With a rebuilt team, Germany faces a tough test at the European Championship with group games against France and Portugal, the reigning world and European champions respectively
Hockey World Cup 2018: Quit or be sacked are Harendra Singh’s choices as Hockey India begins search for foreign coach
The search for a “quality foreign coach” to replace Harendra Singh is in the initial stages. Preliminary inquiries were underway even as the top bosses of Hockey India were busy with the World Cup final.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Belgium beat Netherlands in shoot-out to seal title; Australia thrash England 8-1 to nab bronze
It was a great day for Belgium hockey as the country registered its second biggest international title after the Olympics silver in Rio in 2016.
Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. Two years of futile search for title sponsors for the proposed global elite nations’ league has brought wisdom to the International Hockey Federation, writes The Hockey Insider
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: 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 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 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: 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.
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.
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, 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: Harmanpreet Singh, Simranjeet Singh score to help spirited India hold Belgium to draw
The draw, however, enabled World No 5 India to take the top spot in Pool C ahead of Belgium on goal difference. Both teams have a win and a draw from two outings.
The Germans were the most dangerous team outside the first pot of seeds for Euro 2020, relegated due to poor recent results which included losing to the Dutch in the Nations League
Hockey World Cup Memories: AB Subbaiah remembers 1994 edition, where India's chances were undone by South Africa
Arjuna Award-winning goalkeeper AB Subbaiah recounts India's 1994 World Cup journey, where they finished fifth, in this exclusive conversation with Firstpost.
Ashok Kumar also warned that unlike their first match at this World Cup, India won't get any free spaces in the flanks, and Manpreet Singh's team ought to be prepared for a high-intensity match.
Hockey World Cup 2018: Behind China's rise, a South Korean coach groomed by an Indian at NIS Patiala
In his decade-long stint in China, Kim Sang-Ryul has already made a mark, writes The Hockey Insider
Hockey World Cup 2018: Drag flick woes, defensive fumbles mark India's scrappy opening win over South Africa
India might have played their easiest match of the tournament. They would do well to believe it was their worse too.