The Pakistani hockey team suffered a major blow as they were defeated 6-1 by Great Britain in their opening Paris Olympics Qualifiers game in Muscat, Oman.
In the first quarter, Britain took the lead when Waller Jack scored through a Penalty Corner. In the second quarter, they increased their lead to 2-0 as the momentum kept going in their favor.
In the third quarter, the lead grew to 4-0 as Britain continued to dominate and score two more goals. The second and third goals were provided by Ward Sam, and Calnan Will added the fourth to further establish their lead.
sixteenth place Shahid Hannan scored the lone goal in the fourth quarter to help Pakistan regain some pride. But Britain didn’t back down; Wallace Zachary scored a penalty stroke for the fifth goal, and Bandurak Nicholas sealed the victory with the sixth.
Pakistan is on the same stage as Malaysia, China, and England in pool A. They will face off against China tomorrow in their next battle, and they will play Malaysia on January 18.
In a thrilling match earlier, 23rd-ranked China shocked everyone by winning 3-2 in the final seconds of play against 13th-ranked Malaysia thanks to a penalty corner.