Pakistan finish 7th in London Olympics hockey after defeating South Korea

Current position is a rank higher than in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Web Desk August 09, 2012

LONDON: Pakistan triumphed over South Korea 3-2 in the Olympics classification match for the 7th and 8th positions, Express News reported on Thursday.

Team Green is now ranked 7th in the London Olympics hockey, a rank higher than its position in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

South Korea scored the first goal of the match in the starting few minutes however, Pakistan soon levelled it. South Korea was leading with two goals by the end of the first half.

Waqas, Muhammad Imran and Abdul Haseem scored one goal each in today’s match, sealing Pakistan’s fate for the overall ranking.

Pakistan had failed to qualify for the semi-finals after world champions Australia defeated them 7-0 in a do-or-die battle.

The national team had earlier drawn its inaugural match against Spain 1-1, won the second match against Argentina 2-0, lost against Great Britain 4-1 and defeated South Africa 5-4.

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