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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: 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: 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.

Hockey World Cup 2018: Don't lose hope in Pakistan hockey, former great Islahuddin Siddique says after team's early exit
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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 date with destiny begins on equal footing against the Netherlands
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Hockey World Cup 2018: India's date with destiny begins on equal footing against the 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
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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
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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."

Hockey World Cup 2018: Ready to hold Netherlands for 74 minutes, declares coach Harendra Singh as India eye semi-final spot
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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
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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.

Hockey World Cup Memories: Dutch legend Stephan Veen remembers lifting the Cup in his maiden attempt
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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 Memories: Jagbir Singh remembers hostility and heartbreak in Lahore
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Hockey World Cup Memories: Jagbir Singh remembers hostility and heartbreak in Lahore

Jagbir Singh recounts India's disastrous campaign at the 1990 World Cup in Lahore in Firstpost's Hockey World Cup Memories series.