While Australia has been a hockey powerhouse after the 1980s, reigning Olympic and world champions Belgium took the game by storm in the last 10 years by finishing runners-up in 2016 Rio and then winning...
India had bagged 14 penalty corners against Ireland and failed to convert even one and the team's think-tank raised the issue in the team meeting.
India's Gurjit Kaur intercepts a high pass...
Malta v Slovakia 1-3 Malta-Slovakia was the last Pool C match. Adam ŠTROFEK was the first to hit the net this match in the 12th minute, scoring his 1st international senior goal in his 4th appearance.
Final day roundup – EuroHockey Championship III, Women, Lipovci Slovenia v Slovakia 0 – 4 Last Pool C match between the home team and Slovakia, to finalize 6th and 7th place in the tournament. Slovenia wanted to give good vibes to fans who came to see a victory of their team.
Dhyan Chand was the first superstar of hockey, considered a wizard or magician of the game.
By Tushar Bhaduri
Dhyan Chand during the 1936 Olympic semi-final against France. (Wikimedia Commons)
The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award will now be named after Dhyan Chand.
Day 5, 6 August 2021 Malta v Lithuania 1-0 Pool C here in Lousada (POR) started with the match Malta vs Lithuania. Lithuania had won their Pool B match against Slovakia (2-1), hence they were already awarded 3 points in Pool C.
Slovenia v Portugal 0 – 6 The first match of the day was between the home team and debutants. In the 5th minute, the Portuguese scored a nice field goal and was going to the win, but next 30 minutes Slovenian ladies didn’t let them score any goal.