Pakistan defeat India 3-0

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

Pakistan have defeated India 3-0 in the Olympics men's hockey match to decide on the fifth to eighth places.

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Pakistan have defeated India 3-0 in the Olympics men's hockey match to decide on the fifth to eighth places. The top five teams automatically qualify along with hosts Pakistan for the next Champions trophy to be held in Lahore. Pakistan struck first in the 43rd minute with Taroq Aziz getting the breakthrough. Then penalty corner specialist Sohail Abbas scored in the 59th minute, taking the lead to 2-0. India never recovered after that and lost out to the attack from the Pakistani players. Then in the 68th minute, Shabbir Muhammad sealed the fate of India with a third goal.

Topics : Hockey India
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