Amazing Facts about Field Hockey

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After knowing everything about Field Hockey and the equipments used for the game, now its time to know some amazing facts about Field Hockey.

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Some Amazing Facts about Field Hockey

  • The modern game grew from Scotland in the early 19th century.
  • The original name of Field Hockey is “Shinty”.
  • Ice Hockey is the most popular sport of Canada, but most of the Canadians do not know anything about Field Hockey.
  • Field Hockey can be played both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor hockey has 10 players plus a goalkeeper for each team, whereas in the indoor hockey there are 4 players plus a goalkeeper for each team.
  • Players can be substituted as many times and at any time in the game.
  • There are only right handed hockey sticks. The left-handed hockey sticks are not allowed.
  • There are two referees on the hockey field officiating the game.
  • When a player is blocked, intentionally or unintentionally, it is called an obstruction.
  • The stroke which has gone inside the goal post from outside of the 16-yard semi-circle does not count as a goal.
  • Unlike Soccer, there is no Off-Side rule in Field Hockey.
  • To consider a field hockey game as an official game, it must be played on FIH approved turf which can be grass, astro turf or water based turf.
  • There is only one water based turf in the world which is available at the Cassie Campbell Community Center in Brampton town in Ontario, Canada.
  • There are more field hockey players in college than in any sports in the world.
  • In the 2012 London Olympics, Field Hockey was the 3rd most watched sport.
  • Field Hockey has the fastest speed of swing, even more than golf and baseball.
  • Field Hockey is played by over a 3, 000, 000 players spread over 100 countries and 5 continents.
  • There are three different ways to score in Field Hockey – field goal, penalty corner and penalty stroke.
  • Along with Soccer and Cricket, Field Hockey is the 3rd most watched sport of the world.
  • Field Hockey is an Olympic Sport. It is also played in other tournaments and major sporting events.
  • The major Field Hockey Tournaments are The FIH Hockey World Cup, The Olympics, The Commonwealth Games, The Asian Games, Champions Trophy and Sultan Azlan shah Trophy.
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