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India and Pakistan share Champions Trophy Muscat honours

The chance for one of India and Pakistan to gain bragging rights ahead of next month's men's World Cup was scuppered by bad weather on Sunday. Rather than officials declare India the winners following their earlier success over Pakistan, both...

Sultan of Johor Hockey: Great Britain and India to meet again in final

After their spirited Sultan of Johor Cup draw with Australia, Great Britain men's coach Jon Bleby said their tournament could now start in earnest. They duly blitzed Malaysia 5-1 and then, on Friday, triumphed 3-2 over India to qualify for...

World hockey turns down Malaysia and India automatic Olympic places

World hockey chiefs will turn down the Asian Hockey Federation's request that the silver medallists from the Asian Games be awarded Tokyo 2020 berths. The International Hockey Federation confirmed to The Hockey Paper that it had received a letter from...

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 medal since winning the 1975 tournament. That's the view of current incumbent...

Sardar Singh, former India hockey captain, to retire from international game

By The Hockey Paper Sardar Singh, the former India captain, reportedly retired from international hockey on Wednesday, ending a lengthy service with the national men's team. With just over two months until the World Cup in India, Sardar, who has made...

Women’s Hockey World Cup: India’s Ashoka Chakra ‘reappears’ on Indian flag after London launch

By The Hockey Paper Hockey World Cup organisers have seemingly moved swiftly to correct an omission on the Indian flag at a pre-tournament launch event. Sixteen captains were pictured next to nation-branded hockey balls in London on Wednesday, with Tower Bridge...

England players show team values for women’s Hockey World Cup kit launch

Giselle Ansley says that England's women's World Cup shirt was created with the nation in mind as they helped to design a kit to propel them to World Cup glory for the first time. England revealed their kit at a...

Australia edge India in final men’s hockey Champions Trophy

By The Hockey Paper Australia's Kookaburras, in their first tournament without Mark Knowles, won the final men's Champions Trophy in Breda courtesy of a shoot-out win over India in Sunday's final. The Netherlands, the hosts for the week, beat Argentina to...

Rani to lead India against England in women’s hockey World Cup opener

By The Hockey Paper Rani will lead out India in their opening game against hosts England at the Vitality women's World Cup on July 21. The Asian nation has consistently relied on the forward - and that will be no different...

Make hockey India’s No 1 sport, urges Odisha chief to prime minister

By The Hockey Paper The chief minister from Odisha, hosts of this year's men's World Cup, has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to recognise hockey as the official national sport of India. Since India won a host of Olympic titles -...
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Tokyo Olympic hockey could have 5,000 Japanese fans

The opening match of the Olympic hockey competition could see up to 5,000 local fans attend when Japan men...
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