Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tom Boon destroys Malaysia..

MALAYSIA started off promisingly, but Belgium punished  the chaotic defense as coach K. Dharmaraj’s men went down  6-2 in the World Cup at the Hague, Netherlands yesterday.
   Razie Rahim was on fire but so too was Belgian Tom Boon  in the first half contest between world No 13 and No 5, but  Boon ended up the classier player with four goals to his  name.
   Razie scored Malaysia’s first World Cup goal off the first  penalty corner in the fifth minute, after a super set-piece pass  from Faizal Saari.
   But a moment of madness in defense handed Belgium a  penalty stroke, and Boon scored the equaliser from the spot  in the 14th minute.
   Malaysia won their second penalty corner in the 19th  minute, and again a powerful drag flick from Razie gave  Malaysia the lead.
   However, Belgium came out in force after that, and Boon  scored off a penalty corner in the 23rd minute, before nailing  his hat-trick with a field goal in the 31st minute to give  Belgium the lead into the breather.
   The other Belgium goals were scored by Tanguy Cosyns  (37th), Boon (45th) and John-John Dohmen (56th).
  RESULTS (Group A): Australia 3 Spain 0; India 1 England 2;  Malaysia 2 Belgium 6.
   MALAYSIA’S World Cup Fixtures (Malaysian time) -- June   5: v England (7pm); June 7: v India (8.30pm); June 9: v Spain  (8.30pm).