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News for 23 December 2021

All the news for Thursday 23 December 2021

Hero Asian Champions Trophy Dhaka 2021 - Finals
Dhaka (BAN)

22 Dec 2021     PAK v IND (3/4th Place)     3 - 4
22 Dec 2021    KOR v JPN (Final)     3 - 3 (4 - 2 SO)

Finals Standings

1. South Korea
2, Japan
3, India
4. Pakistan
5. Bangladesh

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Jang helps South Korea to victory

“Comeback Kings” South Korea spearheaded by protagonist Jang Jonghyun clinched the Asian Champions Trophy on a shootout after going seconds from defeat in the final against Japan at the Maulana Bhasani Stadium in Dhaka on Wednesday. Jang scored twice in the last five minutes when his team trailed 1-3 to a sparkling Japanese team who did admirably without livewire forward Kenta Tanaka, sidelined by injury. Kenta was of course declared Best Player of the Tournament.

South Korea win shoot-out against Japan to claim first Men's Asian Champions Trophy

By Michael Houston

South Korea won their first Men's Asian Champions Trophy today in Dhaka ©Getty Images

South Korea dramatically won the Men's Asian Champions Trophy in a shoot-out with Japan, winning their first title at the competition, at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium in Dhaka.

Korea edge Japan to win maiden ACT title, India overcome Pakistan to finish third

DHAKA: Pakistan’s Ali Ghazanfar (C) vies for the ball with Indian players during their Asian Champions Trophy third-place playoff on Wednesday.—AFP

DHAKA: South Korea stamped their authority as a potent force in field hockey on Wednesday when they defeated Japan in shootout in a thrilling final of the sixth Asian Champions Trophy here at the Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium.

India scrape past Pakistan for Asian Champions Trophy Bronze

Dominate they did, but India needed to ride their luck to eke out a 4-3 win over Pakistan and gain some consolation of a bronze medal in the Asian Champions Trophy on Wednesday. Down 1-2 with the third quarter approaching its end, Pakistan’s Abdul Rana struck the near post to let India off the hook.

Face-saving bronze

India beat Pakistan in thriller to finish third in Asian Champions Trophy

India took the lead in the second minute through vice-captain Harmanpreet Singh (centre). HI

India were made to toil hard before getting the better of arch-rivals Pakistan 4-3 in a pulsating contest to clinch the bronze medal at the Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament here today.

India defeat Pakistan to win the bronze medal I

ndia, who were the defending champions in the last edition of the tournament, will return with a consolation prize after having lost to Japan 3-5 in the semifinals

India in action against Pakistan in Asian Champions Trophy (Source: Hockey India)

Olympic bronze medallist India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan 4-3 in a pulsating third-fourth place play-off match to win the bronze medal at the Asian Champions Trophy men's hockey tournament on Wednesday.

Asian Champions Trophy Review: What went wrong, best players, stand out performances

Despite having several experienced players, India finished 3rd in the five-nation tournament held in Dhaka, Bangladesh

By C.C. Chengappa

Indian men's hockey team (Source: Hockey India)

Many predicted a gold medal and a breeze of a tournament for India at the men's Asian Champions Trophy held over the past two weeks. It seemed as though this tournament came as a surprise to India. Despite topping the group stages, they suffered immensely against Japan who shocked the Indian team tactically. The 5-3 defeat exposed India and led to them crashing out in the semi-finals fo the 5 nation tournament. We take a look at certain features which stood out for India in the course of the tournament.

South African Indoor Hockey men named for the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup

The South African Indoor Hockey Men will be competing in their fifth Indoor Hockey World Cup with a clear goal of improving on their current best finish of 10th place. Following the completion of the African Indoor Hockey Test Series against Namibia, South African Hockey have today announced the team that will head to Belgium to compete in the World Cup.

Greg Nicol Announced as New Vantage Black Sticks Men Head Coach

Hockey New Zealand (HNZ) is proud to announce that former Olympian, Greg Nicol, has signed on as the new head coach of the Vantage Black Sticks Men (VBSM). Nicol is no stranger to the VBSM and wider HNZ programme having served as assistant coach for the VBSM at the Beijing Olympics, and then at the Rio Olympics in 2016. He was also an assistant coach for the VBS Women at the London Olympics in 2012.

Former assistant Greg Nicol confirmed as new Black Sticks men's coach

New Black Sticks Men coach Greg Nicol

Former assistant coach Greg Nicol has been named new head coach of the Black Sticks men.

Mark Pearson announces retirement from Men’s National Team

Long-tenured Red Caribou forward calls it quits after 16 years and 284 caps

Upon reflection, when Mark Pearson broke into the national team at the age of 18, he admits he thought he was a bit of a hot shot. To his credit, there weren’t many teenagers cracking the national team roster featuring the likes of Canadian legends Rob Short and Ken Pereira.

Field Hockey Canada announces Hall of Fame Class of 2021

Another class of athletes, coaches and builders joins existing legacy in Field Hockey Canada’s Hall of Fame

The Field Hockey Canada Hall of Fame recognizes community members that defined excellence both on and off the field. The Hall of Fame acknowledges the amazing athletic and administrative careers of the people who have continuously elevated and built the sport in Canada and this amazing hockey community.

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