2018 Men's Asian Champions Trophy

The Hero Asian Champions Trophy 2018 was held at Muscat, Oman between October 18–28, 2018. It was the fifth edition of the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy, a field hockey tournament for the six best Asian national teams. This was announced by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) on 29 January 2018. The Oman Hockey Association hosted the tournament.[1]

2018 Men's Asian Champions Trophy
Men's Hero Asian Champions Trophy 2018
Tournament details
Host countryOman
CityMuscat
Dates18–28 October
Teams6 (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s)Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex
Final positions
Champions India &  Pakistan (3rd title)
Third place Malaysia
Tournament statistics
Matches played19
Goals scored92 (4.84 per match)
Top scorer(s)Malaysia Faizal Saari (8 goals)
Best playerIndia Akashdeep Singh
2016 (previous) (next) 2021

The 5th edition of the biennial event took place at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. The tournament featured host nation Oman, Pakistan, Malaysia, India, South Korea, and Japan.

Hero MotoCorp, a global partner of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and a long-term associate of the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF), were the title sponsor of the tournament.

Pakistan and India were declared joint winners by virtue of forfeiture of the final due to persistent rain and Malaysia finished at the 3rd place after defeating Japan 3-2 in the penalty shootouts in the bronze medal match.[2] Malaysia's Faizal Saari was the top scorer of the tournament with 8 Goals. India remained the only undefeated team in the tournament.

UmpiresEdit

A total of nine umpires were appointed by the FIH and National Association to officiate the tournament.[3]

  • Anand (IND)
  • Bruce Bale (ENG)
  • Dong Yoon Shin (KOR)
  • Jakub Mejzlik (CZE)
  • Kamran Hussain (PAK)
  • Khalil Al Balushi (OMA)
  • Michihiko Watanabe (JPN)
  • Nazmi Kamaruddin (MAS)
  • Peter Wright (RSA)

ResultsEdit

All times are Gulf Standard Time (UTC+04:00)

Round robinEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   India 5 4 1 0 27 2 +25 13 Semi-finals
2   Pakistan 5 3 1 1 14 6 +8 10
3   Malaysia 5 3 1 1 10 4 +6 10
4   Japan 5 2 1 2 8 13 −5 7
5   South Korea 5 1 0 4 8 15 −7 3 Fifth place game
6   Oman (H) 5 0 0 5 4 31 −27 0
Source: FIH
(H) Host.
18 October 2018
18:55
Malaysia   3–0   Japan
Faizal   3'51'
Tengku   9'
Report
Umpires:
Jakub Mejzlik (CZE)
Kamran Hussain (PAK)
18 October 2018
21:10
India   11–0   Oman
Lalit   17'
Harmanpreet   22'
Nilakanta   23'
Mandeep   30'
Gurjant   37'
Dilpreet   41'55'57'
Akashdeep   48'
Varun   49'
Chinglensana   53'
Report
Umpires:
Peter Wright (RSA)
Shin Dong Yoon (KOR)

19 October 2018
18:55
Pakistan   3–1   South Korea
Ahmad   12'
Bhutta   18'
Rizwan Jr.   42'
Report Kim Hyeong-jin   51'
Umpires:
Bruce Bale (ENG)
Nazmi Kamaruddin (MAS)
19 October 2018
21:10
Oman   1–3   Malaysia
Al Fazari   34' Report Firhan   26'
Tengku   46'
Faizal   48'
Umpires:
Michihiko Watanabe (JPN)
Anand (IND)

20 October 2018
18:55
South Korea   0–2   Japan
Report Yamada   18'
Matsumoto   51'
Umpires:
Jakub Mejzlik (CZE)
Khalil Al Balushi (OMA)
20 October 2018
21:10
Pakistan   1–3   India
Irfan Jr.   1' Report Manpreet   24'
Mandeep   31'
Dilpreet   42'
Umpires:
Peter Wright (RSA)
Bruce Bale (ENG)

21 October 2018
21:10
India   9–0   Japan
Mandeep   4'49'57'
Gurjant   8'
Harmanpreet   17'21'
Akashdeep   36'
Sumit   42'
Lalit   45'
Report
Umpires:
Nazmi Kamaruddin (MAS)
Jakub Mejzlik (CZE)

22 October 2018
18:55
Malaysia   4–2   South Korea
Firhan   11'
Shahril   22'
Tengku   35'
Faizal   57'
Report Yang Ji-hun   15'
Jang Jong-hyun   20'
Umpires:
Khalil Al Balushi (OMA)
Bruce Bale (ENG)
22 October 2018
21:10
Oman   1–8   Pakistan
Al Lawati   60' Report Bilal   13'18'39'
Irfan Jr.   22'
Butt   26'
Irfan   34'
Mahmood   45'
Atiq   52'
Umpires:
Anand (IND)
Shin Dong Yoon (KOR)

23 October 2018
18:55
South Korea   4–2   Oman
Hwang Tae-il   7'
Cho Suk-hoon   47'
Yang Ji-hun   51'
Jang Jong-hyun   59'
Report Al Saadi   6'
Al Lawati   36'
Umpires:
Kamran Hussain (PAK)
Nazmi Kamaruddin (MAS)
23 October 2018
21:10
Malaysia   0–0   India
Report
Umpires:
Michihiko Watanabe (JPN)
Peter Wright (RSA)

24 October 2018
18:55
Japan   1–1   Pakistan
Kitazato   12' Report Ali   25'
Umpires:
Nazmi Kamaruddin (MAS)
Bruce Bale (ENG)
24 October 2018
21:10
India   4–1   South Korea
Harmanpreet   5'47'59'
Gurjant   10'
Report Lee Seung-il   20'
Umpires:
Michihiko Watanabe (JPN)
Khalil Al Balushi (OMA)

25 October 2018
18:55
Pakistan   1–0   Malaysia
Irfan Jr.   53' Report
Umpires:
Michihiko Watanabe (JPN)
Jakub Mejzlik (CZE)
25 October 2018
21:10
Japan   5–0   Oman
Yamasaki   14'
W. Matsumoto   33'
K. Matsumoto   38'
Ochiai   45'
Zendana   45'
Report
Umpires:
Peter Wright (RSA)
Anand (IND)

Fifth place gameEdit

27 October 2018
16:40
South Korea   3–1   Oman
Hwang Tae-il   14'
Cho Suk-hoon   53'
Yang Ji-hun   55'
Report Al Nofali   15'
Umpires:
Anand (IND)
Kamran Hussain (PAK)

First to fourth place classificationEdit

 
Semi-finalsFinal
 
      
 
27 October
 
 
  Pakistan (p.s.o.)4 (3)
 
28 October
 
  Malaysia4 (1)
 
  Pakistan0
 
27 October
 
  India0
 
  India3
 
 
  Japan2
 
Third place
 
 
28 October
 
 
  Malaysia (p.s.o.)2 (3)
 
 
  Japan2 (2)

Semi-finalsEdit

27 October 2018
18:55
Pakistan   4–4   Malaysia
Irfan Jr.   6'
Bilal   12'20'
Mahmood   15'
Report Faizal   2'56'
Tengku   43'
Aiman   44'
Penalties
Arshad  
Mahmood  
Ahmad  
Irfan Jr.  
A. Butt  
3–1   Ashari
  Faizal
  Aiman
  Shahril
Umpires:
Jakub Mejzlik (CZE)
Bruce Bale (ENG)
27 October 2018
21:10
India   3–2   Japan
Gurjant   19'
Chinglensana   44'
Dilpreet   55'
Report H. Wakuri   22'
Zendana   56'
Umpires:
Peter Wright (RSA)
Nazmi Kamaruddin (MAS)

Third place gameEdit

28 October 2018
18:55
Malaysia   2–2   Japan
Faizal   20'51' Report Kitazato   18'
H. Wakuri   48'
Penalties
Aiman  
Sumantri  
Jalil  
Cholan  
Tengku  
3–2   Yamasaki
  S. Tanaka
  Ochiai
  H. Wakuri
  Matsumoto
Umpires:
Brace Bale(ENG)
Peter Wright(RSA)

FinalEdit

28 October 2018
21:10
Pakistan   match f.o. due to heavy rain India  
Report
Umpires:
Nazmi Kamaruddin (MAS)
Jakub Mejzlik (CZE)

StatisticsEdit

Final standingsEdit

Rank Team
    Pakistan
  India
    Malaysia
4   Japan
5   South Korea
6   Oman

AwardsEdit

The following individual awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[2]

Player of the tournament Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament Highest Scorer of the Tournament Emerging Player of the Tournament
  Akashdeep Singh   P. R. Sreejesh   Faizal Saari   Abu Bakkar Mahmood

GoalscorersEdit

There were 92 goals scored in 19 matches, for an average of 4.84 goals per match.

8 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Source: FIH

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hero Asian Champions Trophy to be hosted by Oman Hockey Association". AHF. Retrieved 17 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Pakistan and India Are Declared Joint Champions in the 5th Edition of the Asian Champions Trophy". asiahockey.org. 28 October 2018. Retrieved 29 October 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Officials