Pakistan Lose 6-1 to India in Hockey World League Play-Off

Pakistan had lost their previous match against their arch-rivals 7-1 on Sunday.

Pakistan’s defeat comes in the playoffs for positions fifth to eighth of the Hockey World League’s semi-final round, which are considered qualifiers for the Hockey World Cup.

Pakistan will now play China for the seventh position on Sunday.

Both Pakistan and India bowed out of the competition on Thursday after losing their quarter-finals to Argentina and Malaysia by margins of 1-3 and 2-3, respectively.

In the remaining quarter-finals, the Netherlands had outplayed China 7-0 and England came from behind to down Canada 4-2.

South Korea had defeated Scotland 6-3 to finish 9th in the 10 team event.

All four winners of the quarterfinals  Argentina, Malaysia, Netherlands and England   have now booked a spot for the 2018 World Cup in Bhubaneswar, India. India, as host of the World Cup, have automatically qualified for the mega event.

Article source: