Men’s Junior Asia Cup to Commence in May 2023


The 9th edition of the Men’s Junior Asia Cup is set to take place in Salalah, Oman.  The Cup will start on the 23rd May and conclude on 1st June 2023 as announced by the Asian Hockey Federation.

Ten junior national teams from around Asia will participate in this tournament. The contestants include Bangladesh, Chinese Taipei, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Thailand and Uzbekistan. For this Junior championship, there is an age appropriation in place which requires all the participating athletes to have born on or after 1 Jan 2002, making them 21 years old or less.

The top five teams India, Pakistan, Japan, Korea and Malaysia got an automatic qualification based on their world rankings. Whereas, Bangladesh, Oman, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Chinese Taipei won their qualification from the Men’s Junior AHF Cup held in Muscat, Oman in January 2023.


Top three teams from the title tournament, apart from Malaysia which is already qualified as the host, will qualify to FIH Men’s Junior Hockey World Cup 2023.

“The Asian Junior Competitions aim to set a benchmark, creating a significant exposure and developmental opportunity for our young athletes in Asia. We aspire our youth to experience only the best.” said the President Asian Hockey Dato Fumio Ogura.

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