Olympics: Pakistan beat Argentina 2-0 in men's hockey

Imran Muhammad opened the scoring, before Sohail Abbas scored a trademark goal off a penalty corner to double lead.


Web Desk August 01, 2012

LONDON: Pakistan triumphed over Argentina 2-0 in the men’s hockey tournament in at the Riverbank arena on Wednesday.

Pakistan took the lead towards the end of first half through Imran Muhammad on 30 minutes.

Captain and veteran penalty corner expert Sohail Abbas then doubled Pakistan’s lead in the second half as the team then held on sustained Argentinean pressure to see out the match for their first win in the 2012 edition of the Olympics.

Pakistan had earlier drawn their inaugural match with Spain 1-1.

Pakistan now has four points from two games but stands behinds Great Britain who lead by a better goal difference, and two points behind group leaders Australia.

COMMENTS (50)

Sid | 8 years ago | Reply

Looking at the position, the draw or wining with a narrow margin may not be enough to reach the semi finals. They need to set the bar high enough for themselves to pile up the goals in each and every match of the round.

K. Asghar | 8 years ago | Reply

Pakistan Zindabad

Congratulations for Team Pakistan.

They played very good but they need to focus in coming matches to go after the ball snatch it and take it to the Goal , not only waiting for the passes and ball to arrive to them and play. The Team GB , Australia and South Africa are very good teams. No doubt Pakistan Team is brave off sure better than Team India. I pray for their health.

Team need to concentrate more and do not get tired. .

I hope Pakistan players will win matches and have gift for Eid. :) Looking forward for medal.

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