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Spirited India fights back to beat Olympic Champions Argentina (2-2) 3-2 in a thrilling shootout

Spirited India fights back to beat Olympic Champions Argentina (2-2) 3-2 in a thrilling shootout

A penalty corner earned by India Skipper Manpreet Singh with just 25 seconds left for the final hooter changed the course of a tense battle against the Olympic Champions Argentina who were poised for victory with a 2-1 lead. Harmanpreet Singh scored his double in the 60th minute with an electrifying dragflick that fetched India a 2-2 equaliser pushing the match into a penalty shootout. It was India's Lalit Upadhyay, Rupinder Pal Singh and Dilpreet Singh who scored in the penalty shootout while India's experienced custodian PR Sreejesh came up with impressive saves to fetch India a bonus point.

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Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) to conduct another set of Online Education Workshops exclusively for Hockey India Coaches and Technical Officials

Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) to conduct another set of Online Education Workshops exclusively for Hockey India Coaches and Technical Officials

After the successful completion of the AHF Online Education Workshops exclusively for the Hockey India Coaches, Umpires and Technical Officials in each of the last nine months, the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) will conduct another set of Online Education Workshops during the period of April. A group of 12-30 Coaches and Technical Officials will be attending six AHF Online Education Workshops this month. 

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"Need to be more frugal in defence and clinical in attack," says Indian Men's Hockey Chief Coach Graham Reid after 4-4 draw

"Need to be more frugal in defence and clinical in attack," says Indian Men's Hockey Chief Coach Graham Reid after 4-4 draw

After losing 3-4 to India in the first practice match, Olympic Champions Argentina quelled India's chances of a second consecutive victory as they made a strong comeback to hold the visitors 4-4 in a thrilling practice match here at Cenard, Buenos Aires on Wednesday. It was Varun Kumar (7' and 44'), Rajkumar Pal (13'), Rupinder Pal Singh (14') who scored for India while Leandro Tolini (10'), Lucas Toscani (23'), Ignacio Ortiz (42'), Lucas Martinez (57') scored for the home team. 

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"Good win but there's scope to be more consistent," says Chief Coach Graham Reid after 4-3 victory against reigning Olympic Champions

"Good win but there's scope to be more consistent," says Chief Coach Graham Reid after 4-3 victory against reigning Olympic Champions

India thwarted reigning Olympic Champions Argentina's comeback bid to register a 4-3 victory in a high-scoring first practice match which went down to the wire here in Cenard, Buenos Aires. The Indian team led by Skipper Manpreet Singh is in Argentina for the double-header against the home team in the FIH Hockey Pro League scheduled for 11th and 12th April at 0130hrs IST. They will be playing another practice match this evening ahead of the double header followed by two more matches against Argentina as part of their Olympic preparations. 

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“Argentina tour will be great opportunity for us to build momentum for Olympics,” says Indian Men’s Hockey Team’s Harmanpreet Singh

“Argentina tour will be great opportunity for us to build momentum for Olympics,” says Indian Men’s Hockey Team’s Harmanpreet Singh

 Indian Men’s Hockey Team defender Harmanpreet Singh sees the upcoming Argentina tour as the ideal preparation ahead of the Tokyo Olympics in the summer. The 22-member Indian Men’s Hockey Team arrived in Argentina last week and have been preparing for the six-match tour against the current Olympic champions. 

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