South Korea dramatically won the Men’s Asian Champions Trophy in a shoot-out with Japan, winning their first title at the competition, at the Maulana Bhasani Hockey Stadium in Dhaka.
Lee Hye-seung sealed the gold medal by scoring his team’s fourth goal, while two Japanese misses ended their chance of a first Asian Champions Trophy.
It was South Korea who opened the scoring in the eighth minute through Jeong Jun-woo, but the momentum went the way of Japan before half-time thanks to goals from Ken Nagayoshi and Ryoma Ooka.
Japan scored a third and looked on their way to victory when Yoshika Kirishita scored in the 38th, but a late double by Jang Jong-hyun remarkably took the match to penalties.
Jang scored in the 55th, before getting the equaliser in the last seconds to make it 3-3.
South Korean captain Lee Jung-jun, Ji Woo-cheon and Hwang Tae-il netted in the shoot-out before Lee scored the winner.
Raiki Fujishima missed Japan’s opener and Kosei Kawabe missed the third, meaning Ryoma Ooka and captain Seren Tanaka’s goals were meaningless.