India qualified for the 2014 hockey World Cup even before playing their semi-final match vs Malaysia. But that didn't stop them from scoring a dominant 2-0 win over the hosts to storm into the Asia Cup final. (Catch all the highlights from India vs Malaysia tie)
Earlier, Asia Cup defending champions South Korea did India a favour by knocking out Pakistan 2-1 in the other semis. The loss meant Pakistan failed to qualify for the hockey World Cup for the first time in 42 years.