World Cups

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 …

England youth has Hockey World Cup X-Factor, says George Pinner

By The Hockey Paper, Bhubaneswar Goalkeeper George Pinner believes that England’s young debutants are bringing some ‘X-factor’ to their World …

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 …

Hockey World Cup: Mature England set up Argentina clash

By Rod Gilmour, Bhubaneswar Sam Ward, tweeting from home, predicted the right result, George Pinner cartwheeled in delight, there were two World Cup debut …

Hockey World Cup: Barry Middleton hails England in ‘crazy’ win over Ireland

By Rod Gilmour, Bhubaneswar Midfielder Barry Middleton hailed the cool heads of his England team-mates after they won through 4-2 in a breathless and wild …

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: ‘England and Ireland playing chess would see interest!’

By The Hockey Paper, Bhubaneswar Defender Conor Harte believes Ireland can make all the right moves in today’s crucial World Cup clash against England. A …

England and Ireland put ties on hold at Hockey World Cup

By The Hockey Paper, Bhubaneswar Defender Mark Gleghorne will put family ties on hold on Friday when England play Ireland, with the loser exiting the …

Can Ireland secure their best ever Hockey World Cup position?  

Having qualified for the World Cup only twice before, it is fair to say that men’s hockey in Ireland has rarely made the world take notice. However, since …