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Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, the most prestigious hockey tournament outside FIH calendar, which has been regularly hosted since its inception in 1983 and have been played 20 times including 2011 edition. Previous winners details can be found here on the official website of tournament.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup (Source: www.azlancup.com)

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup (www.azlancup.com)

This year world champions Australia won the cup for record 6th time, while Asian Games 2010 Gold Medalists Pakistan were the runners-up, followed by Great Britain and New Zealand at third and fourth positions. But the joint defending champions South Korea and India could finish only at fifth and sixth position respectively in 7 team tournament.

Our website has turned one year old with Azlan Shah Cup 2011 and we are happy to say that we have been partially able to achieve our targets of having a live hub of hockey-news and have been getting a good response from our visitor. We hope, the enthusiasm will continue and keep us motivating to improve further to take it to next level.

The final results and Sultan Azlan Shah XI are given below:

CHAMPION AUSTRALIA
RUNNER-UP PAKISTAN
THIRD GREAT BRITAIN
FOURTH NEW ZEALAND
FIFTH KOREA
SIXTH INDIA
SEVENTH MALAYSIA
5 SPECIAL AWARDS
MAN OF THE MATCH CHRISTOPHER CIRIELLO (AUSTRALIA)
TOP GOAL SCORER SOHAIL ABBAS (PAK) RUPINDERPAL SINGH (INDIA) – 6 GOALS
BEST GOALKEEPER KUMAR SUBRAMANIAN (MALAYSIA)
PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT SHAKEEL ABBASI (PAKISTAN)
FAIRPLAY INDIA & PAKISTAN

The following players were selected as the Sultan Azlan Shah XI. The panel comprised of all seven coaches of the teams, together with the national coaches of Holland and Japan.

1. KUMAR SUBRAMANIAM GOALKEEPER MALAYSIA
2. RUPINDERPAL SINGH DEFENDER INDIA
3. DEAN COUZINS DEFENDER NEW ZEALAND
4. GLEN KIRKHAM DEFENDER GREAT BRITAIN
5. FERGUS KAVANAGH DEFENDER AUSTRALIA
6. SHAKEEL ABBASI MIDFIELD PAKISTAN
7. STEVEN EDWARDS MIDFIELD NEW ZEALAND
8. SIMON ORCHARD MIDFIELD AUSTRALIA
9. YOU HYO SIK FORWARD SOUTH KOREA
10. GLENN TURNER FORWARD AUSTRALIA
11. TENGKU AHMAD TAJUDDIN FORWARD MALAYSIA
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