KUANTAN, April 27 (Bernama) -- The failure of the national hockey squad in securing victory in their first game against France in the Champions Challenge 1 Meet yesterday did not mean Malaysia has exhausted its chances of entering the final, said national hockey coach Mohammad Dhaarma Raj Abdullah.
He said according to the match format at the group level, all teams would qualify for the quarter-finals but the results of the matches would determine the game schedule on Wednesday.
"If possible we wish to avoid meeting New Zealand, the group A leader as at today, but then we do not know the plans of the other teams," he told reporters today.
Yesterday, the national squad lost 2-3 to France in their opening match and are currently at the bottom of group B.
Three other group B teams are France, Canada and South Korea.....