Pakistan on Monday certified for the Junior Hockey World Cup and secured a spot for the semi-final of the continued Junior Hockey Asia Cup 2023 after defeating Japan.
Pakistan defeated Japan 3-2 to safe a spot within the semi-final of the match at the moment occurring in Oman.
For Pakistan, Abdul Wahab scored two targets and Arbaaz Ahmed scored one objective within the match performed in Salalah.
Nevertheless, for Japan within the second minute of the sport, Kompi Yoshida gave his workforce the lead on a penalty nook.
Pakistan’s Arbaaz equalised the match by scoring on a penalty nook within the twenty third minute. Within the thirtieth minute, Abdul Wahab scored a area objective to provide Pakistan the lead, however within the thirty eighth minute, Japan’s Hota Yamada equalised the match as soon as once more.
Within the semi-final, Pakistan will face Malaysia on Could 31.
With the win, Pakistan additionally ensured that they’ve certified for Junior Hockey World Cup that will likely be performed in Malaysia this yr.
Pakistan solely wanted to keep away from defeat of their closing pool match towards Japan in an effort to qualify for the World Cup after their match towards India ended with a draw.
It have to be famous that Malaysia, as hosts, have already certified for the World Cup.
Since they’ve additionally certified for the semi-finals of the Junior Asia Cup, this meant that each one the opposite three groups making it to the final 4 will acquire entry into the World Cup as nicely.
The FIH Junior Hockey Males’s World Cup 2023 will likely be performed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 5-16 2023.