Pakistan Hokey won Asian Champions Trophy by 3-1
By Rida Zaheer
KAKAMIGAHARA: Asian Defender, Pakistani Hockey Team, on Sunday succesffuly retained its title defeating hosts Japan by 3-1. Pakistani team played excellently and made of two field goals in the final match of the third Asian Champions Trophy field hockey tournament being played in Japan’s Kakamighara city.
The Japanese team took an aggressive start scoring one goal to take the lead in the first half.
Pakistan replied with a comeback in the second half scoring three goals before the 66th minute.
The green-shirts had remained unbeaten in the tournament defeating Omman, Malaysia, China and India in the group stage matches.
The previous match played between Pakistan and Japan, during the group stages, had ended in a 1-1 draw.
Malaysia secured the third position in the tournament