times GMT +1


30 Jul 2022 09:00     RSA v PAK (Pool A)       2 - 2
30 Jul 2022 11:00     CAN v WAL (Pool B)       1 - 5


30 Jul 2022 14:00     AUS v KEN (Pool B)      8 - 0
30 Jul 2022 16:00     ENG v GHA (Pool A)    12 - 0
30 Jul 2022 19:00     IND v WAL (Pool A)        3 - 1
30 Jul 2022 21:00     NZL v SCO (Pool B)        1 - 0


31 Jul 20 22 09:00  NZL v PAK (Pool A)    4 - 1
31 Jul 20 22 11:00  AUS v SCO (Pool A)
31 Jul 20 22 14:00  ENG v WAL (Pool B)
31 Jul 20 22 6:00   IND v GHA (Pool B)


31 Jul 20 22 9:00  CAN v ENG (Pool A)
31 Jul 20 22 21:00  RSA v AUS (Pool B)


1 Aug 2022 09:00  WAL v GHA (Pool A)
1 Aug 2022 11:00   SCO v KEN (Pool B)


1 Aug 2022 14:00  SCO v  RSA (Pool A)
1 Aug 2022 16:00  ENG v IND (Pool B)
1 Aug 2022 19:00  GHA v CAN (Pool B)
1 Aug 2022 21:00  NZL v AUS (Pool A)

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Pakistan’s men rescue a draw in the dying seconds

England’s women make an impressive start to their hunt for a medal

A thrilling draw between South Africa and Pakistan men’s sides kicked off day 2 of the games, as Wales men put on an impressive display against Canada to round out the morning session. The afternoon session saw Australia and England’s women both register big wins, while the evening session included an Indian women’s win and New Zealand being tested by a dogged Scotland side.

Pakistan and South Africa play out opening draw

South Africa twice led but were pulled by by the Pakistani’s on both occasions as both teams settled for a draw in the opening game of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Afraz earns Pakistan last-gasp draw against South Africa

BIRMINGHAM: Pakistan’s Ahmad Nadeem celebrates after team-mate Afraz scored their late leveller against South Africa during the pool ‘A’ match at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.—Courtesy CWG2022

BIRMINGHAM: Afraz scored with 20 seconds left on the clock to help Pakistan secure a 2-2 draw against South Africa in their opening match of the Commonwealth Games hockey tournament on Saturday.

Wales Men Dominate in Commonwealth Games Opener Against Canada

Credit: David P McCarthy Photography

Wales men sailed to victory in their first match of the Commonwealth Games, beating Canada 5-1 at the University of Birmingham.

Young Canadian side falls to Wales

Photo: Yan Huckendubler

Matthew Sarmento scored the lone goal for Canada as the young men’s side fell 5-1 to a determined Wales side in the team’s opening games of the Commonwealth games. A strong first quarter that saw a hat-trick scored set the tone as No. 16 Wales toppled No. 12 Canada to get off to a dream start in the games.

Welsh power sets up England men clash to savour

By Rod Gilmour

Gareth Furlong fires Wales to victory in Games opener PIC: COPYRIGHT WORLDSPORTPICS ADY KERRY

Birmingham — It’s Not Unusual rang out at the University on Saturday. The Tom Jones classic summed up the four-goal firepower of Gareth Furlong, who once again showed his corner strength as Wales opened their Commonwealth Games campaign with another rankings upset, this time a 5-1 win over Canada.

Hockeyroos open with eight against Kenya

A Kaitlin Nobbs hat-trick has fired the Hockeyroos to a comfortable 8-0 win over Kenya in their first match of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Australia hit Kenya for eight in hockey

By  Ayumba Ayodi

Kenya's women's hockey team suffered their second loss, going down to Australia 8-0 at the University of Birmingham Centre in the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

England's women reach double figures against Ghana to go top of Pool B

England’s women started their pursuit of a medal in fine fashion, beating Ghana 12-0 in Birmingham thanks to hat-tricks from Grace Balsdon and Hannah Martin.

England rack up record Commonwealth Games hockey score with 12-0 Ghana win

By Rod Gilmour

Grace Balsdon leads the celebrations at the final hooter PIC: WORLDSPORTPICS ADY KERRY

Birmingham — England women racked up their biggest Commonwealth Games victory across both genders after decamping in Ghana’s final third all afternoon and facing 10 behind the ball, but biding their time and scoring 12 goals on Saturday.

England women hit 12 past Ghana as Wales men beat Canada

England women thrashed Ghana 12-0 in their Commonwealth Games hockey Pool A opener while Wales men beat Canada 5-1.

Improved Performance From Wales Women In Their Second Pool Match Against India

Credit: David P McCarthy Photography

Wales women lost 1-3 to India in their second pool match of the Commonwealth Games.

High-On-Intensity Indian Eves Call the Shots Against Wales

Indian hockey eves’ tournament opener against Ghana was far from convincing notwithstanding their 5-0 triumph – it was crystal clear that the Janneke Schopman-coached side needed to really pull up their socks and the Indian women came up with a big effort to snuff out the challenge of Wales in a pretty impressive 3-1 win. The Indian women were all over the Welsh defence, swarming like stinging bees and it was only a matter of time before they translated their ball possession superiority into goals. Wales goalkeeper Thomas Roseanne made some daring saves that ensured the scoreline was even stevens in the opening quarter but the red brigade lost the plot when Indian eves struck twice in two minutes both off set-pieces.

Vandana Katariya's brace hands India second consecutive win in women's hockey

India will next play hosts England on 2 August, Tuesday.

India celebrates after second goal during the pool A women's hockey match between India and Wales at the Commonwealth Games. AP

Birmingham: Vandana Katariya scored a brace as the Indian women's hockey team defeated Wales 3-1 to record its second successive win in Pool A at the Commonwealth Games here.

Wales and Scotland women lose out

Amy Gibson had a memorable match for Scotland women PIC: WORLDSPORTPICS ADY KERRY

Birmingham — Amy Gibson was hailed as “absolutely outstanding” as the Scottish goalkeeper played a crucial hand in keeping the Commonwealth women’s champions on their guard on Saturday night.

Brave Scots lose to New Zealand in Birmingham

Scotland’s women went down by the only goal of the game to New Zealand in their second match at the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre.

Manpreet & Co look to begin on perfect note

In search of an elusive Commonwealth Games gold, the Indian men's hockey team will look to start its campaign on a rousing note against a lowly Ghana in its opening Pool B match here tomorrow.

Hockey midfielder flies back home after testing positive for COVID-19

Sonika replaces Navjot Kaur in the 18-member Indian women's squad. India opened their campaign with a 5-0 win over Ghana.

Navjot Kaur's CWG campaign has come to an abrupt end. (Hockey India)

India midfielder Navjot Kaur's campaign at the Commonwealth Games came to an abrupt end as she is set to fly back home after testing positive for COVID-19.

PHF officials enjoy trip to Birmingham despite Pakistan hockey's financial crisis

KARACHI: Despite the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF)'s complaints about lack of funds for hockey activities and players, the federation's top officials reached Birmingham to meet the national squad.

EuroHockey Junior Championship 2022
Ghent, Belgium

All times GMT +2


30 Jul 2022 11:30     ENG v AUT (Pool C)               4 - 1
30 Jul 2022 13:30     ESP v BEL (3rd/4th Place)     1 - 3
30 Jul 2022 13:45     FRA v SCO (Pool C)               5 - 1
30 Jul 2022 18:00     NED v GER (Final)                  3 - 1

Pool standings


30 Jul 2022 09:00     ESP v SCO (Pool C)                 6 - 1
30 Jul 2022 09:00     IRL v WAL (Pool C)                  2 - 1
30 Jul 2022 11:15     ENG v NED (3rd/4th Place)     1 - 2
30 Jul 2022 15:45     BEL v GER (Final)                   1 - 1 (3 - 4 SO)

Pool standings

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EuroHockey Junior Championship II 2022 Men
Plzeň Litice, Czech Republic

All times GMT +2

30 Jul 2022 10:00     IRL v ITA (Pool A)         2 - 1
30 Jul 2022 12:15     CZE v TUR (Pool A)     0 - 1
30 Jul 2022 14:30     POL v WAL (Pool A)     2 - 1

Pool Standings

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EuroHockey Junior Championship II 2022 Women
Vienna, Austria

All times GMT +2

30 Jul 2022 09:30     FRA v CZE (Pool A)         3 - 1
30 Jul 2022 11:45     ITA v POL (Pool A)         2 - 1
30 Jul 2022 14:00     UKR v AUT (Pool A)     0 - 1

Pool standings

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