Azlan Shah Cup: Pakistan lose to Great Britain, finish last

In the 47th minute Barry Middleton scored the equaliser for Great Britain.


Web Desk June 02, 2012

IPOH, MALAYSIA: Three-time champions Pakistan on Saturday, faced their worst defeat in the Azlan Shah Cup after losing to Great Britain 2–1. Pakistan finished last for the first time in the history of the Cup.

Abdul Hassem Khan scored Pakistan their lead in the 15th minute, which lasted till halftime. In the 47th minute Barry Middleton scored the equaliser for Great Britain.

It seemed that the match would end in a draw but with four minutes remaining, Ashley Jackson scored the winning goal for Great Britain.

Earlier, after a dismal run in the ongoing Azlan Shah Cup, including the 2-1 defeat against India, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) chief selector Hanif Khan had declared that the team was unprepared for the Olympics which are less than two months away.

COMMENTS (6)

Salman | 9 years ago | Reply

Hockey should be banned in Pakistan. There is no future of this sports in the country.

ASQ | 9 years ago | Reply

The only way forward is to groom young kids it will take time but results would be great.the current lot of players is simply pathetic no need to drain resources on them

VIEW MORE COMMENTS
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

E-Publications

Most Read