Pakistan vs Netherlands Olympic Qualifier – Hockey

In the Olympic qualifier match, yesterday, Netherlands defeated Pakistan very badly by 6-1 to qualify for the Olympics 2020 Tokyo Japan. Previously, the qualifier was played between Pakistan and the Netherlands on Saturday. This match ended in a draw. Both the teams could score 4-4 goals at the end of the play. From Pakistan, almost all the goal scores were through penalty corners. So, this match could not decide the qualifying team for the Olympics 2020. As a result both the teams played again the qualifier match on Sunday for the decider. This time the Netherlands came back strongly in the response to the previous match of 4-4. They defeated Pakistan by 6-1 in this Olympic qualifier. Pakistan only managed to score a single goal. This goal score was by Rizwan Ali in the 53rd minute of the game. But this was not enough. So, this is a shocking moment not only for Pakistan hockey fans but also for the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) as well. Because hockey is the National game of Pakistan and this is very sad to hear that the team which used to bring medals for Pakistan from all over the international tournaments, could not even qualify for the Olympics 2020 this time. Remember that these Olympics games will be played in Tokyo, Japan in 2020.

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