LAHORE: Pakistan earned a poor 11th place in the ongoing FIH Hockey Junior World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India after beating Poland 5-0 in the 11-12 position match on Saturday.
Pakistan scored three goals through penalty-corners and two in field attempts.
Rizwan Ali scored a brace while Rana Wahid, Moin Shakill and Hammad-ud-din chipped in with one goal each.
It was the third victory for Pakistan in their pool. The green-shirts had played three pool matches and could only win one, against Egypt (3-1) while losing to Germany and Argentina.
In position matches of the 16-nation tournament, Pakistan lost to South Africa, before winning against the US and Poland.
Meanwhile, former Olympians Manzoor-ul-Hasan, Rashid-ul-Hasan, Khalid Bashir, Salim Nazim and Naeem Akhtar criticised Pakistan’s performance in the World Cup.
Published in Dawn, December 5th, 2021