Pakistan wins Asian Champions Trophy

Pakistan's Shakeel Abbasi (C) vies against Naota Shiokawa (R) of Japan. —File photo
Pakistan's Shakeel Abbasi (C) vies against Naota Shiokawa (R) of Japan. —File photo

KAKAMIGAHARA: Defending champions, Pakistan, on Sunday retained its title defeating hosts Japan by a margin of two goals in the final match of the third Asian Champions Trophy field hockey tournament being played in Japan's Kakamighara city, DawnNews reported.

The Japanese team took an aggressive start scoring one goal to take the lead in the first half.

Pakistan replied with a comeback in the second half scoring three goals before the 66th minute.

The green-shirts had remained unbeaten in the tournament defeating Omman, Malaysia, China and India in the group stage matches.

The previous match played between Pakistan and Japan, during the group stages, had ended in a 1-1 draw.

Malaysia secured the third position in the tournament.

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Nov 10, 2013 12:55pm

A much needed victory.... anyhow congratz to all...

Nov 10, 2013 01:05pm

Mubarak Pakistan Good news after a long time . I love this

Nov 10, 2013 02:21pm

Good job done. Thanks to our hockey team to give us relief after witnessing cricket debacle in Sharjah.

Nov 10, 2013 03:33pm

Why is it such a small news? In these days any victory is good and they have won the Asia Cup now that is big. There was no prominent reporting of the tournament before this and this is also incomplete news. Who scored the goals?

Nov 10, 2013 03:34pm

Congrats to Pakistanis all over the globe and keep it up boys.

Nov 10, 2013 03:40pm

Well done!!! I wrote on this very dawn when they lost last final - that they are performing better then ever and now its matter of time that they will come at top... and see they did it

Proud Pakistani
Nov 10, 2013 03:40pm

Feeling Proud.. Keep up the hardwork and we will bounce back

S. A. M.
Nov 10, 2013 04:32pm

Excellent Job Team Pakistan. A Big Thank You To All The Players. You Have Done It Again.

Nov 10, 2013 05:10pm

Great Job, Green shirts.

Nov 10, 2013 05:08pm

Good Job Pakistan!

Nov 10, 2013 06:17pm

Chalo Pakistani media ko kam milgaya...24/7 there will be same the way Mabrook to Pakistan hockey team...though beating India was enough, winning final is a bonus....
Nov 10, 2013 08:47pm

@kashif: This is why you are not able to win the olympic medal... Your opponent is only India and for India is pakistan.. shame on you people .. International Hockey well ahead of these traditional asian countries...

Nov 10, 2013 09:41pm

Well done Pakistan!! Congrats!!

Nov 10, 2013 10:45pm

Well done Pakistan Hockey Team by defeating India & Japan. All the team efforts to achieve the target is highly appreciated. We need victories in every field.

Nov 10, 2013 10:56pm

great achievement two consective trophies.this is a proud moment unlike pakistan army which made us ashamed time and again

Nov 10, 2013 11:06pm

Congratulations Pakistan!

Nov 11, 2013 12:03am

Mubarak ho, we knew you could do it.

Nov 11, 2013 01:33am

@kashif: so your bench mark is India, no wonder you did not qualify for WC.

Nov 11, 2013 03:15am

@kashif: They beat the Indian national Junior team 5-4. You think that was great job of our senior team beating 16-18 year old Indian Junior team preparing for next years Junior World cup 5-4?

Ali Vaqar Awan
Nov 11, 2013 10:41am

Congratulations to Pakistan hockey team for winning Asian Champion Trophy and successfully defending it. Great to see them achieving victory against India. Still the sadness remains for our team not able to qualify for hockey world cup. Its time to put the disappointment behind and our team should strive hard to prepare for Olympics and win against strong teams like Australia, Holland and so on. The victory has brought lots of smiles for our nation which is going through tough times. Coach and management needs to improve on our teams penalty corner conversion, converting goal scoring chances into goals and fitness. Hats off to our hockey and well done. :)

Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad
Nov 12, 2013 03:50pm

A great victory indeed. The result confirms that all is not that bad in the field of Pakistani hockey. With a little bit of extra work, they can win matches against top teams but only if they think they can since when you believe in your self, anything is possible.

Nov 12, 2013 06:22pm

Congratulations Pakistan hockey team on this great achievement.

Nov 13, 2013 06:30pm