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New Zealand beat Argentina to win Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Tournament

Jun 4, 2012 17:17 IST

New Zealand beat Argentina 1-0 to win Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament at Ipoh, Malaysia  on 3 June 2012. Andy Hayward scored the only goal for New Zeland in the summit clash, which prevented Argentina, the 2008 winner, to reclaim the trophy.

In a clash for the third spot and bronze medal, India defeated Great Britain 3-1. From Indian side Shivendra Singh,  Sandeep Singh and Tushar Khandekar scored goals at 42nd minute,  52nd minute and 69th minute respectively. Ashley Jackson struck the only goal for the Great Britain at 35th minute of the game. Earlier the Great Britain had outshined the Indian squad in their round robin league encounter.

In another clash for the fifth position the South Korean team defeated hosts Malaysia 3-2 to earn the fifth position. Pakistan for the first time in the history of the tournament ended with the 7th position, bottom most the in the table.


While the Fairplay Trophy was given to Great Britain, Sardar Singh of India was awarded with the trophy of the Best Player of Tournament. Kyle Pontifex of New Zealand was chosen the Best Goalkeeper for the tournament. Kyle Pontifex of New Zealand was awarded with the Man of the Final trophy. Ashley Jackson of Great Britain emerged the top scorer of the tournament

Final Table

1    New Zealand
2    Argentina   
3    India
4    Great Britain
5    South Korea
6    Malaysia
7    Pakistan

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