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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup field hockey Ipoh

In what appeared to be like a rematch of the final Round Robin game between Malaysia and Canada, in this 5th & 6th placing classification match, the Malaysians were clueless at the onslaught of the Canadians. In the previous match, Malaysia won 4-1 against Canada but barely 24 hours later, both teams couldn't put their ball ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey

Despite knowing that Malaysia will play Canada in the classification match for 5th place on the final day of the tournament, the last Round Robin game must go on. Cheered on by die-hard fans, Malaysia triumphed over Canada 4-1, pushing until the end although under heavy downpour in the last ten minutes of the game. Canada, ranked ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS mens hockey

Although basically a lacklustre match, it was still important to both South Africa and Canada to avoid the wooden spoon. On paper, South Africa are the better team as they are world number 12, while Canada are at 16. Also, South Africa have already qualified for the World Cup this May. Unfortunately for the players, the afternoon ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Ipoh field hockey

Going into the match, Canada and China both had nothing to lose, since they were already out of contention from the final. I would say they were neck to neck, and China lost only because they were not as lucky. Obviously, Canada probably won't agree with me! Overall, other than a few patches of good hockey, ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS Ipoh hockey

Canada and South Africa were both desperately seeking their first win going into the match. In the end, South Africa proved a little luckier, to edge Canada with a 3-2 score. Both teams are quite closely matched in terms of physical build and geographically disadvantaged, making it difficult for them to compete in more international meets. However, ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS

Going into the match against Canada, Malaysia knew it would be tough. The Canadians are physically stronger, and they play a mean game. The Malaysians had first hand experience through the three friendlies played upon the Canadians' arrival in the country prior to the tournament. According to Malaysian coach K. Dharmaraj, the Canadian style of play ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup field hockey

Coming away from the game with a heavy defeat in the hands of the mighty Aussies, Canada admitted to taking home with them valuable lessons from the game. At a press conference prior to the commencement of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2014, Canada coach Anthony Farry had said that due to the country's geographical location, ... continue reading »

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