The FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup Malaysia 2023 is currently being held in Kuala Lumpur.
The teams have been divided in four pools for the event with the top two from each qualifying for the quarters.
The final of the event will be held on December 16.
FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup 2023 pools
Pool A: Argentina, Australia, Malaysia, Chile
Pool B: Egypt, France, Germany, South Africa
Pool C: Canada, India, South Korea, Spain,
Pool D: Belgium, Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan
FIH Hockey Men’s Junior World Cup 2023 schedule
Earlier today, the Pakistan hockey team made an impressive comeback to register a 3-3 draw against the Netherlands in their opening match of the Junior World Cup.
The Green Shirts were down 2-0 in the first half but Arshad Liaqat, Sufian Khan, and Arbaz Ahmed scored crucial goals to bring Pakistan back in the game.
The Dutch team managed to secure field goals in the 21st and 30th minute, leaving Pakistan two down at the end of the first half.
However, Pakistan fought back valiantly in the third quarter, with midfielder Arshad Liaqat scoring a field goal, narrowing the deficit.
The turning point came in the 36th minute of the third quarter when Pakistan earned a penalty corner. Sufian Khan exhibited exceptional skills, slamming a drag-flick into the goalpost, leveling the score to 2-2.
The Netherlands responded with a field goal in the 47th minute, once again taking the lead. However, Pakistan's Arbaz Ahmed swiftly equalized with a penalty corner, bringing the score to 3-3.