It will be the first AHF event to be hosted in the West Asian country. Kazakhstan who are also the defending Women’s Indoor champions are set to welcome Malaysia, Tadjikistan and Thailand. The winner will qualify directly for the Indoor World Cup to be held Leipzig in February 2015.
For match schedule of the Women’s Indoor Asia Cup, click here
Dhaka is all set for the Men’s Qualifying Tournament for the Asian Games. This is the biggest yet tournament with eight countries, participating. The teams have been divided into two pools as follows:
Pool A: Oman, Chinese-Taipei, Sri Lanka, Qatar
Pool B: Bangladesh, Singapore, Hong Kong China, Iran
Top ranked Oman must be favourites to win the tournament having also just lifted the West Asia Cup in Doha. However hosts Bangladesh have always been formidable and will be difficult to beat at home.
For match schedule click here.
The first West Asia Cup was held in Doha Qatar and contested between Iran, Oman and Qatar. After three days of competition Iran and Oman emerged as the top two teams. Both defeated Qatar 2-0 and 3-1 respectively. The pool match between them ended 1-1.
The final proved to be an exciting affair with Iran taking the lead through a penalty corner scored by Norouzzadeh Reza. Oman equalised immediately through a field goal from Al Qasim Al Mubarak. There were no further goals and the game went to a shoot-out which Oman won 2-1.
The Asian Games Qualifiers kick off in Bangkok, from 15th Feb to 23rd Feb 2014. Teams participating in this tournament are
Hong Kong China
View the full match schedule here.
The President and Council of the Asian Hockey Federation wishes all affiliates a joyous and prosperous new year. May 2014 be even more exciting and successful for hockey!