Pakistan beat Spain in World Cup

Updated: 03 March 2010 17:34 IST

Abdul Haseem's penalty corner goal two minutes from the end clinched Pakistan a 2-1 victory against Spain in the field hockey World Cup on Tuesday.

Pakistan beat Spain in World Cup
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New Delhi:

Abdul Haseem's penalty corner goal two minutes from the end clinched Pakistan a 2-1 victory against Spain in the field hockey World Cup on Tuesday.

Earlier, England beat South Africa 6-4 to move to the top of the Pool B standings with two wins from two matches. South Africa remained winless.

Pakistan, which lost to India in its opening match on Sunday, took the lead in the 30th minute when Abbas Haider's shot was deflected by Spanish defender Xavier Ribas toward the goal, where Rehan Butt tapped in.

Spain, the Olympic silver medalist, equalized in the 65th through David Alegre, who flicked in the ball during a goalmouth melee that followed a penalty corner.

But Haseem scored the winner three minutes later by deflecting in a penalty corner from Sohail Abbas.

Topics : Hockey
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