The arch-rivals are facing each other again in Asia Cup Hockey Match. Pakistan and India will play a hockey match on 23rd May 2022. It will lock horns with the arch-rivals India in the 4th match of the Asia Cup.
Pakistan and India have always been the most important teams in Asia Cup Hockey Match. The tournament, take place in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, will commence on May 23, 2022. And the final will be played on June 1, 2022. The sequence of Super4s pool matches will be confirmed upon completion of matches in pools A and B.
Eight participating teams are divide into two pools. Pakistan, India, Japan, and Indonesia are in pool A while Malaysia, Korea, Oman, and Bangladesh are in pool B. The event will start from 23 May to 1 June.
India is the defending champion in this tournament. They have won the last tournament of the Asia Cup in Dhaka. So it is going to be a very important hockey match for India too. In 2017 they won against Pakistan Hockey Team but this time Pakistan is also taking this hockey match very importantly.
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Pakistan Preparations for Asia Cup
On Tuesday, Pakistan started their six-test European tour on a winning note as they defeated Netherlands 5-3 and also they defeated Holland after eight years. The last time Pakistan won from Holland was in the Champions Trophy. In the second game, the Netherlands returned the favor by beating Pakistan 4-1 earlier today.
Recently, International Hockey Federation (FIH) said that Pakistan should further develop its hockey positioning by almost eight spots if they have any desire to contend in the 2024 Summer Olympics planned for July-August in Paris, France.
It is pertinent to mention here that two teams from each pool will qualify for the Super4s which will be confirmed upon completion of matches in pools A and B.