THE Malaysian women’s hockey team lost 3-2 to Austria in the Olympic Qualifiers in Kakamigahara, Japan, yesterday.
The women will again meet Austria in the fifth-sixth playoff, on Saturday.
It was Malaysia’s fourth defeat in the tournament, and the only point they have to show is the 2-2 draw against Belarus.
Yesterday, Austria took the lead, but Malaysia scored two goals and went into the breather with a 2-1 score.
However, the Austrian girls scored two more goals in the second half.
Japan qualified for the final with a 4-0 win over Belarus, and will play Azerbaijan for the Olympic ticket.
RESULTS: Malaysia 2 Austria 3, Japan 4 Belarus 0, Azerbaijan 2 Chile 2.