|June 2nd, 2013|
|14||Round Robin||12:45pm||JPN - AUT||4 - 3 (1 - 2)||Final||x 2|
The second match between tournament favorites Japan and Austria started in two steps, with the match briefly suspended after thunder, lightning and sizeable hailstones cut the first try short. When the match resumed with just under two minutes on the clock, the Austrians surprised the Samurai with a penalty corner, and Patrick Schmidt batted the rebound into the net for the lead. Japan responded quickly to restore the balance with a penalty corner of their own through Toshiro Tachibana however.
As the sun came out again in a 180 degree turn of the weather, Austria kept challenging their Japanese counterparts, playing a very organized and disciplined defensive game. Japan wasted a number of opportunities, including a series of penalty corners, while at the other end, Dominik Monghy took advantage of the haphazard Japanese defense to reclaim the lead for Austria just before halftime.
Japan finally managed to get more structure into their game in the second half, and Toshiro Tachibana soon scored his second of the day for the another equalizer. Austria, who had another match with a sparsely populated bench after three players had to leave to play in the German league finals this weekend, fought ferociously but could not pull ahead again.
The Austrians ran out of fuel towards the end of the match, and instead of managing to force the match into a shoot-out, ended up conceding two late penalty corner goals. Shinji Kawauchi and Manabu Hatakeyama scored to make the score at the endof regulation time 4-2 for Japan, which confirmed Japan as the winners of the event as well as designating France the last missing participant in the upcoming World League Semi-Final events, as Russia no longer had the opportunity to overtake Japan and claim their place.