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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 103: India suffer heartbreaking loss in Hockey World Cup quarter-finals and more
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 103: India suffer heartbreaking loss in Hockey World Cup quarter-finals and more

Today, we discuss India's exit from Hockey World Cup, PV Sindhu's win over Tai Tzu Ying and more

Hockey World Cup 2018, K Arumugam column: India find hope in Harendra Singh's flexibility and players' versatility
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Hockey World Cup 2018, K Arumugam column: India find hope in Harendra Singh's flexibility and players' versatility

Today's hockey fans are certainly not wonderstruck at seeing Indian players don versatile roles across the pitch. Harendra Singh is the rare ‘desi’ coach who doesn’t believe in a fixed format but celebrates modernity and flexibility. Here lies the great Indian hope.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Aggressive India hope to continue winning run as Belgian challenge awaits
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Aggressive India hope to continue winning run as Belgian challenge awaits

No compromise on attack, declares coach Harendra Singh as India face Olympic silver-medallists Belgium at Hockey World Cup 2018.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Hasan Sardar lays down the law on players' behaviour even as Pakistan feel hassled by security detail
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Hasan Sardar lays down the law on players' behaviour even as Pakistan feel hassled by security detail

Going into the World Cup, the team management, headed by former Pakistan captain Hasan Sardar, has drawn a strict line against poor on-field behaviour for this squad.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Drag flick woes, defensive fumbles mark India's scrappy opening win over South Africa
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Drag flick woes, defensive fumbles mark India's scrappy opening win over South Africa

India might have played their easiest match of the tournament. They would do well to believe it was their worse too.

Legend's Voice: Harendra Singh's constant substitutions against South Africa helped India maintain tempo throughout match
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Legend's Voice: Harendra Singh's constant substitutions against South Africa helped India maintain tempo throughout match

In a special interview for Firstpost's Legend's Voice series, Dronacharya Awardee Clarence Lobo talks to Amit Kamath about India's 2018 hockey World Cup opener against South Africa.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Pressure on India, but confident they will perform well, says Australia coach Colin Batch
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Pressure on India, but confident they will perform well, says Australia coach Colin Batch

India have improved a lot. I think they will play well here. The best teams play consistently well throughout the tournament, Australia coach Colin Batch said.

Hockey World Cup 2018, K Arumugam column: Harendra Singh's India up against history in Bhubaneswar
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Hockey World Cup 2018, K Arumugam column: Harendra Singh's India up against history in Bhubaneswar

History shows India are up against a well-established trend. Harendra Singh and his wards will be stretched to the hilt to prevent history from repeating itself.

Hockey World Cup Memories: Former captain Ajitpal Singh recounts leading India to title glory in 1975
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Hockey World Cup Memories: Former captain Ajitpal Singh recounts leading India to title glory in 1975

India's only World Cup-winning captain, Ajitpal Singh, remembers his World Cup journey in this exclusive chat with Firstpost for our series, Hockey World Cup Memories.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Anticipation hangs heavy as hosts India begin quest for elusive trophy against South Africa
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Anticipation hangs heavy as hosts India begin quest for elusive trophy against South Africa

In a region steeped in history - where the unexpected valour of local soldiers shook the conscience of a certain King Ashoka - India will hope to write their own legend.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Harendra Singh's head is on the chopping block; Indian coaches have always been disposable
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Harendra Singh's head is on the chopping block; Indian coaches have always been disposable

Nearly a decade after India put their faith in foreign coaches, and gave them leeway even after disastrous World Cup outings in 2010 and 2014, nothing seems to have changed for the coaches carrying Indian passports, writes The Hockey Insider

Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony Highlights: AR Rahman caps off incredible night with soulful performance
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Hockey World Cup 2018 Opening Ceremony Highlights: AR Rahman caps off incredible night with soulful performance

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Hockey World Cup 2018. Stay tuned as we count down to the opening ceremony and bring you live updates from Bhubaneshwar.

Hockey World Cup 2018: World No 12 Malaysia will be looking to impress despite being drawn in tough group
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Hockey World Cup 2018: World No 12 Malaysia will be looking to impress despite being drawn in tough group

As the World No 12 team, Malaysia are the best ranked Asian outfit after India at the 2018 Hockey World Cup. What will also bolster their confidence coming into the showpiece event is the fact that the team won silver at the recent Asian Games

Hockey World Cup 2018: With synergy between forwards, midfield and defence, India can get over dark day at Jakarta
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Hockey World Cup 2018: With synergy between forwards, midfield and defence, India can get over dark day at Jakarta

For the Indian team, maybe it’s time to move on from that one dark day at the Asian Games and look at what can be achieved here at The Kalinga.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Stage set in Bhubaneswar for global spectacle as India nurse dreams of turnaround
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Stage set in Bhubaneswar for global spectacle as India nurse dreams of turnaround

The fresh paint on the murals depicting hockey players in action is drying, and much like the smell that newly-coated surfaces retain, the freshness in Manpreet Singh's team is there to be soaked in. And at the centre of it all, India are nursing a pipe dream.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Hosts India hope to overcome limitations, end 43-year itch in showpiece event
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Hosts India hope to overcome limitations, end 43-year itch in showpiece event

India will be worried about their tendency to concede late goals, apart from poor short-corner conversions.

Hockey World Cup 2018: First-timers China have mountain to climb, but can draw inspiration from Japan
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Hockey World Cup 2018: First-timers China have mountain to climb, but can draw inspiration from Japan

Having been placed in a group with Australia, England and Ireland, China have a mountain to climb. Yet, the World No 17 team can draw heart from the recent exploits of Japan, who clinched the Asian Games gold at Jakarta only a couple of months ago.

Industrialists, Odisha sports department sign MoU to bolster state's sporting potential
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Industrialists, Odisha sports department sign MoU to bolster state's sporting potential

Reliance Industries Group adopted athletics, while football and swimming were taken by JSW Group as seven industrialists signed MoUs with the state's sports department.

Ric Charlesworth on 2018 Hockey World Cup: Home advantage makes a difference, but in India it can be a disadvantage
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Ric Charlesworth on 2018 Hockey World Cup: Home advantage makes a difference, but in India it can be a disadvantage

According to Ric Charlesworth, the home factor can sometimes add extra pressure on the players if the tournament happens to be hosted in India, which can then have a negative impact on the results as well.