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11th March 2005, 18:35
Oh dear..hope its not going to be a hammering like the cricket.
Pak, India football series schedule announced
LAHORE: Pakistan, India football series schedule was announced, as the Indian team will begin its Pakistan tour in June.
The two rivals will play three Test matches’ series, Secretary, Pakistan Football Federation Arshad Khan Lodhi said.
The first Test will be played on June 12 in Lahore, second on June 15 in Karachi and the third on June 19 in Islamabad.
Arrangements for the series were begun to make it a memorable event, Lodhi said.
11th March 2005, 18:36
Well at least we beat them in Hockey earlier in the week..lol
LAHORE: Pakistan inflicted a crushing 3-0 defeat on India in their pool match of the 4-Nation Invitational Hockey Tournament at the National Hockey Stadium here on Tuesday, while the match between Japan and South Africa ended in draw each team could score four goals.
According to Sohail Imran, Pakistan completely outclassed the visitors in every respect. Though they missed a couple of chances, they played like a well knit unit to pull-off their well deserved victory in a well-contested match against the arch rivals.
In the 18th minute of the match Tariq Aziz made a well planned move but was intercepted near the Indian circle.
Shakeel Abbasi and Akhtar Muhammad made a combined move in the 30th minute but the Indian goalkeeper dashed a hard hit from Imran Warsi.
The umpire awarded penalty corner but Tariq’s hit got the upper portion of the goal post. However, Abbasi’s hit on the rebound went past through the net. At half time the score was 1-0.
Pakistan got a chance to strengthen their lead in the 45th minute when Vickram Kanth deliberately intercepted Kashif Yaqoob outside the circle and the umpire awarded penalty corner. But, unfortunately, the goal scored by Khalid Mahmood was disallowed.
Pakistan scored their second goal off another penalty corner in the 56th minute. The green-shirts this time changed their strategy and instead of taking a direct hit, Khalid Mahmood netted the goal on an indirect pass.
In the 66th minute Shakeel was wrongly intercepted outside the circle and Imran Mahmood scored the final goal on a direct push. The visitors at this stage made some good attempts to score a goal but those were quashed either by defenders or the goalkeeper.
India’s Hari Prasad was in the field for the Indians and almost scored a goal when he went past the goalkeeper but was effectively intercepted inside the circle.
The Indians made their last attempt to reduce the margin in the 62nd minute but their forward failed to collect a long pass.
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