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SAS 2019: Korea lifts the Azlan Shah Cup (3/30/2019)
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South Korea emerges again as a strong force in Asia after it outwitted higher ranked India in the Azlan Shah Cup final today in Ipoh, Malaysia. Simranjeet Singh struck for India in the ninth minute of the game only to see it evened out 39 minutes later through a skilful penalty stroke negotiation by Jonghyun Jang. In the shoot out, India lost out 2-4. undefined

With this victory, cash-starved Korea send notice to other Asian powers of their happy return. Korea has been out of medals contention in most Asian events inlcuding the latest editions of Asian Games and Asia Cup.

For quite sometime, Korea has been losing to India with slenderest of margin. Even in Ipoh, it showed enormous gumption in scoring equalizer 53 seconds before the hooter.

India scored a early goal today in the all important final only to see it annulled 13 minutes before the final time.

India and Korea jointly held the Cup almost a decade earlier on the same venue.

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