India beat Pakistan in the final to win the Men's Hockey 5s Asia Cup 2023

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India's men's hockey team won the Men's Hockey 5s Asia Cup 2023 in Salalah, Oman by defeating Pakistan in the final.

An Overview of the News

  • India also qualified for the FIH Men's Hockey 5s World Cup Oman 2024 with this win.

  • India's win against Pakistan in the final was India's first win in the Hockey 5s format after the previous three encounters.

  • India came back from 2-4 down, which was followed by a penalty shootout, where they emerged victorious.

  • Maninder Singh scored an important goal for India in the shootout.

  • In the semi-finals, India defeated Malaysia by a score of 10-4 and Pakistan reached the final after defeating Oman by a score of 7-3.

  • Hockey India announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh to each player and Rs 1 lakh to the support staff for their outstanding performance.

Hockey5s World Cup:-

  • The 2024 Hockey 5s World Cup marks the inaugural edition of the FIH Hockey 5s World Cup, a global competition for men's and women's national hockey 5s teams every four years.

  • The tournament, scheduled for January 2024,will be held in the city ofMuscat in Oman.

International Hockey Federation (FIH):-

  • It is the worldwide governing body for field hockey and indoor field hockey.

  • Its headquarters is in Lausanne, Switzerland.

  • Major international field hockey tournaments, including the prestigious Hockey World Cup, fall under the jurisdiction of the FIH.

  • Formation - 7 January 1924

  • Established - Paris, France

Important points:-

  • Hockey India President - Dilip Tirkey

  • Youth Affairs and Sports Minister - Anurag Singh Thakur

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