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News for 21 June 2023

All the news for Wednesday 21 June 2023

2022-23 FIH Hockey Pro League - 21 June

London, Great Britain (GMT +!)

19 Jun 2023 17:40     ESP v NED (RR)          2 - 2 (SO 1 - 3)
20 Jun 2023 12:10     GBR v GER (RR)         2 - 3
21 Jun 2023 17:40     GBR v ESP (RR)     

Antwerp, Belgium  (GMT +2)

19 Jun 2023 18:10     NZL v ARG (RR)         2 - 2 (SO 2 - 4)
20 Jun 2023 20:40     BEL v AUS (RR)         3 - 1
21 Jun 2023 20:40     BEL v NZL (RR)     

Pool standings


London, Great Britain (GMT +1)

19 Jun 2023 20:10     GBR v GER (RR)      1 - 4
20 Jun 2023 14:40     USA v NED (RR)     2 - 3
21 Jun 2023 20:10     GBR v USA (RR)     

Antwerp, Belgium  (GMT +2)

19 Jun 2023 20:40     BEL v AUS (RR)     1 - 1 (SO 2 - 3)
20 Jun 2023 18:10     NZL v ARG (RR)     0 - 4
21 Jun 2023 18:10     BEL v NZL (RR)     

Pool Standings

FIH Match Centre

Title blow for GB men, USA women provide unexpected challenge for the Dutch

The GB men’s hopes of clinching the FIH Hockey Pro League title were dealt a blow when they suffered only their second defeat of the tournament, losing out 2-3 to world champions Germany in London. As a result, they’ve opened the door for the Netherlands and Belgium to potentially catch them at the top of the table. Over in Antwerp, the Belgians ensured they stayed in the hunt by beating Australia 3-1.

Valiant GB Men go down fighting 2-3 against Germany in crucial encounter

GB Men put up a valiant show against the reigning World Champions Germany but went down 2-3 in a narrowly fought contest held at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre on Tuesday.  

Germany beat Great Britain 3-2 with last-minute penalty

Gonzalo Peillat made his Germany debut last year

Germany scored a penalty in the final seconds to claim a dramatic 3-2 win over FIH Pro League leaders Great Britain in London.

Kookaburras fall to Belgium to end their FIH Pro League season

The Kookaburras have gone down 3-1 to a classy Belgium to close off their FIH Pro League 2022-23 Season on a wet night in Antwerp.

NZ Men draw with Argentina, lose shootout

In a thrilling encounter in Antwerp, the Vantage Black Sticks Men displayed a much improved performance to draw 2-2 against Argentina, a dramatic improvement following their recent 6-1 defeat to the same team a couple of days earlier. However, the final result shifted to Argentina’s favor as they managed to clinch the shootout 4-2, earning the bonus point.

Black Sticks men much improved in shootout loss to Argentina

Kane Russell (file pic) scored the opening goal for the Black Sticks men against Argentina. William Booth/Photosport

The Black Sticks men produced a much improved showing against Argentina, but couldn’t get the win, losing in a shootout.

Barbara Nelen achieved a significant landmark

By Tariq Ali

Belgium women's hockey midfielder Barbara Nelen completed her 300 international hockey matches during the course of the match played between Australia and Belgium ended in a draw 1-1, later it was decided in Australian favour by (2-3 SO)  in Antwerp on 19 June 2023.

Barbara Nelen became only the second Belgium women's hockey player after Jill Boon who appeared in 300 and more international field hockey matches.

Barbara Nelen appered in the major International field hockey competitions:
Olympic Games in 2012
FIH World Cup in 2014, 2018 and 2022
FIH Champions Challenge - I in 2014
FIH World League in Round 1 - 2012, Round 2 - 2013, Semi Finals - 2013, 2015 and 2017
FIH Pro League 2019, 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23
Eurohockey Nations Championship - I   2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2021

Following is the list of women's field hockey players who appeared in 300 and more international matches:

Matches - Players - Country - Career
389 - Natasha Keller - Germany - 1994-2012
375 - Kate Richardson Walsh - England and Great Britain - 1999-2016
371 - Luciana Aymar - Argentina - 1998-2014
360 - Nadine Esrnsting Krienke - Germany - 1990-2007
355 - Karen Brown - England and Great Britain - 1988-1999
347 - Marsha Cox Marescia - South Africa - 2001-2014
345 - Noel Barrionuevo - Argentina - 2006-2019
342 - Madonna Blyth - Australia - 2004-2016
337 - Fanne Rinne - Germany - 1998-2012
329 - Jane Muller-Wieland - Germany - 2002-2019
325 - Laura Unsworth - England and Great Britain - 2009-2023*
323 - Jane Sixsmith - England and Great Britain - 1988-2000
322 - Fanny Cilhar - Germany - 1998-2012
317 - Carla Rebecchi - Argentina - 2003-2020
316 - Shirley McCay - Ireland - 2007-2021
306 - Alex Danson Bannett - England and Great Britain - 2001-2018
306 - Delfina Merino - Argentina - 2009-2021
303 - Nikki Hudson - Australia - 1993-2009
302 - Jill Boon - Belgium - 2012-2019
302 - Racio Sanchez - Argentina 2007-2023*
300 - Barbara Nelen - Belgium - 2012-2023*

Coach Kumar opts for reserve goalkeepers against South Koreans

By Jugjet Singh

When Malaysia play their first friendly against S. Korea in Incheon on Wednesday, either Adrian Andy Albert (pic) or Zaimi Mat Deris will be between the posts. - NSTP file pic

KUALA LUMPUR: National men's goalkeeper coach S. Kumar has "rested" Hafizuddin Othman, and selected two always-on-the-bench goalkeepers instead for the four-match South Korean friendly.

Yoga helps Indian Men and Women's Hockey Teams manage stress

The players observe International Yoga Day; urge people to develop a healthy lifestyle

Bengaluru: Over the past few years, the Indian Men and Women's Hockey Teams have made yoga a part of their routine. With the game demanding the best out of the players, practising yoga has had several benefits in keeping their minds and body fit.

Indian Junior Men's Hockey Core Group returns to National Camp; to begin preparations for FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup 2023

 India Colts were recently crowned Champions of the Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2023 in Oman

New Delhi: Hockey India on Tuesday named a 40-member core probable group for the Junior Men's National Coaching camp, scheduled to take place from 21st June to 31st July at SAI, Bengaluru.

Asian Champions Trophy 2023: Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium gets a facelift, Egmore TNTA courts give way for practice turfs

Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu and Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu are gearing up to host a major International tournament at Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium in the city after 16 long years.   

K. Keerthivasan

A much-neglected tennis court inside the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium will soon give way to the practice turf for the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament scheduled from to be held in the city from August 3 to 12.

Semi-Final Preview: 13th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2023

Rourkela, Odisha: Hockey Chandigarh, Hockey Haryana, Hockey Madhya Pradesh and Hockey Association of Odisha have advanced to the Semi-Final stage of the 13th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2023, which will begin on Wednesday.  

Durban rising star inspired by former SA hockey team player

Vukani Langa

Former Durban Girls College hockey rising star Zibulelwa Mzimela, 21, of Durban, who now plays for the University of Pretoria women’s team, displays her dribbling skills. Picture: Supplied

Durban — Former Durban Girls College pupil and rising hockey star Zibulelwa Mzimela, 21, of Durban, said she did not know she was destined for greatness in the sport.

NA body wants IPC Ministry to conduct audit of PHF grants

Kashif Abbasi

ISLAMABAD: A parliamentary panel on Tuesday raised serious concerns over the affairs of Pakis­tan Hockey Federation, which has been operating without the affiliation of the Pakistan Sports Board.

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