Asia Cup Hockey final results— 9th men’s Asia Cup field hockey tournament in Ipoh, South Korea’s 4-3 win over India. The final was fought roughly by the two teams with goals coming thick and fast, especially in the second half. The Kore ns led 2-0 at half-time, courtesy a penalty-corner (PC) strike by Jang Jong Hyun (28th min) and You Hyo Sik, who surprised with a field goal in the very next minute NDTV reported.
The Indians are assured of a place in the game’s showpiece event to be held at The Hague; Netherlands, needed to win the eight-nation tournament to secure a direct entry in the World Cup according to report.
India’s VR Raghunath named most Outstanding Player of the Tournament. The drag-flicker ended as India’s highest goalscorer. Also, India’s vice-captain and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh was named the best goalkeeper of the tournament.
Both India and Malaysia are both qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup to be held at The Hague, Netherlands after South Korea shut the door on Pakistan with a narrow 2-1 win in the first semifinal.