Field Hockey to Become a Game of Four Quarters

Thursday, 20th of March 2014 | Posted by
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The governing body of field hockey, the International Hockey Federation (FIH), has today announced one of the largest changes to the sport in recent years. International Hockey Federation (FIH)The format of hockey games is to change from 70 minutes of two 35 minute halves to a game of 60 minutes compromising of four 15 minute quarters. This change is based upon trials in the Hockey India League and will come into force for the domestic game from September 1 if England Hockey chooses to accept these changes immediately.

FIH president Leandro Negre said: “The decision demonstrates our commitment to fan engagement. With the additional breaks, fans will have the opportunity to enjoy more replays and be more engaged with the event, whether in the stadium or watching from a far, while hockey commentators will be allowed more time to provide sport analysis between plays. In addition, coaches and players will see improvement in their performance with the additional opportunities to re-hydrate and re-strategize.”

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