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Hockey: Razie: Malaysia must pass tests to get closer to Canada



PETALING JAYA: National hockey defender Mohd Razie Rahim has one aim – to close the gap between Malaysian and Canada in the world ranking.

And to do that, Razie knows that the national team will have to produce good results in the test matches planned against Ireland, Wales and France in London next month.

Malaysia are now ranked 11th in the world with 1,218 points, 107 points behind 10th placed Canada.

The outcome in test matches will guarantee ranking points in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) standings.

The 34-year-old Razif hopes a strong showing will put them in the right path in their preparation for next year’s Asia Cup, which is a qualifying tournament for the 2023 World Cup.

“The test matches will be key because

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Former Man United defender Brown joins Indian side Kerala Blasters

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 :  Indian Super League’s Kerala Blasters have signed former Manchester United defender Wes Brown ahead of the 2017-18 season, the Kochi-based franchise said on Tuesday. The 37-year-old was a free agent after making five appearances for Blackburn Rovers in the English Championship last season. “Hello India, …

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