2014 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge I


The 2014 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge was held from 26 April to 4 May 2014 in Kuantan, Malaysia. The tournament doubled as the qualifier to the 2016 Champions Trophy as the winner earned an automatic berth to compete.[1]

2014 FIH Men's
Champions Challenge I
Tournament details
Host countryMalaysia
CityKuantan
Teams8
Venue(s)Stadium Hoki Wisma Belia
Final positions
Champions South Korea (1st title)
Runner-up Canada
Third place Malaysia
Tournament statistics
Matches played24
Goals scored128 (5.33 per match)
Top scorer(s) Jang Jong-hyun (8 goals)
Best player Jang Jong-hyun
2012 (previous)

South Korea won the tournament for the first time after defeating Canada 4–0 in the final, earning an automatic berth at the 2016 Champions Trophy after their absence in the previous two editions.[2] Malaysia won the third place match by defeating Ireland 4–2 to claim their first ever Champions Challenge I medal.[3]

Qualification


Even though Spain was automatically qualified as the highest ranked team not qualified for the next Champions Trophy or Champions Challenge I (this due to the withdrawal from participating at the 2012 Champions Trophy), they withdrew from participating. In addition, South Africa qualified as the seventh placed team in the previous edition, but also withdrew due to financial issues. Both teams were replaced by Poland and France, respectively. The following eight teams competed in this tournament.[4][5][6]

Results


All times are Malaysia Standard Time (UTC+08:00)

First round

Pool A
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 New Zealand 3300165+119
 Ireland 310234–13
 Poland 3102712–53
 Japan 310249–53
26 April 2014
15:00
New Zealand  2 – 1  Ireland
Edwards  11'
Inglis  42'
Report Sothern  16'
Umpires:
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)
You Suolong (CHN)
26 April 2014
17:00
Japan  3 – 2  Poland
Kayukawa  8'
Fujimoto  50'
Sakamoto  61'
Report Raciniewski  7'
Krokosz  29'
Umpires:
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)
Ilanggo Kanabathu (MAS)

27 April 2014
15:00
Japan  1 – 6  New Zealand
Fujimoto  52' Report Edwards  5'
Russell  11', 38'
Shaw  19'
S. Child  34'
Jenness  59'
Umpires:
Bruce Bale (ENG)
Geoff Conn (IRL)
27 April 2014
17:00
Ireland  1 – 2  Poland
Elliott  37' Report Makowski  18'
Bratkowski  67'
Umpires:
Diego Barbas (ARG)
Ilanggo Kanabathu(MAS)

29 April 2014
17:00
Ireland  1 – 0  Japan
Sothern  66' Report
Umpires:
Michael Eilmer (AUT)
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)
29 April 2014
19:00
New Zealand  8 – 3  Poland
S. Child  4', 45', 56'
Hayward  8', 33'
Jenness  31'
Hilton  51'
Inglis  63'
Report Górny  57'
Makowski  68', 70'
Umpires:
Ilanggo Kanabathu (MAS)
Ayden Shrives (RSA)
Pool B
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 South Korea 321096+37
 Canada 31119904
 France 310278–13
 Malaysia 310279–23
26 April 2014
19:00
South Korea  3 – 3  Canada
Cho Suk-hoon  13'
Nam Hyun-woo  24'
Kim Seong-kyu  39'
Report Ho-Garcia  25'
Curran  60'
Guest  63'
Umpires:
Ayden Shrives (RSA)
David Tomlinson (NZL)
26 April 2014
21:00
Malaysia  2 – 3  France
Tengku  41'
Faizal  50'
Report Sanchez  34'
Charlet  53'
H. Genestet  64'
Umpires:
Geoff Conn (IRL)
Diego Barbas (ARG)

27 April 2014
19:00
Canada  3 – 2  France
Tupper  4'
Wright  43'
Smythe  58'
Report Charlet  14', 64'
Umpires:
Michael Eilmer (AUT)
You Suolong (CHN)
27 April 2014
21:00
Malaysia  1 – 3  South Korea
Ismail  69' Report Nam Hyun-woo  20'
You Hyo-sik  37'
Jang Jong-hyun  50'
Umpires:
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)

29 April 2014
15:00
South Korea  3 – 2  France
Nam Hyun-woo  24'
Jang Jong-hyun  35'
Kim Seong-kyu  56'
Report T. Genestet  43'
Kieffer  63'
Umpires:
Bruce Bale (ENG)
Diego Barbas (ARG)
29 April 2014
21:00
Canada  3 – 4  Malaysia
Tupper  4', 54'
Ho-Garcia  30'
Report Tengku  5', 55'
Shahril  19', 40'
Umpires:
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)
David Tomlinson (NZL)

Second round

  5th place match 5th–8th place playoffs Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                                               
        New Zealand  4 (2)  
        Malaysia (p.s.o.)  4 (3)  
      New Zealand  6           Malaysia  2 (4)  
      Poland  1           Canada (p.s.o.)  2 (5)  
      Canada  3
        Poland  2  
      New Zealand  6           Canada  0
      France  3           South Korea  4
        Ireland (p.s.o.)  2 (3)  
          France  2 (0)  
    France  3           Ireland  1
  7th place match         Japan  2           South Korea  2     3rd place match
      Poland  2       South Korea  5       Malaysia  4
      Japan  3         Japan  1         Ireland  2
Quarterfinals
1 May 2014
14:45
New Zealand  4 – 4  Malaysia
Edwards  4'
Hayward  45', 60', 70'
Report Azlan  20'
Shahril  23', 31'
Fitri  24'
Penalties
Inglis
Hilton
S. Child
Edwards
Burrows
2 – 3 Faizal
Faiz
Firhan
Shahril
Fitri
Umpires:
Geoff Conn (IRL)
Ayden Shrives (RSA)

1 May 2014
17:00
Canada  3 – 2  Poland
Smythe  29'
Guest  54'
Wright  60'
Report Majchrzak  22'
Makowski  47'
Umpires:
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)
You Suolong (CHN)

1 May 2014
19:15
Ireland  2 – 2  France
Sothern  2'
Dowds  64'
Report Deront  41'
M. Genestet  50'
Penalties
Jackson
Magee
Brown
Sothern
3 – 0 Baumgarten
Deront
Martin Brisac
Umpires:
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)
David Tomlinson (NZL)

1 May 2014
21:30
South Korea  5 – 1  Japan
Hyun Hye-sung  11'
Jang Jong-hyun  24', 40', 49'
Nam Hyun-woo  59'
Report Yoshihara  63'
Umpires:
Bruce Bale (ENG)
Diego Barbas (ARG)
Fifth to eighth place classification
Crossover
3 May 2014
14:45
New Zealand  6 – 1  Poland
Hayward  8', 26'
Burrows  20', 23'
Panchia  30'
S. Child  43'
Report Chwalisz  50'
Umpires:
Michael Eilmer (AUT)
Diego Barbas (ARG)

3 May 2014
17:00
France  3 – 2  Japan
Baumgarten  5'
Charlet  26'
Kieffer  66'
Report Kayukawa  24'
Hatakeyama  51'
Umpires:
Geoff Conn (IRL)
Bruce Bale (ENG)
Seventh and eighth place
4 May 2014
14:45
Poland  2 – 3  Japan
Bratkowski  28'
Raciniewski  50'
Report Tachibana  18', 29'
Kawauchi  43'
Umpires:
Bruce Bale (ENG)
Michael Eilmer (AUT)
Fifth and sixth place
4 May 2014
17:00
New Zealand  6 – 3  France
Jenness  21'
S. Child  27'
Burrows  34'
Shaw  43'
Panchia  49'
Inglis  68'
Report Durchon  31'
T. Genestet  58'
Genestet  63'
Umpires:
Geoff Conn (IRL)
Ayden Shrives (RSA)
First to fourth place classification
Semifinals
3 May 2014
19:15
Malaysia  2 – 2  Canada
Faizal  3'
Ismail  15'
Report Tupper  21', 60'
Penalties
Faizal
Faiz
Firhan
Shahril
Fitri
Faizal
Fitri
Faiz
4 – 5 Guest
Pearson
Tupper
Froese
Johnston
Pearson
Johnston
Froese
Umpires:
You Suolong (CHN)
David Tomlinson (NZL)

3 May 2014
21:30
Ireland  1 – 2  South Korea
Cargo  64' Report Jang Jong-hyun  3'
Hyun Hye-sung  53'
Umpires:
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)
Ayden Shrives (RSA)
Third and fourth place
4 May 2014
19:15
Malaysia  4 – 2  Ireland
Nasruddin  7'
Baharom  11'
Azlan  66'
Firhan  70'
Report Gleghorne  22'
Cargo  43'
Umpires:
Gregory Uyttenhove (BEL)
You Suolong (CHN)
Final
4 May 2014
21:30
Canada  0 – 4  South Korea
Report Jang Jong-hyun  10', 56'
Kim Young-jin  13'
Kim Seong-kyu  69'
Umpires:
Eduardo Lizana (ESP)
David Tomlinson (NZL)

Awards


Post tournament awards.[7]

Top Goalscorer Player of the Tournament Goalkeeper of the Tournament Junior Player of the Tournament
Jang Jong-hyun Jang Jong-hyun David Harte Gabriel Ho-Garcia

Final ranking


  1.  South Korea
  2.  Canada
  3.  Malaysia
  4.  Ireland
  5.  New Zealand
  6.  France
  7.  Japan
  8.  Poland

References


  1. "Did you know... a brief history of Champions Challenge 1". FIH. 2014-04-23. Retrieved 2014-04-23.
  2. "Korea win the Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1 in Kuantan". FIH. 2014-05-04. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
  3. "Malaysia win their first Champions Challenge medal". FIH. 2014-05-04. Retrieved 2014-05-04.
  4. "Qualification Criteria for FIH Champions Trophy and FIH Champions Challenges from 2012 onwards" (PDF). International Hockey Federation. FIH.ch. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
  5. "Hockey Champions Challenge 1 in Malaysia and Scotland". FIH. 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2013-08-29.
  6. "Hockey: France in, SA out of Champions Challenge". The Star Online. 2014-02-16. Retrieved 2014-04-13.
  7. "Korean men ace Canada to book ticket to 2016 Champions Trophy". FIH.ch. 2014-05-04. Retrieved 2014-05-04.