Hockey Champions Trophy ’18 – 28.06.18

A total of 3 matches were held today in the ongoing Hockey Champions Trophy ’18,  between – Argentina Vs Pakistan, India Vs Belgium and Netherlands Vs Australia. The match wise brief is appended below.

Hockey Champions Trophy’18 – Points Table 

Rank Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
1. Australia 4 3 1 0 10
2. India 4 2 1 1 7
3. Netherlands 4 2 0 1 6
4. Argentina 4 1 1 1 4
5. Pakistan 4 1 0 1 3
6. Belgium 4 0 3 3 3

 

Hockey Champions Trophy 2018: Preview; Schedule & Fixtures

Match 1: Pakistan Vs Argentina

Final Result: 4 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Pakistan: Irfan Jr. Muhammad 10′ , Ali Mubashar 47′ , Ahmad Ajaz 49′ , Bilal Muhammad Aleem 58′
  • Argentina: Paredes Matias 29′

Summary:

  • Finally, Pakistan Hockey channeled their inner talent on the Hockey field and broke their win-less streak in the Hockey Champions Trophy to earn a convincing win over the World No 2, Argentina.
  • Irfan opened the scoring to put Pakistan in the lead but Argentina’s Pardes Matias equalized the scoreboard in the 2nd quarter of the match.
  • No goals were scored in the 3rd quarter as the match was evenly poised. Now, the 4th and final quarter went underway.
  • This is when Pakistan displayed their best play of the match as Ali, Ahmad and Bilal struck in a periodic fashion to hand Argentina a thumping defeat.

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Match 2: India Vs Belgium

Final Result: 1 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • India: Singh Harmanpreet 10′
  • Belgium: Luypaert Loick 59′

Summary:

  • Once again Harmanpreet lead from the front as his early goal put India in the lead.
  • Numerous penalty corners and chances were gifted each team to the other one. But neither Belgium nor India was being able to convert them into goals.
  • India’s goalkeeper had done a wonderful job to keep Belgians at bay. But in the last minute of the match Luypaert Loick finally snuck through to equalize the scoreboard and the match ended in a draw.

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Hockey Champions Trophy ’18: Match Summary & Points Table – 27.06.18

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Match 3: Australia Vs Netherlands

Final Result: 3 – 1

Goal Scorers:

  • Australia: Harvie Jake 30′ , Govers Blake 35′, Govers Blake 55′
  • Netherlands: Pruijser Mirco 23′

Summary:

  • Australia remained unbeaten in this tournament and a win over Netherlands ensured that they kept their position at the top of the table.
  • Although, the opening goal was scored by the Dutch side, however, Australia were quick to equalize the scoreboard as the match was evenly poised at the end of the 2nd quarter.
  • The Dutch couldn’t score a single goal in the remaining match as Govers Blake double strike won the match for Australia.

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