Asia Cup Hockey 2017: Malaysian Threat to Top 3 teams in the Race to Final as India Earns a Draw

In the 2nd round of Asia Cup, while the race to finals was given a twist by Malaysia who shocked 3-time champion Pakistan, the classification matches saw Japan qualifying for 5th position match. Overall, in 3 matches the day saw 15 goals as Indians managed 2nd draw (in 9 matches at Asia Cup) in the dying minute against South Korea. Only three teams have reached the finals of Asia Cup so far in the last 9 editions and Malaysia is just another upset away from being the fourth team. On Thursday, India will play its 7th match at Asia Cup against Malaysia, having won 5 and drawn 1.

Asia Cup 2017: Schedule and Results

Results of Oct 18

    Malaysia def Pakistan 3-2
    Ind vs Korea 1-1 (Gurjant Singh for India)
    Japan def Oman 5-3

Tomorrow is another three match day where the race for finals will see South Korea vs Pakistan and India vs Malaysia while qualification for 5th position match vs Japan will see China vs hosts, Bangladesh who have lost all three matches at pool.

Schedule for Oct 19 in IST

    14:30 South Korea vs Pakistan
    17:00 India vs Malaysia
    19:30 China vs Bangladesh

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