Image Credit :  Rohit Markande

Image Credit : Rohit Markande

India will be playing Malaysia in the Second Semi Final of the 9th Men’s Asia Cup Hockey tournament been played in Ipoh, Malaysia. The winner of the match will get one step closer to a berth in the 2014 Men’s Hockey World Cup to be hosted by Netherlands.

India have had a dream run in the tournament so far. They won all their 3 group stage matches, beating Oman, South Korea and Bangladesh quite comprehensively. Though they could not take the hosts Malaysia likely in the Semi Finals.

Malak Singh has been the star of the Asia Cup as far as India are concerned. He is expected of a good show in this match as well. Goal Keeper Sreejesh too has done a remarkable job, the way he has saved a number of balls from entering the goal.

The 1st Semi Final will be seeing Pakistan and South Korea clash with each other. Both the teams have played a very high level game so far. South Korea have already booked their place in the World Cup next year.

So, it is up to India to perform in the Semi Final and overcome Malaysia to seal a spot in the Finals on Sunday. India will qualify for the 2014 World Cup if they win the Asia Cup. Another scenario where they can go through is when South Korea win the Asia Cup and India finish runners -up. So it will be interesting to see what happens in the Semi Final.

  • 1st SEMI FINAL

Pakistan vs South Korea

Friday, 30 Agust

Time – 10.00 GMT

  • 2nd SEMI FINAL

India vs Malaysia

Friday, 30 August

Time – 12.00 GMT

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