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Hockey is a sport where two teams compete by trying to manoeuvre a ball, or a hard, round, rubber or heavy plastic disc called a puck, into the opponent's net or goal, using a hockey stick.

Modern field hockey sticks are J-shaped and constructed of a composite of wood, glass fibre or carbon fibre (sometimes both) and have a curved hook at the playing end, a flat surface on the playing side and curved surface on the rear side.

Field hockey is played on gravel, natural grass, sand-based or water-based artificial turf, with a small, hard ball.

In most countries, the game is played between single-sex sides, although they can be mixed-gender.

Hockey was incorporated into the Asian Games in 1958 and beach hockey was incorporated into the Asian Beach Games in 2008.



China’s World Cup ended by France
11 Dec 2018

Odisha, India, December 10, 2018: China’s debut appearance at the Hockey Men’s World Cup ended with France pipping them 1-0 in a cross-over match to secure a place in the last eight on Monday in Bhubaneswar.

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China face France in battle to reach last eight at World Cup
08 Dec 2018

Odisha, India, December 8, 2018: China made it through to the knockout stages at the Hockey Men’s World Cup despite being thumped 11-0 by two-time defending champions Australia in their final pool game in Bhubaneswar. <.....