Pakistan reach semi-finals of Paris Olympics Qualifiers

Men in Green's match against Malaysia ends in a 3-3 draw

By Web Desk
January 18, 2024
Players of Pakistan Hockey Team celebrating after the win - Oman Sports TV/Youtube

Pakistan have secured a spot in the semi-finals of the Paris Olympics Qualifiers after their last group match against Malaysia concluded in a 3-3 draw in Muscat, Oman.

The Men in Green are now just one victory away from securing qualification for the Paris Olympics, as the top three teams from the qualifiers will secure a spot.

Pakistan cruised in the final four on the basis of a better goal average than China.

In an earlier group match, Great Britain emerged victorious with a 6-0 score against China, creating an opportunity for Pakistan to reach the final four even if their upcoming game against Malaysia concludes in a draw.

Khan Sufyan, Ammad Butt, and Rana Waheed scored goals for Pakistan. Meanwhile, Sasri Fitri, Abu Kamal, and Ashari Farhan netted goals for Malaysia.

Pakistan will now play against Germany in the semi-final on January 20. Meanwhile, Great Britain will face New Zealand in the other semi-final.

Earlier on Tuesday, Pakistan secured their first win in the Paris Olympics Qualifiers by defeating China 2-0.

Pakistan had lost their first match against Great Britain on Monday by 6-1. Abdul Hanan Shahid managed to score the solitary goal for Pakistan, while Great Britain demonstrated superior strategy and execution.

Teams

Pool A: Great Britain, Malaysia, Pakistan, China

Pool B: Germany, New Zealand, Canada, Chile

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