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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November 10, 2013 12:55 pm

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

November 10, 2013 1:05 pm

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

November 10, 2013 2:21 pm

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

November 10, 2013 3:33 pm

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?

November 10, 2013 3:34 pm

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

November 10, 2013 3:40 pm

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
November 10, 2013 3:40 pm

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

S. A. M.
November 10, 2013 4:32 pm

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

November 10, 2013 5:10 pm

Great Job, Green shirts.

November 10, 2013 5:08 pm

Good Job Pakistan!

November 10, 2013 6:17 pm

Chalo Pakistani media ko kam milgaya...24/7 there will be same news.....by the way Mabrook to Pakistan hockey team...though beating India was enough, winning final is a bonus....

November 10, 2013 8:47 pm

@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...

November 10, 2013 9:41 pm

Well done Pakistan!! Congrats!!

November 10, 2013 10:45 pm

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.

November 10, 2013 10:56 pm

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

November 10, 2013 11:06 pm

Congratulations Pakistan!

November 11, 2013 12:03 am

Mubarak ho, we knew you could do it.

November 11, 2013 1:33 am

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

November 11, 2013 3:15 am

@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
November 11, 2013 10:41 am

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
November 12, 2013 3:50 pm

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.

November 12, 2013 6:22 pm

Congratulations Pakistan hockey team on this great achievement.

November 13, 2013 6:30 pm


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