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Afghanistan trounced 11-0 in opener of hockey event

Afghanistan trounced 11-0 in opener of hockey event

Dec 18, 2018 - 10:22

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Uzbekistan inflicted a humiliating defeat on Afghanistaninfo-icon in the opener of the Hockey Series Open (HSO) at the National Hockey Stadium in Lahore, on Monday.

Uzbekistan routed Afghanistan 11-0 in an utterly one-sided fixture. In the second match, Pakistaninfo-icon President XI outclassed Nepal 9-0, organisers said.

Punjab’s Senior Minister Raja Basharat was chief guest at the opening ceremony for the event, in which President XI matches will be counted as friendly games.

In Tuesday’s matches, Kazakhstan face Nepal while Pakistan President XI take on Uzbekistan.

The tournament, featuring teams from Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Nepal and Pakistan, marks a major stride towards te revival of international hockey in the country.


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