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News for 22 June 2023

All the news for Thursday 22 June 2023

2022-23 FIH Hockey Pro League - 22 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)          2 - 3

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)          1 - 0

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)      2 - 1

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)       2 - 1

Pool Standings

FIH Match Centre

GB men stumble at final hurdle, Belgium finish mini-tournament on a high

Great Britain’s men were dealt another blow in their final match of their FIH Hockey Pro League campaign, beaten 3-2 by Spain on home soil in London. The back-to-back losses meant they finished on 32 points and top of the table for now, but with Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands hot on their heels with several matches still in hand. The GB women, meanwhile, finished on a high with a 2-1 win over the USA. Over in Antwerp the night belonged to Belgium – their women’s side holding on for a 2-1 victory over New Zealand and the men winning 1-0 over the same opposition.

Mixed results for Great Britain in last home matches

GB Men went down 2-3 against Spain in their last match of the FIH Pro League 2022/23 season. Still in contention for the title, they finished the season with 32 points in 16 matches.  

USWNT Falls in Defensive Battle After Late Goal Gives Great Britain FIH Hockey Pro League Win

Images Taken by World Sport Pics

LONDON, England – In their final game of the mini-tournament of the 2022-23 FIH Hockey Pro League at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, the No. 15 U.S. Women’s National Team met No. 6 Great Britain for a defensive battle. Trailing 1-0 at the half, the United Eagles rallied and evened the score in the third but a late goal in the fourth gave Great Britain the 2-1 win.

GB men must await their title fate after Spain defeat

Spain have looked in good form this Pro League PIC: FIH/WORLDSPORTPICS

Great Britain’s men were dealt another blow in their final match of their FIH Hockey Pro League campaign, beaten 3-2 by Spain on home soil in London, as their title aspirations remained on ice and attention turning to the continent for the final round of matches.

Leaders Great Britain end campaign with Spain defeat

Great Britain's defeat by Spain in their final game was only their third of the season

FIH Pro League leaders Great Britain ended their campaign with a 3-2 defeat against Spain at Lee Valley - their second loss in 24 hours.

Las Leonas take revenge on New Zealand

With goals from Agostina Alonso, Agustina Albertario, Sofía Toccalino and Valentina Costa Biondi, the Argentine women’s field hockey team beat New Zealand 4-0 in Antwerp, Belgium, in their last appearance of the year in the FIH Pro League.

Black Sticks teams suffer double defeat to Belgium in FIH Pro League

Black Sticks defender Charlie Morrison looks for a pass against Belgium in Antwerp. Hockey NZ

The Black Sticks men’s team are still searching for their first victory of the FIH Pro League season after going down 1-0 to Olympic champions Belgium in Antwerp.

Malaysia battle to 2-2 draw with Korea in Jingcheon

By Jugjet Singh

Firhan Ashaari scored two field goals in the third and 19th minutes but the Koreans clawed back with a penalty corner goal in the 22nd and a penalty stroke in the 29th. -Pic credit to MHC

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysia men's hockey team were held 2-2 by South Korea in their first friendly at Jingcheon, today.

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

Rourkela, Odisha: Hockey Chandigarh and Hockey Madhya Pradesh advanced to the Final of the 13th Hockey India Junior Men National Championship 2023 after defeating Hockey Haryana and Hockey Association of Odisha in their respective Semi-Final matches on Wednesday at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela, Odisha.

Junior hockey: Youth power to the fore in the Asia Cup

The junior men’s team won the Asia Cup title for the fourth time, beating arch-rival Pakistan, while the women edged four-time winner Korea for their maiden trophy.

Santadeep Dey,Nihit Sachdeva

Leading by example: ”It is always challenging to play against Pakistan. But challenging games only educate us further,” says India skipper Uttam Singh. | Photo Credit: Hockey India

Manpreet Singh’s Team India rekindled memories of the eccentric days of yore for Indian hockey when the men’s team defeated Germany 5-4 to win the bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. It was India’s 12th hockey medal overall at the Olympics and the first in 41 years! The women’s team also made history by reaching its maiden Olympic semi-finals at the same Summer Games.

Scotland U18 boys’ squad for EuroHockey Championships announced

Scotland U18 Boys’ head coach, Gavin Byres, has announced his squad for the upcoming U18 Boys’ EuroHockey Championship in Krefeld, Germany.

PHF officials asked to leave NA meeting

Shahnaz Sheikh expressed his utter shock on the way de-notified PHF secretary spoke

Haider Hussain is secretary of PHF - PSB

ISLAMABAD: The de-notified Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Haider Hussain and his accomplices were asked to leave the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) meeting as they had no legal right to participate in the meeting.

High-profile committee’s recommendations set to be approved for betterment of hockey

Committee meeting was chaired by Nawab Sher Waseer

Pakistan hockey players in action — PHF

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) has unanimously urged the Prime Minister’s high-profile committee on hockey affairs, headed by Khawaja Asif, to approve the stalwarts’ recommendations forwarded to them by the concerned ministry.

FIH celebrates Olympic Day 2023

Tomorrow, 23 June, will mark 129 years since the creation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Olympic Day – which marks the formation of the IOC on this day in 1894 – aims to celebrate the joy of sport and remember the creation of the modern Olympic Movement by founder Pierre de Coubertin.

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