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Pakistan's dream start turned into a nightmare as they fell 3-1 to the Netherlands on the opening day of the men's Champions Trophy, while Olympic champions Germany held off New Zealand 3-2.  Meanwhile Australia were pushed by Belgium as they set after a fifth straight title, while India upset England defeating them 3-1. - Photos by AFP


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raika45
Dec 01, 2012 12:26pm
There was a time when India and Pakistan entered a hockey tournament and the rest of the hockey world would shiver.What glory days that were.It usually ended India taking on Pakistan.The stick work of the players was a joy to watch.
Raoul Ciao
Dec 02, 2012 12:58pm
while India has made a fighting start and won their match against fancied England, pakistan need to put the loss behind them and come good next match, irrespective of who they play. The Asians have to get back the champions' Trophy into an Asian team ! buck Up India, pakistan. You can do it !!
Manomoni
Dec 01, 2012 04:06pm
Cricket destroyed hockey in the sub continent...Refer the history..