Malaysian men's hockey team stunned by Koreans

KUALA LUMPUR: Two penalty strokes helped South Korea beat the Malaysian men's hockey team 4-3 in Group B of the Asian Games in Hangzhou today.

It was a yo-yo performance from both sides, with Malaysia always taking the lead, as it went 1-1, 2-2 and then 3-3.

The final blow for Malaysia was a penalty stroke which handed the Koreans full points.

Razie Rahim (fifth minute, penalty stroke, 44th) and Faizal Saari (30th) scored for Malaysia.

The Koreans got their goals through Jang Jong Hyun (penalty stroke,11th), Lee Nam Yong (32nd), Jong Hyun (44th) and Yang Jihun (penalty stroke, 55th).

Malaysia will play hosts China in their final Group B match on Tuesday while South Korea have an easier path in Oman.

China looms as dangerous opponents for Malaysia, having stunned South Korea 3-2 in an earlier match.

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