Asian Games hockey: Pakistan top Pool B after 5-0 rout of Bangladesh

Published: August 28, 2018
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Pakistan hockey team on Tuesday beat Bangladesh 5-0 in their last Pool B match of the ongoing Asian Games to enter the semi-finals as the top team from their group in Jakarta.

For Pakistan, Mohammad Atiq and Mubashar Ali scored a brace, while Ali Shan contributed a single goal.

India are the top team in Pool A with five wins from as many matches. They will now face second-placed Malaysia from Pool B.

Meanwhile, Pakistan will face the winner of the South Korea-Japan match in the semi-finals.

A marquee final between arch-rivals Pakistan and India is on the cards if both teams beat their respective opponents in the semis on August 30.

The final of the Asian Games hockey event will be played on September 1.

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