Asia Cup championship match

1. Team Korea warming up

The finals of the 9th Asia Cup was keenly contested between India and South Korea.

Asia Cup championship match

2. Team India warming up

Asia Cup championship match

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As defending champions, South Korea had a reputation as the ‘best in Asia’ to live up to. They are also the first Asian team to secure a spot at the Hockey World Cup at The Hague, Holland in 2014.

Asia Cup championship match

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Asia Cup championship match

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India, on the other hand, were still trying to secure a spot at the World Cup, as winning this tournament would guarantee them a ticket to Holland.

Asia Cup championship match

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Asia Cup championship match

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Despite a doubtful call on the fourth goal by South Korea, they were declared winners over India, with a score of 4 – 3.

Asia Cup championship match

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Asia Cup championship match

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The Koreans had already thrown down their hockey sticks in celebration before the final whistle was blown.

Event: 9th Asia Cup Men’s Hockey Tournament 2013 Championship Match: Korea (4) – India (3)
Venue: Stadium Azlan Shah, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date: 1st Sept, 2013
Time: 8.05pm

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