Pakistan hockey faces yet another disgraceful defeat

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MELBOURNE – Pakistan on Thursday faced another defeat at the hands of Japan by 3-1 in the the four-nation International Festival of Hockey in Australia.

Earlier, Pakistan was beaten by the hosts Australia in their first match of the series at State Netball Hocky Centre by 1-9, a worst record ever in international matches.

In 2006, Holland had defeated Pakistan by 9-2 at Champions Trophy in Terrassa, Spain.

The next match of the International Festival is scheduled between Pakistan and New Zealand.

Muhammad Irfan Sr is heading the team while Umar Bhutta is his deputy.

The team comprises Amjad Ali, Irfan, Abubakr Mahmood, Atif Mushtaq,Hassan Anwar, Ammad Shakeel Butt, Tasawwar Abbas, Rizwan Jr, Arslan Qadir, Shajeeh Ahmed, Shan Irshad, Umar Bhutta, Atiq Arshad, Ajaz Ahmed,Bilal Qadir and Khizer Akhtar.

Pakistan hockey team on Monday left for Australia to participate in a four-nation tournament to be played in Melbourne and Bendigo.

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