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England’s Hockey World Cup hopes rely on fitness and clear heads

What a night it was in Bhubaneswar for England – but six long days for Argentina. Ever since their dispiriting 5-3 defeat to France, Argentina had played …

Hockey World Cup: Australia in sight of record as changing Kookaburras

By The Hockey Paper, Bhubaneswar The statistics are piling up for Australia with the same velocity as their path towards a World Cup record. By working hard …

Hockey World Cup: Australia hard to beat in wide open last eight

By Todd Williams | Analysis There has been much to savour in the first 28 games of this World Cup. A fantastic stadium with a wonderful atmosphere, some …

Hockey World Cup: France set for historic showdown with Australia

By Rod Gilmour, Bhubaneswar Maximilien Branicki took a moment to compose himself following France’s crossover win over China. The Frenchman will reach …

Hockey World Cup: Canada working hard on survival mode

By The Hockey Paper, Bhubaneswar Spare a thought for Canada. Having spent a week in Japan before travelling to India, their lengthy sojourn in India will see …

England v Ireland Hockey World Cup: Young crop are old hands, says Ian Sloan

England co-captain Ian Sloan believes that the young guns can have a “positive impact” on the older heads’ World Cup hopes against Ireland. …

Hockey World Cup: Fine margins shows why three is magic number

Three is the magic number. If you’re old enough or have a passing interest in American hip hop, you might recognise this line from De La Soul’s famous hit …

Hockey World Cup: Australia’s Jake Harvie feels India roots

Kookaburra Jake Harvie has family roots in India and feels relaxed being part of an 18-strong ‘group of mates’ As we saw from the Women’s …

Hockey World Cup: Netherlands can be kings of Kalinga after 20-year hiatus

Greater tests will come for Max Caldas’ side, but already they look in sync at this World Cup to deal with them. Their 7-0 routing of Malaysia was the …

Barry Middleton: Making of an England hockey great

The retiring Barry Middleton should rightly be feted as one of world hockey’s greats. Here, we chart his rise and speak to team-mates, coaches and …