Pakistan and Malaysia in the Semis of Hockey Asia Cup

Pakistan’s Muhammad Umar Bhutta takes the ball away from Japan’s Yasuhiro Nakayama in their opening Pool A match in Asia Cup 2013 (Credits:

Pakistan crushed Chinese-Taipei while hosts Malaysia came back from 2 goals down to beat Japan in the concluding games of Pool A at the 9th Asia Cup. With these results Pakistan and Malaysia qualified for Friday’s semi-finals, while Japan and Chinese-Taipei will play for 5th-8th place classification (Detailed schedule and results here). Asian Hockey Giants, Pakistan and India, either one of them will miss the bus to the Hague, have outperformed other teams till now in Ipoh, where winner takes all to book the tickets to the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014, to be played next year in June. The … Continue reading →

Super Sreejesh Wins it for India against Korea

P R Sreejesh Indian Hockey Goalkeeper

An outstanding goalkeeping performance by Sreejesh helped India in beating Korea by 2-0 in crucial Pool B game, while Bangladesh defeated Oman 4-2 in other Pool B game of 9th Asia Cup being played at Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh (Malaysia). Purposeful India scored two goals with ~5 minutes each from first whistle and final hooter to book their place in semi finals to be played on Friday, August 30th (Full schedule here). India took early lead when Raghunath converted their 1st penalty with low and fierce flick to the left of Korean keeper in 6th minute. Author: “The … Continue reading →

Pakistan and Malaysia Start Asia Cup with Big Wins

Pakistan’s Muhammad Umar Bhutta takes the ball away from Japan’s Yasuhiro Nakayama in their opening Pool A match in Asia Cup 2013 (Credits:

After India’s thumping win over Oman in the opening game of Asia Cup 2013, Pakistan and hosts Malaysia also scored big wins against Japan and Chinese-Taipei respectively. Pakistan began their quest to earn that one elusive ticket for the 2014 World Cup with a commanding 7-0 win over Japan in Ipoh today, while Malaysia scored 10-2 victory in their opening game and last game of the day. The ‘Green Shirts’ who are on a do-or-die mission to make the cut for the World Cup next year, produced a top notch performance to brush aside the hard running Japanese side. Pakistan … Continue reading →

India score 8 past Oman in the Hockey Asia Cup Opening Game

Indian captain Sardar Singh in action against Oman during Asia Cup 2013 in Ipoh (Credits:

Indian Men’s Hockey team opened it’s 9th Asia Cup campaign with a thumping 8-0 victory over a young Oman side at the Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium in Ipoh (Malaysia) today. Looking to seal a spot in the 2014 World Cup India put themselves on the score sheet as early in the 4th minute when Mandeep Singh pounced on a rebound of Oman keeper Fahad Khamis Salmeen Al Noufail to slot home. India was not troubled by the Asia Cup debutants Oman in the opening half and as a result they went on to take a comfortable 4-0 lead before the … Continue reading →

Cairn India wishes luck to Indian Men’s Hockey Team for Asia Cup 2013

Dr. Sunil Bharati, Head – Corporate Affairs and Communications, Cairn India with Indian Men's Hockey Captain Sardar Singh, Vice Captain PR Sreejesh, Jr Women's Team Captain Sushila Chanu and Vice Captain Rani Rampal

The Indian national Men’s Hockey team visited the headquarters of Cairn India in Gurgaon just before their departure to Ipoh for Asia Cup 2013. The world’s fastest growing energy company and the co-sponsors of the national hockey teams, welcomed a confident Indian contingent and wished them luck for this all important tournament. 9th Men’s Asia Cup 2013, which to be held from August 24 to September 1, 2013 in Malaysia (Schedule Here), crucial for India as it is last chance for Indian Men’s team to book the place in 2014 Hockey World Cup in the Hague, Netherlands. Sushila Chanu and … Continue reading →

9th Men’s Asia Cup 2013: Schedule and Results

Shakeel Abbasi, VR Raghunath and Manpreet in action in India Vs Pakistan match during Champions Trophy 2012 in Melbourne (Photo Credit: Raghu Prasad)

9th Men’s Asia Cup 2013: Schedule and Results 24th August to 1st September 2013 at Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh (Malaysia) Final Standings: 1. Korea, 2. India, 3. Pakistan, 4. Malaysia, 5. Japan, 6. Oman, 7. Bangladesh, 8 Chinese-Taipei Pool A: Pakistan, Malaysia, Japan, Chinese-Taipei Pool B: Korea, India, Bangladesh, Oman Live Telecasts: ESPN Star Sports (Hindi Commentary) and Star Cricket/HD (English Commentary) will telecast all the matches Hockey Asia Cup 2013 in India. Detailed Schedule and Results Men’s Hockey Asia Cup 2013: Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated on September 1, 2013 19:49 . … Continue reading →