Friday, January 21, 2022

World Cups

One year to go, India take own steps towards men’s Hockey World Cup

Construction is still on track for the new 20,000-seater stadium in Rourkela, which will act as a second venue alongside Bhubaneswar at the 2023 Men's Hockey World Cup. Logistics and match schedule for teams have yet to be determined....

Hockey World Cup places up for grabs in Africa and PanAm events

World Cup berths are up for grabs this month as Pan American and African nations battle for places in the men's and women's showpiece tournament. The Africa Cup of Nations is being held in Accra, Ghana from Jan 17-23, while...

‘No one can ignore us now!’ Wales celebrate World Cup hockey breakthrough

"How much up the rankings do we have to go until we don't have to buy our own hoodies?" was the joke one player made in the Welsh camp after men's World Cup qualification was secured over the weekend. Twenty...

Ireland women punch ticket to successive Hockey World Cups

Ireland captain Katie Mullan hailed "a huge legacy moment" for the Green Army after securing the one remaining women's World Cup ticket on offer and successive passages to the sport's showpiece event. Anna O’Flanagan punched Ireland's ticket to the 2022...

History as Wales men reach Hockey World Cup and women on the cusp

This was some day for Welsh hockey. No sooner had Wales women returned to their team hotel in Pisa - they are now one match away from their first World Cup finals since 1983 - than the men's side...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Wales and Ireland to contest 2022 ticket

Wales and Ireland will battle for the sole women's ticket to the 2022 World Cup on offer on Sunday after two tightly-contested semi-finals in Pisa. Wales, the world No 24 side, upset the seedings to beat Scotland in a shoot-out...

Hockey World Cup qualifying: Ireland and Wales teams advance, Scotland men exit

WOMEN'S QUALIFYING Beneath Monte Pisano, Ireland, Scotland and Wales all moved a step closer to World Cup qualification with semi-final berths. Ireland overcame a sticky opening 30 minutes to eventually run riot against France, 4-1, in Pisa. An incisive second-half saw...

Scotland to continue bold, attacking hockey at World Cup qualifiers

Scotland will aim to continue “punching above our weight” in Pisa this week as they bid to reach the women’s World Cup for the first time in 20 years. The hockey mantra left by former coach Jen Wilson still resonates...

Hockey World Cup qualifier: Italy men aim to upset hosts Wales

"I don't think we have been within two winnable games from a World Cup before," says Giulio Ferrini, Italy's British-based midfielder. Undeterred, he also believes the Azzurri can repeat their past heroics on the world stage and qualify for...

Hockey Wales aim to herald regular Tests after World Cup qualifiers

When the chance to host the World Cup qualifiers arose, Hockey Wales “jumped on the opportunity”. The national governing body now hopes to see the host nation advance to a first ever men’s World Cup come Sunday and the...
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Great Britain men jostle for Paris Olympic cycle places

Spain men squared the uncapped three-match Andalucia Hockey Series against Great Britain on Friday with a 4-2 win. GB men...
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