India will face Germany in the Final of Sultan of Johor Cup 2012

After sluggish start of the campaign, the 5 times world champions Germany defeated Pakistan 3-0 in their last league to set-up summit clash against the favorites India at the 2nd edition Sultan of Johor Cup, world’s first Under-21 invitational hockey tournament and a brain child of the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim ibni Almahrum Sultan Iskandar.

Sultan of Johor Cup 2012

India is the only undefeated team in this edition of the tournament, having won against Australia (2-0),¬†Germany (3-1) and New Zealand (3-1). While India were held for goal less draw by Pakistan and 3-3 draw by the hosts and champions of first edition Malaysia. India finished at the top of the table with 11 points after completion of league stage. Continue reading →