Malaysia at the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018

The World Cup is perfectly placed for Malaysia to take on the best in the world. Malaysia are placed alongside Germany, the Netherlands and Pakistan in Pool D.


Team Malaysia, over the years, has shown massive loads of talent and commitment that has seen the side evolve to what the world knows of today. With a significant number of players considerably young in age, Malaysia is put in a position that allows them to build a side for the future. And the upcoming 14th edition of the World Cup is perfectly placed for a side to take on the best in the world. Malaysia, who are placed alongside Germany, the Netherlands and Pakistan would be looking to make a solid start to their World Cup campaign.

With stars such as Faizal Saari, Tengku Tajuddin and Kumar Subramaniam and in light of their recent performances in the calendar year, Team Malaysia would be feeling confident about their endeavors at the World Cup. Their 3rd place finish at the 5th edition of the Asian Champions Trophy would be a great morale booster under their newly appointed Head Coach Roelant Oltmans. Throughout the entirety of the tournament, the Malaysian side seems to gel well and pressed teams high up the field.

Their performance at the Asian Games also impressed many as they finished the event with a Silver Medal. Having only lost to Pakistan in their Pool matches, Malaysia should great resolve and commitment to outshine the remaining opponents in Jakarta. Their Semi-Final win against India after the Shootout was proof of the Malaysian team’s spark that could take on and win from the very best. After having scored six goals in the final, the match was decided via another Shoot-Out.

They start their World Campaign where they play the Netherlands on the 1st of December, Pakistan on the 5th and Germany on the 9th. The top two sides from the Pool will be progressing to the Quarter-Final. With their training session in full swing currently, Malaysia seems determined to make their mark at the 14th edition of the World Cup; Tournament starts on the 28th of November in Bhubaneswar, India.

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