Hockey World Cup 2023, Pool C: Malaysia Defeats Chile 3-2

By: Michelle Liew

Malaysia bounced back twice from behind to beat Chile 3-2 in a thrilling match in the second match of Group C at the Birsa Munda Hockey Stadium.

Chile penned the first score through Juan Amoroso in the 20th minute before Muhammad Razie Rahim equalized for Malaysia six minutes later.

Martin Rodriguez put Los Diablos back in front three minutes later before Malaysia again equalized through Ashran Hamsani in the 41st minute.

Nimble striker, Norsyafiq Sumantri emerged as the hero when he scored Malaysia's winning goal in the 42nd minute after Chile's third goal was disallowed by the referee when the game had seven minutes left before the end.

The dramatic victory now puts the national team one foot into the next round although there is one more final match of Group C against New Zealand at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar on Thursday.