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Hockey World League semi-final line-ups confirmed as race for Rio 2016 qualification heats up

By Michael Pavitt

Olympic and world champions The Netherlands will compete in the second semi-final event in Antwerp ©AFP/Getty ImagesFollowing the final Hockey World League Round 2 event in Dublin, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) have confirmed the line-ups for the World League semi-final tournaments which will see Olympic qualification for Rio 2016 take centre stage.

Home nation Ireland claim Hockey World League Round 2 title

By Daniel Etchells

Ireland captain Megan Frazer receives the HWL Round 2 trophy from President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins ©FIH/Adrian BoehmHosts Ireland held their nerve in a shoot-out against Canada to win the Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2 title in Dublin.

Hosts Ireland to face Canada in Dublin Hockey World League Round 2 final

By Emily Goddard

Michael D Higgins will be watching the Ireland v Canada Hockey World League Round 2 final in Dublin ©Getty ImagesHosts Ireland are set to go head to head with Canada in the final of the women's Hockey World League Round 2 in Dublin in front of the nation's President Michael D Higgins.

Hosts India seal women's Hockey World League semi-final spot as France claim men's honours

By Liam Morgan

India claimed top spot in the women's tournament following a narrow 3-1 win over Poland ©Getty ImagesHost nation India booked their place in the (FIH) Hockey World League semi-finals as they earned a dramatic 3-1 win over Poland at the Round 2 event in New Delhi.

Surprise package China reach final at Hockey World League Round 2 event

By Daniel Etchells

China got the better of hosts South Africa to earn a place in the final against France ©FIHChina's men pulled off a shock semi-final win against hosts South Africa at the Hockey World League (HWL) Round 2 event in Cape Town.

Hosts South Africa book semi-final spot at Hockey World League second round event

By Daniel Etchells

South Africa's 3-2 win against Azerbaijan has set up a semi-final against China ©FIH/Gavin WithersSouth Africa's men kept their Olympic dream alive after overcoming a quarter-final scare against Azerbaijan to win 3-2 at the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World League (HWL) Round 2 event in Cape Town.

Buenos Aires venue to host Hockey World League semi-final

By Daniel Etchells

Argentina are set to host the Hockey World League Semi-Final men's event at the Centro Nacional de Alto Rendimiento Deportivo ©Getty ImagesThe Centro Nacional de Alto Rendimiento Deportivo (CeNARD) in Buenos Aires has been chosen to host this year's Hockey World League semi-final men's event, where 10 teams will battle it out for places in the final, as well as qualification for Rio 2016.

Ireland boost Rio 2016 prospects with victory at Hockey World League Round 2

By Michael Pavitt

Ireland's victory in San Diego saw them claim a Hockey World League semi-final place ©Bongarts/Getty ImagesIreland overcame Austria in the final of the men's International Hockey Federation (FIH) World League (HWL) Round 2 in San Diego to increase their prospects of qualifying for Rio 2016.

Italy and Uruguay book places in Hockey World League semi-finals

By Liam Morgan

Italy celebrate victory in the World League round two event ©FIH/Danielo ScaleseItaly's women reigned supreme at the second round of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Hockey World League event as they earned a comfortable 4-0 victory over host nation Uruguay in Montevideo.
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