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Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Postby Kashi » 05 Nov 2017 18:25

Congrats to the team for winning the Asian cup and beating higher ranked teams to get here in style.

So India are Asian Champions in both Men's and Women's hockey!!!

Way to go!!

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Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Postby Suraj » 05 Nov 2017 22:03

Interestingly India currently hold the following titles in hockey:
Senior Men
2014 Asian Games
2017 Asia Cup
2017 Asian Champions Trophy

Junior Men
2015 Junior Asia Cup
2016 Junior World Cup

Senior Women
2016 Asian Champions Trophy
2017 Asia Cup

Essentially we dominate the continental and world scene at men's junior level, and hold every single continental senior men's title right now. The senior women's team holds all continental titles except Asian Games (bronze in 2014).

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Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Postby SBajwa » 06 Nov 2017 20:11

Congratulations!!!!

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Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Postby Suraj » 06 Nov 2017 22:43

FIH rankings have changed as a result of this win. Indian women rise 2 spots to be ranked at #10, above Japan now:

1 Netherlands EUR 1985 0
2 England EUR 1743 0
3 Argentina PAN 1733 0
4 Australia OCE 1625 1
5 New Zealand OCE 1603 1
6 Germany EUR 1490 1
7 USA PAN 1278 -3
8 China ASI 1256 0
9 Korea ASI 1116 0
10 India ASI 1040 2
11 Spain EUR 1028 -1
12 Japan ASI 1005 -1
13 Belgium EUR 933 1
14 South Africa AFR 911 -1
15 Chile PAN 870 5

They also qualified for the next World Cup as continental champions, after missing the last edition.

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Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Postby BajKhedawal » 08 Nov 2017 04:01

This is very impressive for our girls.

I cover lot of school & college sports in massa, and here only girls play hockey and its called field hockey. But the thing to note is even county level schools (govt run free public schools, I guess you can equate it to municipality run schools in desh) have a team which plays hockey competitively with other schools in county and at the end of season (roughly 2.5 months) there are playoffs among county and then at state level and subsequently nationally. Same deal with expensive high-end private and catholic schools. Once the season is done the same set of girls play another sport for example basketball in winter and lacrosse in spring. So this girls are very competitive all year round, and land college scholarships to make a professional career out of it. In summer vacation there are multitude of camps and coaching classes run by professional world class ex-players and coaches coaching this girls to further hone their skills.

To my knowledge we do not have any such setup in India for sports other than Keercat, and yet our girls rank in top 10 is indeed very impressive. Salaam and pranams to our athletic sistas.

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Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Postby SBajwa » 09 Nov 2017 02:16

India (Junior Team) vs USA (22-0)

The record of 24-1 in 1932 Olympics still intact.


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Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Postby Supratik » 13 Nov 2017 21:44

Football update

U18 AFC cup India failed to qualify but did well except one match against Saudi's which they lost 5-0. Beat Turkmenistan 3-0 and drew with Yemen 0-0.
U16 AFC cup India qualified. Beat Palestine 3-0, drew with Iraq and Nepal 0-0, 2-2.

Both AFC cups lead to the world cup.

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Re: Indian Sports and Entertainment Industry

Postby Supratik » 15 Nov 2017 21:51

Football AFC qualifier. India-Myanmar 2-2.


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