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Australia showed that they are a team to be reckoned with come this Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August with a clinical display of skills, defeating India 4 - nil. India, one of the four teams participating in this year's Sultan Azlan Shah Cup that are bound for Rio, put up a gallant fight ... continue reading »

I had thought that Japan would be getting a drubbing from Australia, the world number one team. However, Japan put up a gallant performance and displayed some moments of brilliant hockey. Credit to Japan goalkeeper Takashi Yoshikawa for defending the goal so well. He was declared the Man of the Match by the end of the game. Event: ... continue reading »

Stadium Azlan Shah in Ipoh was packed with fans who were here to root for the Malaysian boys, despite a football match being played in the adjacent stadium. Indeed, it was as though it was already the final match of the tournament. Malaysia put on the pressure from the get-go and were the first to score, via ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup field hockey Ipoh

Australia may have won over New Zealand 3-1 in their Round Robin match but in the final, the Black Sticks turned the tables on the Kookaburras when they out-shot the Aussies by 3 to 1 in the penalty shuttle after drawing 2-all in regulation time. It was a bizarre Day 6 of the Sultan Azlan Shah ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey

India capitalised on Australia's lacklustre performance to register a commendable 4-2 win. Despite taking home three full points from the game, India are only eligible to play for the bronze medal, as the second spot in the finals would be a fight between New Zealand and Korea. Still, fans of India filled the stadium to cheer ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS hockey Ipoh

In what seemed to be a preview of this year's Sultan Azlan Shah Cup impending all-Oceania finals, Australia trounced New Zealand with a score of 3 - 2. During a post-match press conference, New Zealand Coach Colin Batch said that his team had a good start but as they could see, it changed very quickly with ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup mens hockey

With a solid sports development programme, including for hockey, it is no wonder that Australia are world number one. The South Korean lads had their hands full trying to defend and even managed to score twice but that wasn't good enough. Australia never took their strength for granted. Team Manager Paul Gaudoin said that although the Koreans ... continue reading »

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