Thursday, October 28, 2021

Hockey World Cup

England yet to confirm Junior Hockey World Cup participation

England are yet to be confirmed as entrants into the upcoming Junior World Cups in India and South Africa due to the pandemic. The Junior World Cups are scheduled to be held for the men in India and Potchefstroom, South...

Ireland expect retirements ahead of ‘cut throat’ World Cup qualifier

Ireland women's coach Sean Dancer says next month's Hockey World Cup qualifiers will be "cut throat" as the Green Army attempt to make it to next year's showpiece in the Netherlands and Spain. There are likely to be several retirements...

Olympic Hockey and World Cup: video umpires and rules explained

By Andy Mair | Hockey Cam Football, tennis and hockey are sports with obvious differences, but there is one common theme that runs through all of them, the use of video technology to minimise major errors by the talented but...
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Hockey’s greatest goals: Reliving an Australia special

In June 2014, Australia handed out a hockey drubbing to England at the 2014 World Cup in The Hague, which included a special goal from Australian Kieran Govers. Here, The Hockey Paper speaks to the main protagonists (as well...

Spain invests in Terrassa Stadium for 2022 Women’s World Cup

Spanish hockey will aim to mesh culture, food and promote women's sport when it co-hosts the 2022 Hockey World Cup. Terrassa will host Pool matches as well as the semi-finals and final when it shares World Cup duties with Wagener...

Hockey World Cup qualification opens up to more nations

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has backtracked on its qualification criteria for European nations ahead of the next men's and women's World Cups. World hockey officials had originally outlined that the top six from this summer's EuroHockey women and the...

Hockey Belgium’s Marc Coudron on World Cup win: ‘We weren’t football, Eddy Merckx or Justine Henin!’

EuroHockey Special The email came through from the city of Brussels on Marc Coudron's phone shortly after Belgium's first world title victory in Bhubaneswar. Officials were keen on staging a trophy presentation the day the team landed back in Belgium....

Rourkela sets platform as world’s biggest international hockey stadium

The first foundations for India's biggest international hockey stadium were laid on Tuesday as preparations for the 2023 men's World Cup were cemented. The new 20,000 capacity hockey stadium in Rourkela "will be a model of green, functional, cost effective...

Hockey stadium in Rourkela set to be India’s biggest ahead of World Cup

A new 20,000-seater stadium in India is being earmarked as "the best venue for hockey in the world" ahead of the 2023 men's World Cup. Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik last month announced that the new world-class hockey stadium would...

Ireland coach lambasts Hockey World Cup qualifying process

A “complete and utter shambles” is how Ireland men's coach Mark Tumilty views the current qualification process for the next Hockey World Cup. Speaking to the Irish Examiner, Tumility says it will now be increasingly difficult for the Green Machine...
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