India defeats Pakistan to become Asian Hockey Champion

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India defeats Pakistan to become Asian Hockey Champion

KUANTAN: India has defeated Pakistan to become the Asian Hockey Champions.

 

India defeated arch Pakistan 3-2 in the final to earn their second Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament title at the Wisma Belia Hockey Stadium on Sunday.

 

India’s two second-half goals from Rupinder Pal Singh (18th minute) and Affan Yousuf (23rd) were cancelled out by Aleem Bilal (26th) and Ali Shan (38th) but Nikkin Thimmaiah (51st) scored the winner for the reigning Asian Games champions.

 

Earlier Pakistan had defeated Malaysia to qualify for the finals of the Asian Hockey Championship.