Pak juniors kick off European tour with 6-3 win

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 24 (APP): Pakistan’s under 21 hockey team defeated Voordaan HC 6-3, in the opening match of their European tour at Groenekan, Netherlands.
Pakistan’s six different players got on the scoring sheet for them, a spokesman of Pakistan Hockey Federation said on Wednesday. Three goals were scored in the open play with as many coming through penalty corner conversions.
Sohail Riaz, Shan Irshad and Dilber had field goals to their credit, while Mubashar Ali, Abubakr and Hasan Anwar found the target via penalty corners.
After playing two more matches against top junior teams of Spain, Pakistan boys will proceed to Netherlands to play matches against some of the top teams from Hoofdklasse (Netherlands Premier Division).
It is worth mentioning that the Netherlands’ league is the most competitive domestic hockey competition in the world with top sides fielding international stars of different countries.