INCHEON (Dawn): After hammering Sri Lanka 14-0 in the first game, Pakistan’s hockey team outclassed the Chinese eleven by 2-0 on Sunday, moving one step closer towards claiming gold.
In upcoming games, Pakistan will be facing a stiff challenge from hosts South Korea, arch-rival India, and Malaysia in their bid to retain the title they won at Guangzhou (China) four years ago.
Pakistan will be playing their showpiece encounter against India on September 25 which is expected to decide the fate of the Group “A” standing.
Pakistan is drawn in pool “A” along with India, China, Sri Lanka and Oman while pool “B” consists of Bangladesh, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and Singapore.
The Greenshirts will play Oman in their last pool game on September 27.
Forty two nations are participating in the 17th edition of Asia’s biggest sports battle for supremacy.