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    5th Junior Asia Hockey Cup

    A 10-team hockey event.

    WHEN: From April 20th to 29th, 2004.

    WHERE: Hockey Club of Pakistan, Karachi


    Code:
    [b][color=darkred]GROUP A          GROUP B[/COLOR][/B]
    
    Pakistan         China
    Taiwan           India
    Japan            Bangladesh
    South Korea      Malaysia
    Singapore        Sri Lanka
    • TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
    • April 20 (Tuesday): Malaysia vs Sri Lanka; Bangladesh vs China; Pakistan vs Singapore; Taiwan vs Japan.
    • April 21 (Wednesday): China vs India; Malaysia vs Bangladesh; Japan vs South Korea; Pakistan vs Taiwan.
    • April 22 (Thursday): South Korea vs Singapore; India vs Sri Lanka.
    • April 23 (Friday): Japan vs Pakistan; Singapore vs Taiwan; China vs Malaysia; Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh.
    • April 24 (Saturday): (Saturday): Taiwan vs Korea; Bangladesh vs India.
    • April 25 (Sunday): SriLanka vs China; Singapore vs Japan; India vs Malaysia; Korea vs Pakistan.
    • April 26 (Monday): Rest Day.
    • April 27(Tuesday):

      * Third place of Pool A vs Fourth place of Pool B
      * Fifth placed of Pool A vs Fifth placed of Pool B
      * Third placed of Pool B vs Fourth placed of Pool A
      * Top of Pool A vs Runners-up of Pool B
      * Top of Pool B vs Runners-up of Pool A.
    • April 28 (Wednesday): Classification matches.
    • April 29: (Thursday): Junior Asia Hockey Cup FINAL


    Source: DAWN

    #2
    • Tuesday's Result
    • Pakistan 9 Singapore 0
    • Bangladesh 2 China 2
    • Malaysia 6 Sri Lanka 0
    • Japan 7 Chinese Taipie 1


      Pakistan overwhelm minnows Singapore

      Pakistan vs Singapore match report

      KARACHI, April 20: Pakistan got off to a flying start at Junior Asia Cup hockey with a thumping 9-0 victory over lowly-ranked Singapore thanks to a four-goal onslaught by Imran Warsi on Tuesday.

      Altogether hosts forced no less than 12 penalty corners but could convert only four through Imran as the ball could not be stopped properly at least four times because of what Pakistan coach Asif Bajwa said "dryness of the Hockey Club of Pakistan pitch."

      "We failed to take advantage of short corners as the ball did not stop properly since the turf dried up quickly," Asif said at a post-match press conference. Singapore coach Ronnie Yeo said his side conceded so many goals since it failed to contain the opposition from taking short corners.

      "Our aim was to stop Pakistan from forcing penalty corners in which we unfortunately failed. Pakistan could have forced more short corners but the ball did not stop on number of occasion. "And because of that we didn't concede more goals. To be realistic we aim to be among top eight in the tournament," he said.

      Pakistan came near scoring in the 6th minute but Mahmood Ali took too long to act off a Adnan Zakir pass which gave Singapore goalkeeper Salim Zulkarnain ample time to avert danger. Imran poached his first in the 14th minute with a perfect along-the-carpet drag-flick to open the floodgates. The full-back was, however, denied by Zulkarnain four minutes later, the custodian punching Imran strike to safety.

      Adnan did connect a Tariq Aziz cross in the 21st minute only to see ball trickling down the right to cross the back-line. Although Pakistan were relying heavily on their new captain Shakeel Abbasi, a senior team forward, could not yield desired results. Instead Tariq, demoted as vice-captain, doubled the lead after being set up by Kashif Yaqoob in the 25th minute.

      Two quickfire goals before breather helped Pakistan surge 4-0 as influential forward Yasir Islam came into action in 31st minute, while Imran got his second a minute before lemons.

      Zulkarnain thwarted a Imran try four minutes into session but had no answer to an opportunist Tariq effort off a rebound which made it 5-0. Singapore paid dearly for a foul in the 57th minute during a Yasir strike as umpire Chen De Kang signalled for a penalty stroke which was calmly converted by Imran Warsi.

      Miseries of the Singaporeans were not yet over as Imran slammed home for his fourth goal in the 65th minute followed by strike from an unmarked Akhtar Ali off a Tariq cross in the 68th minute.

      Kashif hammered the last nail in Singapore's coffin with a reverse flick seconds before final whistle. China fought back from two goals down in the second half to force a 2-2 draw against Bangladesh.

      Bangladesh vs China match report

      Bangladesh opened their account through Mamunur Rehman in the 30th minute. Captain Ashraf-ul-Islam extended the lead a minute before halftime. Chinese showed great resilience by striking through Ao Laixang in the 42nd minute and Ji Mi in the 54th minute.

      Malaysia vs Sri Lanka match report

      Malaysia registered a convincing 6-0 win over Sri Lanka, netting three goals in each half. Mohamad Nasir's strike in the 21st minute gave Malaysians a fine start, Mohd Rejab got the second in the 27th minute, while Engku Mohammad made it 3-0 in the 30th minute on penalty stroke.

      Japan vs Chinese Taipei match report

      Two back-to-back goals from Abdul Jalil in the 45th and 46th minutes and Abu Ismail completed the tally in the 64th minute. Japan whipped Chinese Taipei 7-1 in another one-side affair. Noda Hiroto and Kubo Hiroyuki were on target in the 7th and 19th minutes, while Chinese Taipei got consolation through penalty stroke converted by Yao-Wen Shih in the 26th minute.

      Nishimura Yasuaki (40th, 42nd minutes), Okazaki Taichi (51st minute) Ito Takashi (52nd minute), and Kayukawa Koji (67th minute) completed the rout.

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      #3
      • Wednesday's Result
      • India 10 vs China 0
      • Malaysia 2 vs Bangladesh 0
      • Korea 8 vs Japan 2
      • Pakistan 15 vs Chinese Taipei 1

        Pakistan Manage Another Big Win - Pakistan 15 vs Chinese Taipei 1

        Pakistan once again prove too good for little-known Chinese Taipei when they recorded a big 15-1 win over them in the 5th Menís Junior Asia Cup 2004 at Karachiís Hockey Club of Pakistan. It is second double-figure win of Pakistan over a weak opponents which is playing its second JAC. The previous and only meeting between the two in 2000 edition ended in 12-0 win for the three-times gold medallist Pakistan.

        Under the coaching of 1994 World Cup Gold Medallist Asif Bajwa, Pakistan registered six points in two outings. Korea and Japan have three points each but Korea is way ahead on goal-average. Singapore and Chinese Taipei are pointless after completion of four matches in Pool A.

        Skipper Shakil Abbasi and Kashif Yaqoob stole the lime light with four goals each. Abbasi struck in the 42nd, 46th, 51st and 62nd minute. All his goals emerged from field play while Yaqoob also struck his four goals from open play in the 33rd,48th,63rd and 64th minute.

        Pakistan led 4-1 at interval and for them the two-goal scorers were Imran Warsi (4th minute, 31st minute),Tariq Aziz (8th minute ,56th minute) and Akhtar Ali (52nd minute,54th minute). Khalid Mahmood also forced his way into scorers list with a goal in the 40th minute. Imran Warsi, with two PC goals, maintained himself as leading scorer with six goals.

        The losers struck their lone goal off 16th minute PC which was scored by Yao-Wen Shih.

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        #4
        • Other match reports played on April 21st
        • MATCH ONE ON 21 APRIL 2004 - India thrash China 10-0

          Highly-fancied India opened their mission in the 5th Menís Junior Asia Cup 2004 with authoritative 10-0 win over China at Karachiís Hockey Club of Pakistan. It was fourth successive win for India over China in history of JACís 17-year history. India managed to win 3-0,4-0 and 8-1 in the previous three meeting between the two outfits in 1988,1992 and 2000 respectively.

          India, a formidable force in Junior hockey circuit following their win in Junior World Cup at Hobart three years ago, struck five times in each session. Their hero were Sandeep Michael and Sandeep Singh who bagged hat-tricks.

          India is still looking for their first gold in JAC. They were silver-medallist in 1996, 2000 and bronze medallist in 1988

          Under the captaincy of Banglore-born Sandeep Michael, who struck field goals in the 9th, 49th and 69th minute, India gave no chance to lacklustre Chinese team. Indian showed authority in all departments and their PC striker Sandeep Singh coverted three PC with fierce drag flicks in the 12th, 25th and 42nd minute. Sandeep, who scored four goals against Pakistan in Junior U21 Challenge Open Tournament contest at Gniezno, distinguished himself as a man for the future.

          Indiaís first goal of JAC 2004 was scored by Tushar Khandker in the seventh minute while Hari Parsad also recorded a goal in the 26th minute. Pimpale Girish managed to hit the target twice in the 40th and 68th minute.
        • MATCH TWO ON 21 APRIL 2004 - Second win for Malaysia as they Beat Bangladesh 2-0

          1992 Silver Medallist Malaysia took another giant step towards semi-final of the 5th Menís Junior Asia Cup 2004 with well-earned 3-0 win over Bangladesh at Karachiís Hockey Club of Pakistan. It was second successive win for Malaysia over Bangladesh in history of JACís 17-year history. Malaysia managed to win 4-3 in the previous meeting between the two outfits in 1996.


          Under the captaincy of Azlan Misron, who scored a goal at the same venue against Pakistan National team in December 2003, Malaysia build up strong 2-0 lead at interval. Both the goals came off Penalty-Corners. Mohd Rejabb opened the scoring in the 6th minute while Mohan Jivan made it 2-0 in the 16th minute.

          Bangladesh tried all out effort but failed to neutralize the lead. It was all over for the South Asian team when Abdul Aziz sounded the board in the 59th minute with sweetly-timed field goal.
        • MATCH THREE ON 21 APRIL 2004 - Korea rout Japan 8-2 in All East-Asian tie

          Title-holder South Korea opened their onslaught in the 5th Menís Junior Asia Cup 2004 with dazzling 8-2 win over Japan in All-East Asian tie at Karachiís Hockey Club of Pakistan. It was third win for Korea over Japan in history of JACís 17-year history. Korea managed to win 11-0 and 4-1 in the two of the previous three meetings between the two outfits in 1988 and 2000 respectively. The 1996 encounter, a bronze-decider, ended 2-2 with Japan winning 4-1 on penalties.

          Korea, a formidable force in Junior hockey circuit following their triumph last edition at Kuala Lumpur four years ago, struck six times in first session. Their hero was Jong Hhyun Jang who bagged hat-trick by convering Penalty-corners in the 2nd, 8th and 27th minute.

          Sung Hoon Yoon struck twice in the 29th and 33rd minute. Hyun Bae Kong (13th minute), Kyu Yeob Jong (39th minute) and Wan Tae Park (53rd minute) also entered their names in the score sheet.

          Japan struck both their goals in the second half through Kei Kawakami (51st minute) and Noda Hiroto (58th minute).


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          #5
          India Demolish Sri Lanka 17-1



          India, 2001 Tasmanian Junior World Champion, made short work of lackluster Sri Lanka 17-1 in the 5th Menís Junior Asia Cup 2004 at Karachiís Hockey Club of Pakistan. It was first-ever meeting between the two South Asian Nations in JACís 17-year history.

          It was Koreaís second triumph in the ten-day hockey event after 10-0 triumph on Wednesday against Chinese outfit. India, silver medallist in 1996 and 2000, joined Malaysia on top of the Pool B with six points. Bangladesh and China managed one point while Sri Lanka is pointless.

          India cut the little-minnows of Asia with the help of double-hat trick of Sandeep Singh who struck seven goals, six on PC and one on Penalty Stroke. His PC goals appeared in the first, 25th, 37th, 46th, 48th and 57th minute while he made no mistake from penalty-mark in the 11th minute.

          By virtue of fantastic conversions of PC, Sandeep became leading scorer of the JAC 2004 with ten goals. It was also first double hat-trick of the tournament.

          India led 7-0 at breather and their two-goal scorers were Hari Prasad



          Korea Demolish Singapore 5-0



          As expected, formidable South Korean outfit gave little room to fighting Singapore 5 - 0 in the 5th Menís Junior Asia Cup 2004 at Karachiís Hockey Club of Pakistan. It was third successive win for Korean over South East Asian team in JACís 17-year history. Korea managed to win 9-0 and 10-0 in the previous two meeting between the two outfits in 1992 and 2000 respectively.

          It was Koreaís second triumph in the ten-day hockey event after 8-2 triumph on Wednesday against Japanese outfit. Korea, holders, joined Pakistan on top of the Pool A with six points. Japan is in third spot with three points while Singapore and Chinese Taipei failed to show anything of praise in their two outings.

          Korea were the first to settle down and build up 2-0 lead at interval. Both the goals were scored by Jong Hyun Jang by converting PCs in the 19th and 30th minute. Three minutes into the second session, Korea fired in another goal on PC and this time the scorer was Sung Kweon Hong.

          The fourth goal of the winners came off blade of Chang Yong Yeo in the 61st minute. Three minutes from time Sung Kweon Hong recorded his second goal and rounded off the tally. Korea will now take on Chinese Taipei on 24 April while Singapore a day earlier Singapore will play the same opposition.

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            #6
            • Friday's Match result
            • Pakistan 7 Japan 1
            • Malaysia 5 China 2
            • Bangladesh 3 Sri Lanka 1


              Pakistan, Malaysia cruise into last four

              KARACHI, April 23: Pakistan easily advanced to Junior Asia Cup hockey semi-finals after a 7-1 victory over Japan despite failure of their penalty corner strikers on Friday. While home side had smooth sailing against Japanese, Malaysians overcame a first half fright to reach last four with a 5-2 triumph against plucky China at Hockey Club of Pakistan.

              Pakistan meet defending champions South Korea in a crucial and last pool 'A' game on Sunday to decide the leaders. Malaysia face world champions India on Sunday to determine the pool 'B' leaders who are almost certain to qualify for the semifinals after playing Bangladesh on Saturday.

              Although Pakistan won with a huge margin, coach Asif Bajwa was not happy with the result, saying the game should have ended with his side scoring 10 or more goals. "Our forwards did not play up to mark. We should have won the match with a bigger margin, 10 plus goals. Apart from that the Japanese goalkeeper also saved few goals," Asif told a post-match press conference.

              Asked what he expects in the semi-finals from Imran Warsi and Mohammad Imran - the penalty corner specialists who failed to deliver against Japan or even Chinese Taipei, coach said he had a secret plan to tackle the last four opponent.

              "We have a plan which we will reveal at the semi-finals. I hope Imran Warsi and Mohammad Imran will be able to deliver be it India or Malaysia," he said. Pakistan forced six short corners and converted two - one through Imran Warsi and the other via Tariq Aziz after an indirect drill.

              Mercurial forward Akhtar Ali gave Pakistan a perfect start with a 4th-minute goal before he cleverly set up Mahmood Ali for home side's second goal in the 11th minute. Kashif Yaqoob was denied by Japan goalkeeper Yasunori Yamasaki after a Adnan Zakir pass in the 13th minute, while Mohammad Imran try went wide off the target three minutes later.

              The green shirts wasted another sitter when a Tariq hit cannoned off the bar in the 20th minute. Adnan dribbled past two defenders in the circle to fire home the second five minutes before halftime. Surprisingly, the Bangladeshi umpire Latifur Rehman first disallowed the goal but reversed his decision after consulting his Malaysian colleague Sagayanathan Ambrose.

              Imran Warsi scored his solitary goal to make it 4-0 with a short corner conversion a minute before breather. Tariq moved the scoreboard with an indirect drill two minutes into second session, while Japan got some consolation a minute later with a Takashi Ito goal.

              Tetsuya Sugai could have doubled the lead in the 42nd minute but instead rattled the bar and Ito's long punt upfield saw the Japanese missing the target wide. Yasir Islam came off the bench to score the sixth followed by hard work by Mahmood in the 55th minute.

              Japan again came near scoring in the 56th minute, Katsuyoshi Nagasawa shaking the bar, while Ikhlaq Ahmad defended well during a penalty corner strike by Japan. Yamasaki produced another save on an indirect Imran Khan strike in the 67th minute. Adnan excellent dribbling skills near goal mouth saw Mahmood getting his double to score the seventh a minute before final whistle.

              Although Malaysians got off to a confident start with a Jivan Mohan goal in the 16th minute, China shocked 2000 bronze medallists with a Ao Changrong equaliser in the 21st minute.

              Chinese showed resilience going ahead with a substitute Guo Zhongqiang strike in the 34th minute. Malaysia put the game on an even keel moments before lemons through Mohan.

              Malaysians recovered in the second half to extend the lead, Abdul Jalil netting a minute after resumption. Mohamad Nasir was on target in the 41st minute to make it 4-2. China's Yang Zhijia received temporary suspension orders in the 62nd minute.

              Azli Misron got rid of defender Wang Zhen in the circle to wrap-up the game with fifth in the 69th minute. Malaysian coach Sarjit Singh said hot weather had started to take its toll but did not reveal the plan to tackle the rivals in the semifinals.

              "It is now becoming hotter which is affecting us. We will make a plan for the semifinal after considering our rivals." A Yai-Wen Shih 61st-minute strike gave Chinese Taipei a 1-0 win over Singapore.

              Zahidul Islam struck twice in Bangladesh's 3-1 win over Sri Lanka. Zahid's fourth-minute goal was followed by a H.S. Hettiarachchi equaliser in the 29th minute. Zahid got his second in the 37th minute, while Ashraful Islam completed the scoring in the 51st minute.



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              #7
              The rivals set-up a Final.
              • Pakistan-India clash in the 29th April final

                Karachi : India will clash with Pakistan in the final of 5th Menís Junior Asia Cup 2004 at Karachiís Hockey Club of Pakistan. Defending Champion Korea lost the tense, action-packed semi-final on penalty shoot-out after 85 minutes of hockey produced no goal.

                It will be second Pakistan-India final in the history of JACís 17-year history. The previous final between two sub-continent rivals was played at Singaporeís Delta Sports Complex eight years ago : resulted in 5-4 penalty shoot-out win for Pakistan after 2-2 drawn tie. Pakistan also defeated India 3-0 in the 1988 Asia Cup but that was final league encounter, not the clear-cut final.

                Both the teams made dangerous inroads throughout the 70 minutes plus 15 minutes extra-time but shabby shooting halted both the teams from scoring. Both the keepers, Andrian DíSouza (India) and Jae Young Kim (Korea), also put up fine agility under the bar and made several saves.

                During tie-breaker, India clinched the issue 4-3. Their goal-getters were skipper Sandeep Michael, William Xalxo, Tushar Khandker and Vivek Gupta while Sandeep Singh, leading marksman with 14 goals in the ten-day show, surprisingly failed to beat the keeper. Earlier in the tournament, he converted two strokes with ease.

                Three successful Korean pushers were skipper Eun Seong Hong, Sung Kweon Hong and Cheol Young Kim while Yong Cheol Shin and Jong Hyun Jang were not convincing with their attempts.

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                #8
                When is final?
                Its 5-0-1 in worldcup.
                Its good to be world champions again.
                And we though Aussies were invincible.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by fair_&_balance:
                  When is final?
                  Tomorow, thursday 29 April.

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                    #10
                    http://in.rediff.com/sports/2004/apr/29hock.htm

                    and india rout Pakistan 5-2 sighz
                    I like God but not his/her fan boys.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by bitter:
                      http://in.rediff.com/sports/2004/apr/29hock.htm

                      and india rout Pakistan 5-2 sighz
                      :bhangra:
                      Its 5-0-1 in worldcup.
                      Its good to be world champions again.
                      And we though Aussies were invincible.

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                        #12
                        YEH Kya tariqa hai..Kisi ne Mubarakbaad tak nahi diya.. People were posting scores and match report till final and finally everyone disappeard.
                        Its 5-0-1 in worldcup.
                        Its good to be world champions again.
                        And we though Aussies were invincible.

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                          #13
                          mubarak ho fair and balance. acha hockey bhi chal rahi thee india pakistan ki?

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                            #14
                            bhaar mein jao sabb ke sabb


                            ok ok.. mubarak shubarak. bass .. kaafi hai? khush? thand par gayee?
                            "Let your friends underestimate your virtues. Let your enemies overestimate your faults." - Godfather.

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                              #15
                              The Indian captain and Coach said in their victory statement

                              ďWe dedicate this victory and cup to the Heroís of KargilĒ Ö

                              'Triumph a gift for Kargil martyrs'

                              Faisal Shariff | April 29, 2004 22:27 IST


                              India coach Harendra Singh was ecstatic after the triumph in the Junior Asia Cup hockey tournament in Karachi on Thursday.

                              "We came to Pakistan to win and we did it," he told rediff.com, after his boys beat Pakistan 5-2 in the final to win the title for the first time.

                              "The triumph is a gift for the Kargil martyrs," he added

                              http://in.rediff.com/sports/2004/apr/29hockey.htm


                              This is not sportsman spiritÖ

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