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World Hockey League: Ireland beats Pakistan in a crucial match

ANTWERP – Ireland team beat Pakistan hockey team by 1-0 in World Hockey League match at Antwerp Hockey Stadium, Belgium on Friday. 

Pakistan team will missed the Rio Olympic games 2015. For the first in history of Pakistan hockey, Pakistan team failed to qualify for mega event.

Pakistan team played match for fifth position stand but failed to deliver a punch to opponent team. Pakistan had a disappointing tournament as they had a solitary win in first game against Poland and two 2-2 draws against arch-rivals India and France; Pakistan also faced a 6-1 humiliating defeat against mighty Australia.

Pakistan finished third in pool A after playing a second consecutive 2-2 draw against France. Green shirts were to play pool B’s second-placed team in quarters.

Pakistan team won gold medal in 1984 for the last in their history. Pakistan team won four times bronze medal in Olympic games.

Pakistan team lost all hopes of playing next Olympic games after the 1-0 defeat from Ireland. Pakistan team was part of Olympic gamed since 1948.