Pak faces Bangladesh in its opener of Asia hockey Cup


LAHORE, Oct 10 (APP):Pakistan will launch its campaign in the
10th Men’s hockey Asia Cup by taking on hosts Bangladesh tomorrow, Wednesday at Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium in Dhaka.
On the opening day, all the four teams of pool A will be in
In the first match, India would face Japan while the second game
would feature hosts Bangladesh and Pakistan; starting at 4.30 PM PST,
said the information made available here by the Pakistan Hockey
“This will be the fifth meeting between Pakistan and Bangladesh
in Asia Cup. Pakistan have won all the four previous encounters
without conceding a goal.”, he said.
However, when Dhaka last staged the Asia Cup in 1985, Bangladesh
gave Pakistan a good run for their money, losing only by the score
of 0-1.
Pakistan, at that time, were the undisputed king of hockey
holding all the titles: Olympic, World Cup, Asian Games and Asia Cup.