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News for 29 December 2022

All the news for Thursday 29 December 2022

Hockey WC: EXPLAINED! What is the tie-breaker rule that will come into play in group stage


The year 2022 has seen quite a few marquee tournaments taking place, such as the T20 World Cup and FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The new year is set to start in a few days and it will begin with a bang for all sports lovers. The forthcoming Hockey WC will take place from January 13-29 in the cities of Bhubaneshwar and Rourkela in Odisha as all the top teams will fight it out for the coveted title. Belgium is the defending champions, having beaten the Netherlands in the 2018 finale by 3-2 in the penalty shootout (after the match ended in a 0-0 stalemate).

Hockey India announces cash prize to boost morale of men's team

India last stood on the World Cup podium in 1975 where they lifted the coveted title beating Pakistan in the Final held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

File image of the India men's hockey team. Image: hockey India

The Indian men’s hockey team are eyeing a historic campaign at the FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 Bhubaneswar-Rourkela in January and in a bid to motivate them further, Hockey India on Wednesday announced cash prizes for the team and the support staff.

Hockey village which produced India's finest cries out for attention

Saunamara, a village of roughly 1000 people, has produced several hockey internationals like HI president Dilip Tirkey and India vice-captain Amit Rohidas. Locals, however, think the village has not got its due yet.

By Tazeen Qureshy

A wall proclaims the village's love for hockey in Saunamara  

Sundergarh: At first glance, Saunamara is a village like any other – open fields, narrow roads, few houses, sparse population and a serene atmosphere. The only exception is the noise from an earthmover engaged in a construction site at the entry of the village.

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