LAHORE: 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 action.
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 Federation.
“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.—APP