Posts tagged as: Champions

Champions Trophy: Greenshirts fall on final hurdle as Germans prevail

KARACHI:  Olympic winners Germany defeated Pakistan 2-0 in the final of the Champions Trophy yesterday to claim the trophy for the 10th time in Bhubaneswar, India. The tournament had started off in the worst possible way for Pakistan, with a cloud hanging over their participation as the Pakistan Hockey Federation struggled to generate funds. The […]

Messi equals Raul’s record Champions League goal tally

KARACHI: Lionel Messi joined Real Madrid striker Raul as the highest goalscorer in Champions League history with a brace away at Ajax as the Catalonians ended 2-0 winners on Wednesday. The Argentine scored both goals for his side, one in each half, to overtake arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the record, who had a […]

Champions Trophy preparations: Imran Butt focused on improving body block

KARACHI:  National hockey goalkeeper Imran Butt has said he is working on improving his body block in the ongoing camp at the Karachi Club of Pakistan, as Pakistan prepare for the Hero Champions Trophy scheduled to take place from December 6 to December 14 in Bhubaneswar, India. According to the 26-year-old, the previous penalty format […]

Olympic champions: When Pakistan claimed its first gold medal

KARACHI:  “People have forgotten us, haven’t they? But we ended India’s 30-year dominance in hockey on September 9, 1960,” reminisces Abdul Waheed Khan, a member of the 11-man squad that won Pakistan its first gold medal at the Olympics. Khan and his teammate Khwaja Zakauddin – now in their late 70s – are rejuvenated every […]

Champions League Review: Real’s €1b hunt complete

KARACHI:  Lisbon played host to the first ever derby final in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) and it was perhaps fitting that Real Madrid triumphed 4-1 over city rivals Atletico Madrid to finally achieve the long awaited La Decima; their 10th UCL title. For more than 100 minutes, Atletico went shoulder to shoulder with the […]

Champions League: Football fans rejoice as Mourinho’s parked bus crashes

KARACHI:  Neutrals celebrated along with Atletico Madrid fans when Diego Costa stepped up to smash the ball into the top of the net from the penalty spot to score Atletico’s second away goal of the night and virtually ensure a final berth alongside their Madrid rivals. Jose Mourinho’s ‘anti-football’ garnered a lot of criticism from […]

Champions League: Teams dream of La Decima and double-treble

KARACHI: It is perhaps fitting that the man standing between Real Madrid and their first ever Champions League final since their 2001 triumph is Barcelona legend Pep Guardiola. In his four seasons at the helm at Barcelona, Guardiola was often Madrid’s bane in both Spain and Europe and now, he stands in front of them once […]

Champions League T20: Wolves disappointed but content with exposure

KARACHI: Faisalabad Wolves may have suffered an early exit from the Champions League, but Pakistan’s domestic Twenty20 champions will return with a bagful of valuable experience, according to coach Naved Anjum.      The Misbahul Haq-led team failed to enter the main stage after losing both of its opening games. The side that also has the […]

Champions League T20: Wolves disappointed but content with exposure

KARACHI: Faisalabad Wolves may have suffered an early exit from the Champions League, but Pakistan’s domestic Twenty20 champions will return with a bagful of valuable experience, according to coach Naved Anjum.      The Misbahul Haq-led team failed to enter the main stage after losing both of its opening games. The side that also has the […]

Champions League T20: Wolves disappointed but content with exposure

KARACHI: Faisalabad Wolves may have suffered an early exit from the Champions League, but Pakistan’s domestic Twenty20 champions will return with a bagful of valuable experience, according to coach Naved Anjum.      The Misbahul Haq-led team failed to enter the main stage after losing both of its opening games. The side that also has the […]

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