The Mens World Cup hockey had some exciting action. The final was high-paced end-to-end stuff with goals galore. The German teams display was electric, their hockey team has also reinvented itself just like their football team, it is not the dour, mechanical clockwork display we are used to, there is a lot of flair and skill involved.I am disappointed with India's performance, especially this sinking feeling of conceding late goals. But on the other hand the silver lining is that India was competitive with almost all the teams they played against. The matches were not one sided. Heard of an initiative by FIH and IOC to invigorate hockey in India, don't know if it is too late in the day. Their motivation is surely financial, otherwise if it were out of a genuine concern it should have started in the late 80s. Anyways hope they manage to improve standards inspite of the pernicious influence of the IHF.