Pakistan hockey team fails to qualify for Olympics
ISLAMABAD: (Suno News) Pakistan hockey team failed to qualify for the 2024 Paris Olympics after losing to New Zealand.
The defeat was inflicted on Pakistan by New Zealand in the third-place game of the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers tournament at Oman Hockey Stadium.
New Zealand won the bronze medal in the event by beating Pakistan 3-2 in a nail-biter.
Pakistan’s Abu Bakr Mahmood scored two goals through a penalty corner and penalty stroke in the 18th and 24th minutes of the match.
New Zealand scored two field goals and a penalty corner in the 24th, 52nd, and 58th minutes of the match.
New Zealand got eight penalty corners against Pakistan and scored one goal.
Pakistan got two penalty corners against New Zealand and scored one goal. Pakistan team’s journey ended with a fourth position in the Olympic qualifiers.