LONDON: Missing out on a number of chances to score, Pakistan lost against Great Britain (GB) in the men’s hockey tournament on Friday.
Playing at the Riverbank Arena in London, GB took the lead right at the beginning by scoring a goal on 3 minutes. By half time, the hosts were leading by two goals.
Pakistan played comparatively better in the second half, trying to force the issue, but wastefulness in front of goal cost them dear as well as leave gaping holes at the back. No surprise then that Pakistan, who looked in danger of ending the match having failed to score, pulled one back through penalty corner specialist Sohail Abbas in a trademark strike.
Pakistan had earlier drawn its inaugural match against Spain 1-1 and won the second match against Argentina 2-0.
Team Green will play South Africa on August 5 and Australia on August 7 in what could shape whether they remain in the competition or bow out without a medal.