Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: Schedule and Results

25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016: Schedule and Results

24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 LogoVenue: Sultan Azlan Shah Stadium, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia

Dates: April 06-16, 2016

Participating Teams:Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan.

Final Standings: 1. Australia, 2. India, 3. New Zealand, 4. Malaysia, 5. Pakistan, 6. Canada, 7. Japana

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Points Table of 25th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016:

 

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2016 Points Table

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India Beat Korea to Clinch Bronze Medal at Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

The men’s hockey team of India defeated Korea in shoot-out to win Bronze medal at 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 in Ipoh Perak. Later in the evening, New Zealand edged defending champions Australia on shoot-out to clinch the title.

India: Bronze Medalists of 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015

India: Bronze Medalists of 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015

After registering a thumping victory over Australia in their last league match, the confident Indian team defeated 8th-ranked Korea by 4-1 (2-2) in bronze medal match, which was decided with penalty shoot-out. This is Team India’s fifth Bronze Medal in the prestigious tournament as they previously won the Bronze in 2012, 2007, 2006 and 1983. India claimed five Gold medals in 2010, 2009, 1995, 1991 and 1983 in the tournament. Continue reading →

Black Sticks clinch Azlan Shah Cup title from Kookaburras, India won Bronze

The Black Sticks Men have won the 2015 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in thrilling style with a 3-1 shoot-out victory over defending champions Australia. Earlier in the day, India and Canada defeated Korea and hosts Malaysia shoot-outs respectively to take bronze and fifth place respectively.

Black Sticks celebrate their Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 win

Black Sticks celebrate their Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 win

On the day of shoot-outs in Ipoh, India and Korea found themselves locked at 2-2 at full-time hooter in Bronze medal match, which later India won by 4-1 in shoot-out, while hosts Malaysia were locked at 4-4 with Canada at full-time score. Ho-Garcia Gabriel scored a hat-trick for Canada, while Faizal Saari scored a brace for the hosts. In the end, Canada emerged as winner as they converted 3 of 5 attempts in shoot-out while Malaysia could convert only 1. Continue reading →

Black Sticks score late win over India in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015

After a good match against Korea yesterday, India went down (1-2) against Black Sticks as Andy Hayward scored a late goal in their 2nd game of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015. Korea defeated Canada by 3-1, while defending champions Australia edged past gritty hosts  by 3-2 in the other matches of the day.

Black Sticks Ace Drag Flicker Andy Hayward celebrating with his team mates after a goal against Korea (Credits: photosport.co.nz)

File Photo: Black Sticks Andy Hayward celebrating a goal with his team mates (Credits: photosport.co.nz)

Black Sticks Captain Simon Child and Andy Hayward goals helped them seal the win while it was Akashdeep Singh who scored the lone goal for India. Incidentally, three of them play in same team in Hockey India League, Delhi Waveriders.

After a goalless first half, Black Sticks captain Simon Child put the Kiwis on the scoreboard in the 38th minute after getting a feather touch on a hard shot at goal from Shay Neal in goalmouth melee when Indian defence failed to clear the ball at multiple occasions. India responded with an equaliser just 5 minutes later when Akashdeep Singh pounced on a penalty corner deflection to slip the ball through goalkeeper Devon Manchester’s outstretched leg. Continue reading →

India played a 2-2 draw with Korea in their 1st Match of Azlan Shah Cup

India held Korea with a 2-2 draw on the inaugural day of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 at Ipoh, Malaysia, today. While Australia outclassed Canada by 7-0 and New Zealand defeated hosts Malaysia by 4-2 in other two matches of day.

Indian Men National Hockey Team for 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 at Ipoh, Malaysia

Indian Men National Hockey Team for 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015 at Ipoh, Malaysia

The match between the two Asian teams turned out to be exciting as the teams were seen in complete action not letting the other team taking advantage on the scoring prospects, but the Indian fans were seen blaming the Hockey India, Sports Channels and Government for not making live broadcast available. They want to see their heroes playing in such an important international tournament but sadly, it’s not available in India. Continue reading →

India are Looking win in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Opener against Korea

With the 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup commencing tomorrow (5th April, 2015) at Azlan Shah Stadium, in Ipoh (Malaysia), India is all set-up to start with the win in their first clash against the Korea. The tournament is supposed to be live telecast by Neo Sports in India.

Indian Men National Hockey Team for 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015

Indian Men National Hockey Team for 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2015

India and Korea last met each other in the Semi-Final of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, where the former defeated the hosts by 1-0 to advance to final and eventually winning the Asiads title after 16 years.

The team under the leadership of experienced Sardar Singh and the new Chief Coach Paul van Ass will look forward to repeat the win against the Korean team. Being the first international tournament for the Indian team in 2015, the well-trained 18-member squad aims to mark a win by showcasing the best game skills on the ground to ensure a great year ahead. Continue reading →