In a riveting match at the Junior World Hockey Cup in Kuala Lumpur, Pakistan’s junior hockey team showcased their prowess, securing a hard-fought draw against Belgium. The clash ended in a 1-1 tie, marking a significant step forward for the Pakistani team.
Belgium’s Jack set the tone early, netting a penalty corner just three minutes into the game, seizing an initial lead. Despite several attempts, including penalty corners in the 17th and 27th minutes, Pakistan struggled to convert opportunities into goals.
However, determination prevailed as Pakistani drag flicker Arbaaz Ahmed capitalized on a crucial penalty corner in the 42nd minute, swiftly equalizing the score, frustrating Belgium’s lead.
With both teams evenly matched throughout the game, the final whistle blew with the scoreboard deadlocked at 1-1. Alongside Pakistan, Holland secured a spot in the quarter-finals from the same group, ensuring Pakistan's progression with a stronger goal average.
Up next, Pakistan’s junior hockey team is set to take on Spain in a thrilling quarter-final clash, showcasing their skills and determination on the global stage.