Indian hockey fans had a great time watching the boys display loads of grit in the 9th Asia Cup and almost sealing its 2014 World Cup berth.
Thirty-one probables have been called to attend the national training camp starting here from Aug 25 for the third Sultan of Johor Cup hockey tournament, to be held in Johor Bahru, Malaysia from Sept 19 to 29.
|Sunday 22 September 2013||16:05||Korea||v||Pakistan|
|Monday 23 September 2013||16:05||England||v||Pakistan|
|Tuesday 24 September 2013||Rest day|
|Wednesday 25 September 2013||16:05||Argentina||v||Korea|
|Thursday 26 September 2013||16:05||England||v||Argentina|
|Friday 27 September 2013||Rest day|
|Saturday 28 September 2013||16:05||Argentina||v||Pakistan|
|Sunday 29 September 2013||15:35||5th||v||6th|
Germany emerged champions of the 2nd Edition of the Sultan Johor Cup when they defeated India 3-2 at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium.
It was an outstanding performance from Germany who lost their opening two matches, a 2-3 defaet at the hands of Malaysia that was followed up with another defeat, this time against India.
Germany qualified for the final of the Sultan Johor Cup when they defeated Pakistan 3-0 at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium. THey booked their place by the slimmest of margins as they were tied with Australia on 9 points but were separated by a solitary goal in goal difference.
Australia defeated New Zealand 5-1 but the solitary goal conceded proved to be fatal as the Aussies will now play Pakistan in the bronze playoff. While the Kiwis plummeted to the bottom of the table and will play defending champions Malaysia to avoid the wooden spoon.
Malaysia ended up on the bottom of the standings when they could only hold India to a 3-3 draw at the Sultan Johor Cup.Thus they will now play either New Zealand of Pakistan for the 5/6th spot on Sunday afternoon.
The adverse weather conditions have forced the re-scheduling of matches for the day. Heavy downpours caused an emergency managers meeting to be held and it was agrred that as far as posible the matches be completed today.
Thus the Pakistan v Germany and Australia v New Zealand matches will be played simultenously at 10.00pm while the Malaysia v India match will now be played at 8.10pm.