KUALA LUMPUR: Jack87 news today, The Malaysian men’s indoor hockey team clinched a place in the Asian Cup final today by beating world No. 13 Kazakhstan 1-1 in Bangkok today.
World No. 21 bk8 malaysia have a chance to get their revenge as they meet No. 3 Iran in their title race tomorrow.
Malaysia lost 3-0 to Iran in the seven-team round robin earlier.
The Malaysian men took the lead in the 22nd minute through Aslam Hanafiyaha, but Kazakhstan equalized in the 30th minute with Daulmanov levelling.
malaysia bk8 coach Amin Rahim said: “Kazakhstan has played at World Cup level and is a strong team, but my players have taken their game to the next level to keep them and reach the final. .”
At the end of the round robin, Iran led with 18 points, with Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Indonesia scoring 11 points each from the six games. But Malaysia is better placed to reach the final with a goal difference of 18 than Indonesia (12) and Kazakhstan (11).
“Eight years later, Malaysia is finally back in the asianbookie Cup final, so we will have a historic gold medal, something we have yet to achieve in the Asian Cup,” Amin said.
“When we played against Iran in the round robin and lost 3-0, our players were not doing well
Their ability to give up too many penalties and wasted them.
“We’re going to have to do the opposite in the penalty corner in the final to get the gold medal.”
For the bk8 record, Iran has won all eight gold medals since the tournament began in 2008.
The Malaysian women’s team will compete with Kazakhstan for the bronze medal today.