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Pakistan beat Japan to reach Junior Hockey Asia Cup 2023 semi-final

Pakistan will face Malaysia on May 31 in the semi-final

Pakistan beat Japan to reach the Junior Hockey Asia Cup 2023 semi-final!

Pakistan defeated Japan 3-2 Japan in their final group-stage match on May 29 and secured a spot in the semi-final of the tournament currently going on in Salalah, Oman.

Abdul Wahab scored two goals and Arbaaz Ahmed scored one goal in the match.

However, for Japan in the second minute of the game, Kompi Yoshida gave his team the lead on a penalty corner.

Pakistan’s Arbaaz equalized the match by scoring on a penalty corner in the 23rd minute.

In the 30th minute, Abdul Wahab scored a field goal to give Pakistan the lead, but in the 38th minute, Japan’s Hota Yamada equalized the match once again.

With the win, Pakistan also qualified for Junior Hockey World Cup that will be played in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 5-16 2023.





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