Perak grab their 10th Razak Cup title

Perak defeated Terengganu 4-2 to win their 10th Razak Cup title at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil yesterday. Haziq Samsul was the toast for Perak with a hat-trick in the 30th, 32nd and 46th minutes while Azrai Azad netted the other goal in the 17th minute. Faizal Saari responded for Terengganu with a brace in the first and 56th minutes. In the women’s final, Pahang edged Selangor 2-1 to regain their title last won in 2016. National player Nuraini Abdul Rashid netted a brace for the champions through…

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With all due respect

The national hockey team lacked one major thing that is needed to restore their pride and dignity… and that is respect. That is the damning revelation by former national players Mirnawan Nawawi and Nasihin Nubli during a 1½-hour live chat with fans via the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) Facebook page on Saturday. The duo believed the current crop of players are talented and hardworking but added that these two criteria are not enough for the team to progress to a higher level. Nasihin, who is part of the national team…

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India's legendary Olympic hockey hero Singh dies at 95

Balbir Singh, who won three Olympic hockey golds for India and became one his country’s biggest sporting heroes, has died at the age of 95, his family said Monday. Singh was in teams that won the Olympic title in London in 1948 and Helsinki in 1952 and led the side that won in Melbourne in 1956. His five goals in the 6-1 defeat of the Netherlands in 1952 remain a record for an Olympic final. India beat the former colonial power Great Britain 4-0 in the 1948 final which came…

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Coach finds out he lost his job – from the media

I. Vickneswaran woke up, picked up the newspaper and found out that he was no longer the Terengganu hockey coach. Learning that Terengganu would have a new coach for next year’s Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) that way was hard to take. The former international, who coached the state for three years and won two MHL titles, was taken aback to read that the club had opted to appoint K. Dharmaraj as the team coach. Even before the Dharmaraj’s appointment, he was aware of murmurs that the club was planning to…

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India to host men’s Hockey World Cup in 2023

Spain and the Netherlands have been named as the co-host of the 2022 Women’s World Cup. India will host the Men’s Hockey World Cup for the second consecutive time after the country was picked to host the game’s showpiece event in 2023 by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) in Lausanne on Friday. According to the FIH, the Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held in India from January 13 to 29. In another decision made by the Executive Board during the FIH’s last meeting of the year, Spain and the…

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FIH Olympic Qualifiers | It was a surreal experience, says Rani Rampal

India skipper recalls her winning goal against USA in the FIH Olympic Qualifiers Women’s hockey team skipper Rani Rampal on Monday said securing India’s passage into the 2020 Olympics with her decisive goal in the qualifier was a “surreal experience”. Rani scored the all-important goal during the recent clash against USA in the FIH Olympic Qualifiers in Odisha as India narrowly beat the visitors 6-5 on aggregate. “I managed to keep my composure during the turn and finish. It was a surreal experience when I was hugging my teammates with…

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2023 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup: A great opportunity to complete unfinished business, says India Skipper Manpreet Singh

2023 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup: A great opportunity to complete unfinished business, says India Skipper Manpreet Singh 09 Nov, 2019 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter New Delhi, 09 November 2019: After their heartbreak loss to the Netherlands in the Quarter Finals of the FIH Men’s World Cup held in Bhubaneswar last year, the return of the marquee event to India has sowed another dream for the Indian Team who believe this will be their best chance to finish on the podium after India last won the coveted trophy in…

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World Junior Championship: a player to watch for all 10 teams after the international break

With the completion of the international break, we’ve got a clearer look at what each of the 10 teams will look like at the World Junior Championship this winter. Let’s look at a player from each country that made noise over the past week. For the second time this season, the IIHF’s international break presented hockey-playing nations around the world to participate in tournaments at every level imaginable and with the World Junior Championship little more than one month away, this past weekend served as the final opportunity for 10…

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