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Hockey latest news, the Green Shirts suffered a 4-0 defeat in their recent match against the home team.

Pakistan Hockey Team Eliminated from Asian Champions Trophy Following 4-0 Loss to Arch-Rivals India in Chennai

Hockey latest news, In a match held in Chennai, India on Wednesday, the Pakistan hockey team’s journey in the Asian Champions Trophy came to an end as they suffered a 4-0 defeat against their arch-rivals, India.

This marks the first instance where Pakistan failed to secure a spot in the top four since the inception of the Asian Champions Trophy.

Although Pakistan, Japan, and Korea all accumulated the same number of points, it was the latter two teams that advanced to the semi-finals due to a superior goal difference.

The game started with Pakistan showing promising intensity, but Indian captain Harmanpreet Singh scored just before the conclusion of the first quarter, giving his team a decisive advantage.

As the second quarter commenced, India began asserting their dominance, and the Indian skipper netted another goal from a penalty corner, further extending their lead.

India’s impressive performance continued, and within the initial six minutes of the third quarter, Jugraj Singh secured yet another goal for the home team, significantly increasing their lead.

India Secures 4-0 Victory as Akashdeep Singh Boosts Their Goal Count

The latest encounter concluded with a 4-0 scoreline in favor of India, as Akashdeep Singh contributed another goal to their impressive tally.

Pakistan’s last triumph over India in hockey dates back to the 2016 South Asia Games; since then, they have endured a winless streak spanning 16 matches.

Out of the five matches played in the tournament, the Green Shirts only clinched victory once. Their debut match in the event concluded with a 3-1 loss against Malaysia, followed by two successive draws against Korea and Japan.

Pakistan’s sole triumph in the tournament came against China, who secured the bottommost position on the points table with a solitary point.

Pakistan is now set to compete against China in the fifth and sixth place playoff scheduled for August 11.

In the upcoming semi-finals on August 11, Malaysia will face Korea in the first match, while India is slated to take on Japan in the second match of the day.

Roster of the Pakistan Team

The Pakistan team’s lineup consists of:

  • Muhammad Umar Bhatta (Captain)
  • Akmal Hussain
  • Abdullah Ishtiaq Khan
  • Muhammad Abdullah
  • Muhammad Sufyan Khan
  • Ehtsham Aslam
  • Osama Bashir
  • Aqeel Ahmed
  • Arshad Liaquat
  • Muhammad Imad
  • Abdul Hanan Shahid
  • Zakaria Hayat
  • Rana Abdul Waheed Ashraf (Vice Captain)
  • Roman
  • Muhammad Murtaza Yaqoob
  • Muhammad Shahzaib Khan
  • Afraz
  • Abdul Rahman

Standby players include:

  • Ali Raza
  • Muhammad Baqir
  • Muhammad Nadeem Khan
  • Abdul Wahab
  • Waqar Ali
  • Muhammad Arsalan
  • Abdul Qayyum

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