Hockey World Cup Memories: Dhanraj Pillay on hostile reception in 1990 edition and making waves in Sydney 1994
Indian hockey legend Dhanraj Pillay on his four World Cups: from hostile crowds in Pakistan in 1990 to dream tournament in Sydney back in 1994.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Former India captain Sardar Singh says team needs to keep momentum going in Bhubaneswar
Impressed by the good start of the Indian team in the ongoing men's hockey World Cup in Bhubaneshwar, former captain Sardar Singh on Thursday said the team needs to keep the momentum going and play as a collective unit.
Hockey World Cup 2018: High audience turnout, state-of-the-art facilities and capable management makes tournament truly global affair
Conversations provide convincing evidence that this Hockey World Cup is exceptional. Although it is not even halfway, there are pointers that it could possibly become the best ever World Cup.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Pakistan play out hard-fought draw against Malaysia to keep knock-out hopes alive
Pakistan attacked mostly through the centre with a majority of their circle entries coming from that area, while Malaysia tried to find spaces on the right side.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Clinical Germany run riot against wasteful Netherlands side to inch closer to direct quarter-final place
By virtue of this win, Germany are top of Pool D with six points from two wins ahead of the Netherlands, who are on three points. they had earlier defeated Pakistan 1-0 in their opening match, while the Netherlands had mauled Malaysia 7-0.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Japan’s head coach Siegfried Aikman says he wants to win an Olympic medal in Tokyo
Siegfried Aikman whose ancestors hailed from Lucknow and Bihar, is currently in Bhubaneswar to pick strategies and tactics at the ongoing World Cup.
Hockey India’s self-styled team supremo David John seems to be living on borrowed time and has reportedly been directed to stay away from the Indian team during the ongoing World Cup.
Hockey World Cup 2018: People in Pakistan choose cricket over hockey these days, laments former captain Hasan Sardar
Once a force in world hockey, Pakistan is struggling for survival now and its Olympic gold-winning former captain Hasan Sardar says even he would have been driven to play cricket given the current state of the sport in the country
Hockey World Cup 2018: Three-time champions Australia become first team to qualify for quarter-finals by beating England
After the barren three quarters, Australia looked a completely different side in the final 15 minutes of the game as they pumped in two goals in a span of four minutes to race to a 2-0 lead.
Jagbir Singh recounts India's disastrous campaign at the 1990 World Cup in Lahore in Firstpost's Hockey World Cup Memories series.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Meet Nikas Kanhar, the Virat Kohli ‘Superfan’ who has turned to hockey, for now
Virat Kohli's Superfan, Nikas Kanhar, is busy rooting for India at the ongoing Hockey World Cup, but come Thursday, he will be back cheering for the Indian captain.
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: Olympic champions Argentina comprehensively beat New Zealand to edge closer to quarter-final berth
Argentina had earlier defeated Spain 4-3 in their tournament opener while New Zealand had beaten France 2-1. While Argentina will play world number 20 France in their last pool match on 6 December, New Zealand will be up against Spain.
Hockey World Cup 2018: At ‘yawning’ edition of showpiece event stretching for three weeks, a battle of wits for coaches
Peak athleticism will not be a yardstick in the tournament due to the event being stretched to three weeks, writes The Hockey Insider
In pulsating Hockey World Cup draw, Belgium pay price for traditional Indian deficiency: not scoring more despite dominating
In the end it was a logical climax, classically interwoven with drama, a cat-and-mouse finish that had the fans satiated with that slight tinge of disappointment of India not holding on.
India need to optimise their chances and play smart hockey to beat ultra-defensive Canada, says VR Raghunath in Firstpost's Legend's Voice.
LISTEN: Full script of Episode 94 of Spodcast where we discuss India's drawn World Cup encounter against Belgium, Liverpool's win over Everton and more
Here's the full script of Episode 94 of Spodcast where we discuss India's drawn World Cup encounter against Belgium, Liverpool's victory over Merseyside rivals Everton and more.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 94: India's 2-2 draw against Belgium in Hockey World Cup, Liverpool's win over Everton and more
Today in Spodcast, we discuss India's hard-fought 2-2 draw against Belgium in their second Hockey World Cup fixture, Liverpool's 1-0 win over Merseyside rivals Everton and more.
Hockey World Cup: After game of contrasting halves, 2-2 scoreline a fair reflection of India and Belgium
India's defence stands tall as Harendra Singh's men play a pulsating 2-2 draw in the crucial Pool match against Belgium.
Hockey World Cup 2018: India coach Harendra Singh says change of structure, game plan at half-time worked against Belgium
Harendra Singh said a change of structure and game plan at half-time turned things around for India after conceding an early goal in the draw against Belgium.