Thursday 17 April 2014
News updated at 6:00 PM IST
Weather
Max: 34.6°C
Min : 22.4°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

German stars for HIL players auction

New Delhi, Oct 24, 2012, PTI:

Experienced mid-fielders Mortiz Fuerste and Oliver Korn are among the players from Olympic champions Germany who have signed up for the players’ auction to be held next month in the run up to the six-team Hockey India League that will begin on January 5.

Striker Deecke Oskar and goal-keeper Jacobi Nicolas, both members of the 2012 Olympic gold medal winning team, are the other prominent names from Germany.

Hockey India Secretary-General and Hockey India League Chairman Narinder Batra said the eagerness of quality players to showcase their skills was a confirmation that HIL is would become a sought-after event. “We are overwhelmed by the overseas players’ response to the Hockey India League,” he said.


“The presence of these Germans is only a reflection of the air of excitement and anticipation that is building up around what promises to be the best assembly of players in any league in the world. We are sure that the hockey fraternity not only in India but elsewhere is in for a feast.”

The 27-year-old Fuerste, who has scored 70 goals from 199 matches for Germany, was also part of the team that won the silver medal in the World Cup in New Delhi in 2010 besides being a part of the team that won gold in the Champions Trophy at Kuala Lumpur in 2007. He also has two other Champions Trophy silver medals from 2006 and 2009.

Korn, 28, has scored 26 goals for Germany in 130 matches, winning Champions Trophy in Kuala Lumpur in 2007 and silver in the World Cup in New Delhi 2010 and the Champions Trophy in Melbourne in 2009.

The 26-year-old striker Deecke Oskar was part of teams that won the silver medals in the World Cup in New Delhi in 2010 and Champions Trophy in Melbourne in 2009.
Jacobi Nicolas won the most valuable player award in the Euro Hockey League in 2011 and 2012 besides being the best goalkeeper in the German Hockey Championship in 2008, 2009 and 2011.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
India's new Naval Chief, Admiral Robin K Dhowan inspects a Guard of Honour at Defence...

India's new Naval Chief, Admiral Robin K Dhowan inspects a Guard of Honour at Defence...

Vikramaditya Motwane, Karan Johar, Vikas Bhal, actor Ranbir Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap during a ...

Vikramaditya Motwane, Karan Johar, Vikas Bhal, actor Ranbir Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap during a ...

A 109-yr-old voter shows her identity card after casting her vote for Lok Sabha elections at a ...

A 109-yr-old voter shows her identity card after casting her vote for Lok Sabha elections at a ...

Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes for 5th phase of Lok Sabha elections in Jalpaiguri...

Voters stand in a queue to cast their votes for 5th phase of Lok Sabha elections in Jalpaiguri...

Senior citizens being carried on a bullock cart for casting votes for Lok Sabha polls near ...

Senior citizens being carried on a bullock cart for casting votes for Lok Sabha polls near ...

Muslim women show their inked fingers after casting votes for Lok Sabha elections in Moradabad on...

Muslim women show their inked fingers after casting votes for Lok Sabha elections in Moradabad on...

First times voters showing their inked fingers after casting votes at a polling station during...

First times voters showing their inked fingers after casting votes at a polling station during...

An anti-government protester with her face painted in the colors of Venezuela's flag with the...

An anti-government protester with her face painted in the colors of Venezuela's flag with the...

Rescue boats sail around the South Korean passenger ship 'Sewol' which sank, during their rescue...

Rescue boats sail around the South Korean passenger ship 'Sewol' which sank, during their rescue...

A masked penitent takes part in the procession of the 'Santa Veracruz'' brotherhood, during Holy...

A masked penitent takes part in the procession of the 'Santa Veracruz'' brotherhood, during Holy...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523