2014 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge I

The 2014 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge was held from 26 April to 4 May 2014 in Kuantan, Malaysia. The tournament doubled as the qualifier to the 2016 Champions Trophy as the winner earned an automatic berth to compete.[1]

2014 FIH Men's
Champions Challenge I
2014 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge I Logo.png
Tournament details
Host countryMalaysia
CityKuantan
Teams8
Venue(s)Stadium Hoki Wisma Belia
Final positions
Champions South Korea (1st title)
Runner-up Canada
Third place Malaysia
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored128 (5.33 per match)
Top scorer(s)South Korea Jang Jong-hyun (8 goals)
Best playerSouth Korea Jang Jong-hyun
2012 (previous)

South Korea won the tournament for the first time after defeating Canada 4–0 in the final, earning an automatic berth at the 2016 Champions Trophy after their absence in the previous two editions.[2] Malaysia won the third place match by defeating Ireland 4–2 to claim their first ever Champions Challenge I medal.[3]

QualificationEdit

Even though Spain was automatically qualified as the highest ranked team not qualified for the next Champions Trophy or Champions Challenge I (this due to the withdrawal from participating at the 2012 Champions Trophy), they withdrew from participating. In addition, South Africa qualified as the seventh placed team in the previous edition, but also withdrew due to financial issues. Both teams were replaced by Poland and France, respectively. The following eight teams competed in this tournament.[4][5][6]

ResultsEdit

All times are Malaysia Standard Time (UTC+08:00)

First roundEdit

Pool AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  New Zealand 3 3 0 0 16 5 +11 9
  Ireland 3 1 0 2 3 4 –1 3
  Poland 3 1 0 2 7 12 –5 3
  Japan 3 1 0 2 4 9 –5 3
26 April 2014
15:00
New Zealand   2 – 1   Ireland
Edwards   11'
Inglis   42'
Report Sothern   16'
Umpires:
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)
You Suolong (CHN)
26 April 2014
17:00
Japan   3 – 2   Poland
Kayukawa   8'
Fujimoto   50'
Sakamoto   61'
Report Raciniewski   7'
Krokosz   29'
Umpires:
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)
Ilanggo Kanabathu (MAS)

27 April 2014
15:00
Japan   1 – 6   New Zealand
Fujimoto   52' Report Edwards   5'
Russell   11'38'
Shaw   19'
S. Child   34'
Jenness   59'
Umpires:
Bruce Bale (ENG)
Geoff Conn (IRL)
27 April 2014
17:00
Ireland   1 – 2   Poland
Elliott   37' Report Makowski   18'
Bratkowski   67'
Umpires:
Diego Barbas (ARG)
Ilanggo Kanabathu(MAS)

29 April 2014
17:00
Ireland   1 – 0   Japan
Sothern   66' Report
Umpires:
Michael Eilmer (AUT)
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)
29 April 2014
19:00
New Zealand   8 – 3   Poland
S. Child   4'45'56'
Hayward   8'33'
Jenness   31'
Hilton   51'
Inglis   63'
Report Górny   57'
Makowski   68'70'
Umpires:
Ilanggo Kanabathu (MAS)
Ayden Shrives (RSA)

Pool BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
  South Korea 3 2 1 0 9 6 +3 7
  Canada 3 1 1 1 9 9 0 4
  France 3 1 0 2 7 8 –1 3
  Malaysia 3 1 0 2 7 9 –2 3
26 April 2014
19:00
South Korea   3 – 3   Canada
Cho Suk-hoon   13'
Nam Hyun-woo   24'
Kim Seong-kyu   39'
Report Ho-Garcia   25'
Curran   60'
Guest   63'
Umpires:
Ayden Shrives (RSA)
David Tomlinson (NZL)
26 April 2014
21:00
Malaysia   2 – 3   France
Tengku   41'
Faizal   50'
Report Sanchez   34'
Charlet   53'
H. Genestet   64'
Umpires:
Geoff Conn (IRL)
Diego Barbas (ARG)

27 April 2014
19:00
Canada   3 – 2   France
Tupper   4'
Wright   43'
Smythe   58'
Report Charlet   14'64'
Umpires:
Michael Eilmer (AUT)
You Suolong (CHN)
27 April 2014
21:00
Malaysia   1 – 3   South Korea
Ismail   69' Report Nam Hyun-woo   20'
You Hyo-sik   37'
Jang Jong-hyun   50'
Umpires:
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)

29 April 2014
15:00
South Korea   3 – 2   France
Nam Hyun-woo   24'
Jang Jong-hyun   35'
Kim Seong-kyu   56'
Report T. Genestet   43'
Kieffer   63'
Umpires:
Bruce Bale (ENG)
Diego Barbas (ARG)
29 April 2014
21:00
Canada   3 – 4   Malaysia
Tupper   4'54'
Ho-Garcia   30'
Report Tengku   5'55'
Shahril   19'40'
Umpires:
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)
David Tomlinson (NZL)

Second roundEdit

Round 1Round 2QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
  New Zealand4 (2)
  Malaysia (p.s.o.)4 (3)
  New Zealand6  Malaysia2 (4)
  Poland1  Canada (p.s.o.)2 (5)
  Canada3
  Poland2
  New Zealand6  Canada0
  France3  South Korea4
  Ireland (p.s.o.)2 (3)
  France2 (0)
Lower round 1  France3  Ireland1Lower round 5
  Japan2  South Korea2
  Poland2  South Korea5  Malaysia4
  Japan3  Japan1  Ireland2

QuarterfinalsEdit

1 May 2014
14:45
New Zealand   4 – 4   Malaysia
Edwards   4'
Hayward   45'60'70'
Report Azlan   20'
Shahril   23'31'
Fitri   24'
Penalties
Inglis  
Hilton  
S. Child  
Edwards  
Burrows  
2 – 3   Faizal
  Faiz
  Firhan
  Shahril
  Fitri
Umpires:
Geoff Conn (IRL)
Ayden Shrives (RSA)

1 May 2014
17:00
Canada   3 – 2   Poland
Smythe   29'
Guest   54'
Wright   60'
Report Majchrzak   22'
Makowski   47'
Umpires:
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)
You Suolong (CHN)

1 May 2014
19:15
Ireland   2 – 2   France
Sothern   2'
Dowds   64'
Report Deront   41'
M. Genestet   50'
Penalties
Jackson  
Magee  
Brown  
Sothern  
3 – 0   Baumgarten
  Deront
  Martin Brisac
Umpires:
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)
David Tomlinson (NZL)

1 May 2014
21:30
South Korea   5 – 1   Japan
Hyun Hye-sung   11'
Jang Jong-hyun   24'40'49'
Nam Hyun-woo   59'
Report Yoshihara   63'
Umpires:
Bruce Bale (ENG)
Diego Barbas (ARG)

Fifth to eighth place classificationEdit

CrossoverEdit
3 May 2014
14:45
New Zealand   6 – 1   Poland
Hayward   8'26'
Burrows   20'23'
Panchia   30'
S. Child   43'
Report Chwalisz   50'
Umpires:
Michael Eilmer (AUT)
Diego Barbas (ARG)

3 May 2014
17:00
France   3 – 2   Japan
Baumgarten   5'
Charlet   26'
Kieffer   66'
Report Kayukawa   24'
Hatakeyama   51'
Umpires:
Geoff Conn (IRL)
Bruce Bale (ENG)
Seventh and eighth placeEdit
4 May 2014
14:45
Poland   2 – 3   Japan
Bratkowski   28'
Raciniewski   50'
Report Tachibana   18'29'
Kawauchi   43'
Umpires:
Bruce Bale (ENG)
Michael Eilmer (AUT)
Fifth and sixth placeEdit
4 May 2014
17:00
New Zealand   6 – 3   France
Jenness   21'
S. Child   27'
Burrows   34'
Shaw   43'
Panchia   49'
Inglis   68'
Report Durchon   31'
T. Genestet   58'
Genestet   63'
Umpires:
Geoff Conn (IRL)
Ayden Shrives (RSA)

First to fourth place classificationEdit

SemifinalsEdit
3 May 2014
19:15
Malaysia   2 – 2   Canada
Faizal   3'
Ismail   15'
Report Tupper   21'60'
Penalties
Faizal  
Faiz  
Firhan  
Shahril  
Fitri  
Faizal  
Fitri  
Faiz  
4 – 5   Guest
  Pearson
  Tupper
  Froese
  Johnston
  Pearson
  Johnston
  Froese
Umpires:
You Suolong (CHN)
David Tomlinson (NZL)

3 May 2014
21:30
Ireland   1 – 2   South Korea
Cargo   64' Report Jang Jong-hyun   3'
Hyun Hye-sung   53'
Umpires:
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)
Ayden Shrives (RSA)
Third and fourth placeEdit
4 May 2014
19:15
Malaysia   4 – 2   Ireland
Nasruddin   7'
Baharom   11'
Azlan   66'
Firhan   70'
Report Gleghorne   22'
Cargo   43'
Umpires:
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)
You Suolong (CHN)
FinalEdit
4 May 2014
21:30
Canada   0 – 4   South Korea
Report Jang Jong-hyun   10'56'
Kim Young-jin   13'
Kim Seong-kyu   69'
Umpires:
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)
David Tomlinson (NZL)

AwardsEdit

Post tournament awards.[7]

Top Goalscorer Player of the Tournament Goalkeeper of the Tournament Junior Player of the Tournament
  Jang Jong-hyun   Jang Jong-hyun   David Harte   Gabriel Ho-Garcia

Final rankingEdit

  1.   South Korea
  2.   Canada
  3.   Malaysia
  4.   Ireland
  5.   New Zealand
  6.   France
  7.   Japan
  8.   Poland

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Did you know... a brief history of Champions Challenge 1". FIH. 2014-04-23. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  2. ^ "Korea win the Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1 in Kuantan". FIH. 2014-05-04. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
  3. ^ "Malaysia win their first Champions Challenge medal". FIH. 2014-05-04. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
  4. ^ "Qualification Criteria for FIH Champions Trophy and FIH Champions Challenges from 2012 onwards" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. FIH.ch. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
  5. ^ "Hockey Champions Challenge 1 in Malaysia and Scotland". FIH. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
  6. ^ "Hockey: France in, SA out of Champions Challenge". The Star Online. 2014-02-16. Retrieved 2014-04-13.
  7. ^ "Korean men ace Canada to book ticket to 2016 Champions Trophy". FIH.ch. 2014-05-04. Retrieved 2014-05-04.

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