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Hockey a way of life in Sundargarh

Updated on Jan 18, 2023 10:20 AM IST

The British introduced hockey in the tribal-dominated region of Odisha two centuries ago. The game has thrived since then with the region continuing to produce a number of internationals.

The British introduced hockey in the tribal-dominated region of Odisha two centuries ago(Hindustan Times )
By, Rourkela

Hockey World Cup: Indian midfielder Hardik Singh to undergo MRI scan

Hardik sustained the injury in the Pool D match against England which ended in a 0-0 draw in the ongoing FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023.

Hardik Singh of India reacts after scoring a goal against Spain during a match of FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023, in Rourkela, Odisha, Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)(PTI01_13_2023_000314A)(PTI)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 01:14 PM IST
ANI |

Hockey WC: Malaysia earn hard-fought 3-2 win over Chile to keep hopes alive

With this win, Malaysia climbed to third in their pool and can advance further in the tournament if they do well in the cross-overs. Chile, on the other hand, is at the bottom of the table with zero points and no win in two matches.

Malaysia managed to keep its hopes of further progress in the ongoing FIH Men's Hockey World Cup alive after a fighting 3-2 win over Chile(ANI)
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 10:39 PM IST
ANI | , Rourkela

Hockey WC: Australia held to 3-3 draw by Argentina; Netherlands crush NZ

Three-time champions Australia and heavyweights Argentina played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup here on Monday.

Three-time champions Australia and heavyweights Argentina played out a thrilling 3-3 draw(PTI)
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 10:21 PM IST
PTI | , Bhubansewar

Manpreet Singh: Not the captain but still a leader

The 30-year-old has been a livewire on the pitch in the World Cup, shouting instructions to his colleagues and acing the playmaker role.

Manpreet may not be India captain anymore but the in-built leadership qualities are difficult to let go(Manpreet Singh Instagram)
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 10:00 PM IST
By, Bhubaneshwar

Hockey World Cup 2023: Peter Tirkey, the unheralded Odisha hockey pioneer

Peter Tirkey, the first player from the state to play for India, at the 1982 Junior World Cup, has since groomed young talent as coach of the SAIL Hockey Academy in Rourkela.

Peter Tirkey was part of the senior national camp from 1981 to 1984 but never made the cut for the senior Indian team.(Sandip Sikdar/HT)
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 08:11 PM IST
By, Rourkela

Reid gives key update on Hardik Singh’s injury after ENG draw in Hockey WC

Speaking after India's draw vs England in the Hockey World Cup 2023, head coach Graham Reid gave an update on Hardik Singh's injury.

Hardik Singh tries to score a goal against England during the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023 at Birsa Munda Stadium, in Rourkela.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 16, 2023 11:12 AM IST

Goalless draw continues India’s wait for knockouts

The hosts play out an entertaining but goalless draw with England in their second FIH Men’s World Cup Group D game on Sunday

India and England players in action during the FIH Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023 match at the Birsa Munda stadium, in Rourkela.(Hockey India Twitter)
Updated on Jan 15, 2023 11:00 PM IST

Less time to build stadium was a challenge: Dilip Tirkey

Former India skipper, who took over as Hockey India president in September, talks about putting together the World Cup in his home state in four months.

Hockey India President Dilip Tirkey(PTI)
Published on Jan 15, 2023 10:47 PM IST

Spain beat Wales 5-1 to open account in hockey WC

Reyna sounded the board in the 16th and 38th minutes from field efforts, while Miralles scored in the 32nd and 56th minutes. Skipper Alvaro Iglesias (22nd) was the other goal getter for the winners.

Spain players in action(FIH)
Published on Jan 15, 2023 09:11 PM IST
PTI |

India held to goalless draw by England in second Hockey World Cup match

India were held to a goalless draw by England in their second match of Pool D at the Hockey World Cup.

Indian players in action(PTI)
Updated on Jan 15, 2023 09:02 PM IST

India vs England, Hockey World Cup highlights: IND, ENG play out goalless draw

India vs England Hockey World Cup 2023 highlights: Harmanpreet Singh-led Team India played out a thrilling goalless draw against England in a Pool D match of the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium on Sunday.

Harmanpreet Singh-led Team India is up against England in a crucial encounter at the Hockey World Cup 2023(Hockey India)
Updated on Jan 15, 2023 09:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

India vs England Hockey World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: When and Where to watch

India vs England Hockey World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: All you need to know about live streaming details, match timing and venue.

India will take on England in their second match at the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023 on Sunday, January 15.(PTI)
Published on Jan 15, 2023 10:00 AM IST

The van Ass family and their love for India

The Indian culture and cuisine delights Seve, who plays for the Dutch team at the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup, while his father Paul was India men’s hockey coach

The van Ass family during their trip to India.
Published on Jan 14, 2023 11:58 PM IST

Son of soil Rohidas revels in front of home crowd

Hailing from the illustrious Sundergarh belt, Amit Rohidas braved an impoverished beginning to become one of the world's best first rushers

It was in Panposh that Rohidas started to brush his skills to finally enter the junior national setup in 2011(PTI)
Updated on Jan 14, 2023 08:23 PM IST

Hockey World Cup: Netherlands, New Zealand make winning start in Pool C

While Netherlands and New Zealand will lock horns in their next pool match on Monday, Malaysia will take on Chile on the same day.

Three-time champions Netherlands began their campaign in style, outplaying Malaysia 4-0 in the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup(Twitter)
Published on Jan 14, 2023 07:32 PM IST
PTI |

Paying out of pocket to crowdfunding, Wales’ journey to World Cup

With limited budgets and resources, the World Cup debutants are forced to bear the costs to play tournaments

Wales lost to England in their World Cup opener.(Twitter)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 10:56 PM IST

Hardik's goal for the ages gives India win in Hockey World Cup opener vs Spain

A fine win over the World No. 8 team sets up the hosts well for the rest of the World Cup.

Hardik Singh (8) of India reacts after scoring a goal against Spain(PTI)
Updated on Jan 14, 2023 12:52 AM IST
By, Rourkela

Argentina toil to beat South Africa 1-0 in FIH men's World Cup opener

After a barren and hard-fought first two quarters, Argentina, the 2016 Olympic champions, scored the winner in the 42nd minute through a field effort from Casella Maico.

 Argentina's Maico Casella and South Africa's Ryan Julius vie for the ball during the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup 2023 match between Argentina and South Africa, at Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Friday, Jan. 13, 2023. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak)(PTI01_13_2023_000127B)(PTI)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 06:58 PM IST
PTI |

India Vs Spain Highlights Hockey World Cup 2023: IND seal 2-0 win vs ESP

India Vs Spain Hockey World Cup 2023 Highlights: India sealed a 2-0 win vs Spain. Follow here Highlights of IND vs ESP Hockey World Cup 2023 match, straight from Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela.

India vs Spain Highlights Hockey World Cup 2023(PTI)
Updated on Jan 13, 2023 09:14 PM IST

'Not a walk in the park for India at World Cup': Viren Rasquinha

Former captain of the Indian National Hockey team Viren Rasquinha isn't looking to far ahead, admitting that the immediate goal for the Indian team would be going past the 'Pool of Death' where they have been clubbed with England, Spain, and Wales.

India's Harmanpreet Singh, Jarmanpreet Singh, Surender Kumar and Sreejesh Raveendran after the end of the men's hockey final match(PTI)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 01:36 PM IST

India vs Spain Hockey World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: When and where to watch

India Vs Spain Hockey World Cup 2023 Live Streaming: Find out when and where to watch IND vs ESP match online and on TV

The Indian men's hockey team will play against Spain in the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023(PTI)
Updated on Jan 13, 2023 06:07 PM IST

India aim to end long wait for World Cup title

Hosting the hockey World Cup for the second successive edition, Harmanpreet Singh and Co will look to capitalise on home advantage.

The Indian Hockey team will be looking to end their long wait for a World Cup win(Getty)
Updated on Jan 13, 2023 08:29 AM IST
By, Rourkela

In Rourkela, hockey has found a new home

All roads lead to the Birsa Munda International Hockey Stadium and that is not a bad thing

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during his interaction with Indian men's hockey team, ahead of the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup 2023, at Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium in Rourkela.(PTI)
Published on Jan 12, 2023 09:52 PM IST

Harmanpreet: Defender, drag-flicker, skipper

The 27-year-old will be India's trump card at the World Cup and the hosts will count on him to get the goals.

Harmanpreet Singh(Twitter)
Published on Jan 12, 2023 09:09 PM IST
By, Rourkela

Star-studded celebration marks beginning of FIH Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup

Barabati Stadium, Cuttack hosted the grand opening with performances by music and bollywood superstars including Ranveer Singh, Disha Patani and Pritam.

Honorable Chief Minister, Shri Naveen Patnaik, Honorable Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Shri Anurag Thakur, President International Hockey Federation (FIH), Mr. Tayyab Ikram present on the occasion
Updated on Jan 13, 2023 08:28 AM IST

Hockey World Cup begins in Odisha with dazzling opening ceremony

The hour-long opening ceremony was preceded and succeeded by colourful cultural programmes that kept mesmerising the packed audience.

Cuttack: Fireworks dazzle the sky during the FIH Hockey World Cup Opening Ceremony, in Cuttack, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_11_2023_000388A)(PTI)
Published on Jan 12, 2023 05:10 PM IST
PTI |

Hockey World Cup at home a great chance for India, says MM Somaya

Member of the Moscow Olympics gold-winning side believes the current crop is a cohesive and confident lot after winning bronze at the 2021 Tokyo Games

The Tokyo Olympics bronze in 2021 though has been a shot in the arm(Sai Saswat Mishra)
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 11:06 PM IST

Drag-flick stalwart Peillat eyes a World Cup switch-hit with Germany

The star defender who took Argentina to the 2016 Rio Olympics gold will be the driving force of his adopted nation at the hockey World Cup starting in Odisha on Friday

 Shifting to a different continent, new culture, new team, adjusting to a new set-up, learning German – it has taken much more than on-field efforts for Peillat.
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 11:09 PM IST

Sorrow and disappointment behind him, Pathak ready to roll

He was a standby to primary goalkeeper PR Sreejesh at Tokyo and didn't receive a medal but is ready to shine at the World Cup

Krishan Bahadur Pathak
Published on Jan 10, 2023 10:37 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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