The lengthy 9th Asia Cup men’s hockey tournament ran from Aug 24 to Sept 1.
The 9th Asia Cup men’s field hockey tournament 2013 wrapped up in style with an amazing display of fireworks that lasted more than five minutes.
The finals of the 9th Asia Cup was keenly contested between India and South Korea.
The bronze medal match saw Malaysia take on Pakistan.
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.
It was a crucial match for Pakistan, where this tournament was their last chance to qualify for the World Cup at The Hague in the Netherlands next year.
Malaysia started the match listlessly and allowed Japan two goals before clamouring to a win with four goals to two.
It was a very tight match when India met Korea on the third day of the 9th Asia Cup men’s hockey tournament that’s hosted in Ipoh, Malaysia right now.