Hockey is a popular game in the world which is played by a number of countries in both forms like men and women. The shape of the hockey ground is like football ground. In this type of sports, the players of both team hit the ball with their hockey sticks holding in their hands. Each team has 11 players in which ten players play in the field and one player is performing the duty of goal keeper. He stops the attacks of opponent teams and saves from being pushed ball into the goal posts. All the players play at various positions and help team members to make good moves and attack on the opponent’s goal. The players play at the back of the team and perform both duties like defending their goal posts and support their front line to attack on the goal posts of opponent team.
There are various kinds of hockey playing in the world. Field hockey is popular and is playing almost in all countries of the world. But other forms of hockey like ice hockey, roller hockey, inline hockey, street hockey, sledge hockey. There are various events of hockey which are conducted on international level like Olympic Games, World Cup of Hockey, and Champions Trophy of hockey.
The governing body of hockey is International Hockey Federation (FIH) which organizes hockey throughout the world. The federation has formulated its laws which are applicable on all hockey playing countries of the world. The world cup of hockey is conducted after every four years. There are various countries which earned their names in the field of hockey which includes Germany, Holland, Pakistan, India, Malaysia, Japan, England, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Russia, South Korea, China and Spain.
Hockey matches are very popular to watch online. You can watch live hocky match stream on different websites and enjoy online.