Dilip Tirkey suffered a hairline fracture when a Sohail Abbas drag-flick hit his eye; Viren Rasquinha says he 'could have died' when the Pakistani scored his record goal.
The future of one of hockey’s most integral elements is being reconsidered, at least in its current avatar. The reason? Rising risk of injuries and a diminishing success rate.
Experienced drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh, who comes out of retirement is appointed as captain of the 20-member Indian Men's Hockey team for the tournament, to be held from May 23 to June 1 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
India and Pakistan will face each other in the last match of the opening day of the tournament.
Elvera, the eldest of the three famous Britto sisters (others are Rita and Mae), ruled the domestic circuit from 1960 to 1967, guiding Karnataka to seven national titles.
Harmanpreet converted two penalty corners for India in the 18th and 27th minutes, while Abhishek scored from another set piece in the 45th minute.
India vice-captain and star drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh, however, cautioned his teammates against taking the Germans lightly.
Mumtaz, India's highest scorer in the tournament with eight strikes, scored two field goals in the 21st and 47th minutes, but those were cancelled by Millie Giglio (18th) and Claudia Swain (58th) to take the third-fourth play-off match to shoot-out.
Star drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh will don the responsibility of vice-captain in the double-header at the Kalinga Stadium.
India lose 0-3 to Netherlands in semifinals of Junior Women's World Cup.
The two matches were initially scheduled for April 2 and 3 at the Kalinga Staium here but postponed due to a high number of COVID-19 cases and injuries in the England team.
India's junior women's hockey team will play the mighty Dutch in the World Cup semifinals today; The Netherlands have scored 43 of 137 goals in the tournament.
The courageous goal set the tone for India's 3-0 win over South Korea in the quarterfinals of the Junior World Cup, making sure the team reached the last-four stage of the competition for only the second time in history.
The Indians scored through Neha (11th minute) and Sonika (28th), both from penalty corners, to hand the home team a 2-0 lead at half time.
The Indians, who topped the pool stage with an all-win record, scored through Mumtaz Khan (11th minute), Lalrindiki (15th) and Sangita Kumari (41st) to emerge winners in the quarterfinal match.
India will start favourites, having won all three matches in the group stage in emphatic fashion, scoring 11 goals and conceding just twice.
Manipuri player's family hasn’t seen her play, but is no less proud.
India pulled off wins in both the games against England, winning the first one in the shootout after being locked 3-3 in the regulation time before registering a 4-3 victory in the second on Sunday.
The 21-year-old made nearly a dozen saves, pulled off a blinder to thwart a German penalty stroke – diving low to her right and flinging her stick to stop the ball from going in – and, along with a stubborn defence, made sure the European heavyweights could not convert any of their eight penalty corners.
The announcement comes a day after Hockey India received a confirmation from the International Hockey Federation.
The Indians will then take on Malaysia in their final pool match before the quarterfinal round, which starts on April 8.
The matches were scheduled to be played on April 2 and 3 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
For the first time in two years, India lost back-to-back matches at home, having been defeated by Spain earlier this month.
India have played six matches so far in the FIH Pro League. They beat China 7-1 and 2-1 in Muscat, followed by a 2-1 win and a 3-4 loss against Spain in February.
The home side had lost 1-2 in the shoot-out in the first match at the same Kalinga Stadium on Saturday.