India won the Men's Junior Asia Cup 2023 title in Hockey

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India-won-the-Men's-Junior-Asia-Cup-2023-title-in-HockeyIndia won the Men's Junior Asia Cup 2023 title in Hockey by defeating Pakistan 2-1 in the final held in Salalah, Oman.

An Overview of the News

  • The win marked India's fourth title in the men's Junior Asia Cup, having previously won in 2004, 2008 and 2015.

  • Angad Bir Singh and Arjit Hundal Singh scored for India, while Pakistan managed to score a goal through Basharat Ali.

  • In the semi-finals, India defeated Republic of Korea 9–1, while Pakistan defeated Malaysia 6–2 to enter the final.

  • Pakistan are the second most successful team in the men's junior Asia Cup with three titles, but their last win was 27 years ago in 1996.

Men's Hockey Junior Asia Cup

  • It is an international under-21 field hockey tournament organized by the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF).

  • The tournament has been held annually since 1988 and serves as a qualifying event for the men's FIH Hockey Junior World Cup.

  • To participate in the tournament, players must be under 21 years of age as of 31 December of the year preceding the tournament.

About Oman

  • It is a country located in Western Asia.

  • It is located on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula.

  • It shares land borders with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

  • Oman shares maritime borders with Iran and Pakistan.

Capital and largest city - Muscat

Official language - Arabic

Sultan - Haitham bin Tariq

Crown Prince - Theyazin bin Haitham

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