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2001 Men's Champions Challenge (field hockey)

2001 Men's Hockey Champions Challenge
Tournament details
Host country  Malaysia
City Kuala Lumpur
Dates 7 December 2001 (2001-12-07) – 15 December 2001 (2001-12-15)
Teams 6
Venue(s) Malaysia National Hockey Stadium, Bukit Jalil
Top three teams
Champions  India (1st title)
Runner-up  South Africa
Third place  Argentina
Tournament statistics
Matches played 18
Goals scored 64 (3.56 per match)
Top scorer(s) Argentina Jorge Lombi (7 goals)
Best player South Africa Mike Cullen
(next) 2003

The 2001 Champions Challenge for men is the inaugural tournament of Champions Challenge, it took place in the in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 7 to December 15, 2001.

Participating nations were Argentina, Belgium, host Malaysia, India, Japan, and South Africa. The winner earned a spot at the 2002 Champions Trophy in Cologne, Germany.

India defeated South Africa 2–1 in the final to win the competition.


Squads

Results

Pool

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 India 5 3 1 1 9 5 +4 10
 South Africa 5 3 1 1 9 7 +2 10
 Argentina 5 3 0 2 10 8 +2 9
 Malaysia 5 3 0 2 6 5 +1 9
 Japan 5 2 0 3 10 10 0 6
 Belgium 5 0 0 5 3 13 –10 0
7 December 2001
16:05
South Africa  3 – 2  Argentina Umpires:
Antonio Bustos (ESP)
Jason McCracken (NZL)
King
Cullen
Report Lombi
Almada

7 December 2001
18:05
India  1 – 0  Belgium Umpires:
Steve Graham (WAL)
Singh Ravinderpal (MAS)
Pillay Report

7 December 2001
20:05
Malaysia  1 – 0  Japan Umpires:
Satinder Kumar (IND)
Sumesh Putra (CAN)
Raj Report

8 December 2001
18:05
South Africa  2 – 2  India Umpires:
Sumesh Putra (CAN)
Singh Paramjit (MAS)
King
Fulton
Report J. Singh
Thakur

8 December 2001
20:05
Belgium  0 – 2  Malaysia

9 December 2001
18:05
Japan  1 – 2  Argentina

10 December 2001
16:05
Japan  3 – 2  South Africa Umpires:
Antonio Bustos (ESP)
Singh Ravinderpal (MAS)
Furasato
Yamabori
Tobita
Report Cullen
King

10 December 2001
18:05
Argentina  3 – 1  Belgium Umpires:
Singh Paramjit (MAS)
Toschimichi Fujimura (JPN)
Almada
Capurro
Report Bueger

10 December 2001
20:05
Malaysia  2 – 1  India Umpires:
Jason McCracken (NZL)
Steve Graham (WAL)
Chua Boon Huat
Raj
Report P. Singh

11 December 2001
18:05
Belgium  0 – 1  South Africa Umpires:
Jason McCracken (NZL)
Satinder Kumar (IND)
Report Jacobs

12 December 2001
18:05
India  3 – 0  Japan Umpires:
Singh Paramjit (MAS)
Antonio Bustos (ESP)
Thakur
P. Singh
Report

12 December 2001
20:05
Malaysia  1 – 2  Argentina Umpires:
Steve Graham (WAL)
Sumesh Putra (CAN)
L. Raj Report Lombi

13 December 2001
16:05
Japan  6 – 2  Belgium Umpires:
Blalse Monteiro (IND)
Satinder Kumar (IND)
Katayama
Matsui
Tobita
Furasato
Iwadate
Report Brulé

13 December 2001
18:05
India  2 – 1  Argentina Umpires:
Steve Graham (WAL)
Singh Ravinderpal (MAS)
J. Singh
G. Singh
Report MacCormik

13 December 2001
20:05
South Africa  1 – 0  Malaysia Umpires:
Jason McCracken (NZL)
Sumesh Putra (CAN)
Cullen Report

Classification

Fifth and sixth place

15 December 2001
08:05
Japan  5 – 3  Belgium Umpires:
Blalse Monteiro (IND)
Singh Ravinderpal (MAS)
Katayama
Matsui
Yamabori
Furasato
Report Reckinger
Beunen
Geens

Third and fourth place

15 December 2001
08:05
Argentina  4 – 2  Malaysia Umpires:
Toschimichi Fujimura (JPN)
Jason McCracken (NZL)
Lombi Report Chairil
Mohd Madzli Ikmar

Final

15 December 2001
20:05
India  2 – 1  South Africa Umpires:
Steve Graham (WAL)
Sumesh Putra (CAN)
Thakur
Dillon
Report Dolley

Awards

Topscorer Best Player Fair Play Trophy
Argentina Jorge Lombi South Africa Mike Cullen  Japan

Statistics

Final ranking

  1.  India
  2.  South Africa
  3.  Argentina
  4.  Malaysia
  5.  Japan
  6.  Belgium

External links

  • 1st Men's Challenge Hockey from Rediff.com
  • Official FIH Reports
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