2001 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge


The 2001 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 7 to December 15, 2001.

2001 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge
Tournament details
Host countryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Dates7–15 December
Teams6 (from 4 confederations)
Venue(s)Malaysia National Hockey Stadium
Final positions
Champions India (1st title)
Runner-up South Africa
Third place Argentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played18
Goals scored64 (3.56 per match)
Top scorer(s) Jorge Lombi (7 goals)
Best player Mike Cullen
(next) 2003

Participating nations were Argentina, Belgium, host Malaysia, India, Japan, and South Africa. The winner earned a spot at the 2002 Champions Trophy in Cologne, Germany.

India defeated South Africa 2–1 in the final to win the competition.

Squads


Head Coach: Jorge Ruiz

  1. Vincent Deneumostier (GK)
  2. Maxime Luycx
  3. Jean-Philippe Brulé
  4. Thierry Renaer
  5. Xavier-Charles Letier
  6. Xavier de Scheemaeker
  7. Joeri Beunen
  8. Thomas van den Balck
  9. Xavier Brooke
  10. Robin Geens
  11. Christophe Moraux (GK)
  12. Marc Coudron (C)
  13. Fabian Bueger
  14. Xavier Reckinger
  15. Charles Vandeweghe
  16. Phillippe Goldberg
  1. Takahiko Yamabori (C)
  2. Naoya Iwadate
  3. Ryuji Furasato
  4. Akira Takahashi
  5. Kenichi Katayama
  6. Naohiko Tobita
  7. Kazuyuki Ozawa
  8. Atsushi Takehara
  9. Daisuke Hokaze
  10. Akihiko Hirata
  11. Mitsuru Ito
  12. Jun Takahashi (GK)
  13. Yasuhiro Nobui (GK)
  14. Ryuhie Harada
  15. Fumihiro Matsui
  16. Toshiai Fukuda

Head Coach: Paul Lissek

  1. Roslan Jamaluddin (GK)
  2. Singh Maninderijt
  3. Chua Boon Huat
  4. Gobinathan Krishnamurthy
  5. Kuhan Shanmuganathan
  6. Nor Azlan Bakar
  7. Chairil Anwar Abdul Aziz
  8. Mohammed Madzli Ikmar
  9. Tajol Rosli Mohamed
  10. Mohamed Rodhanizam Radzi
  11. Keevan Raj Kalikavandan
  12. Mirnawan Nawawi
  13. Logan Kali Kavandan
  14. Ibrahim Mohd Nasihin Nubli
  15. Shankar Shanmugam

Results


Pool

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  India 5 3 1 1 9 5 +4 10 Final
2  South Africa 5 3 1 1 9 7 +2 10
3  Argentina 5 3 0 2 10 8 +2 9 Third place game
4  Malaysia (H) 5 3 0 2 6 4 +2 9
5  Japan 5 2 0 3 10 10 0 6 Fifth place game
6  Belgium 5 0 0 5 3 13 10 0
Source: FIH
(H) Host
7 December 2001
16:05
South Africa  3 – 2  Argentina
King  16'
Cullen  69', 70'
Report Lombi  11'
Almada  59'
Umpires:
Antonio Bustos (ESP)
Jason McCracken (NZL)
7 December 2001
18:05
India  1 – 0  Belgium
Pillay  47' Report
Umpires:
Steve Graham (WAL)
Singh Ravinderpal (MAS)
7 December 2001
20:05
Malaysia  1 – 0  Japan
Raj  40' Report
Umpires:
Satinder Kumar (IND)
Sumesh Putra (CAN)

8 December 2001
18:05
South Africa  2 – 2  India
King  11'
Fulton  60'
Report J. Singh  9'
Thakur  17'
Umpires:
Sumesh Putra (CAN)
Singh Paramjit (MAS)
8 December 2001
20:05
Belgium  0 – 2  Malaysia

9 December 2001
18:05
Japan  1 – 2  Argentina

10 December 2001
16:05
Japan  3 – 2  South Africa
Furasato  25'
Yamabori  51'
Tobita  58'
Report Cullen  8'
King  43'
Umpires:
Antonio Bustos (ESP)
Singh Ravinderpal (MAS)
10 December 2001
18:05
Argentina  3 – 1  Belgium
Almada  5', 51'
Capurro  11'
Report Bueger  18'
Umpires:
Singh Paramjit (MAS)
Toschimichi Fujimura (JPN)
10 December 2001
20:05
Malaysia  2 – 1  India
Chua Boon Huat  47'
Raj  55'
Report P. Singh  23'
Umpires:
Jason McCracken (NZL)
Steve Graham (WAL)

11 December 2001
18:05
Belgium  0 – 1  South Africa
Report Jacobs  51'
Umpires:
Jason McCracken (NZL)
Satinder Kumar (IND)

12 December 2001
18:05
India  3 – 0  Japan
Thakur  35', 62'
P. Singh  41'
Report
Umpires:
Singh Paramjit (MAS)
Antonio Bustos (ESP)
12 December 2001
20:05
Malaysia  1 – 2  Argentina
L. Raj  19' Report Lombi  46', 69'
Umpires:
Steve Graham (WAL)
Sumesh Putra (CAN)

13 December 2001
16:05
Japan  6 – 2  Belgium
Katayama  6'
Matsui  41'
Tobita  44', 60'
Furasato  49'
Iwadate  62'
Report Brulé  8', 40'
Umpires:
Blalse Monteiro (IND)
Satinder Kumar (IND)
13 December 2001
18:05
India  2 – 1  Argentina
J. Singh  27'
G. Singh  32'
Report MacCormik  15'
Umpires:
Steve Graham (WAL)
Singh Ravinderpal (MAS)
13 December 2001
20:05
South Africa  1 – 0  Malaysia
Cullen  41' Report
Umpires:
Jason McCracken (NZL)
Sumesh Putra (CAN)

Classification

Fifth place game
15 December 2001
08:05
Japan  5 – 3  Belgium
Katayama  1'
Matsui  8', 37'
Yamabori  53'
Furasato  61'
Report[permanent dead link] Reckinger  28'
Beunen  39'
Geens  42'
Umpires:
Blalse Monteiro (IND)
Singh Ravinderpal (MAS)
Third place game
15 December 2001
08:05
Argentina  4 – 2  Malaysia
Lombi  7', 24', 31', 59' Report Chairil  45'
Mohd Madzli Ikmar  50'
Umpires:
Toschimichi Fujimura (JPN)
Jason McCracken (NZL)
Final
15 December 2001
20:05
India  2 – 1  South Africa
Thakur  9'
Dillon  55'
Report Dolley  58'
Umpires:
Steve Graham (WAL)
Sumesh Putra (CAN)

Statistics


Final ranking

  1.  India
  2.  South Africa
  3.  Argentina
  4.  Malaysia
  5.  Japan
  6.  Belgium

Awards

Topscorer Best Player Fair Play Trophy
Jorge Lombi Mike Cullen  Japan

See also