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Field Hockey 2017 Discussion Thread

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Vojthas    19

Women's stake is more equalized at the top level than men's in Asia. It means all can happen.

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thepharoah    47
9 hours ago, LDOG said:

Egypt again loses a final to South Africa despite being at home and the opponent not having some of their best players :facepalm:and after they had beat them Johannesburg with a full team!

 

Something curious: so far all the continental championships have been won by the same nations in both men and women, will that mean India will win Asian women's cup?

 

the main problem is always the fear of losing to SA , so when ever we lead the match we go back and defend at our side and never see the goal again like if we play a world class team and surely SA now isn't , because we have those local coaches who always think about SA that it's the team that couldn't be beaten in Africa , i'm much more frustrated with hockey loss than volleyball one and ofc. there're no spectators , so the referee can whistle for a penalty corner for a very ordinary penalty corner 2 minutes before the end of the game 

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LDOG    234
hace 17 minutos, thepharoah said:

 

the main problem is always the fear of losing to SA , so when ever we lead the match we go back and defend at our side and never see the goal again like if we play a world class team and surely SA now isn't , because we have those local coaches who always think about SA that it's the team that couldn't be beaten in Africa , i'm much more frustrated with hockey loss than volleyball one and ofc. there're no spectators , so the referee can whistle for a penalty corner for a very ordinary penalty corner 2 minutes before the end of the game 

 

Well, the problem with these continental championships (except European div I) is that there isn't video referral, so there'll always be dodgy decisions in goals and/or PCs since hockey is very difficult sport for referees with the tiny ball and the speed of play. 

 

I'm sad Egypt couldn't qualify, it's always good to see new faces in big tournaments and also because South Africa will just be a punching bag at the WC with this current level.

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