Best teams to compete in Men's Jr Asia Cup.

ISLAMABAD -- The best young Asian men's hockey teams would compete in the Men's Junior Asia Cup Salalah 2023 from May 23 to June 1, with three spots up for grabs in the upcoming FIH Junior Hockey Men's World Cup 2023, to be played in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The ten participating teams have been split into two pools, with Pool A comprising Chinese Taipei, India, Japan, Pakistan and Thailand. In Pool B hosts Oman would be joined by Bangladesh, Korea, Malaysia and Uzbekistan, said a press release issued here on Friday.

Each team in the pool stage would play the other four teams in their pool once. The top two teams in both pools would qualify for the semi-finals, while the teams in third and fourth positions will compete for the 5-8 place classification.

The teams finishing in fifth place in both pools would go head-to-head to avoid finishing in tenth place.

The losing semi-finalists would play in the bronze medal match, with the two finalists and the bronze medalists qualifying for the FIH Junior Hockey World Cup 2023. Malaysia, as hosts, has already qualified for the World Cup, so if Malaysia enters the semifinals of the Junior Asia Cup...

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