MAS V FRA ( 5th - 8th ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp 2015

MAS
4 - 1
FRA

Match Review MAS - FRA 4-1

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MAS V FRA Goal 2 for MASPosted July 3, 2015
MAS V FRA Goal 3 for MASPosted July 3, 2015
MAS V FRA Goal 4 for MASPosted July 3, 2015
MAS V FRA HighlightsPosted July 3, 2015

A scoreline of 4-1 suggests Malaysian dominance, but the early stages of the game suggested the result could have gone either way.

The first quarter of the game was played at a frenetic pace, with both France and Malaysia creating chances. The deadlock was broken at the start of the second quarter when the ever-industrious Hugo Genestet found Jean Laurent Kieffer (18') with a perfect defence-splitting pass. The deflection flew over 'keeper Roslan Jamaluddin's head.

The lead was short-lived as Shahrun Abdullah's (19') shot rebounded to Muhammad Shamsul, who slammed the ball home.

The game continued to be played at a high tempo, with Malaysia having the best of the later exchanges. Faizal Saari chipped the ball over the crossbar, but this was just a warning shot to the French: just a few minutes later, Azuan Hasan (37') dived full length onto a cross to put the Speedy Tigers ahead.

The final session was played with no quarter given. Guillaume Deront was given a yellow card for a tough challenge on his Malaysian counterpart and the French faced a series of penalty corners as Malaysia strove to make their player advantage count.

The goal that put the cushion between the teams came courtesy of captain Razie Rahim, a ferocious penalty corner strike that left Martin Zylbermann helpless in the French goal.

In a dramatic final few minutes, Zylbermann was dismissed after a crunching tackle on Saari and Rahim was able to double his personal tally from the penalty spot.

"After we lost to India in the quarter-finals, we knew we had to win this one and aim to finish fifth," said Faizal Saari. "We worked hard for each other and supported throughout. It was a tough game, but we kept encouraging each other from the start to the finish."

The result means France will face Pakistan in the 7/8th play-off and Malaysia will go onto to contest fifth spot with Ireland.

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
FRA 18 5 KIEFFER Jean-Laurent FG 0 - 1
MAS 19 9 SHAMSUL Muhammad FG 1 - 1
MAS 37 20 HASAN Azuan FG 2 - 1
MAS 47 10 SAARI Faizal PC 3 - 1
MAS 57 17 RAHIM Razie PS 4 - 1

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
MAS 17 23 AHMAD Tengku G
FRA 26 6 GENESTET Tom G
FRA 35 14 BAUMGARTEN Gaspard G
FRA 41 16 GOYET François G
FRA 46 15 DERONT Guillaume Y
FRA 57 31 ZYLBERMANN Martin Y

MAS

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 JAMALUDDIN Roslan
X
6 JALIL Marhan
4
8 AHMAD TAJUDDIN Izwan Firdaus
4
9 SHAMSUL Muhammad 1
X
10 SAARI Faizal 1
X
11 ABDULLAH Shahrun
X
12 MUTALIB Sukri
X
13 ASHARI Firhan
X
14 MISRON Azlan
X
15 NOOR Nabil
X
17 RAHIM Razie 1
6
18 JALI Faiz
4
20 HASAN Azuan 1
Bench
21 OTHMAN Hafizuddin
X
22 CHARUN Baljit Singh
X
23 AHMAD Tengku 1
4
26 SAABAH Shahril
4
30 JAMALUDDIN Izad
  Physiotherapist INSEUNG Yeo
  Team Manager VAN HUIZEN Stephen
  Head Coach TAI Beng
  Stand-In Manager ZAINI Nor Saiful
  Assistant Coach NADARAJAN M

FRA

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
4 PETERS-DEUTZ Cristoforo
8
5 KIEFFER Jean-Laurent 1
X
6 GENESTET Tom 1
8
7 GENESTET Hugo
X
8 MARTIN BRISAC Simon
8
9 SANCHEZ Olivier
X
11 MASSON Charles
8
14 BAUMGARTEN Gaspard 1
X
15 DERONT Guillaume 1
8
16 GOYET François 1
X
18 FORGUES Jean-Baptiste
5
19 SCHEEFER Francois
X
20 CHARLET Victor
X
22 GENESTET Martin
X
24 COISNE Aristide
X
25 LYON Romain
57
29 SAUNIER Corentin
X
31 ZYLBERMANN Martin 1
  Team Manager FRANCOIS Antoine
  Head Coach FOULARD Gael
  Assistant Coach REYNAUD Bertrand
  Stand-In Manager HOEBEN Gerold
  Medical Doctor POPINEAU Christophe
  Physiotherapist LE BRIS Sebastien

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 VAN EERT Roel
Umpire 2 PULLMAN Tim
Reserve Umpire van ELEGEM Geoffroy
Video Umpire SIMMONDS Gary
Judge 1 SHARMA Anjali
Judge 2 WARRIS Rogier
Technical Officer WOTHERSPOON Anne
  • Match 27
  • Date Fri, 3 Jul 2015
  • Time 15:30
  • Pool/Class 5th - 8th
  • Venue KHC Dragons

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