The Men's AHF Cup 2022 concluded on Sunday, with Bangladesh lifting the trophy after beating Oman 5-3 in a shootout, and the host Indonesia ended the competition in seventh place.
In the seventh-place playoff at Gelora Bung Karno hockey field, Indonesia beat Uzbekistan 6-1.
Despite ending the tournament in seventh place, Indonesia will play in the Hero Asia Cup 2022 along with Bangladesh, Oman, India, Pakistan, Korea, Japan, and Malaysia because the Asian Hockey Federation has appointed Jakarta to host the event slated for May 23 to June 1.
The Indonesian Hockey Federation (FHI) wants the team to perform better in the Asia Cup. Therefore, it will send the team to Malaysia for a two-month training camp.
"Malaysia has regular competition. So, the national team can easily find sparring partners. The training camp is essential for the team to prepare for top-level competition for the Asia Cup," said FHI Chairman Maj. Gen. Budi Sulistijono in the official statement.