LAHORE: Chief Selector Hasan Sardar has tendered resignation after Pakistans dismal performance in FIH Hockey World Cup being played in New Delhi.
The four-time world champion Pakistan slumped to its worst performance of world cup history, finishing last in the 12-nation tournament.
NEW DELHI: Pakistan and Canada to meet for 11th and 12th position in hockey World Cup here today, Geo news reported.
Also, the semifinal counters to be played today while the matches for other positions in tournament to be played from tomorrow.
Pakistan and Canada hockey teams to play for the last two positions in the mega event in first match of the day.
Pakistan have won a match in tournament defeating Spain by 2-1 but Canada has yet to open its account in the event.
First semifinal match to be played between Germany and English teams today at 6pm in the evening while Australia to take on Holland [...]
NEW DEHLI: Pakistan is scheduled to play minnows Canada for 11th-12th places on Thursday in World Cup Hockey.
Pakistan fared the worst among Asian teams in the current tournament, forced into a play-off for the 11th-12th places against lowly Canada after ending the league with four defeats and one win.
Former Olympians and coaches on Wednesday lamented the poor showing by Asian teams at the men”s field hockey World Cup, saying Europe and Australia were now the masters of the game.
None of the three Asian teams in the 12-nation tournament – South Korea, India and Pakistan – qualified [...]
NEW DELHI: Argentina defeated Canada 4-2 to finish fourth in the pool behind South Korea.
Argentina led 3-0, Canada scored twice in the last 10 minutes, but Tomas Argento scored in the last minute to send Argentina into the seventh-eighth playoff against India.
South Korea will meet Spain for fourth-fifth, New Zealand and South Africa for ninth-10th, and Canada and Pakistan for 11th-12th.
Earlier, the Netherlands lost to South Korea 2-1 but joined Germany in the semifinals of the field hockey World Cup on Tuesday.
Two-time defending champion Germany defeated New Zealand 5-2 to top Pool A and set [...]
NEW DELHI: The Netherlands have advanced to the semifinals of the field hockey World Cup despite losing to South Korea 2-1 on Tuesday.
The Netherlands had a better goal difference than South Korea, which will miss its first semifinals in three World Cups.
The Dutch will play Pool B winner Australia on Thursday, while Pool A winner Germany will meet England in the other semi.
The Koreans face Spain in a playoff for fifth.
Ronald Brouwer opened the scoring for the Netherlands in the first minute. South Korea hit back through Nam Hyun-woo”s penalty corner in the 32nd, and won on a field goal [...]
NEW DELHI: Defending champions Germany outclassed New Zealand 5-2 on Tuesday to join England and Australia in the semi-finals of the men”s field hockey World Cup.
The Germans led 2-0 at half-time through goals by Christophe Menke in the 15th minute and Florian Fuchs in the 28th.
Philip Witte made it 3-0 soon after the interval, but New Zealand hit back with two goals in four minutes from Shea McAleese and Nicholas Wilson.
The powerful Germans sealed their supremacy over the Black Sticks when Moritz Furste and Matthias Witthaus scored twice in as many minutes, both goals coming from rebounds [...]
NEW DELHI: Defending champions Germany would look for an outright win against New Zealand in their last pool A match on Tuesday to book a semi-final berth in the hockey World Cup.
Germany played their best game of the World Cup on Sunday against European rivals the Netherlands in their 2-2 drawn match after beginning the tournament with a draw against a plucky South Korea.
The Maximillian Muller-led side made a remarkable comeback after one-goal deficit before veteran Dutch captain Teun de Nooijer denied them a victory which would have booked them a semi-final spot.
On current form, the Germans [...]
NEW DELHI: Favourites Australia sweated to a 2-1 win over Pakistan on Monday to join England in the semi-finals from group B in the men”s field hockey World Cup.
Veteran penalty corner specialist Sohail Abbas put a rejuvenated Pakistan ahead in the 24th minute, before Desmond Abbott scored twice in the second half to clinch victory for the Kookaburras.
European champions England, who had won all four previous matches, crashed to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Beijing Olympic silver-medallists Spain in their last match.
Pau Quemada convered a penalty corner in the 35th minute and Eduard Tubau [...]
NEW DELHI: Spain halted England”s victorious run in the men”s field hockey World Cup on Monday, but the 2-0 win may have come too late to lift them into the semi-finals.
Pau Quemada convered a penalty corner in the 35th minute and Eduard Tubau increased the margin six minutes before the end against an English team already assured of a semi-final berth from Group B.
England ended the league with four wins from five matches, taking their tally to 12 points.
Spain finished on nine points, the same as Australia, who play Pakistan in their last match later on Monday.
Australia”s superior [...]
NEW DELHI: Defending champions Germany played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with the Netherlands on Sunday to throw open the semi-final race in the men”s field hockey World Cup.
Dutch skipper Teun de Nooijer scored the equaliser four minutes before the final whistle to help his team share the points in a crucial group A match at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium.
With the last round of league matches on Tuesday, the Netherlands lead the group with 10 points, followed by Germany on eight, South Korea on seven and New Zealand on six.
The Dutch need a draw against the Koreans to take one of the two [...]