Pakistan qualified for the finals of the Junior Asia Cup of Hockey, Pakistan qualified for the finals of the tournament for the third time in a row and the seventh time overall. Pakistan Hockey Federation has started preparations for the Junior Asia Cup, in this regard Juniors U-21 Hockey Training Camp has been announced. Olympian Hanif Khan has been appointed as Team Manager, Pakistan Juniors Hockey Team Training Camp 28th March. It will take place in Lahore.
In the second semi-final of the ongoing Junior Asia Cup in Oman, Pakistan defeated Malaysia 2-6 to reach the final of the event, while the Indian team defeated South Korea 1-9. Pakistan have qualified for the finals of the tournament for the third time in a row and the seventh time overall.
The ninth edition of Men’s Junior Asia Cup is scheduled in Salalah, Oman. The event includes Bangladesh, Chinese Taipei, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Thailand and Uzbekistan. The event will be held from May 23 to June 1, 2023.
In the semi-final, Pakistan defeated Malaysia by 6 goals to 2. Abdur Rahman performed brilliantly on behalf of Pakistan. Abdul Rahman scored 3 goals in the match. Malaysia’s Perabo Tangaraja scored the lead in the 21st minute, and Pakistan’s Muhammad Safyan equalized the match in the 42nd minute. In the 44th minute, Abdul Rehman gave Pakistan the lead, in the next minute, Malaysia equalized the match, in the 47th minute, Abdul Hanan Shahid scored a field goal to give Pakistan the lead again. In the 58th minute, Arbaaz Ahmed scored a goal to make the score 6 in favor of Pakistan. 2 done.
The last time Pakistan won the title was 27 years ago by defeating India, so far the two teams have faced each other in the final 3 times, in which India had a heavy edge. India won in 2004 and 2015 while Pakistan had the honor of lifting the trophy in 1996.