|March 18th, 2012|
|17||1:30pm||MAS - RUS||6 - 1 (3 - 0)||Final|
Third-place game: Malaysia 6 Russia 1
Malaysia made easy work of Russia in the third-place game with a convincing 6-1 win. For Malaysia the third-place finish was a silver lining in an otherwise disappointing tournament that saw them fall well short of vying for a place at the London Games.
Azlan Misron kicked off the scoring for Malaysia 2 minutes into action and Razie Muhammad Abd Rahim added two more penalty corner goals to give the Malaysians a comfortable 3-0 lead at the break. Malaysia was clearly underwhelmed by the domination as the goals brought little emotion from the team.
The second half was subdued with the biggest cheer coming from the crowd when Russia’s Nickolay Komarov scored his team’s only goal of the game with eight minutes left in regulation. Another two goals from Malaysia in the last five minutes of the game made the score a lopsided 6-1 final.