Hockey World Cup 2018, K Arumgugam column: Penalty corner goals now complement success, but don't decide it
The days of the penalty corner are passe. It worked when the concept of coaching revolved around taking the lead and defending it. It made for boring hockey. The game today is bursting with energy of the aggressive kind.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Recent lapses notwithstanding, former Australia forward Glenn Turner impressed with India’s defence
Glenn Turner’s comments come as a morale boost for India, who, despite topping their Pool, have shown worrying slip-ups in defence.
Hockey World Cup 2018: England see off New Zealand to set up quarter-final date with Argentina; France edge past China
A dominant England sailed past New Zealand 2-0 in the first crossover match to book their place in the quarterfinals of the men's hockey World Cup on Monday.
Hockey World Cup 2018: FIH's intention to play the sport on grass raises questions over world body's policy shift
Indian hockey’s sudden free fall, beginning in 1976, has been discussed in detail. But it is worth again asking the old questions, because we never ever got conclusive answers to them.
In the stillness of dusty chill, far from the euphoric surge that the World Cup has generated, coach Sunil Tigga chugs along quietly, powered by his desire to produce international players from the village he grew up in.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Germany defeat spirited Malaysia to enter quarter-finals; Pakistan qualify for cross-overs despite drubbing
Germany started brightly and raced to a 3-0 lead inside 18 minutes through goals from Herzbruch and Ruhr. But the Malaysians tried to make a valiant fightback and managed to reduce the margin to 2-3 in the 28th minute through goals from Rahim and Noor.
World Cup 2018: In lop-sided world of hockey, professionalism reigns in Europe while it's a poor man's game in third-world nations
Hockey is a rich man’s game in Europe, an amateur sport in the Americas and Southern Africa and a poor-man’s sport in the third world countries.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Indian attackers show ability to turn the game around in 5-1 hammering of Canada
What distinguishes this Indian team from most of the past decade is the confidence in each other’s ability to turn a match around. India’s instincts and attacking ability is making opponents wary and in that lies team's biggest strength.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Head coach Harendra Singh says India's real test begins now after team seals quarter-final berth
Harendra Singh said for him the pool matches were a four-nation event and the real World Cup begins now after the hosts grabbed a direct entry into the quarter-final with a 5-1 thrashing of Canada.
Hockey World Cup 2018: An afternoon with Michael Kindo, India's world-beating defender who dazzled with his skills and smarts
Michael Kindo, once the backbone of India's defence, now leads a retired life. Firstpost catches up with one of the best full-backs India ever had.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Pakistan vice-captain Ammad Butt, assistant coach Danish Kaleem let off without punishment by FIH
The suspension was invoked on Ammad Butt after Malaysia's coach Roelant Oltmans lodged an official complaint with the tournament's Technical Delegate Christian Deckenbrock of Germany.
Hockey World Cup 2018: India comprehensively defeat Canada to top Pool C and seal direct berth in quarter-finals
While India qualified directly for the quarter-finals by being the toppers, Belgium and Canada will play in the cross-overs for a place in the last-eight round.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium thrash South Africa 5-1 in Pool C match to ensure participation in cross-over round
Alexander Hendrickx scored a brace while Simon Gougnard (18th), Loick Luypaert (30th) and Cedric Charlier (48th) were the other goal-getters for Belgium
India vs Canada, Hockey World Cup 2018, Match Highlights: Manpreet Singh and Co qualify to quarter-final after 5-1 victory
Catch the Live score and updates from the Hockey World Cup 2018 Pool C match between India and Canada
Hockey World Cup 2018: Joy for Mark, heartbreak for brother Paul Gleghorne as England beat Ireland in Bhubaneswar
On Friday, one of the brothers – Paul – was left heartbroken after his elder brother Mark scored late for England to sent Ireland packing from the ongoing men's hockey World Cup with a 4-2 result in a must-win final Pool B match.
Hockey World Cup 2018: China enter crossovers despite heavy loss to Australia; England dash Ireland hopes
In the crossovers, China will take on France on 10 December, while England will face New Zealand the same day.
Hockey World Cup 2018: FIH initiates inquiry against Pakistan assistant coach Danish Kaleem, hearing to be held on Saturday
FIH has initiated an inquiry against Pakistan's assistant coach Danish Kaleem for breaching security protocol, adding to the list of off-field issues plaguing the former champions at the ongoing men's Hockey World Cup.
The Champions Trophy saga shows International Hockey Federation cares two hoots for history and legacy
Hockey, perhaps, needs some visionary to keep the Champions Trophy going. It could be the hockey’s insurance as it embarks on an uncertain journey.
Butt's suspension didn't go down well with the Pakistan team management with manager Hasan Sardar terming the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) decision as "bias".
After New Zealand and Spain played out a 2-2 draw earlier in the day, World No 20 France, the lowest ranked side in the competition, stunned Olympic champions Argentina 5-3 in a throbbing encounter.