Pakistan loses to Poland in Hockey5s World Cup in their final pool A match in Muscat, Oman on Monday. Ending their ambitions of reaching the quarterfinals of the FIH Hockey5s World Cup 2024. According to Pakistan Hockey Federation, Holosyniuk Jakub, Rutkowski Wojciech, and Bembenek Tomasz scored in the 8th, 9th, and 10th minutes to put Pakistan under pressure.
Pakistan loses to Poland in Hockey5s World Cup
Pakistan rallied with captain Rana Waheed Ashraf and Ali Ghazanfar scored two goals in the 13th and 14th minutes to go into halftime 2-3.
Second half: 5-5 goals for both teams. Jarzembowski Damian scored twice in the 18th and 21st minutes for Poland, while Rutkowski, who had scored in the first quarter, scored again in the 22nd. In the 28th minute, Glowacki Mikolaj and Nowakowski Mateusz scored two amazing goals.
Pakistan’s fourth goal came from Liaqat Arshad in the 20th minute. Rana Waheed showed remarkable tenacity and battling spirit by scoring three more goals in the 23rd, 26th, and 30th minutes. But Pakistan lost the crucial group match to Poland 7-8 after an exciting battle.
The second pool A team to reach the top-eight playoffs was Poland. The Netherlands qualified first for the quarterfinals after a good start. They defeated Poland 6-3 and Pakistan 5-3 in their first two matches. Pakistan started their tournament by defeating Nigeria 11-5 in their first match on Sunday, but they lost 3-5 to the Netherlands in their second encounter.
The event has 16 teams in four pools. Pool A included Pakistan, Nigeria, the Netherlands, and Poland. The first Hockey5s World Championship, administered by the International Hockey Federation, included five players per team.