In the third position match of the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy, India won the bronze medal by defeating Pakistan by three goals to 4. India beat arch-rivals Pakistan in a thrilling game for the third position in Bangladesh’s ongoing Asian Hockey Champions Trophy. Afraz and Rana scored for Pakistan while Manpreet Singh led his team from India.
India won the bronze medal by defeating Pakistan
Earlier in the day, Japan had defeated India by an upset after a one-sided contest in the second semi-final of the event. In contrast, in the first semi-final, Korea defeated Pakistan 5-6 to reach the event’s final. Pakistan and India competed for the third position. India had beaten Pakistan 1-3 in the league round of the Asian Hockey Champions Trophy. Junaid Manzoor scored the only goal of the match.
Pakistan has played five matches in the championship so far, in which it has drawn three, won one and lost one. Pakistan reached the semi-finals by defeating host Bangladesh 2-6 in their last match in the league round. Nadeem Ahmed and Ijaz Ahmed scored 2, 2 goals for Pakistan.