Thursday, December 27, 2012


Malaysia exacted sweet revenge over China, winning 3-1 and taking the bronze innthe second edition of the AHF Champions Trophy in Doha tonight.

China cost Malaysia a place in the final with a 2-1 win in the preliminary round and threatened a repeat performance as they took a halftime lead through a goal scored by Liu Yi Xian in the 21st minute.

Mohd Marhan Jalil scored the equalizer in the 41st minute with a delightful reverse stick hit. And in the 60th minute pint sized Mohd Razir Rahim put Malaysia 2-1 ahead from a penalty corner.

Hardly seconds later a Chinese player turned the ball into his own net after an attempt by Azlan Misron to give Malaysia a 3-1 lead which they held on to repeat the bronze feat achieved in Ordos China last year.

Earlier Oman created the pest of the tournament when they edged Japan 2-1 to take the fifth spot.