World Cups

India and Spain-Holland awarded 2022 and 2023 Hockey World Cups

India have been awarded the men’s World Cup in 2023, the first time the showpiece event will be played in the same country for back-to-back editions. …

Australia pulls out of women’s hockey World Cup bidding

By The Hockey Paper Hockey Australia has withdrawn its bid to host the 2023 women’s Hockey World Cup. The news was announced by the FIH this week as the …

Hockey World Cup: Belgium paint Bhubaneswar red with first gold

By The Hockey Paper, Bhubaneswar When Jeroen Hertzberger missed his sudden death shoot out attempt for the Netherlands, Belgium could finally celebrate a first …

Hockey World Cup 2018: Finals preview

By Todd Williams | Analysis And so, after 34 matches, we finally reach the last day of this wonderful World Cup and the two games that will determine the three …

Hockey World Cup: Holland and Belgium set up European final

For Australia and England, how do they come back less than 24 hours later and repeat for bronze? It will be a brutally physical test today – and for the …

Simon Gougnard helps Belgium to Hockey World Cup final after father’s passing

Emotion flowed through Simon Gougnard on Saturday as he helped Belgium reach their World Cup final with a 6-0 defeat of England, hours after his father passed …

Hockey World Cup: England, Belgium, Netherlands and Australia in frame

ODISHA HOCKEY WORLD CUP SEMI-FINAL PREVIEW GUIDE By Todd Williams | Analysis And then there were four. Emulating the achievement of their footballing …

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 …

Battling England beat Argentina to reach Hockey World Cup semi-finals

The Hockey Paper report, Bhubaneswar England secured a brilliant, battling display over Argentina, the Olympic champions, to halt a long winless streak over …