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Italy women cause Hockey World Cup shock over China

By The Hockey Paper Italy put 42 years in the Women’s Hockey World Cup wilderness behind them in sensational style to beat China in their opening pool …

Why opening wins are key at Women’s Hockey World Cup

Day One of the Vitality Women’s World Cup is over and three teams can breathe easy in the knowledge that they’ve got that all-important first win, writes …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: hard hits, goals and big crowds

By The Hockey Paper Stoppages and play acting at a World Cup? Pah! Instead we got fast, free-flowing hockey as a fine opening day at the Women’s Hockey …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: newcomers’ guide to watching professional game

New to the game or an amateur wanting to learn from the best? The Hockey Coach, Todd Williams, takes you through what to look out for at the Vitality …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: London embassies feel the passion

The Vitality Women’s Hockey World Cup is here and follows the football version played out in Russia. It seems like weeks ago now, but Germany and …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: India’s Ashoka Chakra ‘reappears’ on Indian flag after London launch

By The Hockey Paper Hockey World Cup organisers have seemingly moved swiftly to correct an omission on the Indian flag at a pre-tournament launch event. …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: England players switch off social media to focus on trophy

Exclusive | By Rod Gilmour You won’t be seeing England’s star players on Twitter or Instagram over the next few weeks. Danny Kerry’s side …

The making of Alex Danson, England Hockey World Cup captain

By Rod Gilmour Alex Danson has spent over half her life as an elite athlete playing for England and Great Britain. She has bore witness to the lowly years of …

Women’s Hockey World Cup shirts: 16 nations ranked and assessed

By The Hockey Paper In what is surely a hockey fashion first, we have decided to rank and rate all 16 competing nations’ playing shirts at the 2018 …

Argentina’s Delfina Merino set to light up women’s hockey World Cup

By Rod Gilmour In February, when Delfina Merino won the female world player of the year award at the FIH Hockey Stars in Berlin, the winners’ roll of …

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