Hockey World Cup 2018: Don't lose hope in Pakistan hockey, former great Islahuddin Siddique says after team's early exit
"I know the fans in Pakistan will be disappointed, but I would like to tell them not to lose hope," Pak hockey legend Islahuddin Siddique said.
Hockey World Cup 2018: India's forward line fails as mature captain Billy Bakker leads Netherlands to semi-finals
It would be prudent for India to ensure continuity and build a structure from the core at hand to ensure a strong challenge in the Olympic qualifiers.
Hockey World Cup 2018: 'It was 13 men versus 11,' coach Harendra Singh slams umpires after Netherlands knock India out
India coach Harendra Singh said, "If they (umpires) don't want to improve, this is the type of result we will face. It was 13 players versus 11 today."
Hockey World Cup 2018: Netherlands extend India's 43-year wait for semi-final appearance with comeback win
India let history slip out of its hands with a heartbreaking quarter-final defeat against the Netherlands in the men's hockey World Cup, a result which left the young players of the team crying on the pitch.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium edge past two-time winners Germany to set up semi-final clash against England
Three minutes into the second quarter, Belgium secured their fifth penalty corner and Hendrickx scored with a grounded flick to level the scores
Hockey World Cup 2018: With India's records at past tournaments missing, FIH displays its indifference towards history of sport
In disseminating the records of the hockey World Cup tournaments of the past — just 13 tournaments since the inaugural edition in 1971 — FIH seem to prefer fiction to fact.
India vs Netherlands, Hockey World Cup 2018 quarter-final, Match highlights: Dutch hold on to beat hosts 2-1
Catch the Live score and updates from the Hockey World Cup 2018 quarter-final match between India and Netherlands
India's campaign has been patchy at best and reckless at worst, but with a spot in last four looming, can Harendra Singh's boys take a leap of faith?
Hockey World Cup 2018: India's best chance in 43 years to enter semi-finals, says World Cup winner Ajitpal Singh
"It is the best chance for India to get into semi-finals because the World Cup is happening on home ground, there will be tremendous crowd support, and the team has progressively become better," Ajitpal Singh said.
Hockey World Cup 2018: India captain Manpreet Singh plays down Hockey India CEO's behaviour, says it was players' fault to enter VIP Area
As per eyewitnesss, the players, including Manpreet, were rebuked by Hockey India CEO Elena Norman in full public view and were told to "shut up and get out."
Australia continued to dominate the proceedings with repeated forays as the French defence found itself in shambles to keep the Kookaburras at bay.
Quickly realising that slow pace was not helping them, England raised their tempo and that paid dividends as they earned their first penalty corner in the 11th minute.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Ready to hold Netherlands for 74 minutes, declares coach Harendra Singh as India eye semi-final spot
I read history, not understand it, India coach Harendra Singh said on the eve of the quarter-final against Netherlands, even as his team looks to break new ground.
Hockey World Cup 2018: India-Netherlands quarter-final will be all about converting chances, says Dutch legend Stephan Veen
Both India and Netherlands are known for their attacking hockey, and the two-time World Cup winner asserted that the Billy Bakker-led Dutchmen must not deviate from their original style.
Despite the abundance of talent in Asia from which they feel privileged to pick their hockey squads, these star coaches often find the going tough once in the hot seat. That is the growing impression, so much so that some Asian teams now think twice before hiring these star coaches.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Netherlands thrash Canada 5-0; set up quarter-final clash against hosts India
In the match between World No. 4 Netherlands and World No. 11 Canada, the Dutch were the early aggressors as they made continuous forays into Canada's half.
Hockey World Cup Memories: Dutch legend Stephan Veen remembers lifting the Cup in his maiden attempt
Dutch legend Stephan Veen recounts winning the 1990 World Cup in Lahore as part of Firstpost's Hockey World Cup Memories series.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium thrash hapless Pakistan to set up quarter-final clash against Germany
While Pakistan will pack their bags and return home after their heavy defeat at the hands of the Belgians, Belgium will take Germany in the quarter-finals on Thursday.
India captain Manpreet Singh said, "We expect Holland to be our quarter-final opponents. They are a very strong team. We will watch all the matches tonight, and we will give our best in knock-outs."
Hockey World Cup 2018: India will continue to play attacking hockey regardless of opponent, says captain Manpreet Singh
Manpreet Singh didn't play the entire match against Canada in their last pool match because of fever but he has since recovered and will be a key figure in India's midfield on Thursday.