Asia Cup Hockey: Bangladesh to play on Sunday

Publish: 7:10 PM, May 28, 2022 | Update: 7:10:PM, May 28, 2022

Bangladesh will play hosts Indonesia, the 4th ranked team of Pool A in the 5th/8th place classification match of the eight-nation Hero Men’s Asia Cup Hockey’ 2022 on Sunday (May 29).

The match will kick-off at 12 noon( Bangladesh time) at the GBK Hockey Field in Jakarta.

Earlier, Bangladesh finished 3rd in the four-team Pool B of the ongoing Asia Cup Hockey securing three points from three matches after beating their traditional rivals Oman by 2-1 goal.

Bangladesh needed just a win against lowly rated Indonesia on Sunday to assure the 6th place in the Men’s Asia Cup Hockey.

If Bangladesh cab beat Indonesia, then they have another chance to fight for the 5th spot of the Asia Cup with three times champions Pakistan in a 5!th place deciding match on Wednesday (June 1).

Pakistan, which finished the 3rd in the four-team Pool A of the Asia Cup, entered the 5th place battle beating bottom team of Pool B Oman by 5-2 goal at the same venue today (Saturday).

Ahead of the Hero Men’s Asia Cup Hockey’ 2022, Bangladesh beat hosts Indonesia 2-1 in a preparatory matches in Jakarta.

Bangladesh also beat Indonesia by 7-2 goal in the AHF Cup Hockey in last March in Jakarta and defeated Indonesia again by 3-1 goals In the Asian Games Hockey Qualifier in Bangkok on May 7 last.