PETALING JAYA: Malaysia finished their campaign in the men’s Junior Asia Cup tournament in fourth place after going down 1-2 to South Korea in the play-off in Salalah, Oman on Thursday (June 1).
The Young Tigers did not quite recover from a 6-2 defeat to Pakistan in the semi-finals on Wednesday (May 31) and could not raise their performance in the third placing play-off against the Koreans.
Malaysia would have been frustrated as they had defeated South Korea 3-1 in a group match that confirmed their spot in the last four.
South Korea took the lead in the 22nd minute through a Lim Doh-yun penalty corner while Adam Ashraf Johari equalised four minutes later after scoring a field goal.
Yoo Seung-ho scored the winner in the 37th minute through a field goal to confirm the third spot in the tournament.