Sunday, 16 September 2018

1st Asian Men's Challenge Cup 2018


The 1st Asian Men's Challenge Cup 2018 is being held in Colombia, Sri Lanka from September 15 to 21.

Malaysia is the only Southeast Asian country taking part in this challenge cup. Malaysia is in Pool A along with Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong.

Below are the schedules and results of team Malaysia

Preliminary - Pool A
  • September 15 | Malaysia 1-3 Saudi Arabia (17-25, 15-25, 25-18, 17-25)
  • September 16 | Malaysia 0-3 Sri Lanka (16-25, 18-25, 23-25)
  • September 17 | Malaysia 3-0 Hong Kong (30-28, 25-19, 25-19)

Quarter Finals
  • September 19 | Saudi Arabia 3-0 Mongolia (25-17, 25-17, 25-15)
  • September 19 | Sri Lanka 3-0 UAE (25-20, 25-17, 25-15)
  • September 19 | Malaysia 1-3 Iraq (27-25, 21-25, 23-25, 20-25)
  • September 19 | Hong Kong 0-3 Bangladesh (22-25, 20-25, 16-25)

Semi Finals
  • September 20 | 5th-8th | Malaysia 1-3 UAE (25-21, 23-25, 34-36, 21-25)
  • September 20 | 5th-8th | Mongolia 2-3 Hong Kong (21-25, 25-20, 26-24, 17-25, 10-15)
  • September 20 | Semi Finals | Sri Lanka 1-3 Iraq (25-22, 24-26, 20-25, 20-25)
  • September 20 | Semi Finals | Saudi Arabia 3-1 Bangladesh (25-15, 21-25, 25-12, 26-24)


Final Day
  • September 21 | 7th-8th | Malaysia 3-0 Mongolia (25-19, 332-30, 31-29)
  • September 21 | 5th-6th | Hong Kong 2-3 UAE (25-21, 17-25, 25-22, 25-27, 7-15)
  • September 21 | Bronze Medal Match | Sri Lanka 3-0 Bangladesh (25-16), 25-17, 25-17)
  • September 21 | Championship Match | Iraq 3-2 Saudi Arabia (14-25, 25-14, 25-16, 26-28, 15-13)
Team Malaysia | Photo credit/via Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC)