The 2022 Jakarta Indonesia Asian Cup, will officially open its curtains on May 23 to June 1, 2022 at the Gelora Bung Karno Hockey Stadium, with the match also offering automatic tickets to the 2023 Hockey World Cup scheduled to take place in India in January 2023.
Four automatic slots to the 2023 World Cup for the Asian continent have been allocated by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) with one slot being filled by India as the host of the 2023 World Cup. Jakarta Indonesia.
Eight teams will compete with seven of them having the same mission of grabbing the remaining three automatic slots and Malaysia is placed in Group B along with Bangladesh, Korea and Oman while Group A is filled by India, Indonesia, Japan and Pakistan.
In a press conference held at the Malaysia Hockey Confederation (KHM) Meeting Room and also attended by KHM President, Dato ‘Sri Subahan Kamal, the list of 20 players was announced by the National Men’s Senior Squad Team Manager, Dato’ Mirnawan Nawawi with two goalkeepers, six defenders, eight midfielders and four strikers will go to Jakarta.
According to the Head Coach of the National Men’s Senior Squad, A Arulselvaraj, qualifying for the 2023 World Cup is the main target of the team and its players are fully prepared to give their best performance as well as ensure that the target is achieved.
“We have gathered information about the teams that we will meet at the tournament and for the group stage action, we also have the opportunity to see the matches involving the Korean and Bangladeshi teams first before going down to meet them.
“Our main goal is to qualify for the World Cup and we will take one match after another. The tournament uses a “super 4” system where the top two teams of groups A and B will meet in a one -round league.
“If India is in the ” super 4 “ group , it means that all four teams qualify for the 2023 World Cup, but if India is not in the group, it means that only three teams will get the automatic slot,” he explained.
Meanwhile, the Malaysian Tigers Team Leader, Muhammad Marhan Mohd Jalil explained that he and the other players adhere to the principle of playing as a team and they also apply various things in training to ensure that the principle is always there.
“The target set for us is to qualify for the World Cup, but for the team’s personal target is that we want to emerge as the 2022 Asian Cup champions.
“I often remind my teammates to take every pressure as something positive and make that pressure a strength as well as confidence to play.
“Every player has known the advantages and strengths they have and now all they have to do is translate them into matches,” said Marhan who has amassed 271 international caps.
The National Men’s Senior Squad will leave for Jakarta, Indonesia tomorrow (Wednesday – 18 May 2022) at 1.45 pm and will start their first action on 23 May 2022.
The following is a list of 20 National Men’s Senior Squad players who will lead Malaysia’s important mission in the 2022 Asian Cup, Jakarta, Indonesia.
|1||MUHAMMAD HAFIZUDDIN OTHMAN||GOAL KEEPER|
|2||ADRIAN ANDY ALBERT||GOAL KEEPER|
|3||MUHAMMAD ONCE ABD RAHIM||DEFENSE|
|4||MUHAMMAD MARHAN MOHD JALIL||DEFENSE|
|5||MUHAMMAD NAJMI FARIZAL JAZLAN||DEFENSE|
|6||SYED MOHAMAD SYAFIQ SYED CHOLAN||DEFENSE|
|7||MUHAMMAD SYAFIQ HASSAN||DEFENSE|
|8||MUHAMMAD AMIRUL HAMIZAN AZAHAR||DEFENSE|
|9||MEOR MUHAMMAD AZUAN HASSAN||MIDDLE|
|10||FAIZ HELMI JALI||MIDDLE|
|12||MUHAMMAD FIRHAN ASHAARI||MIDDLE|
|13||NIK MUHAMMAD AIMAN NIK ROZEMI||MIDDLE|
|15||MOHAMAD ASHRAN HAMSANI||MIDDLE|
|16||MUHAMMAD NAJIB ABU HASSAN||MIDDLE|
|17||MUHAMMAD AZRAI AIZAD ABU KAMAL||ATTACKERS|
|20||MUHAMMAD SHAHRIL SAABAH||ATTACKERS|
The following is the Malaysian Tigers match schedule for Group B action:
|1.||MONDAY||23 MEI 2022||MALAYSIA LWN OMAN||12:45 PM|
|2.||TUESDAY||24 MEI 2022||KOREA LWN MALAYSIA||3:00 PM|
|3.||THURSDAY||26 MEI 2022||MALAYSIA LWN BANGLADESH||3:00 PM|
|** Match time is Malaysia Time|
By Nurjannah Ali Posted May 17, 2022 In MAIN 2 0