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

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1. Malaysian hockey fans

Despite the many chances Malaysia had, the boys were unable to convert them into goals. It was very disappointing, especially on Merdeka night, when the nation was celebrating Independence Day.

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2. 2nd & 3rd from left: HRH Regent of Perak Raja Nazrin Shah and his consort HRH Raja Puan Besar of Perak Zara Salim Davidson

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3. paying tribute to the late Chun Boon Huat (jersey No. 3)

India went all out to win from the first minute, to cement their place in the Hockey World Cup at The Hague in the Netherlands next year.

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4. Malaysia (yellow/black) vs. India (orange/white)

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5. India score a goal

Indian coach Roelant Oltmans was delighted. He said, “It was our best performance in the tournament, a great team effort. The boys were physically and mentally well-prepared. Even though we have already qualified for the World Cup, it was important for us to keep the psyche and intensity for this tournament, as we are here to win the Asia Cup.”

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While India celebrate, Malaysia, on the other hand, would have to overcome this disappointment quickly. They will face Pakistan for the bronze medal.

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Asia Cup hockey
9. India’s Mandeep Singh scores a second goal at the 60th minute

India will face Korea in the championship match.

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10. disappointed Malaysian fans

Event: 9th Asia Cup Men’s Hockey Tournament 2013: Malaysia (0) – India (2)
Venue: Stadium Azlan Shah, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Date: 30th Aug, 2013
Time: 9.45pm

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