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The Hockey Insider: India aiming to bid for 2022 World Cup after successfully hosting 2018 edition in Bhubaneswar
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The Hockey Insider: India aiming to bid for 2022 World Cup after successfully hosting 2018 edition in Bhubaneswar

Working at a hectic pace to submit a bid for the 2022 men's World Cup, India has caused a flutter in hockey circles by seeking to host back-to-back World Cups.

By sacking Harendra Singh from men's national team, Hockey India guilty of complete trivialisation of talented Indian coach
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By sacking Harendra Singh from men's national team, Hockey India guilty of complete trivialisation of talented Indian coach

Honestly, it’s not the World Cup failure that ensures that Harendra is without a coaching job. It was the failure of India not winning the Asian Games in Jakarta that made Hockey India get the guillotine ready.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Nobody has passion for hockey in my country, laments Pakistan coach Rehan Butt
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Nobody has passion for hockey in my country, laments Pakistan coach Rehan Butt

Rehan Butt also took a dig at the chop-and-change approach to coaches, and admitted that such mindset makes him nervous as a coach.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Pakistan captain Muhammad Rizwan lashes out at management after team's dismal performance
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Pakistan captain Muhammad Rizwan lashes out at management after team's dismal performance

Rizwan said that whenever foreign coaches had been brought in they had tried to improve the system and structure of hockey in the team and performance of players had improved.

Did the Hockey World Cup 2018 meet its objective of relocating Odisha from fringe to the core of changing India?
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Did the Hockey World Cup 2018 meet its objective of relocating Odisha from fringe to the core of changing India?

Has the World Cup met its objective of relocating Odisha from the fringe at the core of the changing India? It is difficult to say.

Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar a tough act to follow, FIH further confounds future hosts by reopening bids
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Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar a tough act to follow, FIH further confounds future hosts by reopening bids

Bhubaneswar, most 2022 bidders confess, may be difficult to match, but there are interesting dimensions in all 2022 bids. However, the FIH, which ought to have announced the decision by now, is still seeking fresh bids

Hockey World Cup 2018, K Arumugam column: India’s sixth place finish at Odisha gives cause for optimism
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Hockey World Cup 2018, K Arumugam column: India’s sixth place finish at Odisha gives cause for optimism

Without resorting to micro-analysis and going into the nitty-gritty of criticism, the present India team gives cause for optimism.

Hockey World Cup 2018: India's jitters under pressure, necessity of sturdy domestic structure and other talking points
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Hockey World Cup 2018: India's jitters under pressure, necessity of sturdy domestic structure and other talking points

The Hockey World Cup came to a thrilling end in Bhubaneswar with Belgium clinching their first-ever title after beating Netherlands in the final. Here are some of the takeaways from the tournament.

LISTEN: Full script of Episode 104 of Spodcast where we discuss PV Sindhu's victory in BWF World Tour Finals, Belgium winning Hockey World Cup and more
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LISTEN: Full script of Episode 104 of Spodcast where we discuss PV Sindhu's victory in BWF World Tour Finals, Belgium winning Hockey World Cup and more

Today we discuss PV Sindhu's victory over Nozomi Okuhara to win the BWF World Tour Finals, Belgium's thrilling victory over Netherlands in the Hockey World Cup final and more.

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 104: PV Sindhu breaks jinx to win BWF World Tour Finals, Belgium pips Netherlands to lift Hockey World Cup and more
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 104: PV Sindhu breaks jinx to win BWF World Tour Finals, Belgium pips Netherlands to lift Hockey World Cup and more

Today we discuss PV Sindhu's victory over Nozomi Okuhara to win the BWF World Tour Finals, Belgium's thrilling victory over Netherlands in the Hockey World Cup final and more.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium's decade of dreams and sweat translates to golden glory in Bhubaneswar
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium's decade of dreams and sweat translates to golden glory in Bhubaneswar

More than individual brilliance, Belgium's maiden World Cup is the culmination of a decade of structural efforts that have gone into building this all-conquering team.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Quit or be sacked are Harendra Singh’s choices as Hockey India begins search for foreign coach
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Quit or be sacked are Harendra Singh’s choices as Hockey India begins search for foreign coach

The search for a “quality foreign coach” to replace Harendra Singh is in the initial stages. Preliminary inquiries were underway even as the top bosses of Hockey India were busy with the World Cup final.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium beat Netherlands in shoot-out to seal title; Australia thrash England 8-1 to nab bronze
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium beat Netherlands in shoot-out to seal title; Australia thrash England 8-1 to nab bronze

It was a great day for Belgium hockey as the country registered its second biggest international title after the Olympics silver in Rio in 2016.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Harendra Singh earns FIH reprimand after questioning umpiring calls in defeat against Netherlands
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Harendra Singh earns FIH reprimand after questioning umpiring calls in defeat against Netherlands

Harendra had blamed certain umpiring calls for India's 2-1 loss to The Netherlands in their quarter-final on 13 December, and the comments have clearly irked FIH.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium, Netherlands chase glory as tournament poised to get new winner after 16 years
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium, Netherlands chase glory as tournament poised to get new winner after 16 years

The Netherlands, playing their seventh World Cup final, have been perennial tournament favourites. Belgium, on the other hand, have a squad that has stayed intact for the past few years. On Sunday, the European powerhouses will vie for global glory.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Wisdom, finally, dawns on hockey’s governing body!
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Wisdom, finally, dawns on hockey’s governing body!

Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. Two years of futile search for title sponsors for the proposed global elite nations’ league has brought wisdom to the International Hockey Federation, writes The Hockey Insider

Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium maul England to enter maiden final; Netherlands crush Australia's dream of hat-trick of titles
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium maul England to enter maiden final; Netherlands crush Australia's dream of hat-trick of titles

Belgium created history by making their maiden appearance in the men's hockey World Cup summit clash, thrashing England 6-0 in a lopsided first semi-final

Hockey World Cup 2018: Rogier van 't Hek on crowd-surfing after Netherlands' 1998 title, the state of the game back home and more
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Rogier van 't Hek on crowd-surfing after Netherlands' 1998 title, the state of the game back home and more

Rogier van 't Hek was part of the Netherlands team which won the 1998 Hockey World Cup. In India as a journalist for the 2018 edition, he talks about the fortunes of the Dutch national team, how the celebrated the 1998 victory and more.

Hockey World Cup 2018: India coach Harendra Singh's comments on umpiring unacceptable, says FIH CEO Thierry Weil
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Hockey World Cup 2018: India coach Harendra Singh's comments on umpiring unacceptable, says FIH CEO Thierry Weil

Indian coach Harendra Singh's comments have not gone down well with the FIH, and the global body has made its displeasure clear.