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Pakistan sets sights at 2014 Hockey World Cup

Pakistan sets sights at 2014 Hockey World Cup

LAHORE – The Pakistan Hockey Federation’s Executive Board and the Annual Congress approved Tuesday a budget of Rs 500 million with a deficit of Rs 300 million for the next year.
The house, which met here on Tuesday, also set 2014 World Cup as its realistic target with major preparations set for 2012 Olympics and the Champions Trophy.
Addressing a press conference here after the meetings chaired by PHF president Qasim Zia, secretary Asif Bajwa said that the deficit amount

Hockey gold a ray of hope for Pakistanis, says Mahmood

LAHORE: Khalid Mahmood, Chairman Provincial Mohtasib and Moulana Zafar Ali Khan Trust, has praised the planning and efforts behind Pakistan hockey team’s gold medal win in the Asian Games.
Khalid Mahmood specially visited the Pakistan Hockey Federation offices and congratulated PHF President Qasim Zia, Secretary Asif Bajwa and the team for their achievement.He said the win has come as a ray of light for the Pakistanis in dusky conditions.
Later he presented a bouquet to

Victorious hockey team honoured by Punjab CM

LAHORE: Pakistan hockey team, winner of Asian Games hockey event, was on Sunday awarded Rs10 million in a reception hosted by Punjab Chief Minister, Mian Shahbaz Sharif, at the CM House.
The Chief Minister presented cheques of Rs 500,000 each to all the members of the hockey team and also promised his full support to PHF President Qasim Zia in the team’s preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Mian Shahbaz Sharif termed the hockey players as the shining stars of the

Pakistan president leads hockey gold praise

KARACHI: Pakistan on Friday celebrated their first Asian Games hockey gold in 20 years with the country’s president and prime minister hoping the victory ushers in a new era for the national sport. Pakistan beat Malaysia 2-0 in the final in Guangzhou, China to claim the gold that earned them an automatic ticket to the 2012 London Olympics.
The victory capped a disappointing year, having finished at a miserable 12th in the World Cup and sixth at the Commonwealth Games — both

Pakistan bring back hockey gold after 20 years

GUANGZHOU: Fired-up national hockey team annexed the Asian Games men’s hockey gold medal after 20 years with a convincing 2-0 win over Malaysia in the final on Thursday.
Veteran Sohail Abbas put Pakistan ahead with the team’s first penalty corner in the 26th minute, before striker Rehan Butt increased the margin three minutes after half-time.
It was Pakistan’s eighth Asia hockey gold, ending a drought that stretched back to Beijing in 1990, and handed them their first major

Pakistan win back hockey gold after 20 years

GUANGZHOU: Fired-up Pakistan annexed the Asian Games men’s hockey gold medal after 20 years with a convincing 2-0 win over Malaysia in the final on Thursday. Veteran Sohail Abbas put Pakistan ahead with his team’s first penalty corner in the 26th minute, before striker Rehan Butt increased the margin three minutes after half-time.
It was Pakistan’s eighth Asiad hockey gold, ending a drought that stretched back to Beijing in 1990, and handed them their first major title since

Indian hockey coach quits after semi-final loss

GUANGZHOU: India’s national coach Harendra Singh resigned on Tuesday soon after his team crashed to a 4-3 defeat to Malaysia in the Asian Games men’s field hockey semi-final.
The loss, sparked by a golden goal from penalty corner ace Amin Rahim, meant India will have to go through the qualification rounds to book a berth for the 2012 London Olympics.
Only the winner of Thursday’s gold medal clash between Malaysia and Pakistan will be granted a direct entry to the Olympics.

Drag flickers hold key to hockey semi-finals

GUANGZHOU: Rivals are banking on their powerful penalty corner hitters to deliver when the Asian Games men’s field hockey semi-finals are played on Tuesday.
The strongly-built drag flickers, who take set-piece shots at the goal with lightening speed, have not disappointed so far in the 10-nation competition at the Aoti Hockey Centre.
Six of the top eight scorers in the preliminary league are penalty corner exponents with India’s Sandeep Singh leading the charge with 10

Top shots prosper to reach men’s hockey semi-finals

GUANGZHOU: Defending champions South Korea and Pakistan recorded emphatic wins on Sunday to set up a semi-final clash in the Asian Games men’s field hockey.
India, who topped group B with four straight wins after a 3-2 success over Japan, will clash with Malaysia in Tuesday’s other semi-final. Malaysia, needing a draw against China to join South Korea from group A, fought off a determined challenge from the hosts before securing a 4-2 victory.
Pakistan bounced back from

Army Hockey Championship rolls into action

Lahore: Opening match of the Army Hockey Championship was played today between Lahore Zone and Quetta Zone in the National Hockey Stadium Lahore. Both teams battled it out for a draw with 2 goals each.
Waqar Zafar of Lahore Zone and Nadeem Sarwar Quetta Zone scored 2 goals each for their teams. The championship is being organised by Lahore Corps at the National Hockey Stadium synthetic pitch.
Army Hockey Championship will be held on a single league basis from 9th to 15th

Hockey schedule for 16th Asian Games announced

LAHORE
Organizing Committee of the 16th Asian Games has announced the schedule of the hockey event which will be held from November 12 to November 27 at Guangzhou, China.
According to a press release issued on Tuesday, the men’s hockey event will take place from November 15 to 25 for which the ten teams have been divided in two pools. Pool A comprises of Korea, China, Malaysia, Singapore and Oman while Group B includes Pakistan, India, Japan, Bangladesh and Hong Kong.

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