Saturday, December 4, 2021

International

Germany and Argentina to meet in Junior World Cup final

Germany men will attempt to land their third Junior Hockey World Cup title in four editions after ousting home hopes India in Bhubaneswar. The Germans will play Argentina in Sunday's final after beating India 4-2, the South American side overcoming...

Hockey Wales aims high and looks for commercial backers

Welsh hockey has set upon both a five-year project of qualifying both men and women for the 2026 World Cups and seeking commercial backers to take the sport to the next level. In an open letter, Hockey Wales chief executive...

India keep men’s Junior World Cup title bid on track

India's aim of retaining the men's Junior Hockey World Cup title remained on track on Wednesday with a stout 1-0 display against Belgium in Odisha. Germany, Argentina, France and host nation India all secured their places in the competition semi-finals...

Hockey JWC: Spain issue ‘let us play’ plea while Canada left stranded

Spain's Junior World Cup women's team have issued a rallying call 'to let us play' while Canada have been left stranded in South Africa following the postponement of the women's JWC. Sixteen nations were set to compete in Potchefstroom from...

Goals galore, 70 in five games, at Hockey Junior World cup

Five men's games and 70 goals. That was day two at the Junior Hockey World Cup as the gulf in class at under-21 level was very much evident in Bhubaneswar. Spain set a record for goals scored at the event...

France men stun India at Junior Hockey World Cup

Belgium, Germany, Poland and Malaysia all claiming important wins before France stole the headlines with a superb 5-4 win over hosts and reigning world champions India. France captain Timothée Clément gave his team a sensational victory over title holders and...

Australia’s Trent Mitton calls time on international career

Trent Mitton, the latest of three generations to play for Australia’s men’s hockey team, called time on his international career on Wednesday. A veteran of 181 appearances and 82 goals across an international career that started in 2010, Mitton's grandfather...

Diversity push can yield more Olympic talent, says UK Sport

UK Sport is urging sports such as hockey to seek out potential talents from diverse backgrounds who may have been missed in the past. Dame Katherine Grainger, the UK Sport chair, wants Team GB to speak to people "who have...

England Hockey outlines next steps in talent strategy to rival best in world

England Hockey says that around 500 players per gender will be ready "for the intensity and commitment" of its new Talent Academies when the first tranche are appointed next Spring. Under its newly-formed talent strategy plan, which aims to be...

Commonwealth Games 2022 hopeful of Hockey India U-turn

Commonwealth Games officials believe that Hockey India will do a U-turn and compete at Birmingham 2022. India withdrew its men’s and women’s teams last month, citing Covid-related concerns and “discriminatory and biased” quarantine rules - despite the event being nine...
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