The very best younger Asian males’s hockey groups will compete within the Males’s Junior Asia Cup Salalah 2023, with three spots up for grabs within the upcoming FIH Junior Hockey Males’s World Cup 2023, to be performed in Salalah, Oman.
The ten collaborating groups have been cut up into two swimming pools, with Pool A comprising Chinese language Taipei, India, Japan, Pakistan, and Thailand. In Pool B hosts Oman will likely be joined by Bangladesh, Korea, Malaysia and Uzbekistan.
Every group within the pool stage will play the opposite 4 groups of their pool as soon as. The highest 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 properly.
JAPAN 7 VS THAILAND 1 (POOL A)
The primary match of this re-creation of the Males’s Junior Asia Cup was performed on the Sultan Qaboos Youth Complicated for Tradition and Leisure, the place one of many groups with extra presences (Japan) would face Thailand, which might be making its second look on this match.
The group coached by MIZAWA Takayasu got here to this match with numerous expertise behind them, in order that they wished to begin this primary match with the group in turbo mode. That’s the reason after 8 minutes of play SAEKI Ikumi put the 1-0 for the group in purple. Though the white group tried to generate a preventive block to cease the purple machine, this might not be attainable as Japan received with 6 extra targets, scored by TANAKA Tsubasa x3, YASUDA Kumpei x 2 and SAEKI Kodai with 1 objective.
All of the targets got here from group performs with out the necessity for penalty corners, which makes this group of kids who go for every part even larger.
KIM Jung Chul’s group tried to offer their greatest efficiency, however they had been outplayed by the good Japanese group. 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 in opposition to Pakistan.
The very best 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 instances up to now and is one other of the nationwide groups with extra participation on this match who would face Chinese language Taipei who’s collaborating for the third time on this Junior match.
The supremacy of the Pakistani group was evident from the 2nd minute of the sport the place the group led by OLTMANS Roelant scored their first objective transformed by KHAN Mohammad.
The boys in inexperienced wished to make their first look and present what they should show in a match like this with their junior gamers and scored 14 extra targets: 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 lads in white managed to drag one again with a objective within the forty ninth minute by LIN Te-Ju. The group led by LIAO Hsing-Chou didn’t obtain the defensive block they wanted, however this recreation will certainly assist them to recuperate of their subsequent match.
The match ended 15-1 with victory for Pakistan, who will likely be on the lookout for their second win in opposition to Thailand within the subsequent match. Chinese language Taipei will likely be seeking to bounce again from immediately’s match in opposition to India of their subsequent Pool A match.
The very best participant of the match was KHAN Mohammad who managed to contribute to his group’s victory with two targets.
MALAYSIA 8 VS UZBEKISTAN 1 (POOL B)
In POOL B, the primary match of the match was between Malaysia and Uzbekistan. The Malaysian group is collaborating for the ninth time within the match, having received it as soon as in 2012. Alternatively, the Uzbekistan group final participated in 2000 and can take part for the second time of their historical past in 2023.
Each groups had numerous enthusiasm and power to offer their greatest of their opening match, however the group in yellow managed to channel their opponent from the seventh minute of the match the place TANGARAJA Perabu put the 1-0 for his group. Two minutes later, the identical participant quantity 6 made it 2-0 to proceed encouraging his group to go for extra. On their aspect, the blue group tried to make the most of the counter pictures and block the middle of the sector to strive to not have leaks of their circle, however the group led by RAHIM Amin stepped on the accelerator and scored 6 extra targets by LIAU Alfarico, once more TANGARAJA Perabu, Shahmie Irfan Suhaimi, CHE Nur Aqilrullah, Mughni Kamal and Adam Ashraf.
ISMAILOV Enver’s group couldn’t cease the good group 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 in opposition to Bangladesh, whereas Uzbekistan will go for his or her victory in opposition to Korea.
The very best participant of the match was LIAU Alfarico who gave the third objective to his group 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 Males’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 group.
The match was very robust from a bodily standpoint as each groups had been properly positioned on the sector to cease their opponents. Nonetheless, Bangladesh knew the way to activate their offensive aspect to assault the house aspect in entrance of their residence 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 need to let go their probability and though they tried many pictures at objective there was no luck for AL RAISI Khalid’s group. Two minutes after the primary objective HOSSAIN Md made it 2-0 to offer his nationwide group the victory.
Though Oman tried to come back again, Bangladesh had extra possibilities to attain however they had been blocked by AL FARSI Ahmad in an excellent means.
The house aspect will likely be hoping to enhance their place within the desk in opposition to Korea, whereas Bangladesh will likely be seeking to consolidate their place in Pool B in opposition to Malaysia.