Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Women’s Hockey World League Round 1: Clinical Malaysia set up final date with Kazakhstan


The Malaysian women’s hockey team continued their clinical ways, clobbering Thailand 8-0 to set up a final date with Kazakhstan in the Women’s Hockey World League Round 1 Tournament being played in Singapore. The 21st ranked Malaysians rode roughshod over 53rd ranked Thailand and led 4-0 at half-time and will clash with 33rd ranked Kazakhstan in Thursday’s final.
Kazakhstan were equally impressive in their 5-1 win over 48th ranked Singapore, thus putting an end to the hopes of the hosts of progressing further in the tournament.
Kazakhstan will be in for a tough fight against the Malaysians, who had hammered Singapore and Sri Lanka by 10-0 and 14-0 margins. Kazakhstan eves had beaten Myanmar 2-0, Hong Kong 9-0 and Thailand 2-0 in the league phase.
 As many as seven teams are taking part in the six-day event.

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