Published On: Fri, Jul 3rd, 2015

Last chance for Pakistan to qualify for Olympic Rio Games 2016



KARACHI: Once considered an unstoppable force in the World of hockey sports Pakistan is hanging to threads to qualify for the Olympic Rio Games 2016.

After suffering a 2-1 quarter-final loss to England at Hockey World League(HWL) in Antwerp, Belgium. Pakistan will play a match against Ireland for 5th and 8th position, while Malaysia will face France for the same positions.

And the winner from France vs Malaysia will face winner of Pakistan vs Ireland for the 5th and 6th position, Greenshirts must finish their tournament on 5th spot in order to qualify for the Rio Games 2016.

In the semi-finals of HWL World Champions Australia will face World No.5 England and Asian Champions India will face Runner’s up of European Championship Belgium.

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