India were clearly the overwhelming favourites to retain the Asian Games gold and they lived upto the billing in the pool stages, scoring a record 76 goals before the defeat in the semi-finals.
Asian Games 2018: Indian hockey in uncomfortable zone after disappointments in Indonesia, but not for too long
At this moment of time, Indian hockey is not in a comfort zone; but not for long. The team, players will feel powerless. They will silently take in the barbs. Surely, they will come back, fuelled by the realisation of the mistakes, in their quest to prove they are more than the sum of their parts we were witness to in Jakarta.
Asian Games 2018: Boys deserve applause for showing character against Pakistan, says India men's hockey coach Harendra Singh
India chief coach Harendra Singh lauded his players for overcoming the disappointment of semi-final defeat and showing character by beating Pakistan to claim the bronze medal at the Asian Games on Saturday.
Asian Games 2018: India the best Asian team, should be disappointed with bronze, says Pakistan coach Roelant Oltmans
Pakistan coach Roelant Oltmans says India were by far the best side in the Asian Games and should be disappointed to end their campaign with a below-par bronze medal.
Indian contingent finishes Asian Games campaign on high note; Amit Panghal wins gold medal in men's Light Fly
The second-last day of the Asian Games was surprisingly successful for India with two gold medals in bridge and boxing, a silver in squash and a bronze in hockey.
Asian Games 2018: Akashdeep, Harmanpreet Singh score as India beat Pakistan 2-1 to win men's hockey bronze
This is the second time in three months that world number five India have beaten 13th-ranked Pakistan. The Indians had defeated Pakistan 4-0 in the Champions Trophy in June.
Asian Games 2018: India women's hockey team needs to add ruggedness to game after heartbreaking defeat in final
The India women's hockey team is a smart lot. It won't take them long to figure out the answers as to why gold became silver.
Highlights, Asian Games 2018, Day 14: India beat Pakistan to clinch bronze in men's hockey; Amit Panghal bags boxing gold
Asian Games 2018, Day 14 Live Updates: As the 2018 Asiad enters the homestretch, you can catch all the live action of Day 14 here
Asian Games 2018: India's team work in sailing, squash events makes up for missing out on gold in women's hockey
The essence of team-work, of owing responsibility of one’s actions that could impact the entire squad, stood out prominently in India’s campaign in the Asian Games on Friday
Asian Games 2018: Coach Sjoerd Marijne says India women's team can be proud of their run despite missing out on gold
Chief coach Sjoerd Marijne is satisfied with the performance of the Indian women's hockey team at the Asian Games but says losing the opportunity to directly qualify for the 2020 Olympics is a big disappointment.
Asian Games 2018: With boxer Amit Panghal, Indian men's hockey team in action, here's full schedule of Day 14
Here's the schedule of the Indian contingent on the 14th day of the Asian Games taking place in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.
Coming into the match, the Indians were favourites to the title as they are ranked five places above Japan at ninth in the world rankings.
Asian Games 2018: Hockey India says World Cup last chance for coach Harendra Singh and Co to retain their jobs
Ranked fifth in the world, defending champions India were favourites to retain the Asian Games title and they looked on course after an unbeaten pool campaign during which they registered a record 76 goals.
Listen: Full script of Episode 32 of Spodcast where we discuss women's relay team's win, India men's hockey team's exit and more
Today, on Firstpost Spodcast, we talk about the 4x400m relay team's gold and silver and the India men's hockey team's exit from the Asian Games 2018.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 32: Women's relay team bags gold, India crash out in hockey and more on our daily sports podcast
India's 4x400m women's and men's relay teams bag gold and silver, India crash out of men's hockey event— we discuss all this and more on Spodcast, Firspost's daily sports podcast.
Highlights, Asian Games 2018, Day 13 : Indian women's hockey team wins silver after losing 1-2 to Japan in final
Asian Games 2018, Day 13 LIVE Updates: With India having won 59 medals in 12 days, Friday will represent an opportunity to go past their best-ever tally of 65 medals at an Asiad. Catch all the action from Jakarta and Palembang on our liveblog
Asian Games 2018: Shower of medals in athletics not enough to ease pain of India's shock loss in men's hockey
On Thursday, India discovered that the powerful, alluring and addictive scent of victory, floating from different events on track and field, is inadequate to quell the stench of a shock defeat in men’s hockey.
Asian Games 2018: With boxer Vikas Krishan, Indian women's hockey team in action, here's full schedule of Day 13
Here's the schedule of the Indian contingent on the 13th day of the Asian Games taking place in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang.
Asian Games 2018: Coach Harendra Singh slams Indian men's hockey team after semi-final loss to Malaysia
Chief coach Harendra Singh slammed the Indian hockey team for making silly mistakes in the Asian Games semi-final against Malaysia, and said the 6-7 loss has made Olympic qualification a lot tougher.
Asian Games 2018: Defending champions India suffer heartbreaking loss to Malaysia in men's hockey semis
Defending champions India crashed out of the Asian Games men's hockey competition after a heartbreaking 6-7 loss to lower-ranked Malaysia via penalty shoot-off in the semi-finals at Jakarta on Thursday.