Malaysia upset India in World Hockey League Semi-Finals

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| London, UK | 23 June 2017 | Asia Samachar |
Malaysia upset India in World Hockey League Semi-Finals

Malaysia upset world No. 6 India 3-2 to advance into the semi-finals of the World Hockey League Semi-Finals in London, reports The Star.

Malaysia, ranked 14 in the world, started off well by scoring two penalty corner goals in a space of one minute.

Defender Mohd Razie Abdul Rahim gave Malaysia the lead in the 19th minute and a minute later Tengku Ahmad Tajuddin Tengku Abdul Jalil scored off another penalty corner goal at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, the report added.

But India managed to equalise with two goals in a spell of two minutes. Ramandeep Singh scored in the 24th minute and two minutes later he was on target again to score off a penalty corner.

Mohd Razie was the hero for Malaysia netting the winning goal off a penalty corner in the 48th minute.

It was the first time Malaysia reached the last four in the World League Semi-finals and they will face world No. 1 and Olympic champions Argentina in the semi-finals on Saturday, the report noted.

 

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