Malaysia finish fourth in Junior Asia Cup

The South Koreans (in red) came back strongly to beat Malaysia 2-1 to finish third in the Junior Asia Cup in Salalah, Oman on June 1. - AHF PIC

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.

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