Posts tagged as: Hockey

Revival of club hockey: IPC sends summary for domestic restructuring

KARACHI: The future of hockey in Pakistan may take a turn for the better if the government approves the summary for the revival of club hockey in the country sent by the Ministry of Inter Provincial Coordination (IPC). The summary was earlier presented by Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary Rana Mujahid to the IPC, explaining the […]

Due payments: Hockey players threaten to leave the sport if not paid soon

KARACHI: The senior players of the Pakistan national hockey team said that they will have to quit hockey if they don’t get paid after the Champions Trophy. “I left the Hong Kong league half way through and that cost me around Rs2 million, and if the government doesn’t pay attention to the national game then I […]

Hockey must pay the penalty for FIH’s shuffle

KARACHI: How to destroy the experience of a penalty shootout? The thrill of the split-second make-or-break shot, the slowing of time as the taker looks into the eye of the keeper before calmly slotting it home, the exhilaration of a penalty well saved and the slight reliance on lady luck. The International Hockey Federation (FIH) answered […]

Pakistan hockey eyes spot at 2016 Rio Olympics

KARACHI: The national hockey team is fired up and ready to fight for a place at the 2016 Rio Olympics after returning home with silver from the Asian Games.   “We need to work hard to book our place at the Olympics,” head coach Shahnaz Sheikh told The Express Tribune. “We’ll be facing a tough qualification […]

Hockey: India down Pakistan to clinch Asian Games title

KARACHI: Defending champions Pakistan will have to settle for silver after they lost to India 4-2 on penalties. The match had ended 1-1 in normal time. Pakistan were the tournament’s only unbeaten team going into the final and were high on confidence after having defeated India in the group stages. True to their form, the Greenshirts […]

Asian Games: Long-time foes meet in men’s hockey final

KARACHI: Spectators will be treated to the best brand of South Asian hockey on Thursday when reigning champions Pakistan take on long-time foes India in an exhilarating men’s Asian Games gold medal match. The final, which will confirm direct entry into the 2016 Rio Olympics for the winners, will be a replay of the group-stage encounter […]

Asian Games: Dreams of gold alive as hockey team reaches semis

KARACHI: Defending champions Pakistan qualified for the hockey semi-finals after defeating arch-rivals India 2-1 in their third Pool B match of the 17th Asian Games at the Munhak Hockey Stadium in Incheon on Thursday. Captain Muhammad Imran felt that good team play and the presence of supporters at the ground helped his side win. “The large […]

Relentless Pakistan draw hockey match

KARACHI: Pakistan hockey tied their final Pool B match 6-6 with New Zealand to make it to the quarter-finals of the men’s Hockey 5s at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China on Thursday. Muhammad Atiq and Shan Irshad scored two goals each to lift Pakistan back from 6-2 to 6-6. “The way our players bounced back […]

Pakistan down Germany 6-2 in hockey

KARACHI:  Pakistan men’s hockey team celebrated their second victory at the Youth Olympics with a 6-2 win over Germany in their second game of the Hockey5’s in Nanjing, China on Tuesday. Seventeen-year-old Mubashir Ali rose to the occassion for Pakistan, scoring two goals to bring his Olympics tally to three. Muhammad Atiq, Shan Irshad, Muhammad […]

Youth Olympics: Pakistan beat Mexico 6-2 in hockey

KARACHI: Pakistan began the hockey Youth Olympics campaign by thrashing Mexico 6-2 in their first Pool B fixture of the five-a-side event at Nanjing YOG Sports Park Hockey Field, Nanjing, China on Sunday. Pakistan took the lead in the second minute of the first half when Muhammad Atiq scored the first goal of the match. Four […]

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