Asia Cup Hockey: Korea crush Oman 10-0 to seal semifinal spot

Korea will take on Pakistan in the semis and India face Malaysia in the last-4 tie. India and Pakistan need to win the 9th Asia Cup in order to book a berth for the 2014 FIH World Cup in The Hague.

updated: August 28, 2013 20:09 IST
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Ipoh, Malaysia: Title holders South Korea mauled debutants Oman 10-0 to book a berth in the semifinals of the ninth Asia Cup hockey tournament in Ipoh on Wednesday. Korea will now play Pakistan in the semifinal after India beat Bangladesh 9-1 in the other group B tie to top the points table.

The fancied Koreans, however, were slow to start with as they scored just two goals in the opening half through a penalty corner conversion by Jang Jong Hyun (15th minute) and a fine field effort by Kang Moon Kweon (22nd).

But after the breather, the Koreans changed their gear and looked a completely different side, pumping in as many as eight goals to show supremacy over the lowly Oman.

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