KUANTAN: South Korea beat Pakistan to win the Asia Cup Hockey Tournament here on Saturday.

In the final, South Korea crushed three-time champions Pakistan 1-0 to qualify for the World Cup 2010. Pakistan will now have to play the qualifying round. The score remained level till the end of the first half. The Pakistani squad seemed dominant in the second half but it could not score a single goal.

Despite a dominant position, Pakistan lost all chances and Kim Byung Hoon of South Korea netted the golden goal to help Koreans win the Asia Cup. South Korea also leveled Pakistanís record of thrice winning the Asia Cup.