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.
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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
Hockey India President - Dilip Tirkey
Youth Affairs and Sports Minister - Anurag Singh Thakur
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