Malaysia in Indoor Asia Cup hockey final

  • Hockey
  • Friday, 24 May 2024

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia are through to the final of the Indoor Asia Cup in Kazakhstan and have also booked their spot for the 2025 World Cup in Croatia.

Malaysia drew 3-3 with Iran today (May 24), which saw them finish second in the winning Pool C with five points, just one ahead of hosts Kazakhstan in third with four points.

Iran top Pool C with seven points, which means they will take on Malaysia once again in the final tomorrow (May 25).

The two finalists get automatic qualification for the 2025 World Cup.

Iran’s Mahdi Shahrokhi was first to find the back of the net through a penalty corner in the 10th minute with Amirmahdi Mirzakhani doubling the lead in the 16th minute from a field goal.

Malaysia’s Abdul Khaliq Hamirin then got one back for his side in the 21st minute from a field goal before Mahdi scored another penalty corner in the 27th minute.

Khaliq replied quickly again in the 30th minute and Aminuddin Mohd Zain came to Malaysia’s rescue and equalised the game 3-3 in the 28th minute from a penalty corner.

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