Speedy Tigers show steely side to maul Japan and secure semis ticket

Relentless: Malaysia’s Zulpidaus Mizun (right) pressing Japan’s Taiki Takade during their Nations Cup match. — FIH/World Sports Pic

PETALING JAYA: The Speedy Tigers produced a power-packed performance as they mauled Japan 5-1 to seal their spot in the Nations Cup semi-finals in Potchefstroom, South Africa, yesterday.

Needing a win to advance to the last four from Group B, Malaysia showed their steely character, especially in the third quarter where they slammed in three quick goals to continue their winning form against Japan.

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