Malaysia 2-4 Belgium- Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2008

Fresh from their 5-3 upset win over Pakistan, Beijing bound Belgium once again played some brilliant hockey to beat hosts Malaysia 4-2 in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup today. It was Malaysia’s third defeat in the tournament, and the hosts have just four points from five games. They will finish their group engagements when they play India in their final game on Saturday.

Charles Vandeweghe gave Belgium the lead in the 20th minute, but Malaysia equalised in the 29th minute through penalty corner specialist Mohd Amin Rahim.

It was Vandeweghe again who put Belgium ahead, with the forward scoring from a set piece in the 43rd minute. And like it happened with the first goal, Malaysia responded through another Amin Rahim drag flick to level the game.

However Belgium raised their game when it mattered the most, and both the remaining goals were scored by ” Jerome “- Jerome Dekeyser in the 52nd minute, and Jerome Truyens in the 68th minute.

Malaysia’s game against India will have one team watching it very keenly, and hoping for a favour from the home team. Pakistan’s hopes of making it to the final rest on the Malaysia- India game after they lost their final game 1-2 to the Indians.

Malaysia 2-4 Belgium ( Mohd Amin Rahim *2/ Charles Vandeweghe*2, Jerome Dekeyser, Jerome Truyens)

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