Champions Challenge 1 2014 (M)

Match Date Time Pool/Class Venue
16 2014-05-01 21:30 QF4
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Korea 5 - 1 (2 - 0)


Korea remain unbeaten at the Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1 in Kuantan. The Asian champions produced a convincing 5-1 win over their rivals Japan in today’s last quarter-final. In Saturday’s semi-final Korea will face Ireland who had earlier beaten France 3-0 in a shootout. 

Korea were the dominant side throughout the match and run out comfortable winners with Jang Jong Hyun registering a hat-trick. Korea opened the scoring when Hyun Hye Sung (11’) converted from a close range. World-ranked number 7 Korea were led by Jang Jong Hyun contributing a hat-trick (24’/40’/49’) of penalty corner goals to lift the score to 4-0.

Nam Hyun (59’) extended the lead to 5-0 by converting another penalty corner. “Penalty corners are the strength of the Korean team, so I’m happy with this”, said coach Shin Seok Kyo. Japan’s consolation goal was provided by Heita Yoshihara (63’) scoring from open play.  

“This was not an easy win. Japan played very well and put us under pressure”, added Shin giving credit to the opponents. 



Goal Detail

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
KOR 11 14 HYUN Hye Sung FG 1 - 0
KOR 24 25 JANG Jong Hyun PC 2 - 0
KOR 40 25 JANG Jong Hyun PC 3 - 0
KOR 49 25 JANG Jong Hyun PC 4 - 0
KOR 59 32 NAM Hyun PC 5 - 0
JPN 63 30 YOSHIHARA Heita FG 5 - 1

Card Detail

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type Umpire
KOR 20 12 JUNG Man Jae G BALE Bruce
JPN 23 3 KAYUKAWA Koji Y (10') BARBAS Diego

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire BALE Bruce (ENG)
Umpire BARBAS Diego (ARG)
Reserve Umpire KANABATHU Ilanggo (MAS)
Judge MUTHUKUMAR Balakrishan (MAS)
Judge SLEEMAN Wayne (NZL)
Technical Officer MARSH Gary (AUS)
Tournament Director DECKENBROCK Christian (GER)
IRL v FRA (QF3) NZL v POL (5th - 8th)
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