Questions about the sport of Field Hockey

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Why is field hockey played with water on the field?

In the recently held Champions Trophy, I saw that the players play with water on the field. Why is water present on the field?
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Reason behind curved hockey stick?

What is the reason behind curved hockey sticks? I would like to know about it's history, reason of curve, benefits and science. Thanks in advance.
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Most number of goal in a match

At the 1932 summer Olympics, India defeated the USA with a score of 24-1. My question : Is this match the highest scoring match ever for all matches at International levels (no domestics)? Is there ...
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Decision after draw in extra time in field hockey

Yesterday on television I saw a play-off match in some national field-hockey league and the match ended with the teams level. I always thought that draws were decided based on a penalty series (like ...
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Why did artificial turfs affect the game play of India and Pakistan?

A follow up to this question. Introduction of artificial turfs are blamed for India and Pakistan no longer being the force in international hockey that they once were. (India won the Olympics gold ...
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Why were artificial turfs introduced in hockey?

This wikipedia section has good details about the changes bought about in hockey after artificial turfs were introduced. This change also bought about a shift in hockey power base from Asian countries ...