Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Argentina beat Malaysia 3-2

OLYMPIC champions Argentina arrived in two batches Sunday and Monday, and on Tuesday they beat Malaysia 3-2 at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
  But the International friendly almost turned into an international fist fight, as tempers flared when Malaysia equalised at 1-1.
  And after a few minutes of pushing and shoving, which included Argentina goalkeeper Juan Vivaldi and Malaysian Faizal Shaari the match resumed. 
  Showing very little jet-lag after a long haul flight across the globe, Argentina scored off Lucas Vila (19th 48th) and Gonzalo Peillat in the 46th.
   Nik Aiman Nik Rozemi (31st) and Azri Hassan (60th) scored for Malaysia.
   It was Malaysia who showed less urgency and missed sitters while the Olympic champions were deadly.
  Coach Stephen van Huizen's men will play another International Friendly against Argentina Wednesday before the final 18 are selected for the Azlan Shah Cup starting Saturday.
  The other teams in the Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh are Australia, England, India and Ireland.
  Malaysia open their campaign against Ireland and are expected to face a tough time in Ipoh playing against some of the beat teams in the world in preparation for the Commonwealth Games and then the Asian Games.

MHC: Competitions Committee retires its members...

THE Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) Competitions Committee on Monday 'retired' eight of its members and are looking for new blood for another term.
   Competitions Committee manager Brian Fernandez said he was instructed to write the thank you emails to all their members by chairman George Koshy.
  "The members were recruited for a one-year period, which expired on Feb 26 and so I was instructed by our chairman to send them emails informing them of the decision.
  "There is nothing controversial about the move, and its just a normal procedure which we have done before," said Brian.
  The members, who served for a year, said they only attended one meeting on June 10 last year.
  "We have also sent out emails to states to nominate new members who will be approved by our chairman.
  "The appointment is based on a zonal structure where northern, southern, central as well as Sabah and Sarawak representatives are invited to join," said Brian.