The finest younger Asian males’s hockey groups will compete within the Men’s Junior Asia Cup Salalah 2023, with three spots up for grabs within the upcoming FIH Junior Hockey Men’s World Cup 2023, to be performed in Salalah, Oman.
The ten taking part groups have been cut up into two swimming pools, with Pool A comprising Chinese Taipei, India, Japan, Pakistan, and Thailand. In Pool B hosts Oman can be joined by Bangladesh, Korea, Malaysia and Uzbekistan.
Each staff within the pool stage will play the opposite 4 groups of their pool as soon as. The prime two groups in each swimming pools will qualify for the semi-finals, whereas the groups in third and fourth positions will compete for the 5-8 place classification. The groups ending within the fifth place in each swimming pools will go head-to-head to keep away from ending within the tenth place.
The shedding semi-finalists will play within the bronze medal match, with the 2 finalists and the bronze medalists qualifying for the FIH Junior Hockey World Cup 2023. Malaysia, as hosts, have already certified for the World Cup, so if Malaysia enter the semifinals of the Junior Asia Cup, all the opposite three groups making it to the semi-finals will enter the World Cup as nicely.
JAPAN 7 VS THAILAND 1 (POOL A)
The first match of this new version of the Men’s Junior Asia Cup was performed on the Sultan Qaboos Youth Complex for Culture and Entertainment, the place one of many groups with extra presences (Japan) would face Thailand, which might be making its second look on this match.
The staff coached by MIZAWA Takayasu got here to this match with a whole lot of expertise behind them, so that they needed to begin this primary match with the staff in turbo mode. That is why after 8 minutes of play SAEKI Ikumi put the 1-0 for the staff in crimson. Even although the white staff tried to generate a preventive block to cease the crimson machine, this might not be potential as Japan received with 6 extra objectives, scored by TANAKA Tsubasa x3, YASUDA Kumpei x 2 and SAEKI Kodai with 1 objective.
All the objectives got here from staff performs with out the necessity for penalty corners, which makes this group of children who go for all the things even larger.
KIM Jung Chul’s staff tried to provide their finest efficiency, however they had been outplayed by the nice Japanese staff. PHUMEE Kritsana managed to attain within the forty fourth minute with a objective from a pantly nook to lastly finish the match 7-1.
Japan will now face the mighty India of their subsequent match to begin defining their place in Pool A, whereas Thailand will go for his or her first win towards Pakistan.
The finest participant of the match was the scorer TANAKA Tsubasa.
PAKISTAN 15 VS CHINESE TAIPEI 1 (POOL A)
The second match of the day in Pool A was between Pakistan who received this match 3 occasions up to now and is one other of the nationwide groups with extra participation on this match who would face Chinese Taipei who’s taking part for the third time on this Junior match.
The supremacy of the Pakistani staff was evident from the 2nd minute of the sport the place the staff led by OLTMANS Roelant scored their first objective transformed by KHAN Mohammad.
The boys in inexperienced needed to make their first look and present what they need to show in a match like this with their junior gamers and scored 14 extra objectives: AHMAD Arbaz x2, KHAN Mohammad x2, AKRAM Bilal, QAYYUM Abdul,Abdul REHMAN,ALI Basharat,SHAHID Abdul x3,HAYAT Zikriya,LIAQAT Arshad and MURTAZA Muhammad.
The males in white managed to drag one again with a objective within the forty ninth minute by LIN Te-Ju. The staff led by LIAO Hsing-Chou didn’t obtain the defensive block they wanted, however this sport will certainly assist them to get well of their subsequent match.
The match ended 15-1 with victory for Pakistan, who can be searching for their second win towards Thailand within the subsequent match. Chinese Taipei can be seeking to bounce again from at present’s match towards India of their subsequent Pool A match.
The finest participant of the match was KHAN Mohammad who managed to contribute to his staff’s victory with two objectives.
MALAYSIA 8 VS UZBEKISTAN 1 (POOL B)
In POOL B, the primary match of the match was between Malaysia and Uzbekistan. The Malaysian staff is taking part for the ninth time within the match, having received it as soon as in 2012. On the opposite hand, the Uzbekistan staff final participated in 2000 and can take part for the second time of their historical past in 2023.
Both groups had a whole lot of enthusiasm and power to provide their finest of their opening match, however the staff in yellow managed to channel their opponent from the seventh minute of the match the place TANGARAJA Perabu put the 1-0 for his staff. Two minutes later, the identical participant quantity 6 made it 2-0 to proceed encouraging his staff to go for extra. On their facet, the blue staff tried to reap the benefits of the counter pictures and block the middle of the sector to attempt to not have leaks of their circle, however the staff led by RAHIM Amin stepped on the accelerator and scored 6 extra objectives by LIAU Alfarico, once more TANGARAJA Perabu, Shahmie Irfan Suhaimi, CHE Nur Aqilrullah, Mughni Kamal and Adam Ashraf.
ISMAILOV Enver’s staff couldn’t cease the nice staff of Malaysia however was in a position to convert 1 objective within the fifty fifth minute by KAKHRAMONOV Shavkatjon to complete the match 8-1.
Malaysia will play their subsequent match towards Bangladesh, whereas Uzbekistan will go for his or her victory towards Korea.
The finest participant of the match was LIAU Alfarico who gave the third objective to his staff on this match.
OMAN 0 VS BANGLADESH 2 (POOL B)
The second match of Pool B and final of the primary day of competitors on this Men’s Junior Asia Cup Salalah 2023 was performed between Oman and Bangladesh. Oman makes its fourth look on this match, being the host of this ninth version of the Junior Asia Cup, whereas Bangladesh makes its seventh look attempting to beat the positions of its final appearances and go away Bangladesh on the prime with its junior staff.
The match was very powerful from a bodily standpoint as each groups had been nicely positioned on the sector to cease their opponents. However, Bangladesh knew how you can activate their offensive facet to assault the house facet in entrance of their dwelling crowd and was in a position to rating their first objective within the twenty second minute for ALI Md.
With the 1-0 lead Oman didn’t wish to let go their likelihood and though they tried many pictures at objective there was no luck for AL RAISI Khalid’s staff. Two minutes after the primary objective HOSSAIN Md made it 2-0 to provide his nationwide staff the victory.
Although Oman tried to come back again, Bangladesh had extra possibilities to attain however they had been blocked by AL FARSI Ahmad in an excellent manner.
The dwelling facet can be hoping to enhance their place within the desk towards Korea, whereas Bangladesh can be seeking to consolidate their place in Pool B towards Malaysia.
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