KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak today congratulated the National hockey squad that finished third in the Champions Challenge 1 which ended in Kuantan last night.
Najib in his reply to a tweet from Team Malaysia '@TeamMsia', a campaign organised by Telekom Malaysia (TM), congratulated the national hockey squad.
"Congratulations!," said Najib in his tweet to @TeamMsia that had initially sent out a message: "#HockeyChampionsChallenge1 Result Malaysia (4) - Ireland (2), #TeamMsia managed to win third place!"
In the playoff for third placing, Malaysia beat Ireland 4-2 at the Indera Makhota Stadium in Kuantan, Pahang, last night while South Korea emerged champion after beating Canada in the final.
Malaysia, despite failing to achieve the target of reaching the final, managed to surpass the previous best result of a fourth placing in 2001 and 2012, in Kuala Lumpur and Quilmes, Argentina, respectively.
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