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News for 27 September 2023

All the news for Wednesday 27 September 2023

Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 Hockey Competition - 27 September
Hangzhou (CHN)

All times GMT +8


26 Sep 2023 09:00     IND v SGP (Pool A)         16 - 1
26 Sep 2023 11:15     MAS v OMA (Pool B)        11 - 1
26 Sep 2023 13:30     UZB v JPN (Pool A)          1 - 10
26 Sep 2023 15:45     PAK v BAN (Pool A)         5 - 2
26 Sep 2023 18:30     INA v CHN (Pool B)          1 - 5
26 Sep 2023 20:45    KOR v THA (Pool B)        10 - 0

28 Sep 2023 09:00     UZB v PAK (Pool A)     
28 Sep 2023 11:15     BAN v SGP (Pool A)     
28 Sep 2023 13:30     OMA v THA (Pool B)     
28 Sep 2023 15:45     INA v MAS (Pool B)         
28 Sep 2023 18:30     CHN v KOR (Pool B)     
28 Sep 2023 20:45     JPN v IND (Pool A)     

Pool Standings


27 Sep 2023 10:15     JPN v INA (Pool B)        7 - 0
27 Sep 2023 12:45     IND v SGP (Pool A)      13 - 0
27 Sep 2023 16:00     KOR v HKG (Pool A)
27 Sep 2023 18:30     CHN v KAZ (Pool B)

Pool standings

FIH Match Centre

Asian Games Hockey results - 27 September

Live results from the Asian Games

Pakistan hockey team beat Bangladesh to secure second victory in Asian Games

LAHORE: The Pakistan hockey team on Tuesday beat Bangladesh to record their second victory in the ongoing Asian Games 2023 being held in Hangzhou, China. Taking on Bangladesh in their second pool match, the Green Shirts were put on the back foot as Bangladesh capitalising on a penalty corner, secured an early lead at the 19-minute mark. Pakistan levelled the score 1-1 courtesy of Afraz who laid the foundation of Pakistan’s 5-2 victory over Bangladesh.

Pakistan record impressive win against Bangladesh

The Green Shirts will now take on Uzbekistan on September 28

Pakistan hockey team's squad for the Asian Games 2023. — PHF

Pakistan continued their impressive form in the ongoing Asian Games 2023 and recorded an astounding 5-2 win over Bangladesh on Tuesday in Hangzhou, China.

Arul smiling for a different reason in Hangzhou

By Syafiq Aznan

National hockey players celebrate after thrashing Oman 11-1 at the Gongshu Canal Sports Park Stadium in Hangzhou. -NSTP/ASYRAF HAMZAH

HANGZHOU: Coach A. Arul Selvaraj was smiling from ear-to-ear, and it was not so much because of the whooping 11-1 scoreline against Oman in an Asiad hockey match today.

Speedy Tigers embracing the 'Malaysian Way' at the Asian Games

By Syafiq Aznan

National hockey players celebrate after scoring against Oman at the Gongshu Canal Sports Park Stadium in Hangzhou. -NSTP/ASYRAF HAMZAH

HANGZHOU: The national men's hockey squad doesn't need to 'freak out' when thinking about their opponents; instead, they should simply embrace the Malaysian Way.

Malaysia’s super star Razie Rahim may hang boot after Asiad but continue if Paris beckoned


Razie Rahim is on his fifth Asian Games, still Gold eludes

The Malaysians here are upbeat. They are sure they are top contenders here as in 2010 and 2018, last two recent times when they played the Asian Games final. That they failed on both occasions to clinch the gold did not dampen their spirit, and wants to seal a place for the eluding Olympic berth.

India men's hockey team Craig Fulton dissects Asian Games campaign on First Sports

In an exclusive conversation with Rupha Ramani on the latest episode of First Sports, India men's hockey coach Craig Fulton talks about the team's ongoing campaign at the 19th Asian Games, their road to Paris 2024 and more.

File image of India men's hockey coach Craig Fulton. Image credit: Hockey India

In an exclusive conversation with Rupha Ramani on the latest episode of First Sports, India men’s hockey coach Craig Fulton spoke on the team’s ongoing campaign at the 19th Asian Games, their road to Paris 2024 among other topics.

Asian Games men's hockey records

By Tariq Ali

Jang Jong-Hyun of South Korea men's hockey team scored four goals in a match played between South Korea and Thailand. South Korea defeated Thailand by 10-0. In the previous match against Indonesia South Korea defeated Indonesia by the same margin, in this match Jang Jong-Hyun also scored 4 goals.

Jang Jong-Hyun of South Korea with 8 goals is now the leading goal scorer in the Men's Hockey event in the Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou.

Jang Jong-Hyun achieved a significant distinction of scoring 50 goals in the Asian Games. A landmark was never achieved in any competition.

Following is the details of Jang Jong-Hyun records in the Asian Games.   

Asian Games Year Goals
Doha.               2006.    15
Guangzhou.    2010.      5
Incheon.          2014.      9
Jakarta.           2018.    15
Hangzhou.      2022.      8*
Total.                              52*
* Asian Games 2022 is in progress.

Following is the list of the players who scored 40 or more goals in a competition

52* goals Jang Jong-Hyun (South Korea) in Asian Games
48 goals Taeke Taekema (Netherlands) in FIH Champions Trophy
45 goals Sohail Abbas (Pakistan) in Azlan Shah Cup
43 goals Teun de Nooijer (Netherlands) in FIH Champions Trophy
41 goals Sohail Abbas (Pakistan) in FIH Champions Trophy
41 goals Taeke Taekema (Netherlands) in EuroHockey Nations Championships
40 goals Jorge Lombi (Argentina) in Pan America Games
39 goals Dhayan Chand (India) in Olympic Games

Indian Women's Hockey Team kicks off their Asian Games campaign with a commanding 13-0 victory against Singapore

Udita, Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam, Deepika, Navneet Kaur, Deep Grace Ekka, Neha, Sangita Kumari, Salima Tete, Monika, and Vandana Katariya scored goals for India

Hangzhou: Indian Women’s Hockey Team opened their 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 campaign in style by defeating Singapore 13-0 in a Pool A match on Wednesday. Udita (6’), Sushila Chanu Pukhrambam (8’), Deepika (11’), Navneet Kaur (14’, 14’), Deep Grace Ekka (17’), Neha (19’), Sangita Kumari (23’, 47’, 53’), Salima Tete (35’), Monika (52’) and Vandana Katariya (56’) were the goal scorers for India.

India beat Singapore 13-0 to start Hangzhou campaign on a high

Sangita Kumari notched up a hat-trick for the Indian women’s hockey team. India will play Malaysia next on Friday.

By Ronald Chettiar

India vs Singapore women's hockey, Asian Games 2023 (Hockey India)

The Indian women's hockey team opened its Asian Games 2023 campaign with a 13-0 win over Singapore in Hangzhou, the People’s Republic of China on Wednesday.

Indian Women’s Hockey Team looking to bring home the Gold at 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou 2022

The Indian team will begin their campaign against Singapore on 27th September

Hangzhou:  The Indian Women's Hockey Team will begin their quest to win the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou on 27th September with their opening match against Singapore. Having won the FIH Hockey Women's Nations Cup, the team is optimistic about their chances and is looking forward to the challenge they will face from the other teams.

Deep Grace Ekka Exclusive: 'Indian women's hockey team is going to Asian Games with only one aim, to win gold'

Ahead of the Asian Games 2023, Firstpost caught up with India's vice-captain Deep Grace Ekka, who spoke about women's hockey team's preparation for the tournament, gold medal chances and the competition from other teams.

Ujwal Singh

A defender and penalty corner specialist, Deep Grace Ekka is also India's vice-captain. Image: Hockey India

Going into the Asian Games 2023, the goal and the expectation for the Indian women’s hockey team is crystal clear — a gold medal. Being the highest-ranked team in the women’s event, anything less than gold would be seen as a failure. Also, a gold at Hangzhou 2022 doesn’t only guarantee glory but also a direct ticket to the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

Can the most experienced Indian women do it for once?


There are only seven players here who have 200 or more caps. It includes five from India. Not only that.  Savita’s team is far ahead of others in terms of collective caps too. India has collective caps of 2143, which is not only more than combined tally of six teams, but also head and shoulders above the top contenders China (1538), reigning champions Japan (1008), South Korea (992) and Malaysia still way behind the rest with 847.

For Vandana Katariya, hockey isn't a sport, it's a gamechanger in life

Shamya Dasgupta

Vandana Katariya's success will be, as it has been so far in her career, a validation of her life choices. Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

There are several reasons why Vandana Katariya is important to India's hockey chances at the Asian Games, and also why the tournament is important to her. The first is obvious: Even at 31, she has the goalscoring nous and record that the team is short of, especially in Rani Rampal's absence. She has played more matches and scored more goals than anybody in the squad, and her form becomes crucial if India want to win the gold medal and qualify for the Paris Olympics.

Field Hockey Canada Announces Pan American Games Rosters

Canada’s field hockey teams announced for Santiago 2023

TORONTO – Field Hockey Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee have announced Canada’s field hockey team nominated to compete at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games.

SA Hockey U21 Women named for Junior World Cup

SA Hockey has announced the 18-player squad for the FIH Junior Women’s World Cup 2023 taking place in Santiago in Chile in December 2023.  The young South Africans, who are ranked 8th in the FIH Junior Rankings will take on defending champions Netherlands, hosts Chile and old rivals Australia in Pool B.

Hockey Ireland Announces National Performance Pathway Training Panels

Dublin, Sept 26: Hockey Ireland is pleased to announce the initial training panels for its National Performance Pathway for the upcoming season for the following teams: U21 Men (Breakthrough), U21 Women (Breakthrough), U18 Women (Accelerate) and U16 Women (Rise). Training panels for U18 Men (Accelerate) and U16 Men (Rise) will be announced Tuesday October 3 (Evening).

Junior High Performance Staff Appoints U-16 & U-18 USWNT Head Coaches

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Following review of all applications, USA Field Hockey’s women’s Junior High Performance (JHP) staff is pleased to appoint the head coaches of both the U.S. U-16 and U-18 Women’s National Teams. Leading the U-16 squad will be Tamara Durante and at the helm of the U-18 team will be Mark Egner.

Bryant downs Holy Cross in overtime behind Clarke, Crowley

SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Olivia Clarke deflected home a shot in overtime to lift the Bryant University field hockey team to a 2-1 victory over Holy Cross on Tuesday night in Worcester.   

Field hockey splits weekend games against Columbia and Northwestern

Evelyn Walsh

Sophomore defender Ava Dempsey celebrating the game-winning goal against Columbia on Friday evening. Courtesy of @TigerFH/Twitter

The  Princeton field hockey team (3–5 overall, 1–0 Ivy League) started their weekend games with an Ivy League opener on Friday against the Columbia Lions (3–5, 0–2) and ended with a loss to the No. 3 Northwestern Wildcats (9–1, 2–0 Big 10) on Sunday in Illinois. After both games, the Tigers are now ranked No. 16 nationally by the NCAA.

Day 7 Results: 3rd Khelo India Junior Women’s Hockey League 2023 (Finals) in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior: SAI BAL, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy, HAR Hockey Academy, SAI Shakti, Salute Hockey Academy and Pritam Siwach Hockey Academy, Sonepat were victorious in their respective Pool matches on day 7 of the 3rd Khelo India Junior Women’s Hockey League 2023 (Finals) in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.  

Day 3 Results: 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Men & Women East Zone Championship 2023

New Delhi: The third day of the 1st Hockey India Sub Junior Men & Women East Zone Championship 2023 in Ranchi, Jharkhand, saw Hockey Association of Odisha and Hockey Bengal register victories in their respective matches in the Sub Junior Women’s category, while Hockey Association of Odisha, Assam Hockey, and Hockey Jharkhand emerged victorious in their respective games in the Sub Junior Men’s category.   

Joe Gage appointed as New Director of Development & Participation at Hockey Wales

Hockey Wales are delighted to announce the appointment of Joe Gage as their new Director of Development and Participation. Joe joins the National Governing Body for hockey in Wales from Ospreys in the Community, one of the largest sports development charities in Wales.  

Hockey India mourns the passing of distinguished Technical Delegate Harkirat Singh Sokhi

Harkirat Singh Sokhi was honoured with the prestigious Hockey India President Award for Technical Official of the Year 2021

New Delhi: Hockey India on Tuesday mourned the passing of Technical Delegate and former FIH International Umpire, Harkirat Singh Sokhi, a stalwart in the world of hockey officiating and a revered figure in the Indian hockey community. Harkirat Singh Sokhi, who began his illustrious journey in hockey officiating in 1996, died today in Asansol, West Bengal.

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