Japan and India favorites to reach semis of Asia Cup

8th Women's Asia Cup 2013 Kuala Lumpur

KUALA LUMPUR: After China and South Korea assured of semi-finals, two semi-final places are up for grabs on the final day of the group matches in the 8th Women’s Asia Cup hockey tournament tomorrow at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil (Full Schedule here). India and Japan will start as favorites to join China and South Korea in the knockout phase of the tournament. Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated on September 23, 2013 22:11 . … Continue reading →

8th Women’s Asia Cup 2013: Schedule and Results

Indian Junior Women's Hockey Team during Junior World Cup 2013

8th Women’s Asia Cup 2013: Schedule and Results 21st September to 27th September 2013 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Final Standings: 1. Japan, 2. Korea, 3. India, 4. China, 5. Malaysia, 6. Kazakhstan, 7. Chinse-Taipei, 8. Hong Kong China (Final Report) Pool A: China, India, Malaysia and Hong Kong China Pool B: Korea, Japan, Kazakhstan and Chinese-Taipei Detailed Schedule and Results Women’s Hockey Asia Cup 2013: Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated on September 27, 2013 19:50 . … Continue reading →

Ritu to Lead Indian Eves for Asia Cup 2013, Kuala Lumpur

Indian Women's Hockey Team for Rabobank World League 3 (Semi Final), Rotterdam

6 September 2013: Indian Senior Women’s Hockey team will be lead by Ritu Rani for the 8th Women’s Asia Cup to be played at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 21-27 September 2013. Chanchan Devi Thokchom (88 caps) will be the Vice-Captain of the 18 member team, which will see the return of Joydeep Kaur and Soundarya Yendala to the team. On asking about the comeback, Joydeep told thefansofhockey.com, “I am feeling really good to make a come back in the team and I will put my best efforts for the team.” Selectors B P Govinda, Surinder Kaur, Mamta Kharab, Chief Coach … Continue reading →

Korea Won Asia Cup, Pakistan Took Bronze

Korea: the Champions of 9th Men's Hockey Asia Cup 2013

South Korea defended their Asia Cup title and became 4th time Champions. The Koreans defeated 7th time finalists India 4-3 in fitting finale to clinch the title of Asia Cup 2013 Champions, while Pakistan beat hosts Malaysia 3-1 to take Bronze Medal home from Ipoh. Awards Best goalkeeper – P.R. Sreejesh (India) Top scorer – Jang Jong-hyun (S.Korea) – 8 goals Best outstanding player –V. R. Raghunath (India) Fairplay Trophy –Japan The defending champions Koreans kept their class for last and played one of their best game in the tournament to keep India away from confirming their ticket for the … Continue reading →

India will Face Korea in Hockey Asia Cup Final

Ramandeep Singh and Mandeep Singh (Indian Hockey Players)

Korea pipped Pakistan to clear the way for India to 2014 World Cup qualification and set up summit clash against them in the 9th Asia Cup being played at Ipoh in Malaysia. India defeated Malaysia 2-0 in the other semi final. India defeated the hosts Malaysia 2-0, who were backed by the packed Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Stadium. V R Raghunath and young Mandeep Singh scored for the winners. In the first semi final, Korea edged past Pakistan in a hard fought game. The defending champions of Asia Cup, Korea scored through Jang Jong Hyun and Lee Nam Yong in … Continue reading →

It is India vs Malaysia and Pakistan vs Korea in Semis of Asia Cup

Indian Hockey Players Rupinder Pal Singh, Raghunath VR and Malak Singh

On the final day of Pool stage at the 9th Asia Cup, India and Korea won their respective matches to set up Semi Finals against Malaysia and Pakistan respectively, which will be played on Friday at 1915 and 1700 IST respectively (Schedule here). As expected, Asian Giants India did not give much space and chance to their neighbours, Bangladesh and completed their pool stage with 3 straight victories to top the Pool A at the Asia Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia. India had defeated Oman (8-0) and Korea (2-0) in their first two matches. On the day, which belonged to the … Continue reading →