LAHORE: Chief Selector Hasan Sardar has tendered resignation after Pakistans dismal performance in FIH Hockey World Cup being played in New Delhi.
The four-time world champion Pakistan slumped to its worst performance of world cup history, finishing last in the 12-nation tournament.
NEW DELHI: Pakistans miserable performance continued till their last match in the tournament when they could not beat Canada to win the11th position and finished at bottom here on Thursday.
The match, play-off for 11-12 positions was decided in the extra time after both teams leveled the match 2-2.
This is Pakistans worst performance in the history of the World Cup hockey.
Pakistan took the lead in the fourth minute when Rehan Butt made breakthrough on the pass by Shakeel Abbasi.
However, Canada equalled the score in the 12th minute through Connor Grimes and both teams were playing 1-1 when [...]
NEW DELHI: Pakistan and Canada to meet for 11th and 12th position in hockey World Cup here today, Geo news reported.
Also, the semifinal counters to be played today while the matches for other positions in tournament to be played from tomorrow.
Pakistan and Canada hockey teams to play for the last two positions in the mega event in first match of the day.
Pakistan have won a match in tournament defeating Spain by 2-1 but Canada has yet to open its account in the event.
First semifinal match to be played between Germany and English teams today at 6pm in the evening while Australia to take on Holland [...]
NEW DELHI: Argentina defeated Canada 4-2 to finish fourth in the pool behind South Korea.
Argentina led 3-0, Canada scored twice in the last 10 minutes, but Tomas Argento scored in the last minute to send Argentina into the seventh-eighth playoff against India.
South Korea will meet Spain for fourth-fifth, New Zealand and South Africa for ninth-10th, and Canada and Pakistan for 11th-12th.
Earlier, the Netherlands lost to South Korea 2-1 but joined Germany in the semifinals of the field hockey World Cup on Tuesday.
Two-time defending champion Germany defeated New Zealand 5-2 to top Pool A and set [...]
NEW DELHI: The Netherlands have advanced to the semifinals of the field hockey World Cup despite losing to South Korea 2-1 on Tuesday.
The Netherlands had a better goal difference than South Korea, which will miss its first semifinals in three World Cups.
The Dutch will play Pool B winner Australia on Thursday, while Pool A winner Germany will meet England in the other semi.
The Koreans face Spain in a playoff for fifth.
Ronald Brouwer opened the scoring for the Netherlands in the first minute. South Korea hit back through Nam Hyun-woo”s penalty corner in the 32nd, and won on a field goal [...]
NEW DELHI: Defending champions Germany outclassed New Zealand 5-2 on Tuesday to join England and Australia in the semi-finals of the men”s field hockey World Cup.
The Germans led 2-0 at half-time through goals by Christophe Menke in the 15th minute and Florian Fuchs in the 28th.
Philip Witte made it 3-0 soon after the interval, but New Zealand hit back with two goals in four minutes from Shea McAleese and Nicholas Wilson.
The powerful Germans sealed their supremacy over the Black Sticks when Moritz Furste and Matthias Witthaus scored twice in as many minutes, both goals coming from rebounds [...]
NEW DELHI: Defending champions Germany would look for an outright win against New Zealand in their last pool A match on Tuesday to book a semi-final berth in the hockey World Cup.
Germany played their best game of the World Cup on Sunday against European rivals the Netherlands in their 2-2 drawn match after beginning the tournament with a draw against a plucky South Korea.
The Maximillian Muller-led side made a remarkable comeback after one-goal deficit before veteran Dutch captain Teun de Nooijer denied them a victory which would have booked them a semi-final spot.
On current form, the Germans [...]
NEW DELHI: Hosts India claimed the fourth spot after a thrilling 3-3 draw with South
Africa, who finished fifth and relegated Pakistan to sixth place.
After Lloyd Norris-Jones had put South Africa ahead in the seventh minute, Sarvanjit Singh and Diwakar Ram struck in quick succession to give India a 2-1 lead at the interval.
South Africa, who had beaten Pakistan earlier in the league, made it 3-2 through Justin Reid-Ross and captain Austin Smith, before Shivendra Singh equalised for India four minutes from the end.
India and South Africa both ended with four points, but the hosts had a better goal [...]
NEW DELHI: Differences developed between the selection committee and the team management in the wake of Pakistans dismal performance in the FIH World Cup hockey tournament.
The selection committee sources said that senior players were brought in the team on the insistence of the team management.
A heated debate was also held between chairman selection committee Hasan Sardar and the team management in Indian city of New Delhi.
As per sources, the selection committee chairman said that the team management did not undertake any planning.
The management refused to bring the players in the field, [...]
NEW DELHI: Favourites Australia sweated to a 2-1 win over Pakistan on Monday to join England in the semi-finals from group B in the men”s field hockey World Cup.
Veteran penalty corner specialist Sohail Abbas put a rejuvenated Pakistan ahead in the 24th minute, before Desmond Abbott scored twice in the second half to clinch victory for the Kookaburras.
European champions England, who had won all four previous matches, crashed to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Beijing Olympic silver-medallists Spain in their last match.
Pau Quemada convered a penalty corner in the 35th minute and Eduard Tubau [...]