Asia Cup: India dashes Pakistan's World Cup hopes with a 16-0 win over Indonesia
Pakistan hockey team have been knocked out of the ongoing Asia Cup after India’s 16-0 win against Indonesia, which means the Men in Green will not be able to qualify for next year’s FIH Hockey World Cup. After a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Japan in the group match earlier today, Pakistan had lost a golden chance to qualify for the final four and were relying on India’s performance against a weak Indonesian side. India, on the other hand, needed to win the game with a massive16-goal margin to make it to the semi-finals of the Asia Cup.
They managed to score as many goals in the game, knocking arch-rivals Pakistan out of the ongoing tournament and the upcoming World Cup with a superior goal difference. Pakistan hockey team kicks off Europe tour with 5-3 win over Netherlands Pakistan had defeated Indonesia 13-0 on Tuesday and played a well-fought draw against India earlier in the tournament.
The four teams to qualify for the semi-finals are India, Japan, Malaysia, and South Korea. Earlier in the day, Pakistan had a golden opportunity to snatch a draw against Japan as their third and equalizing goal was overruled by the referee due to Pakistan fielding an extra man. As for the Men in Green, they showed a sign of improvement during the 2022 Asia Cup under the new head coach, Siegfried Aikman.
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