India to host 2023 Men's Hockey World Cup in January; Spain, Netherlands named co-hosts of women's showpiece event in 2022
This is the fourth time that India have been picked to host a Hockey World Cup since its start in 1971. The previous editions were 1982 (Mumbai), 2010 (New Delhi) and 2018 (Bhubaneswar) where Belgium triumphed.
The defeat to Ireland at the Women's Hockey World Cup was heartbreaking for the Indian players. Rani Rampal, Sjoerd Marijne and Wayne Lombard reveal how the team moved on from that debacle to focus on Asian Games.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 10: Virat Kohli's gutsy ton, Saina Nehwal's stunning win and more on our daily sports podcast
Kohli exorcising his ghosts from India's 2014 tour to England and Saina's record-breaking run — we discuss all this and more on Spodcast, Firspost's daily sports podcast.
Women's Hockey World Cup 2018: Despite quarters exit, India should be proud of what they achieved in showpiece event
When the anguish lessens, the pain dulls, new targets appear in sight, and like hardened pros they move on, someday they would be justifiably proud of what was achieved not only for themselves, but for women hockey players across India.
Highlights, India vs Ireland, Women's hockey World Cup 2018 quarter-final: Ireland defeat India in shoot-out, book semi-final berth
Catch all the latest updates from the 2018 Women's Hockey World Cup cross-over match between India and Ireland.
Women's Hockey World Cup 2018: India exhibit great character despite midfield struggles in win over Italy
After two draws and a loss in the pool matches, India showed great character and mental strength to create a record of sorts and enter the quarter-final of the 2018 World Cup.
Highlights, India vs Italy, Women's Hockey World Cup 2018 cross-over match: India set up quarter-final clash with Ireland
Catch all the latest updates from the 2018 Women's Hockey World Cup cross-over match between India and Italy.
Firstpost Spodcast Episode 6: Neeraj Chopra's morale-boosting victory, Lewis Hamilton's win and more on our daily sports podcast
Neeraj Chopra's morale-boosting gold medal ahead of the Asian Games, Geraint Thomas' Tour de France victory and Lewis Hamilton's dominance in Formula One — we discuss all this and more on Spodcast, Firspost's daily sports podcast.
Women's Hockey World Cup 2018: Resilience, faith help India hold USA to draw, inch closer towards quarters
Faced with the humiliation of an exit from the tournament, India turned it around and drew with a group they have beaten only once in their last 10 matches with one draw.
Women's Hockey World Cup 2018: India qualify for knock-out stages with well-deserved draw against USA
The draw enabled India to keep their campaign afloat in the tournament and progress to the crossovers while the Americans crashed out of the event.
Highlights, India vs USA, Women's hockey World Cup 2018: Rani Rampal and Co get draw to qualify for knockout stage
Catch all the latest updates of the 2018 Women's hockey World Cup match between India and the USA.
Former India player Sita Mehta on importance of strong midfield, changes in women's hockey ahead of World Cup
It was in the 1998 Utrecht World Cup that Sita Gusain Mehta realised while playing under Colonel Balbir Singh Kular that a strong midfield is essential in modern hockey; a group of players who could ease into attack and also fall back into defence. Those lessons proved invaluable when India won the 2002 Commonwealth Games Gold. Sita was a member of that famous team. Here she talks about those days, how hockey has changed and whether the present team can create something magical at the London World Cup.
Women’s Hockey World Cup 2018: India expose England's defensive vulnerability and porousness in hard-fought draw
India had a bunch of players who could fire from the hip, but after some initial bursts they chose to switch off the safety lock and play a highly defensive game.
Women's Hockey World Cup 2018: Neha Goyal scores to help resolute India hold England to a draw in opening clash
World No 10 India punched above their weight and gave England a run for their money in the keenly-contested duel.
Women's Hockey World Cup 2018: Indian skipper Rani Rampal banks on experience ahead of quadrennial event
India are grouped in Pool B along side Olympic champions England, World No 7 USA and Ireland in the women's hockey World Cup.
Forward Rani Rampal was on Friday named as the captain of India's 18-member squad for the women's hockey World Cup to be played in London next month.