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ACT 2018 : Japan clean sweeps Oman in their final pool match
Asian Games gold medallists Japan scored a 5-0 victory over hosts Oman in the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex on Thursday. Japan, who will play defending champions India in the semi-finals, were kept at bay by the Oman defense until the 14th minute...
ACT 2018 : Pakistan play out a draw against Japan
Two-time champions Pakistan banked on Mubashar Ali’s penalty corner conversion to earn a 1-1 draw with Asian Games gold medallists Japan on Wednesday in the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex. Captain Kenji Kitazato put Japan in the lead in the 12th minute when...
ACT 2018 : Japan get into winning form with win over Korea
Asian Games gold medallists Japan got into winning form with a 2-0 victory over South Korea in the Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018 at the Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex here on Saturday. Recovering from their three-goal loss to Malaysia in the tournament opener on Thursday, Japan’s goals came through...
ACT 2018 : Asian Games Gold Medalists Japan take on Malaysia in Hero Asian Champions Trophy opener
Big-time hockey arrives in Muscat on Thursday when the Hero Asian Champions Trophy begins with a clash between Asian Games gold medalists Japan and Malaysia. The opening game will be a replay of the thrilling Asian Games title encounter in Jakarta which saw Japan stage a remarkable rally to clinch...
ACT : "India are the top contenders to win the Asian Champions Trophy." Siegfried Aikman
With just three days to go for the start of the much-awaited Hero Asian Champions Trophy Muscat 2018, the top Asian teams have descended on the beautiful Capital city of Muscat for a battle of supremacy in the continent. Asian Games Gold Medalists Japan, who arrived yesterday along with their nemesis...
Japan : Hockey Japan announces their squad for Darwin International Men's Hockey tournament
Hockey Japan named a 18-member team for the Darwin International Hockey Open tournament which starts on Tuesday, at the Marrara Hockey Stadium in Australia. The squad : Name Position Takashi Yoshikawa Goalkeeper Yuri Arnold Goalkeeper Manabu Yamashita Defender Hirotaka Zendana Defender Shota Yamada Defender Miu Tanimitsu Defender Yoshitaka Kirishita Defender Riku Tamura Defender Kenji Kitazato Midfielder Genki Mitsutani Midfielder Seren Tanaka Midfielder Kota Ozawa Midfielder Kazuki Yoneda Midfielder Kazuma Murata Forward Yuki Wakuri Forward Koshi Yamasaki Forward Wataru Matsumoto Forward Kazumasa Matsumoto Forward
Asiad 2018 : Double joy for Japan as the Men joins the Womens as Asian Games Hockey Champions
It was double joy for Japan as the men joined the women as Asian Games hockey champions after they beat Malaysia in what can only be called the most scintillating of matches. A 6-6 scoreline at full-time reflected a game that was played with a ferocity and an intensity worthy...
Asiad 2018 : Japan Men's Hockey Team clinch their first Asian Games Gold Medal
Japan won their first ever gold medal in men’s Hockey when they defeated Malaysia 3-1 in a shootout after the match ended 6-6 in regulation time at the GBK Hockey Stadium in Jakarta. Samurai Japan proved their mettle as the deserving team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, although they were...
Asiad 2018 : Malaysia Men's Hockey Team wins Silver at the Asiad
Malaysia’s Olympic dream and Asian Games 2018 gold went up in smoke as they lost the men’s hockey final to Japan after a penalty shootout at the GBK Hockey Stadium. The match ended 6-6 at the normal time and Japan went on to win the shootout 3-1. It was Japan’s first...
Asiad 2018 : Japan Women's Hockey Team crowned Asian Games 2018 winners
Japan finally after 36 years won the gold medal at the Asian Games in the women’s hockey event at the GBK Hockey Stadium here. It was a closely fought match with a lot of goalmouth action. https://twitter.com/Dragflickworld/status/1035535403267178496 But they went on to beat the tournament favorite and world number nine India 2-1...
Asiad 2018 : Asia Rank No.5 Japan creates history as they beat Asia Rank No.2 Pakistan 1-0 to enter the Finals
Japan continued their ways as they clinch a 1-0 victory in the semi-final with against Pakistan at the GBK Hockey Stadium. This is their first ever final in the Asian Games and they will meet Malaysia in the final on Saturday. https://twitter.com/Dragflickworld/status/1035174698936459265 The Japanese played a high-pressure tactic against Pakistan and...
Asiad 2018 : Neat play by Japan Men's Hockey team as they beat Indonesia Men's Hockey team 3-1
For the Indonesians, who are playing  their second Asian games, scoring the goal was an achievement. In the opening game, they India. They last played in the 1962 Games which were also held in Jakarta. At that Games, they scored two goals. But conceded 18 in the four matches played. https://twitter.com/Dragflickworld/status/1032268055265435648 Indonesian...
Asiad 2018 : Japan Men's Hockey team claim an opening day victory as they beat Sri Lanka 11-0
On a day of high scoring matches, Japan joined the fray with a 11-0 victory over Sri Lanka in Group A at the GBK Hockey Stadium. The Japanese, unlike other teams, do not need to win the gold medal to qualify for the 2020 Olympics. https://twitter.com/Dragflickworld/status/1031459437947441153 But coach Siegfried Aikman said it...