Two rivalry India, Pakistan to clash for title at Asia Cup

Photo of Indian and Pakistan hockey team for Asia Cup Under-18 tournament.

Dhaka (Bangladesh): The two traditional rivalries India and Pakistan to clash for title during their semi-finals of the Under-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament tomorrow.

Both the two teams have already tasted success in the competitions as India lifted the cup in the year 2001 and 2009, on other hand Pakistan have also twice been part of the tournament by winning it in 2009 and in 2011 it finish with Bronze.

This year’s tournament, the two teams have had a contrasting set of results. Pakistan defeated Chinese-Taipei 6-1 in their opener and China 6-0 in the next game. They won their final game against Hong Kong 14-0 to top the group.

India faced a tough challenge against the hosts in the opening game of the tournament but went down 5-4 in the next match against them. Brushing off that loss, they defeated Oman 11-0 to take their first points of the competition.