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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS mens hockey

Although basically a lacklustre match, it was still important to both South Africa and Canada to avoid the wooden spoon. On paper, South Africa are the better team as they are world number 12, while Canada are at 16. Also, South Africa have already qualified for the World Cup this May. Unfortunately for the players, the afternoon ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey

Both South Africa and South Korea knew what they had to do in order to achieve their respective targets. Korea had to score as many goals as they could to appear in the final against Australia, which we now know they failed to do so, and South Africa needed at least a draw in order to ... continue reading »

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey

Malaysia had to keep a respectable score in order to play Australia in the final. Australia had been scoring an average of 6 goals per game thus far and had conceded only one goal until this match. In the previous game between Korea and Australia, Korea scored a goal via a hotly contested penalty corner. Although Malaysia ... continue reading »

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 »

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