2019 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

The 2019 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup was the 28th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. It was held in Ipoh, Malaysia from 23 until 30 March.

2019 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup
Tournament details
Host countryMalaysia
CityIpoh
Dates23–30 March
Teams6 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)Azlan Shah Stadium
Final positions
Champions South Korea (3rd title)
Runner-up India
Third place Malaysia
Tournament statistics
Matches played18
Goals scored96 (5.33 per match)
Top scorer(s)India Mandeep Singh
South Korea Jang Jong-hyun (7 goals)
Best playerIndia Surender Kumar
2018 (previous) (next) 2020

The number of teams for this year’s cup is the same as last year’s tournament where six teams competed. India, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Poland, and South Korea participated in this edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup.

South Korea won the tournament for the third time after defeating India 4–2 on penalties, after the match ended in a draw at 1–1, in the final.[1]

TeamsEdit

Argentina, Australia, and England who competed in the past tournament did not participate this year due to the 2019 Men's FIH Pro League. Canada, Japan, and South Korea are the teams replacing them.

Ireland withdrew from the tournament a month before it began. Poland was invited to replace South Africa (the team planned to replace Ireland), who were not able to finance flight tickets.[2][3]

Team FIH Ranking
(January 2019)[4]
Appearance Last
Appearance
Previous best performance
  Canada 10 9th 2016 4th (1995, 1999)
  India 5 22nd 2018 1st (1985, 1991, 1995, 2009, 2010)
  Japan 18 4th 2017 6th (1987, 2017)
  Malaysia 13 28th 2018 2nd (1985, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014)
  Poland 21 1st
  South Korea 17 20th 2015 1st (1996, 2010)

ResultsEdit

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

PoolEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1   India 5 4 1 0 24 6 +18 13 Final
2   South Korea 5 4 1 0 16 9 +7 13
3   Malaysia (H) 5 3 0 2 15 12 +3 9 Third place game
4   Canada 5 2 0 3 14 17 −3 6
5   Japan 5 1 0 4 9 12 −3 3 Fifth place game
6   Poland 5 0 0 5 3 25 −22 0
Source: FIH
(H) Host.
23 March 2019
16:05
India   2–0   Japan
Varun   24'
Simranjeet   56'
Report
Umpires:
Steve Rogers (AUS)
Iskandar Rusli (MAS)
23 March 2019
18:05
Canada   3–6   South Korea
Sarmento   45'
Froese   45+'
Boothroyd   50'
Report Kim Jung-hoo   14'
Lee Nam-yong   19'31'43'
Jang Jong-hyun   20'44'
Umpires:
Bevan Nichol (NZL)
Gurbaj Singh (IND)
23 March 2019
20:35
Malaysia   5–1   Poland
Faizal   20'30'45'
Fitri   28'
Ashran   36'
Report Kasprzyk   30+'
Umpires:
Alex Miles (CAN)
You Hyo-sik (KOR)

24 March 2019
16:05
India   1–1   South Korea
Mandeep   28' Report Jang Jong-hyun   60'
Umpires:
Hideki Kinoshita (JPN)
Alex Miles (CAN)
24 March 2019
18:05
Canada   4–0   Poland
Bissett   35'
Noronha-Teixeira   47'59'
Johnston   55'
Report
Umpires:
You Hyo-sik (KOR)
Steve Rogers (AUS)
24 March 2019
20:35
Japan   3–4   Malaysia
Murata   17'
Watanabe   37'
Yamasaki   54'
Report Faizal   3'25'
Nik Aiman   7'
Razie   53'
Umpires:
Bevan Nichol (NZL)
Lukasz Zwierzchowski (POL)

26 March 2019
16:05
Japan   1–2   Canada
Kato   11' Report Panesar   10'
Kirkpatrick   41'
Umpires:
Lukasz Zwierzchowski (POL)
You Hyo-sik (KOR)
26 March 2019
18:05
Poland   2–3   South Korea
Hillyer   28'
Kurowski   50'
Report Lee Nam-yong   40'
Jung Man-jae   56'60'
Umpires:
Gurbaj Singh (IND)
Iskandar Rusli (MAS)
26 March 2019
20:35
Malaysia   2–4   India
Razie   21'
Firhan   57'
Report Sumit   17'
Kumar   27'
Varun   36'
Mandeep   58'
Umpires:
Steve Rogers (AUS)
Hideki Kinoshita (JPN)

27 March 2019
16:05
Poland   0–3   Japan
Report Yamada   20'
Fukuda   30'
Wakuri   40'
Umpires:
Iskandar Rusli (MAS)
Gurbaj Singh (IND)
27 March 2019
18:05
Canada   3–7   India
Pearson   35'
Boothroyd   50'
Wallace   57'
Report Varun   12'
Mandeep   20'27'29'
Amit   39'
Vivek   55'
Nilakanta   58'
Umpires:
Steve Rogers (AUS)
Lukasz Zwierzchowski (POL)
27 March 2019
20:35
South Korea   2–1   Malaysia
Lee Nam-yong   31'
Jang Jong-hyun   35'
Report Razie   46'
Umpires:
Bevan Nichol (NZL)
Alex Miles (CAN)

29 March 2019
16:05
India   10–0   Poland
Vivek   1'
Kumar   7'
Varun   18'25'
Surender   19'
Simranjeet   29'
Nilakanta   36'
Mandeep   50'51'
Amit   55'
Report
Umpires:
Hideki Kinoshita (JPN)
You Hyo-sik (KOR)
29 March 2019
18:05
South Korea   4–2   Japan
Jang Jong-hyun   20'57'
Lee Nam-yong   28'
Chu Suk-hoon   58'
Report Murata   19'42'
Umpires:
Lukasz Zwierzchowski (POL)
Iskandar Rusli (MAS)
29 March 2019
20:35
Malaysia   3–2   Canada
Firhan   6'
Razie   17'
Fitri   23'
Report Johnston   15+'22'
Umpires:
Gurbaj Singh (IND)
Bevan Nichol (NZL)

Classification roundEdit

Fifth and sixth placeEdit

30 March 2019
15:40
Japan   6–1   Poland
Fukuda   46'54'
Kato   49'
Wakuri   51'57'
Hoshi   57'
Report Gumny   31'
Umpires:
Iskandar Rusli (MAS)
Alex Miles (CAN)

Third and fourth placeEdit

30 March 2019
18:05
Malaysia   4–2   Canada
Nik Aiman   23'
Azrai   29'
Tengku   30'
Faizal   45'
Report Pearson   14'
Wallace   59'
Umpires:
You Hyo-sik (KOR)
Lukasz Zwierzchowski (POL)

FinalEdit

30 March 2019
20:35
India   1–1   South Korea
Simranjeet   9' Report Jang Jong-hyun   47'
Penalties
Sumit  
Birendra  
Varun K.  
Sumit K.  
2–4   Ji Woo-cheon
  Lee Jung-jun
  Kim Ki-hoon
  Jung Man-jae
  Lee Nam-yong
Umpires:
Steve Rogers (AUS)
Bevan Nichol (NZL)

StatisticsEdit

Final standingsEdit

  1.   South Korea
  2.   India
  3.   Malaysia
  4.   Canada
  5.   Japan
  6.   Poland

GoalscorersEdit

There have been 96 goals scored in 18 matches, for an average of 5.33 goals per match.

7 goals

6 goals

5 goals

4 goals

3 goals

2 goals

1 goal

Source: FIH

AwardsEdit

Five awards were awarded during the tournament, they were:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Singh, Jugjet. "Korea upset India for third Azlan Shah Cup crown". www.nst.com.my. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  2. ^ Avineshwaran, T. "Hockey: South Africa withdraw from SultanAzlan Shah Cup | The Star Online". www.thestar.com.my. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2019 : Poland confirms participation". thedragflick.com. Retrieved 11 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Teams". tms.fih.ch. International Hockey Federation. Retrieved 23 March 2019.