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.
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 →