World Cups

Hockey World Cup atmosphere can lift England further, says Susannah Townsend

By The Hockey Paper Susannah Townsend, England’s midfield battler, believes the 2018 Women’s World Cup has bettered London 2012 for both intensity …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Ireland well placed as England await opposition

THE WORLD CUP PREVIEW England women return to their 10,000 on Sunday in a final Women’s Hockey World Cup Pool B game featuring a team brimming with …

It’s not all about Alex Danson, says England defender Giselle Ansley

By The Hockey Paper Giselle Ansley has admitted that England are not relying on captain fantastic Alex Danson to keep them alive in the Women’s Hockey …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Australia and New Zealand renew battles

By Richard Bright New Zealand has ‘no fear’ while Australia ‘need to get them one back’. The trans-Tasman rivals go head-to-head on …

Italy women continue historic Hockey World Cup run with last-gasp Korea win

By The Hockey Paper Incredible. Italy, the lowest-ranked team at this Hockey World Cup, secured a potential quarter-final place with a sensational last-gasp …

Hockey World Cup: Secret to Japan women’s success? Scaring each other

By Rod Gilmour Video recorder in hand, a Japanese hockey player hides behind a hotel doorway and menacingly jumps out in front of their foreign coach. …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Black strip holds key for Germany!

By The Hockey Paper After Kit-gate came the Germany response – and they did so with their second strip which struck fear into the youthful Argentinians …

Women’s Hockey World Cup: Are umpires leaving an open goal over own referrals?

By Todd Williams | THP analysis The weekend can’t come soon enough. Eyes are on the Dutch, England and Argentina but Pool D’s wide open …

England’s Women’s Hockey World Cup hopes go to the wire after USA draw

THE WORLD CUP  REPORT England are precariously balanced. And it was left to an off balance Alex Danson, in equalling England’s all-time goals record, to …

England heed Hockey World Cup advice from London Olympians

By The Hockey Paper England are focusing on themselves than worrying about the Vitality Women’s World Cup mood on social media, says midfielder Suzy …