Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Conceding last minute goals is something that the Malaysian hockey team just cannot overcome.

For they were defeated by Pakistan 1-0 at the Asian Champions Trophy, the goal coming 30 seconds from time via Ahmad Shahrzad.

Conceding these killer goals is not new to the team as only last Saturday they lost 1-0 to Japan, the goal coming just two seconds from time.

In the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, Malaysia lost the final 3-2 to Australia with only four seconds on the clock.

And going back to the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Malaysia were held to a 2-2 draw, by Pakistan with Sohail Abbas netting the equalizer with 30 seconds remaining.

As a matter of fact, Sultan Azlan Shah has time and again reminded the hockey teams to focus on the opening and closing five minutes of each half.

For more go to www.malaysianhockey.com.my