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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Ipoh field hockey

This was a match that many looked forward to. Although Australia had virtually sealed their spot in the final, the outcome of this match would determine Australia's opponent in their next match. The South Koreans played an attacking game that the Aussies defended really well. In most of the first half, it looked like both teams ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Ipoh field hockey

Going into the match, Canada and China both had nothing to lose, since they were already out of contention from the final. I would say they were neck to neck, and China lost only because they were not as lucky. Obviously, Canada probably won't agree with me! Overall, other than a few patches of good hockey, ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS Ipoh hockey

Going into the match, Malaysia had expected a tough game against China. However, in the first half, the Chinese boys appeared clueless, or perhaps they had pushed themselves too hard in the two earlier matches where they performed brilliantly. After leading 5-0, the Malaysia boys lost a little concentration, or maybe even a little too contented ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS Ipoh hockey

Canada and South Africa were both desperately seeking their first win going into the match. In the end, South Africa proved a little luckier, to edge Canada with a 3-2 score. Both teams are quite closely matched in terms of physical build and geographically disadvantaged, making it difficult for them to compete in more international meets. However, ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS

Going into the match against Canada, Malaysia knew it would be tough. The Canadians are physically stronger, and they play a mean game. The Malaysians had first hand experience through the three friendlies played upon the Canadians' arrival in the country prior to the tournament. According to Malaysian coach K. Dharmaraj, the Canadian style of play ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS

After a heavy defeat in the hands of Australia in their first game of the tournament, China has been springing surprise after surprise in all subsequent matches. It was no different when they played South Korea on Day 4 of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, although the young Chinese boys lost, but with a respectable scoreline ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS

Despite an impressive scoreline, in the first half of the game, Australia missed a lot of opportunities to score. The South Africans managed to hold off the mighty Aussies but their defence broke after 30 minutes. From then on, it was Australia all the way, scoring again at the 34th and 35th minute via Jamie ... continue reading »

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