2009 Men's Hockey Asia Cup

The 2009 Men's Hockey Asia Cup was the eighth edition of the Men's Hockey Asia Cup, the quadrennial international men's field hockey championship of Asia organized by the Asian Hockey Federation. It was held from May 9 to May 16, 2009 in Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.

2009 Men's Asia Cup
Tournament details
Host countryMalaysia
CityKuantan
Dates9–16 May
Teams7 (from 1 confederation)
Final positions
Champions South Korea (3rd title)
Runner-up Pakistan
Third place China
Tournament statistics
Matches played15
Goals scored82 (5.47 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Korea Kim Byung-hoon (6 goals)
Best playerSouth Korea You Hyo-sik
2007 (previous) (next) 2013

The tournament was originally awarded to Dubai, United Arab Emirates by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) in a 2008 meeting. However, it was swapped to Malaysia due to the inability of the hockey facility to be complete in Dubai Sports City on time.[1] The tournament is sponsored by AirAsia with MYR 500,000.[2] South Korea won their third title and qualified for the 2010 World Cup in New Delhi, India, after defeating Pakistan 1–0 in the final.

TeamsEdit

Only eight teams were to compete in this tournament, divided by two pools. However, Sri Lanka withdrew from the tournament few days before the commencement, having replaced Oman before the withdrawal. Although the tournament is reduced to seven teams, the format of the competition remains unchanged.[3]

Dates Event Location Quotas Qualifier(s)
Host 1   Malaysia
31 August – 9 September 2007 2007 Asia Cup Chennai, India 5   India
  South Korea
  Japan
  China
  Pakistan
14–22 June 2008 2008 AHF Cup Singapore 1   Bangladesh
  Oman
  Sri Lanka
Total 7

ResultsEdit

All times are local, MYT (UTC+8).

Preliminary roundEdit

Pool AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   South Korea 3 2 1 0 13 3 +10 7 Advance to the semi-finals
2   Malaysia (H) 3 2 1 0 12 3 +9 7
3   Japan 3 1 0 2 8 7 +1 3 5th–7th place classification
4   Bangladesh 3 0 0 3 1 21 −20 0
Source: TheSports.org
(H) Host.
9 May 2009
17:00
South Korea   1–1   Malaysia
Jin Kyung-min   53' Nabil   35'
Umpires:
Javed Shiekh (IND)
Anwaar Hussein (PAK)
9 May 2009
19:00
Japan   5–0   Bangladesh
Furufato   7'
Tanaka   33'
Suzuki   59'
Nagasawa   67'
Sakomoto   69'
Umpires:
Raghu Prasad (IND)
Weng Haiqin (CHN)

11 May 2009
17:00
Japan   2–3   South Korea
Kawakami   20'
Takayasu   53'
Jin Kyung-min   12'
Lee Nam-yong   22'35'
Umpires:
Raghu Prasad (IND)
Anwar Hussain (PAK)
11 May 2009
19:00
Bangladesh   1–7   Malaysia
Zahidul   28' Shahrun   4'
Azlan   13'
Chua   15'
Amin   20'
Tengku   39'43'
Ismail   50'

12 May 2009
17:00
South Korea   9–0   Bangladesh
Lee Nam-yong   2'
Kim Byung-hoon   16'37'49'67'
Nam Hyun-woo   29'32'
Jin Kyung-min   60'
You Hyo-sik   68'
12 May 2009
19:00
Malaysia   4–1   Japan
Tengku   4'
Kevinder   33'
Chua   60'
Selvaraju   67'
Furusato   41'
Umpires:
Latifur Rahman (BAN)
John Wright (RSA)

Pool BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   Pakistan 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 4 Advance to the semi-finals
2   China 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 2
3   India 2 0 1 1 4 5 −1 1 5th–7th place classification
9 May 2009
15:00
Pakistan   1–1   China
Ali   69' Hu Huiren   61'

10 May 2009
18:00
India   2–3   Pakistan
Prabhjot   15'
Rajpal   45'
Khan   33'36'
Abbas   54'

12 May 2009
15:00
China   2–2   India
Lu Fenghui   45'
Yu Yang   59'
Sandeep   31'34'

Fifth to seventh place classificationEdit

Seventh placeEdit

14 May 2009
09:00
Bangladesh   1–11   India
Iqbal Nadir Prince Sandeep   10'13'
Hari   34'
Arjun   39'
Raghunath   43'
S. V. Sunil   48'57'
Rajpal   65'
Sardara   66'69'
Prabhjot   67'

Fifth and sixth placeEdit

15 May 2009
17:00
India   5–1   Japan
Rajpal   2'
Sandeep   21'
Tushar   64'69'
Prabhjot   66'
Sakamoto   31'

First to fourth place classificationEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
14 May
 
 
  South Korea5
 
16 May
 
  China1
 
  South Korea1
 
14 May
 
  Pakistan0
 
  Pakistan4
 
 
  Malaysia2
 
Third place
 
 
16 May
 
 
  China (p.s.)3 (7)
 
 
  Malaysia3 (6)

Semi-finalsEdit

14 May 2009
17:00
South Korea   5–1   China
Kim Byung-hoon   28'
You Hyo-sik   38'41'68'
Guo Zhong-qiang   56'
Sun Zhixin   10'
Umpires:
Javed Shiekh (IND)
Simon Taylor (NZL)

14 May 2009
19:30
Pakistan   4–2   Malaysia
Butt   18'63'
Ali   46'
Khan   66'
Ismail   3'69'
Umpires:
John Wright (RSA)
Raghu Prasad (IND)

Third and fourth placeEdit

16 May 2009
17:00
China   3–3 (a.e.t.)   Malaysia
Sang Yi   19'46'
Jiang Xishang   66'
Ismail   1'
Chua   32'
Nabil   64'
Penalties
Song Yi  
Hu Huiren  
Lu Fenghui  
Liu Xiantang  
Sun Tianjun  
Song Yi  
Hu Huiren  
Liu Xiantang  
Sun Tianjun  
7–6   Sukri
  Nabil
  Jiwa
  Amin
  Kavinder
  Amin
  Jiwa
  Sukri
  Fiqri
Umpires:
Raghu Prasad (IND)
Fernando Gomez (ARG)

FinalEdit

16 May 2009
19:30
South Korea   1–0   Pakistan
Kim Byung-hoon   66'
Umpires:
Javed Sheikh (IND)
John Wright (RSA)

StatisticsEdit

Final standingsEdit

  1.   South Korea
  2.   Pakistan
  3.   China
  4.   Malaysia
  5.   India
  6.   Japan
  7.   Bangladesh

AwardsEdit

Topscorer Best Player Best Goalkeeper Man of the match (final)
  Kim Byung-hoon   You Hyo-sik   Kumar Subramaniam   Hong Eun-seung

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hussain, Khalid (2009-03-22). "Pakistan mull new strategy as Asia Cup venue switched". International The News. Retrieved 2009-05-02.
  2. ^ "AirAsia chip in RM500,000 for Asia Cup". The Star. 2009-05-01. Archived from the original on 2009-05-02. Retrieved 2009-05-02.
  3. ^ "Only Seven Teams For Asia Cup". Bernama. 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2009-05-02.