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Field Hockey

Field Hockey

Field hockey, commonly known as hockey, is a popular sport for men and women in many countries. It is played in open field.
Two opposing teams try to drive the ball into the opponents' net with the help of curved sticks.
The team putting the ball in opponents' net maximum scores the most.

DO YOU KNOW
Hockey is the national game of India and Pakistan
  • Indian and Pakistani national teams dominated men's hockey until the early 1980s.
  • India and Pakistan won four of the first five Hockey World Cups.
  • After 1980, Netherlands, Germany and Australia gained importance.
  • Other strong hockey playing nations are Spain, Argentina and South Korea.
HISTORY OF FIELD HOCKEY
  • It is not known when and where hockey began.
  • Historical records show that hockey type game was played in various antique civilizations.
  • 4,000-year-old drawings found in the Beni-Hasen tombs, in the Nile Valley (Egypt) depicted men playing this sport.
  • Some other traces show that the Arabs, the Persians, the Romans (a version called paganica) , the Ethiopians and the Aztecs were playing a variation of hockey.
  • The first ever evidence of a a team sport was found on bases of statues, which were part of the wall built by Themistocles in 478 B.C.
  • The European settlers in Argentina in the 16th century described a somewhat hockey-like game of the Araucaño Indians known as cheuca or 'the twisted one' from the twisted end of the stick used by players.
  • In the Middle Ages, games like hockey were played throughout Europe. It was known as cambuca (or comocke or cammock; compare modern camogie) in England, shinty in Scotland, jeu de mail in France, and het kolven in The Netherlands.
  • Modern hockey was developed in the British Isles. It became firmly established by the first half of the 19th century.
HOCKEY FIELD
  • 100 × 60 yard (91.4 m × 55 m) rectangular field.
  • The goal is 7 feet (2.14 m) high and 12 feet (3.66 m) wide.
  • The semi-circle is of 16 yards (14.63 m) from the goal known as the shooting circle (or D or arc)
  • The dotted line is 5 yards (5 m) from the semi-circle
  • The lines across the field is 25 yards (22.9 m) from each end-line and in the center of the field.
  • The penalty spot or stroke mark is placed 7 yards (6.4 m) from the center of each goal.
Field Hockey HOCKEY TIPS
  • A "push" shot is played when the player uses wrists to push at the ball.
  • "Flick" or "scoop" shot is similar to push but it requires an additional wrist action to force the stick through at an angle to lift the ball off the ground.
  • A "hit" is a shot where a backlift is taken and contact with the ball is made quite forcefully.
  • To produce much stronter hit, the stick is raised higher and swung at the ball, known as a "drive."
  • A term "tackle" is the placing of stick into the path of the ball. To increase tackles effectiveness, players place the entire stick close to the ground horizontally.
  • "Flat" (also known as square) signifies a pass made to either the right or left of the player with the ball at a 90 degree angle.

Asian Games 2010
  • Hockey team thrashes Hong Kong by 7-0
    After a dream run in Commonwealth Games 2010, India's men hockey team thrashed Hong Kong in their first tie at Asian Games. The goal fiesta started with Sandeep Singh converting two penalty corners, followed by Bharat Chetri, Sarwanjit and Shivender Singh scoring goals to make it an emphatic 7-0 victory.
Results
Date Pool Time Match Result
Monday, 4 Oct Women Pool B 1030 hrs New Zealand Vs Wales New Zealand win (5-1)
Monday, 4 Oct Women 1300 hrs South Africa Vs Trinidad & Tobago South Africa win (12-0)
Monday, 4 Oct Women Pool B 1600 hrs Canada Vs Malaysia Malaysia win (2-3)
Monday, 4 Oct Women Pool A 1800 hrs India Vs Scotland Match Draw (1-1)
Tuesday, 5 Oct Women Pool B 0830 hrs England Vs Wales England win (4-1)
Tuesday, 5 Oct Men Pool A 1030 hrs Pakistan Vs Scotland Pakistan win (3-1)
Tuesday, 5 Oct Women Pool A 1300 hrs Australia Vs Trinidad & Tobago Australia win (11-0)
Tuesday, 5 Oct Men Pool B 1400 hrs New Zealand Vs Trinidad & Tobago New Zealand win (7-1)
Tuesday, 5 Oct Women Pool B 1600 hrs New Zealand Vs Malaysia New Zealand win (5-0)
Tuesday, 5 Oct Men Pool B 1630 hrs Canada Vs South Africa South Africa win (1-4)
Tuesday, 5 Oct Men Pool A Men Pool A India Vs Malaysia India win (3-2)
Tuesday, 5 Oct Women Pool A 2100 hrs South Africa Vs Scotland South Africa win (2-1)
Wednesday, 6 Oct Men Pool A 0830 hrs Australia Vs Scotland Australia win (9-0)
Wednesday, 6 Oct Women Pool B 1100 hrs Canada Vs England England win (1-4)
Wednesday, 6 Oct Women Pool A 1330 hrs India Vs Australia Australia win (1-2)
Wednesday, 6 Oct Men Pool B 1530 hrs England Vs Trinidad & Tobago England win (4-0)
Wednesday, 6 Oct Men Pool B 1830 hrs New Zealand Vs South Africa New Zealand win (4-2)
Wednesday, 6 Oct Men Pool A 2030 hrs Pakistan Vs Malaysia Pakistan win (4-1)
Thursday, 7 Oct Women Pool A 1100 hrs Scotland Vs Trinidad & Tobago Scotland win (6-1)
Thursday, 7 Oct Women Pool B 1300 hrs Malaysia Vs Wales Wales win (1-2)
Thursday, 7 Oct Men Pool A 1600 hrs India Vs Australia Australia win (2-5)
Thursday, 7 Oct Men Pool B 1800 hrs Canada Vs England Match Draw (1-1)
Friday, 8 Oct Women Pool A 0830 hrs South Africa vs Australia Match Draw (1-1)
Friday, 8 Oct Women Pool A 1030 hrs Trinidad & Tobago Vs India India win (0-7)
Friday, 8 Oct Women Pool B 1330 hrs New Zealand Vs England New Zealand win (4-1)
Friday, 8 Oct Men Pool B 1530 hrs South Africa Vs Trinidad & Tobago South Africa win (5-3)
Friday, 8 Oct) Women Pool B 1830 hrs Wales Vs Canada Canada win (1-2)
Friday, 8 Oct Men Pool A 2030 hrs Malaysia Vs Scotland Malaysia win (2-0)
Saturday, 9 Oct Men Pool B 0830 hrs New Zealand Vs England England win (3-5)
Saturday, 9 Oct Men Pool A 1030 hrs Pakistan Vs Australia Australia win (0-1)
Saturday, 9 Oct Women Pool A 1330 hrs Australia Vs Scotland Australia win (5-2)
Saturday, 9 Oct Women Pool B 1400 hrs England Vs Malaysia England win (3-0)
Saturday, 9 Oct Men Pool B 1600 hrs Trinidad & Tobago Vs Canada Canada win (0-2)
Saturday, 9 Oct Women Pool B 1630 hrs New Zealand Vs Canada New Zealand win (3-1)
Saturday, 9 Oct Men Pool A 1900 hrs Scotland Vs India India win (0-4)
Saturday, 9 Oct Women Pool A 2100 hrs South Africa Vs India India win (1-3)
Sunday, 10 Oct Men Pool B 1200 Hrs England Vs South Africa England win (2-1)
Sunday, 10 Oct Men Pool B 1400 Hrs New Zealand Vs Canada Not Available
Sunday, 10 Oct Men Pool A 1630 Hrs Australia Vs Malaysia Australia win (7-0)
Sunday, 10 Oct Men Pool A 1900 Hrs Pakistan Vs India India win (4-7)
Monday, 11 Oct Women 9-10 0830 Hrs Trinidad & Tobago vs Malaysia Trinidad & Tobago win (2-1)
Monday, 11 Oct Women semifinal 1100 Hrs Australia vs England Australia win (1-0)
Monday, 11 Oct Women 5-6 1330 Hrs India vs Canada India win (3-0)
Monday, 11 Oct Women semifinal 2000 Hrs New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand win (1-0)
Tuesday, 12 Oct Men 9-10 0830 Hrs Scotland vs Trinidad & Tobago Scotland win (7-0)
Tuesday, 12 Oct Men semifinal 1100 Hrss Australia vs New Zealand Australia win (6-2)
Tuesday, 12 Oct Men 5-6 1330 Hrs Pakistan vs South Africa South Africa win (3-2)
Tuesday, 12 Oct Men semifinal 1730 Hrs England vs India India win (4-5 : Penalty Shoot Out)
Tuesday, 12 Oct Men 7-8 2000 Hrs Malaysia vs Canada Canada win (2-3)
Wednesday, 13 Oct Women 1030 Hrs England vs South Africa (Women's Bronze Medal Match) England win (1-0)
Wednesday, 13 Oct Women 1300 Hrs Australia vs New Zealand (Women's Gold Medal Match) Australia win (4-2)
Thursday, 14 Oct Men 0900 Hrs England vs New Zealand (Men's Bronze Medal Match) New Zealand Win(Penalty 5-3)
Thursday, 14 Oct Men 1130 Hrs Australia vs India (Men's Gold Medal Match) Australia win (8-0)
Highlights - India v/s England (Semi Final)
  • India enters finals of hockey at Commonwealth Games 2010.
  • The semi final went to penalty shoot out.
  • England was ahead India by 3-1 goals.
  • Resilient India came back ending up 90 minutes game in 3-3.
  • 15 minutes of extra time failed to decide the winner.
  • India goal scorers : Ashley Jackson (2), Simon Mantell.
  • England goal scorers : Vikram Pillay, Saravanjit Singh (2).
  • Indian goal keeper Bharat Chetri saved third penalty stroke of England.
  • India converted all their penalty strokes.
Commonwealth Details
Venue
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium

Schedule 4-14 October 2010
Pools MEN
  • Pool A :Australia, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Scotland
  • Pool B :England, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago
WOMEN
  • Pool A :Australia, South Africa, India, Trinidad & Tobago, Scotland
  • Pool B :England, New Zealand, Canada, Malaysia, Wales
Medals at Stake 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (Men & Women each)

Hockey World Cup - 2010 Highlights
India crashes out of world cup
India crashed out of the FIH World Cup after a dissapointing loss to England in a do or die match. The hosts carried loads of expectations befor walking into the game but a dismal performance by the forwards shattered India's hopes of world cup semis. The team lacked co-ordination on the field and every single pass went into the sticks of opposition who capitalised on evry opportunity. England went 2-0 in the first half and India never looked like catching on. However, in the final minutes, India two scored two quick goals giving fans a rau of hope but at the end, we ended up on the loosing side. With this 3-2 loss, India is now out of the race for semis and the last match against South Africa is just a matter of prestige.

Indian hopes in despair after 2-5 loss to Spain
Road to the semi finals of FIH world cup 2010 became a tough say for India after a 2-5 loss to Spain. India lost the match with the same margin as they lost to Australia. The successive losses have made it very tough for Indian side to stay in the competition and now the performance of other teams will also be a deciding factor for India's survival. Indian hockey team seemed to lack the winning intensity and except for first 10 minutes, the team looked completely shattered. Forwards were caught napping and defence showed many loopholes. In the end, a desrved victory for Spain.

India gets a 2-5 thrashing from Australia
India got a 2-5 thrashing from Australia in their poll match at Hockey World cup 2010. The flank attacks, diagonal runs from around 23 metres and the minus passes, all at tremendous pace, put India out of circulation. Indian forward line missed the presence of Shivinder Singh who is under suspension from FIH. The Australians showed sheer domination in the game with their defence saw through India's deep flank runs and crosses. Hard tackling and good marking of India's forwards in the circle led them to a convincing victoru after they faced an upset from England in their opening match.

India beats Pakistan
India defeated the arc rivals Pakistan in an exceptional display of hockey skills and talent. The high voltage clash between the two asian hockey giants resulted in a one sided affair with India beating Pakistan by 4 goals to 1. Indian players thrashed the opposite team with continues attacks on the goal post and defended its own very effectively. Penalty corner specialist Sandeep Singh scored two goals whereas Prabhjot Singh and Shivinder Singh scored one goal each. For Pakistan, Sohail Abbas scored the only goal.

Pool A
Germany
Netherlands
Korea
New Zealand
Canada
Argentina
Pool B
Australia
Spain
Spain
Pakistan
India
South Africa


Schedule
28 Feb 2010
B South Africa v. Spain
B Australia v. England
B Pakistan v. India

3 Mar 2010
A Canada v. Germany
A Argentina v. Korea
A New Zealand v. Netherlands

6 Mar 2010
B Australia v. Spain
B South Africa v. Pakistan
B England v. India

9 Mar 2010
A Germany v. New Zealand
A Netherlands v. Korea
A Canada v. Argentina
1 Mar 2010
A New Zealand v. Canada
A Germany v. Korea
A Netherlands v. Argentina

4 Mar 2010
B South Africa v. Australia
B England v. Pakistan
B Spain v. India

7 Mar 2010
A Korea v. Canada
A New Zealand v. Argentina
A Germany v. Netherlands
2 Mar 2010
B South Africa v. England
B Pakistan v. Spain
B India v. Australia

5 Mar 2010
A Korea v. New Zealand
A Netherlands v. Canada
A Germany v. Argentina

8 Mar 2010
B Spain v. England
B Australia v. Pakistan
B South Africa v. India


Finals Matches
Thu 11 Mar 2010
6th Pool A v. 6th Pool B
1st Pool A v. 2nd Pool B
1st Pool B v. 2nd Pool A
Fri 12 Mar 2010
5th Pool A v. 5th Pool B
4th Pool A v. 4th Pool B
3rd Pool A v. 3rd Pool B
Sat 13 Mar 2010
Loser Match 32 v. Loser Match 33
Winner Match 32 v. Winner Match 33

Closing Ceremony

Venue
Dhyan Chand National Stadium, New Delhi

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