World Cup: Australia Dominate Belgium to Go Top of Group D

2022 1388 16419 001 c4 07 - World Cup: Australia Dominate Belgium to Go Top of Group D - The calculations were simple for the Belgian players. To finish at the top of pool D and put themselves in the best conditions to approach the quarter-finals, it was mandatory to win the second group match against Australia. But opposed to the 3rd nation in the world, the Panthers would have to move up a gear and seriously increase the level to overcome a physical and very rough team in the duels. Indeed, the initial meeting against South Africa on Sunday had not reached the standards of recent weeks even if Raoul Ehren's players had finally managed to emerge 4-1 by offering a much better last quarter.

The Belgians were surprised by an ultra-realistic Australian team. A painful defeat which will above all seriously complicate the rest of their journey in the World Cup. The calculations were simple for the Belgian players. To finish at the top of pool D and put themselves in the best conditions to approach the quarter-finals, it […]

World Cup: New Zealand Top Group B After Convincing Win Over England

2022 1388 16418 001 c4 14 - World Cup: New Zealand Top Group B After Convincing Win Over England - The calculations were simple for the Belgian players. To finish at the top of pool D and put themselves in the best conditions to approach the quarter-finals, it was mandatory to win the second group match against Australia. But opposed to the 3rd nation in the world, the Panthers would have to move up a gear and seriously increase the level to overcome a physical and very rough team in the duels. Indeed, the initial meeting against South Africa on Sunday had not reached the standards of recent weeks even if Raoul Ehren's players had finally managed to emerge 4-1 by offering a much better last quarter.

FIH Hockey Women’s World Cup Pool B New Zealand 3 England 1 New Zealand took control of Pool B at the Women’s World Cup in Amstelveen, coming from behind to win 3-1 and leave England with work to do against China on Thursday at 1530 BST. Earlier, India and China had drawn 1-1 for the […]

World Cup: South Africa Hang on With Rousing Come Back

image 3 - World Cup: South Africa Hang on With Rousing Come Back - The calculations were simple for the Belgian players. To finish at the top of pool D and put themselves in the best conditions to approach the quarter-finals, it was mandatory to win the second group match against Australia. But opposed to the 3rd nation in the world, the Panthers would have to move up a gear and seriously increase the level to overcome a physical and very rough team in the duels. Indeed, the initial meeting against South Africa on Sunday had not reached the standards of recent weeks even if Raoul Ehren's players had finally managed to emerge 4-1 by offering a much better last quarter.

Japan – South Africa 3-3 After Chile’s very first win at a World Cup, South Africa provided the second surprise of the day. The team of national coach Giles Bonnet drew 3-3 against Japan, after the team faced a 3-0 deficit after 34 minutes. The order before the game was clear for both teams. After […]

World Cup: Cagey India Draw Against China

2022 1388 16416 001 c4 10 - World Cup: Cagey India Draw Against China - The calculations were simple for the Belgian players. To finish at the top of pool D and put themselves in the best conditions to approach the quarter-finals, it was mandatory to win the second group match against Australia. But opposed to the 3rd nation in the world, the Panthers would have to move up a gear and seriously increase the level to overcome a physical and very rough team in the duels. Indeed, the initial meeting against South Africa on Sunday had not reached the standards of recent weeks even if Raoul Ehren's players had finally managed to emerge 4-1 by offering a much better last quarter.

India were expected to steamroll their neighbours but the Chinese team played to a plan and made it work Though defensively sound and compact for the second game running, a very cagey Indian women’s hockey team turned out for their second Pool B match of the World Cup to draw 1-1 against China at Amstelveen’s […]

World Cup: Ireland’s Hopes Hang on a Thread

2022 1388 16415 001 c4 04 - World Cup: Ireland's Hopes Hang on a Thread - The calculations were simple for the Belgian players. To finish at the top of pool D and put themselves in the best conditions to approach the quarter-finals, it was mandatory to win the second group match against Australia. But opposed to the 3rd nation in the world, the Panthers would have to move up a gear and seriously increase the level to overcome a physical and very rough team in the duels. Indeed, the initial meeting against South Africa on Sunday had not reached the standards of recent weeks even if Raoul Ehren's players had finally managed to emerge 4-1 by offering a much better last quarter.

Irish eyes quickly turn to Germany after tough World Cup defeat to Chile Women’s Hockey World Cup – Pool A Ireland 0 Chile 1 (D Krimerman Losada) Ireland will have to produce one of their biggest wins yet on Wednesday if they are to continue their World Cup journey following a 1-0 defeat to debutantes […]