Malaysia to work on physical condition after semi-final exit

Someone stop him: The Malaysian defence trying to stop a Pakistan player from scoring during their Junior Asia Cup semi-final match in Salalah, Oman. — AHF

PETALING JAYA: Physical condition will be the key areas that Malaysia would be looking to improve after their hopes in the men’s Junior Asia Cup hockey competition were scuppered by Pakistan in the semi-final stage in Salalah, Oman.

The Young Tigers were able to match Pakistan for three quarters but the former three-time champions (1988, 1992 and 1996) exploded in the final quarter to hammer in four quick goals for a 6-2 win in the last-four clash.

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