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From the world press: Spotlight on Pakistan hockey

July 28, 2012

Email brings you a collection of top stories, interviews, features and blogs covering the Pakistani contingent's progress at the London Olympics.

In the Spotlight: The Greenshirts 'In the Spotlight' is a International Hockey Federation series that will profile each of the 24 participating teams at the London Olympic Games. Here, breaking down the strengths and weaknesses of the Pakistan squad, it says, “Pakistan will need to drown out all the drama and keep its focus on the field.” Click here for more on this

‘We miss the likes of Shahbaz and Sardar’ Back-to-back defeats in the warm-up games have put the Pakistan hockey team on the back-foot. “What I have observed in the last three months is that we don’t have star players,” head coach Akhtar Rasool tells the The Express Tribune. Click here for more

“Almost as good as it gets” The East Grinstead Sports Club hosted Pakistan and Netherlands for a warm-up game and club's first team manager, Matt Jones said, “In terms of the quality on show, you don't get much better than this.” Click here for more

India, Pakistan hockey teams lack class: Pak manager “There was a time when hockey in Olympics meant India and Pakistan. And both the teams were so strong that despite missing chances they were capable of turning the tables on the opponents anytime,” Akhtar Rasool tells the Hindustan Times. Click here for more