You all must be knowing, this is the year of Sports,terrorism & numerous threats, here in India & the world alike.
Winter Olympics (Vancouver,Canada) heading for completion, Hockey World Cup is becoming ready, then for all business interested people IPL is coming & then pack your bags for SA 'cuz FIFA '10 is here, and from the point-of-view of ours CommonWealth in October, 2010 (notify here, if i lost something ).
For all those who are prejudiced & those who are unwilling for our Hockey, this place is what-it-is-to-be 'cuz for the next 17 days this place will be filled with hockey.
After surveying a lot of individuals for disliking hockey, i came to following conclusions--
1. cuz' nothing competes cricket.
2. i don't know the rules ( since i'm such a turd ;-) ).
3. i don't wanna modify synapses( refer: Neural networks by Simon Haykin ) in my brain ( or i'm unwilling to learn hockey )
Always be prepared to accept education from wherever
you find it. Always continue to learn new things. "For the LORD
gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and
understanding." Proverbs 2:6 (NIV)
or ye to apna game h yar.
If you still have arguments to not to follow, do comment.
-->For all those who are not acquainted with game, the playing criteria on FIH site can be found.
--> For all those who don't know the rules, you can refer to full documentation here ( 63 page official document,363 KB )
After an unfortunate period of high tides, we finally got hold of the world cup & strong security arrangements are made to ensure its smooth functioning.
The teams are divided into two pools of the best 12 teams in the world fighting for this Cup held every 4 years.
For the next 14 days, reserve your space & time from 1635 hrs to 2135 hrs, if you're in Delhi or nearby, then take out time for watching in this stadium & the ticket cost begins from mere Rs. 100, buy online
Pool A: Germany, Netherlands, Korea, New Zealand, Canada, Argentina
Pool B: Australia, Spain, England, Pakistan, India, South Africa
Two teams, from each of the pool, will be fighting for the semis spot.
Hockey World Cup Schedule 2010All matches wll be played in Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Delhi
Sunday February 28:
16:35 Pool B South Africa vs Spain
18:35 B Australia vs England
20:35 B India vs Pakistan
Monday March 1:
16:35 A New Zealand vs Canada
18:35 A Germany vs Korea
20:35 A Netherlands vs Argentina
Tuesday March 2:
16:35 B South Africa vs England
18:35 B Pakistan vs Spain
20:35 B India vs Australia
Wednesday March 3:
16:35 A Canada vs Germany
18:35 A Argentina vs Korea
20:35 A New Zealand vs Netherlands
Thursday March 4:
16:35 B South Africa vs Australia
18:35 B England vs Pakistan
20:35 B India vs Spain
Friday March 5:
16:35 A Korea vs New Zealand
18:35 A Netherlands vs Canada
20:35 A Germany vs Argentina
Saturday March 6:
16:35 B Australia vs Spain
18:35 B South Africa vs Pakistan
20:35 B India vs England
Sunday March 7:
16:35 A Korea vs Canada
18:35 A New Zealand vs Argentina
20:35 A Germany vs Netherlands
Monday March 8:
16:35 B Spain vs England
18:35 B Australia vs Pakistan
20:35 B India vs South Africa
Tuesday March 9:
16:35 A Germany vs New Zealand
18:35 A Netherlands vs Korea
20:35 A Canada vs Argentina
Wednesday March 10: Rest Day.
Thursday March 11:
15:35 Classification.11-12 6th Pool A vs 6th Pool B
18:05 Semi-final 1st Pool A vs 2nd Pool B
20:35 Semi-final 1st Pool B vs 2nd Pool A
Friday March 12:
15:35 Clas. 9-10 5th Pool A vs 5th Pool B
18:05 Clas. 7-8 4th Pool A vs 4th Pool B
20:35 Clas. 5-6 3rd Pool A vs 3rd Pool B.
Saturday March 13:
15:35 Bronze medal match
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