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.
|Men's Hero Asian Champions Trophy 2018|
|Teams||6 (from 1 confederation)|
|Venue(s)||Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex|
|Champions||India & Pakistan (3rd title)|
|Goals scored||92 (4.84 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Faizal Saari (8 goals)|
|Best player||Akashdeep Singh|
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. Malaysia's Faizal Saari was the top scorer of the tournament with 8 Goals. India remained the only undefeated team in the tournament.
|5||South Korea||5||1||0||4||8||15||−7||3||Fifth place game|
Fifth place gameEdit
First to fourth place classificationEdit
|Pakistan (p.s.o.)||4 (3)|
|Malaysia (p.s.o.)||2 (3)|
Third place gameEdit
The following individual awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.
|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|
There were 92 goals scored in 19 matches, for an average of 4.84 goals per match.
- Manpreet Singh
- Nilakanta Sharma
- Varun Kumar
- Hiromasa Ochiai
- Kazumasa Matsumoto
- Koji Yamasaki
- Shota Yamada
- Aiman Nik Rozemi
- Shahril Saabah
- Ahmed Al Nofali
- Rashad Al Fazari
- Salah Al Saadi
- Ajaz Ahmad
- Ammad Butt
- Mubashar Ali
- Muhammad Atiq
- Muhammad Irfan
- Muhammad Rizwan Jr.
- Umar Bhutta
- Kim Hyeong-jin
- Lee Seung-Il
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