Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Malaysia 55+ beat Italy 3-1
MALAYSIA 55+: Surinder Singh (left) in action against Italy.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian veterans' 55+ team beat Italy 3-1 in Group C of the Masters Hockey World Cup in Terrassa, Spain.
It was their third consecutive win, and their last group match is against Germany Wednesday.
Currently, the 55+ have qualified for the quarter-finals, but according to team captain Sarjit Singh, they will go all out to beat Germany.
"Even though we had qualified for the quarter-finals before entering the pitch against Italy, we never let it get into our heads.
"And it will be the same against Germany, we will try to beat them to keep a clean record before planning for the knock-out," said Sarjit.
Italy took the lead, but two field goals from Derek Fidelis and a penalty stroke from Raymond Tio handed Malaysia full points.
However, the 45+ Malaysian team suffered their second defeat in Group B when they lost 7-2 to Germany, and will play Spain Wednesday.