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FIH Series Finals 2019: India coach Graham Reid hints at roping in psychologist to help team with mental stability
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FIH Series Finals 2019: India coach Graham Reid hints at roping in psychologist to help team with mental stability

A stable mind is the need of the hour in modern hockey, says coach Graham Reid, hinting that a full-time psychologist may soon join the Indian team.

Indian hockey team looking to put turbulent past in rear-view mirror with appointment of Australian Graham Reid as head coach
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Indian hockey team looking to put turbulent past in rear-view mirror with appointment of Australian Graham Reid as head coach

The Indian hockey team and the administration behind them will be looking towards building up a certain sense of trust in its team through Graham Reid's appointment

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: India display new-found reserves of composure and restraint to dispatch hosts Malaysia
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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019: India display new-found reserves of composure and restraint to dispatch hosts Malaysia

There were moments of India's old classical style of hockey in the runs of Sumit Kumar. The other Sumit, who comes without a surname, did cause confusion among scorers and journalists alike but it was his display that showed the spine against Malaysia

Former India men's hockey team coach Harendra Singh reveals plans to switch to football coaching
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Former India men's hockey team coach Harendra Singh reveals plans to switch to football coaching

Harendra Singh was last month removed after India's less than impressive performance in the World Cup. He was urged to take charge of the junior squad but Harendra refused to accept that position.

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.

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: Is the dice loaded against 'star' coaches when they join Asian teams?
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Is the dice loaded against 'star' coaches when they join Asian teams?

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: Pakistan vice-captain Ammad Butt, assistant coach Danish Kaleem let off without punishment by FIH
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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: People in Pakistan choose cricket over hockey these days, laments former captain Hasan Sardar
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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: Former India coach Roelant Oltmans says he was not sad but surprised by his sudden sacking
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Former India coach Roelant Oltmans says he was not sad but surprised by his sudden sacking

Oltmans came to India as High Performance Director in 2013 and played an instrumental role in reviving Indian hockey before taking up the position of men's team's chief coach.

Hockey World Cup 2018: World No 12 Malaysia will be looking to impress despite being drawn in tough group
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Hockey World Cup 2018: World No 12 Malaysia will be looking to impress despite being drawn in tough group

As the World No 12 team, Malaysia are the best ranked Asian outfit after India at the 2018 Hockey World Cup. What will also bolster their confidence coming into the showpiece event is the fact that the team won silver at the recent Asian Games

Hockey World Cup 2018: Unfazed by 'Group of Death', Pakistan assistant coach Rehan Butt optimistic of team's chances
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Hockey World Cup 2018: Unfazed by 'Group of Death', Pakistan assistant coach Rehan Butt optimistic of team's chances

Pakistan's assistant coach Rehan Butt believes goalkeeping and short-corner conversion hold the key in his team's campaign in Bhubaneshwar.

Hockey World Cup Memories: Tahir Zaman remembers overcoming father's demise to help Pakistan lift trophy in 1994
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Hockey World Cup Memories: Tahir Zaman remembers overcoming father's demise to help Pakistan lift trophy in 1994

Pakistan's Tahir Zaman revisits the World Cup win of 1994 as part of Firstpost's series, My World Cup Memories.

Hurt Sardar Singh blames David John, Sjoerd Marijne for forcing him to retire after Asian Games
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Hurt Sardar Singh blames David John, Sjoerd Marijne for forcing him to retire after Asian Games

Sardar called time on his 12-year-long international career after the Asian Games, and though he didn’t immediately spell out a clear reason for his departure, there were murmurs about John wanting him out of the team.

Asian Champions Trophy: Indian hockey team coach Harendra Singh not happy with strikers squandering chances against Malaysia
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Asian Champions Trophy: Indian hockey team coach Harendra Singh not happy with strikers squandering chances against Malaysia

Chief hockey coach Harendra Singh lashed out at Indian strikers for missing half-a-dozen chances against Malaysia to settle for a goalless draw in an Asian Champions Trophy match, on Tuesday.

Asian Champions Trophy: Malaysia coach Roelant Oltmans on India's chances of Tokyo Olympics qualification, Pakistan's woes and more
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Asian Champions Trophy: Malaysia coach Roelant Oltmans on India's chances of Tokyo Olympics qualification, Pakistan's woes and more

Ahead of the Asian Champions Trophy, former India coach Roelant Oltmans talks to Firstpost about the Indian hockey team's chances of making it to the Tokyo Olympics, Pakistan team's problems and his new gig as coach of Malaysia.

Asian Champions Trophy: India hope to forget Asian Games disappointment, kick-off World Cup preparations on a high
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Asian Champions Trophy: India hope to forget Asian Games disappointment, kick-off World Cup preparations on a high

For India, a team still hurting, moving on for this talented group will eventually happen. Harendra believes in keeping the flock together, a key part of his philosophy as coach. Maybe, a win at the Asian Champions Trophy could prove to be a catharsis.

Hockey World Cup: Ex-Pakistan captain Waseem Ahmed says premature exit of Roelant Oltmans will hurt team
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Hockey World Cup: Ex-Pakistan captain Waseem Ahmed says premature exit of Roelant Oltmans will hurt team

ormer captain Waseem Ahmed is not hoping much from Pakistan side at the upcoming hockey World Cup, saying the premature exit of coach Roelant Oltmans will hurt the team badly.

Asian Games 2018: India the best Asian team, should be disappointed with bronze, says Pakistan coach Roelant Oltmans
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Asian Games 2018: India the best Asian team, should be disappointed with bronze, says Pakistan coach Roelant Oltmans

Pakistan coach Roelant Oltmans says India were by far the best side in the Asian Games and should be disappointed to end their campaign with a below-par bronze medal.

Champions Trophy Hockey 2018: India rout Pakistan 4-0 in tournament opener to kick off campaign on positive note
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Champions Trophy Hockey 2018: India rout Pakistan 4-0 in tournament opener to kick off campaign on positive note

India, eyeing its maiden Champions Trophy title, will play reigning Olympic champions Argentina in their next round-robin league match on Sunday.