Men’s Junior AHF Cup Muscat 2019 – Day 7

Juan Budes

First, the ninth-place match was played today between Sri Lanka and Hong Kong China.  Sri Lanka opened the score in the minute 2 thanks to a penalty corner and in the last minute of the 1st half, Hong Kong China made their first goal, putting the game in a draw. The 2nd half was all about Sri Lanka, scoring three goals and winning the match 4-2. Hong Kong china finished in the 9th place while Sri Lanka will now play against Iran for the 7th place.

Meanwhile, the first semi-final put China versus Chinese Taipei. Starting the game with two quick goals early, China show their strength. But the opponent counter attacked fast and equalized the match. Dominating the game during the 2nd half, China scored two more goals (rapidly after Chinese Taipei scored once more) and won 4-2, now they will be playing the final match for the gold tomorrow against Oman.

In the second-semi-final, Oman achieved a 7-1 triumph over Uzbekistan. The host nation clearly kept complete control of the game and gave little to zero chances for the Uzbekistanis to counter-attack (they only got to scored once in a field goal). With this result Oman secured their place in tomorrow’s finale against China.



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