Wednesday, August 1, 2018
MALAYSIA 55+ in blue against Germany Wednesday.
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian veterans' 55+ team lost their last Group C match 2-1 to Germany, and will play Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the Masters Hockey World Cup in Terrassa, Spain.
Germany took a 2-0 lead, before skipper Sarjit Singh scored Malaysia's goal in the 46th minute.
However, the 45+ Malaysian team lost 7-0 to Spain Wednesday. They started with a 2-1 win over Scotland, but lost 3-0 to France and 7-2 to Germany in Group B and will play in the 9th-12th position.
After a day's rest, the 55+ will play in the knock-out on Friday.
"It was a good match against Germany, and even though we tried to claw back into the match, they defended well.
"Now, we need to keep our structure and make sure we do not miss any sitters against Netherlands. I have watched the Dutch play and I believe we have a 50-50 chance against them," said Sarjit whose team ended second in Group C.
According to Sarjit, the favourites so far in the 55+ are Australia.