World champions Australia won 27th edition of the Sultan Azlan Shah cup 2018 for record 10th time. In the final match held in Ipoh, Malaysia, Australia defeated defending champion England by narrow 2-1 goal margin. Earlier, in the classification match for third place, Argentina defeated host Malaysia by 3-2 goals.
Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament
It is an annual international men’s field hockey tournament held in Malaysia. It has been named after 9th king of Malaysia and ‘Father of Malaysian Hockey’ Sultan Azlan Shah also avid fan of field hockey. It was established in 1983 as biennial sporting event. It was converted into annual event after 1998, following its growth and popularity. Australia has won prestigious tournament for record 10 times in 1983, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018. India had won it 4 times 1985, 1991, 1995, 2009 and shared it in 2010 with South Korea.