LONDON: World champions Australia defeated Pakistan 7-0 in a do-or-die battle for both the teams playing men’s Olympic hockey in London on Tuesday.
Australia now lead Pool A and have qualified for the semi-finals.
Pakistan had earlier defeated South Africa 5-4, raising its chances of securing a semi-final berth. However, this defeat shakes Pakistan’s Olympics dream.
Team Green had earlier drawn its inaugural match against Spain 1-1, won the second match against Argentina 2-0 and lost against Great Britain 4-1.
Hockey legend Olympian Hasan Sardar had called Pakistan’s match with Australia a tough test and said that to win against them, it would require performance from each and every player of the team.
Another legendary Olympian Samiullah had said that there is little hope for the underdogs to beat the Australians or either pull a draw as Australia is undoubtedly the best team playing in the tournament.
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India won 6 medals, not 4....so 6 is anytime better than zero! India has been increasing its tally 50% every olympics....while the 'land of pure' is drawing zero!
It was a do-or die battle...Australians did wat they came to do and Pakistanis died....
Goal Keeper was pathetic
On return, the Pakistani hockey players had better disembark from the plane wearing full protective gear. Salams
@babu: The nation of 1.2 billion got not 4 but only three medals none gold. one air gun bronze, rapid fire shooting silver and for something else bronze that is all. And if you take an air gun in baggage it is not allowed. The country run by babus and a police state is saying this - a nation obsessed with vanity only for 2% Brahmins to boast about. Yes there is one more gold of Mohammed Irfan in 25 Km. walk probably that is the fourth. Mind your business.
"Duas" seem not to be accepted by Almighty. If the "Duas" that win the gold, all the medals in all the events would have been won by Islamic athletes.
Nahi Yaar???!!!! Saddens me (honestly). Pakistan played some brilliant hockey till about a year ago, what happened? No sarcasm here at all... sad about it.
Apparently the meat dominant diet is not helping.
It's all Allah's will.He is fed up with muslims and supporting western countries like Australia etc. Too bad.
iTroll ... Good one !!
Dismal tactics! pound for pound Greenshirts were never a match for the Kookuburas. The asian style "attacking hockey" mentality bites the dust everytime in key matches against european and australian teams. They only way we stood a chance was to play out a draw for as long as possible attacking only on turnovers in the australian half. Oz's made many mistakes but they would have made even more under pressure of not scoring and losing out on their pole position in the group.
@Pak Fan: western style ?????? That's aginst islam ha ha ha ha ha........
Just waste of public money. The PHF officials, coaches, managers, and all those stooges who accompany the Olympic squad shoud face the firing squar. Just forget about the present team and start building a new team by training youths aged 14-18 on merit and prepare a really dream team for Pakistan. Just see how the Chinese prepare their youths.
@Adeel: so next time you boast about first have a look at your own selves. Wish you could have followed your own words. India: 1,1,1,3,4+ Pakistan: 0,0,0,0,0
@Xyz: 4 is better than Zero. yes we are proud of every medal we won, we fought hard for every one of them. didnt get any wild card entries for them you know ;)
Qasim Zia should Resign , but he will not.
keep india out of it. we are playing and performing better than any olympics we have played. we have 4 and will have more. as far as pakistan is concerned idk when was your last medal.
Lol at Indians show boating here.. Your team will probably end up last in Olympic Hockey so you might want to stay quiet..
As for your 4 medals.. well you compare yourselves with China all the time and China has 64 medals.. Yes that is right 64 compared to your measly 4.. Even Kazakastan has 6 medals.. so next time you boast about first have a look at your own selves.
Can some one please go and read the comments on news where Pakistan defeated SA by 5-4 the other day. Nation of 170 million people and no Olympic medal in last 5 Olympic games.
Please give them some credit that they reached at that stage.. Half of the players are without any real job… still these “jawans” put up their best.. PHF should be held responsible for this debacle…
I think Indians need to keep quiet on this comments board. I mean, losing 0-3 to Belgium is a disgrace. How low have we sunk at our 'national sport.'
NOT EXACTLY VERY PROUD. there isn't any reason to be.
but in rest of the world, 4 divided by 0 is still infinite times.....
yes, actually this is what i was telling to one of my pakistani friend yesterday, that there is nothing like ALLAH's will.
why would he like to interfere on the part of a lazy team. and that too in a game of hockey. there are just too many mishappenings going on in this world, and he would like to correct them, rather than interfering in hockey.
the weaker teams just are thrown out, like india was forced to bow out without winning a single match, while a relatively more hard-working pakistani team did win some matches before it lost to stronger and formiddable AUSTRALIA.
Any further question Pakistan?
Allah favored Australia. Sorry Pakistan
They tried - that's commendable
@babu: nation of 1.2billion with actual infrastructure can only win 4. you must be so proud
Pak team needs to learn the western style of hockey which is faster else they have no chance in the future.
It's Allah's will...
@Uza Syed: You think that you are joking, but he might still do that:) as it is related to current administration, and not about violent crimes and terrorism which are not worth his time.
That was some thrashing :D..................Good luck next time ZERO's
Cut down to size! If only talk were energy, Pakistan would have been a powerhouse.
Super Cool Aussies Yayyy
Pakistan and India would have to invest heavily if they would like to see any future hope for medals in hockey. Holland, Germany, Australia in a short span have upped the hockey standards and moved their teams to medal level standards with appropriate training and facilities and feeder programs.
What no comment from our Pakistani brother
a nation of 170 million people is without any medal...loving it...love from border :)
Just one word: creamed.
Clear lack of skills and experience. What is needed is promoting sport at the grass root level and organize local leagues. Winning or losing in international events should not be only scale to measure success or failure. UK hardly win any world championship in football and in many other sports but that does not mean that they are behind, it is still a place to go to enjoy, learn and earn from many sports. We should have a similar goal, international success will come automatically.
Where is the Chief Justice? He should immediately act and take 'aji no moto' so that it might help.
Bad Luck Pak - somewhat surprised by the margin of the defeat.
That was splendid display.
Guys Work Hard. Than Better Luck for Next time!!
Guys Work hard, Better Luck Next Time!
I recall what Badshah Khan once said when asked on Pakistan's dismal performance in Seoul Olympics in which it stood at no.7 (8 was bottom). He said he did not want to comment on regional teams. "Show me a Pakistan team I will comment". That probably was in 1986 or so. We don't seem to have changed one bit and are regularly losing not just in Hockey but in Cricket as well as in Squash. Lets build Pakistan teams purely and purely on merit.
v well done Pakistan Hockey Team ! u hav made us so proud
How can pak lose 7 to 0. They should be in a amateur league.
thats some quality spanking by the aussies
Qasim Zia have to answer this shameful defeat...
Wow...this was some thrashing. An eye+mouth opener...
That awkward moment when u think ur team will win Olympic (gold) but lose 7-0
Com'on, still hopeful!
Well, no "Subz" i.e. green soles and no green turf and yet pakistan didnt win?? Amir liaquat dont understand this.
thats some spanking pakistani team got
it was like the forward line was hiding behind the australian defenders, and the defense was always chasing the australian forwards horrible!
Chaloo have a save trip back home :)
Though, a defeat against Ausralia was anticipated but losing with such a margin is really hurting.