India won Men’s Hockey 5s Asia Cup 2023 by defeating Pakistan

India won the inaugural Men’s Hockey 5s Asia Cup 2023 by defeating Pakistan in a penalty shootout in the final on 2nd September 2023 in Salalah, Oman.

  1. This victory also secured India’s qualification for the FIH Men’s Hockey5s World Cup Oman 2024.
  2. It was the first edition of the Men’s Hockey 5s Asia Cup and served as the qualifying event for the FIH Men’s Hockey5s World Cup Oman 2024.
  3. Eight teams participated, divided into two pools: Elite and Challenge.
  4. India emerged as the champion by defeating Pakistan in a thrilling final that ended in a 4-4 draw and was decided by a shootout.
  5. India won the shootout 2-0 and clinched the title.
  6. Along with India and Pakistan, Japan and Oman also secured berths in the World Cup by finishing in the top four positions.

Question: Which team won the inaugural Men’s Hockey 5s Asia Cup 2023 and secured qualification for the FIH Men’s Hockey5s World Cup Oman 2024?

A) Pakistan
B) India
C) Japan
D) Oman

Answer: B) India

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