Category: Hockey

Junior World Cup 2016: Germany qualify for Quarters; Belgium, Spain and Dutch score easy wins

Lucknow: Following matches were played on the second day of the 11th Junior Hockey World Cup tournament at the Major Dhyan Chand Astroturf Stadium here.

Match 5: Austria held Argentina were held to 1 – 1 draw in a Pool A encounter. Both the goals were scored in the second half.

Match 6: In Pool B, Belgium got their campaign underway with a comfortable 4 – 0 win over minnows Egypt. Couple of goals were scored by Belgium in each half.

Match 7: In Pool C match, Spain put their campaign back on track with a 4 – 1 win over Japan. In their, opening match Spain had lost 1 – 2 to defending champions Germany yesterday.

Match 8: In another Pool C match, defending champions Germany overcame a one goal deficit to beat New Zealand 2 – 1.

Match 9: In another Pool B match, Netherlands routed Malaysia 7 – 2. Malaysia were invited at last moment after FIH withdrew Pakistan’s invitation.

Day 2 Results:

Pool A Austria 1 (Oliver Binder 63′) draw Argentina 1 (Tomas Domene 47′)
Pool B  Belgium 4 (Philippe Simar 18′; Henri Raes 27′; Alexandre van Linthoudt 46′; Alexis Lemaire 60′) beat Egypt 0
Pool C  Spain 4 (Marc Serrahima 8′, Lucas Garcia Alcalde 24′ & 37′, Pablo De Abadal 37′) beat Japan 1 (Atsushi Sugiyama 48′)
Pool C  Germany 2 (Timm Herzbruch 24′, Anton Boeckel 51′, ) beat New Zealand 1 (Sam Lane 4′)
Pool B  Netherlands 7 (Thijs van Dam 19′, Thierry Brinkman 29′ and Bram van Groesen 33′ and ,Terrance Pieters 40′, Daniel Aarts 44′, Jorrit Croon 49′) beat Malaysia 2 (Muhammad Zaidi 59′, Amirol Arshad 65′)

Tomorrow’s Matches

Pool A – Austria vs South Korea at 12:00 AM
Pool D – South Africa vs Canada at 02:00 PM
Pool A – Argentina vs Australia at 04:00 PM
Pool D – India vs England at 06:00 PM

Points Table

Group A

Country PLAYED WINS DRAWS LOSSES GF GA GD POINTS
Argentina 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Austria 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1
South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Group B

Country PLAYED WINS DRAWS LOSSES GF GA GD POINTS
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 7 2 +5 3
Belgium 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 3
Malaysia 1 0 0 1 2 7 -5 0
Egypt 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 0

Group C

Country PLAYED WINS DRAWS LOSSES GF GA GD POINTS
Germany 2 2 0 0 4 2 +2 6
New Zealand
2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3
Spain 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 3
Japan 2 0 0 2 1 5 -4 0

Group D

Country PLAYED WINS DRAWS LOSSES GF GA GD POINTS
 India 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 3
England 1 1 0 0 4 0 +2 3
Canada 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 0
South Africa 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0

Junior World Cup 2016: India thrash Canada 4-0

Lucknow: India started their 11th Junior Hockey World Cup campaign on a confident note beating Canada 4-0 in a Pool D match on the opening day at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here on Thursday.

India opened the scoring in the 35th minute of the match through Mandeep Singh to go into half time with a one-goal cushion.

After failing to convert numerous scoring opportunities, hosts came hard in the second half much to the delight of the home supporters.

In the 46th minute Indians doubled the lead as Harmanpreet scored of a penalty stroke.

Varun converted India’s fifth penalty corner in the 60th minute. With four minutes from the final hooter, Ajit Pandey guided a pass from Manpreet to score the fourth goal of the evening for India.

After today’s comprehensive win, Harjeet Singh – led side had shown why they are regarded as one of the front-runners for the title.

India will next play England on Saturday. While Canada will meet South Africa also on the same day.

Day 1 Results:

Group C – New Zealand 1 (Oliver Logan 55′) beat Japan 0
Group C – Germany 2 (Anton Boeckel 25′, Timm Herzbruch 63′) beat Spain 1 (Manual Bordas Fabregas 48′)
Group D – England 4 (Horler Edward 5′ & 9′,Scott Peter 11′,Griffiths Jonathan 62′) beat South Africa 2 (De Sousa Mathew 13′, Crowe Ryan 56′)
Group D – India – 4(Mandeep Singh 35′; Harmanpreet 46′; Varun Kumar 60′; Ajit Pandey 66′) beat Canada – 0

Tomorrow’s Matches

Group A – Australia vs Korea at 10:00 AM
Group A – Argentina vs Austria at 12:00 PM
Group B – Belgium vs Egypt at 02:00 PM
Group C – Spain vs Japan at 04:00 PM
Group C – New Zealand vs Germany at 06:00 PM
Group B – Netherlands vs Malaysia at 08:00 PM

Points Table

Group C

Country PLAYED WINS DRAWS LOSSES GF GA GD POINTS
Germany 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
New Zealand
1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
Spain 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
Japan 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0

Group D

Country PLAYED WINS DRAWS LOSSES GF GA GD POINTS
 India 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 3
England 1 1 0 0 4 0 +2 3
Canada 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 0
South Africa 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0

India’s tour of Australia – Aussies beat India 4 – 3, level the series

Australia, ranked number one in the world defeated India by 4-3 in the second test to level the two-Test series in Bendigo, Victoria, here on Wednesday.

However, it was the Indians who draw the first blood courtesy a sixth minute goal by Akashdeep Singh. In the 13th minute Aussies drew level through Tent Mitton’s strike, as both teams ended the first quarter 1 – 1.

In the second quarter, V R Raghunath put India in lead again in the 22nd minute, only to conceed a goal in the next minute as Jake Whettyconverted a penalty corner. The action continued as captain Raghunath again put India back in lead within two minutes. India went into the half time leading by  3 goals to 2.

In the third quarter, Aussies again equalized for the third time in the match, when Jeremy Hayward sucessfully converted a penalty corner. As temper flared, 4 yellow card were issued (out of which 3 were to Indian player) in the 3rd quarter itself.

With the scores level at 3 – 3, the Kookaburras uped the ante in the final quarter. It was Jeremy Hayward’s late strike, just 6 min from hooter that ensured a 4 – 3 victory for the hosts. 

Brief Score:

AUSTRALIA 4 (Trent Mitton 13′, Jake Whetty 23′, Jeremy Hayward 38′, 54′) beat INDIA 3 (Akashdeep Singh 6′, VR Raghunath 22′ and 25′)