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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 …

Ireland ready to call on women’s success at men’s Hockey World Cup

By Rod Gilmour Ireland men will aim to avoid mystery sub-continent bugs and call upon the spirit of the women side’s heroic summer in their first World …

2014 Hockey World Cup review: England expected … well much more

The Hockey Paper looks back to England’s campaigns at the 2014 tournament in The Hague, which saw the men finish just outside the medals following a …

Hockey World Cup: Are Pakistan’s victorious 1982 team the greatest?

Pakistan once ruled the world. Ijaz Chaudhry looks back at the last time the Hockey World Cup was played on natural grass. The best ever team or the finest …

How depleted Germany lifted hockey world in Bhubaneswar

It was a case of forced bravado which propelled Germany into the hearts of the hockey world and the Indian paying public after the World League bronze medal …