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Bangladesh suffer heavy defeat to Korea in Asia Cup opener

  • Sports Correspondent
  • 24 May, 2022 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh made a frustrating start in the eight-nation 11th Asia Cup Hockey 2022 after suffering a 1-6 goal defeat against former champions South Korea in their first match at GBK Hockey Field in Jakarta, Indonesia on Monday.

In the day’s match, captain Khurshedur Rahman put the Bangladesh team ahead in the 6th minute from a penalty corner astonishing the four-time champions South Korea (1-0).

After conceding an early goal, Korean players reorganised themselves to create strong pressure over Bangladesh and scored six goals in a row.

South Korea, which took a 3-1 lead in the first half (2nd quarter), scored two more goals in the 3rd quarter (5-1) and confirmed their comfortable victory by adding one more goal in the 4th and last quarter (6-1).

In the opening match, Malaysia outplayed Oman by 7-0 goals in the Pool B match at the same venue.

In the remaining Pool B matches, Bangladesh will play against Oman today at 10:45am while they will take on Malaysia in their third match on May 26 at 1:00pm (BST).

Bangladesh qualified for the eight-nation Hero Men’s Asia Cup Hockey main event by clinching the nine-nation Men’s AHF Cup Hockey title for the 4th consecutive times with an all-win record also held in Jakarta last March.