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    Down, but far from out

    England may have had a bad tournament, but they retain their sense of humour

    It is no news to anyone that England women have had a disappointing tournament in The Hague. The team ranked number three in the world in the FIH World Rankings came to the Hockey World Cup with high hopes of a medal, but with only one win, they have finished bottom of the pool and face an ignominious 11th/12th classification match.  x 2 More

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    The South African challenge

    Combining career, college and hockey

    The South African women’s team provided one of the upsets of the World Cup so far by eliminating England. However, the cheering crowds will not have been aware that several of the players had flown home to take crucial university exams in the middle of their final preparations. Unlike in many World Cup countries, the South African players have to combine work, college and international hockey at the same time.  x 181 More

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    Four new members of FIH Athletes’ Committee announced during Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014

    Marsha Cox, Anne Panter, Moritz Furste and Liam De Young elected to FIH Athletes' Committee

    The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is pleased to announce the names of two women and two men successfully elected to the FIH Athletes’ Committee during the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014. Whilst the FIH Athletes’ Committee has existed for some time, this was the first time that four of the eight seats have been elected by athletes. South Africa skipper Marsha Cox, England’s Anne Panter, Germany’s Moritz Furste and Australia’s Liam De Young were elected by the participating...  x 45 More

  • Hockey's coming home

    Excitement is building already as London prepares to host its first major international hockey event since the 2012 Olympics

    Hockey is making a return to London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the 2015 women's and men's EuroHockey Championships. The two competitions will run side-by-side over 10 days in August and the venue is Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, located on the former site of the London 2012 Olympic Games.  x 15 More

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    Top teams book place in the semi-finals

    Semi-final schedule for Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 announced

    Following 60 pool-play matches, eight men’s and women’s teams have advanced to the semi-finals of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands. After five pool matches per team across 10 days, the Netherlands and Australia men have topped their respective pools to cross over with runner-ups England and Argentina. For the women, the Netherlands will play Argentina, while Australia will face the United States.  x 40 More

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    USA, Argentina book semi-final spots

    USA take top of Pool B, Argentina down China to book semi-final spot, England earns first win

    The USA cemeted top charts of Pool B with a 4-2 win over South Africa. England found their strides too little, too late, earning their first win over Germany today 3-1.   More

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    Los Leones make history, Germany hit Korea for six, Netherlands overcome Black Sticks defence

    Argentina through to semi-finals after high five against the Lads, Germany dropped Korea 6-1

    Argentina made history when they beat South Africa 5-1 to qualify for the semi-finals of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup. Los Leones have never qualified for the semi-finals of a senior major tournament in their 121 year history, so this was a special moment for Carlos Retegui and his men. Germany beat Korea 6-1 to ease their heartache of not qualifying for the semi-final.  x 14 More

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    Dangerous Dave – Team USA's secret weapon

    As Team USA surprise and delight with their success, we go in search of the key to their success

    Dave Hamilton moved with Craig Parnham from England Hockey to Team USA following the 2012 Olympics. The duo's arrival on the hockey scene in the USA has coincided with a dramatic change in performance for the team ranked 10th in the FIH World Rankings. Observers of the new-look USA team have been impressed by their levels of fitness – so is Dave the USA's secret weapon?  x 242 More

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    New Zealand dream of gold in Glasgow

    Out of the medals at the World Cup, Kayla and co eye glory at the Commonwealths

    New Zealand’s captain, Kayla Whitelock, is one of the most respected hockey athletes in the world. A towering midfield presence for the Black Sticks, and a player who regularly gets on the score-sheet, at this World Cup, Kayla has only found the net once, but her presence at the heart of the Black Sticks midfield remains a crucial foundation from which the team can attack. When Kayla is on her game, New Zealand are always in with a shot. More

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    Australia, England book ticket to Semis; Spain drop Malaysia

    An injury to captain fantastic Knowles blights Aussie win over India, Spain drop Malaysia, England excite in win over Belgium

    Australia continued their undefeated roll today defeating India 4-0, while only conceding one goal in the last five games. Gabriel Dabanch scored twice to help Spain cruise to a 5-2 win over Malaysia and England needed a late penalty stroke to boost them 3-2 over Belgium. Today's results seed Australia and England into the semi-finals.   More

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    Hockeyroos hold on in the heat of the Hague, Maartje drains two in home team win, Japan and Belgium draw

    First goal-less draw of World Cup leaves Black Sticks out of the race, Netherlands go undefeated after win over Korea, Belgium bottom out

    A 0-0 tie between Ocenania rivals Australia and New Zealand was enough to send the Kookaburras through to the semi-finals. Captain Maartje Paumen tallied on two set pieces to help the Netherlands defeat Korea 3-0 to top Pool A with five wins, while a 2-2 tie between Japan and Belgium lands the Red Panthers at the bottom of the pool. More

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    A long hockey career with the Grand Masters World Cup

    Finals for the Grand Masters World Cup in The Hague will happen 13 June

    Four matches in four days in the baking sun is a tough task for any player, but even more so when the average age of the team is 65. Nevertheless, 56 teams from 16 countries are battling it out at The Hague hockey club Kleine Zwitserland in the seventh Grand Masters Hockey World Cup.  x 80 More

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