Friday, March 13, 2015

Time to grease the Poles...

THE Malaysian women will play in a do-or-die match against Poland Saturday in the semi-finals of the World League Round Two in New Delhi.
  Only the finalists advance to the World League Semi-finals, a feat which the women have yet to achieve.
  The driving force for coach Nasihin Nubli's charges would be the fact that Poland have been blowing hot and cold, while Malaysia have yet to concede a single goal in their 18-goal scoring spree in four matches.
  Also, Malaysia are ranked 21 in the world while Poland are No 26: "We only have one more match to qualify for WL Semis, and my charges are not about to give it up without playing their hearts out," declared Nasihin.
  And finishing third is also not an option for Malaysia, as the WL rules stipulate that the highest ranked bronze medallists in three of the Round Two tournaments will also advance, but Azarbaijan, ranked 19th, finished third in Montevideo and are eagerly awaiting qualification.
  SATURDAY: Semi-finals: Poland v Malaysia (8.15pm Malaysian time); India v Thailand.
  Fifth-Eighth: Singapore v Kazakhstan; Russia v Ghana.