IPOH, March 22 (Bernama) -- Although the South Korean hockey squad defeated South Africa 5-2, they failed to advance to the finals of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey tournament tomorrow.
Instead, Malaysia who lost to Australia 2-6 in an earlier match, qualified for the final based on the goal difference.
After completing five preliminary matches, Malaysia scored 17 goals while South Korea only had 14.
In the South Korea-South Africa match at the Stadium Azlan Shah Saturday night, the South African team opened scoring with a field goal by Ignatius Malgraff in the 18th minute.
However, four minutes later South Korea began to dominate after converting two penalty corners in the 22nd and 26th minutes through Jung Man Jae and Kang Moon Kweon.....