India came from behind to beat Bangladesh 5-1 for their fifth consecutive win in the Hero Hockey World League Round 2 and move into the third round of the league at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Sunday. Danish Mujtaba (14th, 64th) scored a brace while Rupinder Pal Singh (32nd), Akashdeep Singh (50th) and Malak Singh (58th) scored a goal apiece. Mamamur Rahman struck the solitary goal for Bangladesh in the fifth minute.
A solitary strike by Rani Rampal helped India beat Russia 1-0 in their last league game a qualify for 3rd round by finishing on top of women's Hero Hockey World League Round 2 at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. It was a brilliant goal by Rani as she winked two defenders and sounded the board from a packed defence in the 51st minute. Rani was also adjudged as the player of the match. It was one of the several attempts India made at breaching the Russian defence but found it rather hard.
India Women team notched up its 2nd consecutive win in Round 2 of Women's Hero Hockey World League beating Malaysian women by 3-0 in a match played at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium on Tuesday.
Hockey India has announced the appointment of the vastly experienced Roelant Oltmans as Director, High Performance. Hockey India Secretary General Dr Narinder Batra said that the appointment of Roelant Oltmans is an important step to ensure that a strategic program is in place for our senior and junior men and women teams.
Pakistan's national hockey team returned home after winning the men's Asian Champions Trophy 2012 in Doha, Qatar. Pakistan won the field hockey title by beating the defending champion and the archrivals India 5-4 at the Al Rayyan Hockey Stadium Dec 27, reports Xinhua. The Asian champion squad led by captain Muhammad Imran landed at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore Saturday evening.
Pakistan hockey captain Muhammed Imran feels his team was under pressure to win the Asian Champions Trophy starting Dec 20 following their bronze medal finish at the Champions Trophy in Melbourne. Pakistan were beaten by India in the final of the inaugural Asian Champions Trophy last year but this time they have emerged as the firm favourites.
The Pakistan hockey squad Tuesday morning departed to participate in the upcoming second Asian Champions Trophy commencing Dec 20 in Qatar. The 18-member men's field hockey team along with six officials, including the manager and the coach, left for Doha from here, reports Xinhua.
The following is the list of players who were sold during Sunday players auction at the Hockey Indian League (HIL). Delhi Wave Riders: 1. Sardar Singh (IND, marquee player, sold for $78,000) 2. Yuvraj Walmiki (IND, sold for $18,500) 3. Oscar Deeke (GER, sold for $25,000) 4. Gurvinder Singh Chandi (IND, sold for 50,000) 5. Lloyd Norris Jones (SA, sold for $17,000) 6. Matt Ghodes (AUS, sold for $32,000)