In Asia Cup Hockey Tournament, Japan defeated Pakistan by 3 goals to 2. In the ongoing Asia Hockey Cup in Jakarta, Indonesia, Japan’s weight against Pakistan remained heavy from the beginning of the game. Japan’s Ryoma Oka and Akyumi Segei scored one goal after another in the 14th and 15th minutes of the game. In the 23rd minute of the game, Pakistan’s Ijaz Ahmed scored the first goal but shortly after, Japan consolidated the lead by scoring the third goal.
Japan defeated Pakistan by 3 goals to 2 | Asia Cup Hockey Tournament
Before the end of the game, Mubashir Ali scored the second goal for Pakistan on a penalty corner. Pakistan would have reached the semi-finals of the event if they had beaten Japan, but now the fate of the national team will be decided by the match between India and Indonesia. On the other hand, India defeated Indonesia by 16 goals to nil to reach the Super Four stage of the event. If India had scored less than one goal, Pakistan would have reached the Super Four stage. In the current Asia Cup, Pakistan has performed slightly better. Pakistan had drawn the match against India while it had beaten Indonesia by 13 goals to nil.