Men’s National Team – the Playoff Preliminary of the World League Semifinal

Japan Hockey Association 

Result of the Playoff Preliminary of FIH World League Semifinal (2012-14/ Johor Bahru) – Men’s National Team (Samurai Japan)

   Japan national team (world rank 16th) won South Africa (world rank 12nd) by 2-2 (PSO 1-0) in the playoff preliminary of the World League Semifinal. As a result, Japan advances to 5th placed match with Malaysia (host country, world rank 13rd) at 18:00 on July 7. In the final day, there are the final (Argentina vs. Germany) and the 3rd placed match (England vs. Korea) and 7th placed match (South Africa vs. Pakistan). Both Argentina and Germany are qualified for the World Cup. Each game in FIH World League is broadcasting in YOUTUBE FIH CHANNEL.

Game Result

Game No.17  Playoff Preliminary Game (15:45- July 6)
Japan– South Africa

1 (1st) 0
1 (2nd) 2
1 (PSO) 0



  • 33rd min (1st half) – DF #16 Manabu Hatakeyama – PC
  • 34th min (1st half) – Own Goal

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