The finals of the 9th Asia Cup was keenly contested between India and South Korea.
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.
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.
Despite a doubtful call on the fourth goal by South Korea, they were declared winners over India, with a score of 4 – 3.
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
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