Pakistan take 11th spot at Hockey Jr World Cup

Published December 5, 2021
Pakistan earned a poor 11th place in the ongoing FIH Hockey Junior World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India. — Reuters/File
Pakistan earned a poor 11th place in the ongoing FIH Hockey Junior World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India. — Reuters/File

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

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