10th Hockey Asia Hockey Cup 2017: Pakistan vs Bangladesh match today

Mae Love
October 11, 2017

India and Pakistan have been placed in Group A of the tournament, alongside Japan and hosts Bangladesh.

India earned a penalty corner in the 21st minute but failed to convert it into a goal.

"This will be the fifth meeting between Pakistan and Bangladesh in Asia Cup".

GOAL! India's celebration was halted soon after they scored their first goal.

India missed a number of chances but still managed to hammer Japan 5-1 in their first match of Pool A at the 10th men's hockey Asia Cup in Dhaka on Wednesday. Star Indian hockey player Harmanpreet Singh scored a brace in the game while SV Sunil, Lalit Upadhyay and Ramandeep Singh were also on the score sheet.

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All Captains of the participating teams pose with the Asia Cup Trophy.

This sensational win against Japan must have issued a warning to other Pool A participants - Bangladesh and Pakistan - who will be facing India next.

"The opening match of the tournament is always challenging because we need to get over the early nervousness and find our rhythm. The team is upbeat and ready for the first challenge", stated skipper Manpreet Singh on the eve of its first match.

The eight-team tournament will serve as a platform for 2018 World Cup as the victor will directly qualify for the marquee event, which will be held from November 24 in India.

Harmanpreet, who was also part of the Junior World Cup-winning squad a year ago, scored again in the fourth quarter through a 48th-minute PC, where the Indian formation went for a variation played by Varun Kumar and converted by Harmanpreet.

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