World Cups

England forward Sam Ward ruled out of Hockey World Cup

By Rod Gilmour Forward Sam Ward became the latest player to be ruled out of a major competition through England Hockey’s concussion protocols on …

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 …

England men opt for youth in Hockey World Cup medal hunt

By Rod Gilmour England will vye for their first men’s World Cup medal for 32 years with new coach Danny Kerry entering his second showpiece tournament in …

England finish last at 4 Nations ahead of Hockey World Cup

How to assess the 4 Nations tournament in Valencia? Spain finished top of the round robin, England couldn’t find a win, Spain beat Netherlands and then …

Australia ready for Hockey World Cup hat-trick men’s bid

Australia coach Colin Batch says that the Kookaburras can continue performing on the big stage as they bid for a third straight World Cup title. Hockey …

No surprises for New Zealand’s Hockey World Cup squad

Black Sticks captain Blair Tarrant will return for his first major tournament of the year after being selected in New Zealand’s squad for the men’s …

Jeroen Hertzberger recalled for Holland’s World Cup squad

By Richard Bright Dutch coach Max Caldas cut a confident figure on Friday as he selected his 18-strong squad for next month’s men’s Hockey World …

Ireland men can dream big at Hockey World Cup – just like the women

By The Hockey Paper Ireland’s new coach Alexander Cox says the Green Machine can dream as big as the women’s side as they prepare for their first …

Ireland ready to fly into Hockey World Cup with Turkish Airlines as sponsor

By The Hockey Paper Ireland men’s coach Alexander Cox announced his squad for next month’s World Cup on Tuesday, with a new primary sponsor to take …

Sports psychologists bring negative vibe, says India hockey coach

By Richard Bright India will enter the pressured cauldron of a home World Cup in November without the need of a team psychologist as they search for a first …