Friday, November 16, 2018
Asiad 2018 : "The bronze is a consolation medal and it can’t heal our pain." PR Sreejesh
Indian men’s hockey team captain PR Sreejesh feels that a bronze medal and win against Pakistan can hardly heal the pain of not being able to win the gold at the Asian Games. India lost to Malayia in a shoot-off after conceding an equaliser in the final minute of the...
Asiad 2018 : "We played well, however luck was not on our side in the last two matches." Muhammad Rizwan
Pakistan hockey team, which returned with empty hands from the 18th edition of the Asian Games, losing the bronze medal match against India, are still satisfied by their improved performance. Men in Green won all of their five pool matches in a dominating way, conceding only one goal and scoring...
Asiad 2018 : Double joy for Japan as the Men joins the Womens as Asian Games Hockey Champions
It was double joy for Japan as the men joined the women as Asian Games hockey champions after they beat Malaysia in what can only be called the most scintillating of matches. A 6-6 scoreline at full-time reflected a game that was played with a ferocity and an intensity worthy...
Asiad 2018 : Japan Men's Hockey Team clinch their first Asian Games Gold Medal
Japan won their first ever gold medal in men’s Hockey when they defeated Malaysia 3-1 in a shootout after the match ended 6-6 in regulation time at the GBK Hockey Stadium in Jakarta. Samurai Japan proved their mettle as the deserving team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, although they were...
Asiad 2018 : "We need time to reflect on our defeat." Stephen Van Huizen
The national hockey team will need time to reflect on their final loss to Japan in the Asian Games and decide what their future undertaking will be. Malaysian lead 4-1 and 5-3 at one stage capitulated in the fourth quarter and allowed Japan to draw level at 6-6 and earn...
Asiad 2018 : Malaysia Men's Hockey Team wins Silver at the Asiad
Malaysia’s Olympic dream and Asian Games 2018 gold went up in smoke as they lost the men’s hockey final to Japan after a penalty shootout at the GBK Hockey Stadium. The match ended 6-6 at the normal time and Japan went on to win the shootout 3-1. It was Japan’s first...
Asiad 2018 : India Men's Hockey Team end their Asian Games journey with a Bronze Medal
The Indian Men’s Hockey Team beat Pakistan 2-1 in an exciting, fast-paced match to win Bronze at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang here on Saturday. It was goals by striker Akashdeep Singh (3') and drag-flicker Harmanpreet Singh (50') that ensured India returned home with a medal. https://twitter.com/Dragflickworld/status/1035865085095231489 India put behind the disappointment...
Asiad 2018 : Pakistan Men's Hockey Team must now focus on Bronze Medal
Disappointed on Pakistan hockey team's performance in the Asian Games, Pakistan HockeyFederation (PHF) Secretary Shahbaz Ahmed Sr said Green-shirts must now focus on bringing a bronze medal home in their third position match against India on Saturday. Shahbaz said the team very disappointed for not being qualified for the final...
Asiad 2018 : "India is by far the best team in Asia and should be upset with the bronze finish" Roelant Oltmans
Pakistan coach Roelant Oltmans says India were by far the best side in the Asian Games and should be disappointed to end their campaign with a below-par bronze medal. Oltmans, who was sacked as India coach last year, was appointed Pakistan coach in March. “They are by far the best...
Asiad 2018 : "The girls can be proud of their performance." Sjoerd Marijne
Chief coach Sjoerd Marijne is satisfied with the performance of the Indian women's hockey team at the Asian Games but says losing the opportunity to directly qualify for the 2020 Olympics is a big disappointment. "Of course it is the biggest disappointment. Now we might have to play another six...
Asiad 2018 : Japan Women's Hockey Team crowned Asian Games 2018 winners
Japan finally after 36 years won the gold medal at the Asian Games in the women’s hockey event at the GBK Hockey Stadium here. It was a closely fought match with a lot of goalmouth action. https://twitter.com/Dragflickworld/status/1035535403267178496 But they went on to beat the tournament favorite and world number nine India 2-1...
Asiad 2018 : Neha Goyal scored the lone goal for India Women's Hockey Team as they secured their first Silver Medal in 20 years
The Indian Women's Hockey Team’s glorious campaign at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018 came to a heart-breaking end today which saw them lose 1-2 to Japan in a well-contested Final held here at the Gelora Bung Karno Hockey Field. The Japanese team secured their victory with two goals from Penalty...
Asiad 2018 : Malaysia Men's Hockey Team to contest in their first ever Asiad Finals
Malaysia is on the verge of a historic gold medal in the Asian Games. Are they up to the task? That question would certainly rankle hockey fans. The expectations will also be high considering they are playing world number 16 ranked Japan. The Malaysians at number 12 have surprised everyone by...
Asiad 2018 : Defending Champions India beaten in shootout after ending the regulation time in 2-2 draw
An inspired Malaysia put the Reigning Champions the Indian Men's Hockey Team out of contention for the Gold Medal after scoring a 7-6 win in the pressure-packed sudden death shootout here at the 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang on Thursday. The Indian team fumbled twice to lose the lead in regulation...
Asiad 2018 : Asia Rank No.5 Japan creates history as they beat Asia Rank No.2 Pakistan 1-0 to enter the Finals
Japan continued their ways as they clinch a 1-0 victory in the semi-final with against Pakistan at the GBK Hockey Stadium. This is their first ever final in the Asian Games and they will meet Malaysia in the final on Saturday. https://twitter.com/Dragflickworld/status/1035174698936459265 The Japanese played a high-pressure tactic against Pakistan and...