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News for 12 May 2024

All the news for Sunday 12 May 2024

30th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2024 (M)
Ipoh, Perak

All times GMT +8

11 May 2024 16:00     KOR v CAN   4 - 1
11 May 2024 18:15     MAS v NZL   2 - 3
11 May 2024 20:30    JPN v PAK.  2 - 2 ( SO 4 - 1)

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Japan pip Pakistan in dramatic penalty-shoot out to win Azlan Shan Cup for the first time.

By Shahid Khan

Pakistan had to settle for silver medal at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia after they lost 4-1 on a penalty shoot out to Japan.

The final had to be decided on shootout after both teams scored two goals apiece at the end of full time.

In the much anticipated final between the only undefeated teams of the tournament it was Japan who drew first blood scoring through Serena Tanaka in the 12th minute.

With Green shirts settling into the game it was in the 3rd quarter that they not only gained parity but managed to lead with strikes by Ajaz Ahmad and Abdul Rahman respectively.

However Japan staged a comeback in the final quarter to level the score 2-2 in the 47th minute through another field goal.

Pakistan rallied in the final stages but were unable to find the winner despite forcing two penalty corners in the dying moments of the match.

In the shoot-out out Japan scored their first four shuttles whereas Japanese goalkeeper could saved Green shirts first three attempts.

For Japan it was their first gold medal at the prestigious invitational tournament whilst for Pakistan’s hockey success starved followers it was a case of so close but yet so far.

In the other two matches on the final day of the tournament, Olympics bound New Zealand overcame hosts Malaysia-3-2 while Korea defeated Canada in the 5th and 6th place match.

Pakistan’s next outing will be at the Nations Cup later in the month to be played in …, Pol. Winners of the tournament there will qualify for the FiH Pro League regarded as the highest hockey league in the world.

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Shahid Khan is a senior hockey freelance journalist who has covered International Tournaments since 1999. During that time he has covered all major tournaments including Olympic Games, World Cups and Champions Trophies. He has provided expert live analysis on Reuters Television and reported for BBC Radio Asia network, UK.

Japan crowned champions in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup for first time

By K. Rajan


IPOH: Japan created history by winning the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup title for the first time here today.

Japan beat Pakistan in penalty shootout to lift Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

The scoreline remained 2-2 in regular time

Pakistan players dejected after losing the final. - Screengrab

Japan have defeated Pakistan in the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup after claiming a 4-1 win on penalty shootout in Ipoh, Malaysia.

Japan defeat Pakistan in penalty shootout to lift Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

Japan took the lead in the shootout after both teams scored two goals apiece at the end of full time

Pakistan players queue up to take part in penalty shootout during Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Cup final on May 11, 2024. — X/@Muneeb313

After coming near to victory, Pakistan faced defeat against Japan in penalty shootout by 4-1 in the final match, losing bid to win the Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey Cup 2024.

Japan beat Pakistan on penalties to win Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2024

IPOH  -  Japan were crowned the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2024 champions as they secured a nerve-testing 4-1 victory over Pakistan in the penalty shoot-out.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Pakistan fall as ‘dead sport’ recaptures audience once again

Pakistan vs Japan in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2024 final on Saturday.— DawnNewsTV

Japan defeated Pakistan in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in a penalty shootout on Saturday after the game between the two Asian sides ended in a draw in normal time.

Japan: The new Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Champion

By Tariq Ali

Japan won the Gold medal defeating Pakistan in the tie breaker by 4-1 after the full time score was levelled at 2-2 in the final match of the 30th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, Ipoh, 2024.

Gold Medal - Japan 2-2 (4-1) Pakistan
Bronze Medal - New Zealand 3-2 Malaysia
For 5th/6th place - South Korea 4-1 Canada
Top Scorer - Abu Kamal Azrai (Malaysia) 7 goals
The Final Standing
1 Japan
2 Pakistan
3 New Zealand
4 Malaysia
5 South Korea
6 Canada

The Following is the list of the Champions in the 30 Editions of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 1983 - 2024
Australia         10 - 1983 1998 2004 2005 2007 2011 2013 2014 2016 2018
India                 5 - 1985 1991 1995 2009 2010*
Pakistan           3 - 1999 2002 2003
South Korea     3 - 1996 2010* 2019
New Zealand    2 - 2012 2015
West Germany 1 - 1987
England            1 - 1994
Germany          1 - 2001
Netherlands      1 - 2006
Argentina          1 - 2008
Great Britain     1 - 2017
Malaysia           1 - 2022
Japan               1 - 2024
  Total             31 - India & South Korea shared a Championship in 2010*

The following is the list of the champions with the name of their captains of all the editions of Sultan Azlan Shah Cup right from the first edition 1983
Year Team Winning Captain
1983  AUS Rick Charlesworth
1985  IND  Mohammad Shahid
1987 FRG Heiner Dopp
1991  IND Pargat Singh
1994 ENG Jason Laslett
1995  IND Pargat Singh
1996 KOR Park Shin Heum
1998 AUS Michael York
1999 PAK Atif Bashir
2000 PAK Atif Bashir
2001 GER Florian Kunz
2003 PAK Muhammad Nadeem
2004 AUS Brent Livermore
2005 AUS Brent Livermore
2006 NED Jeroen Delmee
2007 AUS Robert Hammond
2008 ARG Mario Almada
2009 IND Sandeep Singh
2010 IND Sardar Singh
         KOR Lee Nam Yong (India & South Korea were joint winners)
2011 AUS Fergus Kavanagh
2012 NZL Dean Couzins
2013 AUS Robert Hammond
2014 AUS Mark Knowles
2015 NZL Simon Child
2016 AUS Mark Knowles
2017 GBR Barry Middleton
2018 AUS Mark Knowles
2019 KOR Lee Nam Yong
2022 MAS Najmi Jazlan
2024 JAP  Raiki Fujishima

Japan's goalkeepers were coached by a former Pakistan player

Japan won the penalty shootout after the match ended 2-2 in normal time

Japan's goalkeepers on a video call with former Pakistani player Salman Akbar. — Screengrab/X

Japan’s goalkeeper Takumi Kitagawa and Takashi Yoshikawa were coached by former Pakistani player and legend, Salman Akbar, during the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup which they won by beating Pakistan in the final.

PM Shehbaz lauds Pakistan hockey team

Sharif was happy to see renewed interest for hockey in the country

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. - X/@CMShehbaz

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday lauded the Pakistan hockey team for qualifying for the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia.

Sports Minister Punjab announces prize money for Pakistan Hockey team

Pakistan lost to Japan 4-1 in penalty shootout

Faisal Khokhar congratulated the national team. - FILE/ Flash Sukun

Sports Minister Punjab Faisal Khokhar has announced prize money of Rs.2 million for the Pakistan Hockey team after they finished second in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.

Former players criticise Pakistan Hockey Federation’s cash reward announcement for winning Azlan Shah Cup

Pakistan has entered the final of the Azlan Shah Cup after 13 years and is to take on Japan in the final on Saturday.

FILE PHOTO: Pakistan hockey players in action. | Photo Credit: AP

The Pakistan Hockey Federation’s decision to give cash rewards to the members of the national team if it wins the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup has come under sharp criticism from some former internationals, who want the PHF to first clear pending dues of players and salaries of its staff.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: Speedy Tigers finish fourth after defeat by Kiwis


THE new-look national hockey team threw away several golden opportunities, including a penalty stroke, to go down 3-2 to New Zealand and finish fourth in the 30th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup invitational tournament at the Azlan Shah Hockey Stadium here today.

Coach Sarjit proud of Speedy Tigers' campaign in SAS Cup

By K. Rajan


IPOH: Paris Olympics-bound New Zealand delivered a tough defensive lesson to Malaysia, narrowly edging out the hosts 3-2 to secure third place in the Sultan Azlan Shah (SAS) Cup in Ipoh today.

Young Koreans finish fifth in SAS Cup

By K. Rajan


IPOH: South Korea salvaged some pride by whipping hapless Canada 4-1 to finish fifth in the Sultan Azlan Shah (SAS) Cup here today.

Women's Indoor Asia Cup 2024
Chonburi (THA)

All times GMT +7

13 May 2024 10:00     MAS v VIE (Pool A)     
13 May 2024 11:15     IRI v OMA (Pool A)     
13 May 2024 12:30     INA v CAM (Pool B)     
13 May 2024 17:30     KAZ v VIE (Pool A)     
13 May 2024 18:45     MAS v OMA (Pool A)     
13 May 2024 20:00     THA v SGP (Pool B)     

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We are working to be in best shape possible for Paris: India men's hockey captain Harmanpreet Singh

"The chemistry in the squad continues to grow and with only 75 days left for the Paris Olympics we are working to be in the best shape possible," he added.

India men's hockey captain Harmanpreet Singh(File photo)

BENGALURU: The Indian men's hockey team has identified areas that "needed attention" following its whitewash by Australia in the five-Test series and is ready for the tough European leg of the Pro League, said skipper Harmanpreet Singh on Sunday.

‘It provided a comprehensive understanding of our team dynamics,’ says Salima Tete on playing a friendly series against South Africa

The six-match series was held at SAI, Bengaluru from 3rd to 11th May

Bengaluru: Salima Tete, who was recently appointed as the Captain of the Indian Women’s Hockey Team, shared her insights following an exhilarating six-match friendly series against South Africa, held at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) here from 3rd to 11th May. The series, showcasing intense competition, served as a pivotal platform for India to fine-tune their strategies ahead of the upcoming European leg of the FIH Pro League 2023-24.

HockeyIreland Weekend Domestic Results – Saturday May 11th 2024

Bangor, Lisnagarvey and Kilkeel secure Irish Cup Final Victories

A very historic weekend for the Kilkeel Hockey Club saw their women’s team take part in the first final of the day, the Irish Hockey Challenge Women’s competition decider. As fate would have it, it was an all Ulster, all County Down match up, against Bangor. The match was the first of three finals being played at the home venue of Lisnagarvey in Hillsborough, County Down so neither side had a particularly long distance to travel for the final.

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