Pakistan hockey team has lost their two Olympic practice matches but on the other hand Spain has the experience of playing on blue Astroturf. They have won series which was held on blue Astroturf in Europe.
Pakistan’s record of playing on blue Astroturf is very poor. Pakistan hockey team looks completely flopped while plying on blue Astroturf in Azlan Shah Hockey Tournament.
Captain of Pakistan’s hockey team Sohail Abbas said in disappointing tone a few days back that “there is no expectation of winning the gold medal but we will try to put a tough fight against the opponent teams”.
He said further that by losing in practice matches from Belgium and Netherland we had pinpointed our mistakes.
“We missed four expected goals against Netherland which is very concerning,” he added.
According to Chief Selector Hanif Khan, We don’t have any expectation from Pakistan Hockey Team.
“We hope that Pakistan will show its best performance and it will be a miracle if Pakistan hockey team reaches the final,” he added.
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