9th Asia Cup Men’s Hockey Tournament 2013: Japan vs. Malaysia

Asia Cup men’s hockey
1. playing the Malaysian national anthem

Malaysia started the match listlessly and allowed Japan two goals before clamouring to a win with four goals to two.

Asia Cup men’s hockey
2. Japan (red) scores

Asia Cup men’s hockey

It was a dangerous situation for Malaysia, but now that they are in the semi-finals, and will meet India next, thus it will be a serious test for the team.

Asia Cup men’s hockey

Asia Cup men’s hockey

India is trying to get a spot in the World Cup next year, on merit, and Malaysia is still waiting for confirmation, so it will definitely be the match to catch.

Asia Cup men’s hockey

Asia Cup men’s hockey

During the post-match press conference, coach for Malaysia, Paul Revington, was all smiles. He said, “The boys stayed calm and played according to instructions, after a briefing before the start of the second half.”

Asia Cup men’s hockey

Asia Cup men’s hockey

Hockey is a very swift team sport and if the team as a whole performed well, it could be a very close game and the results would go either way.

Asia Cup men’s hockey
10. Man of the Match No. 18 Jali Faiz Helmi (Malaysia)

Event: 9th Asia Cup Men’s Hockey Tournament 2013: Japan (2) – Malaysia (4)
Venue: Stadium Azlan Shah, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date: 27th Aug, 2013
Time: 8.05pm

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