Men’s Olympic Qualifiers Preview
Pakistan and the Netherlands will again meet each other for the next header of the Men’s Olympic Qualifiers on Sunday. The crowd held their nerves till the end of their first game but it ended in a draw. This means that the next header shall decide the fate of both the teams where either of them would secure a place in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Mubashar Ali scored a goal for Pakistan but Mink van der Weerden closed the gap and scored for the Netherlands. Bjorn Kellerman then striked for the Dutch. But, Ghazanfar Ali and Muhammad Rizwan scored one goal each to help them gain an edge over their counterparts. One goal from Mubashar Ali put Pakistan at the doorstep of victory but they were denied victory by Van der Weerden who levelled the score 4-4.
Both the teams would aim to get the better of each other in the next header.
Matches played: 13
The Netherlands Won: 04
Pakistan won: 06
Date – 27th October at 07:45 PM
Venue – Wagener Stadium, Amstelveen
Pakistan Hockey squad:
Muhammad Rizwan Sr (c), Moin Shakeel, Tasawar Abbas, Azfar Yaqoob, Rashid Mehmood, Ali Shan, Ajaz Ahmad, Amjad Ali, Waqar, Mubashar Ali, Rizwan Ali, Ammad Butt, Abu Bakar Mahmood, Umer Bhutta, Rana Sohail, Rana Waheed, Ghazanfar Ali, Hammad Anjum, Irfan Senior.
The Netherlands Hockey squad:
Billy Bakker (c), Jonas de Geus, Mirco Pruijser, Bjorn Kellerman, Bob de Voogd, Terrance Pieters, Maurits Visser, Seve va Ass, Valentin Verga, Glenn Schuurman, Sander Baart, Robbert Kemperman, Joep de Mol, Thierry Brinkman, Pirmin Blaak, Jip Janssen, Floris Wortelboer, Mink van der Weerden
Pakistan fantasy picks: A Alo, M Irfan, M Ali, M Rizwan, G Ali Ali
The Netherlands fantasy picks: M van der Weerden B Bakker, R Kemperman, T Pieters, M Pruijser, B Kellerman
Goal-keeper: A Ali
Defenders: M Irfan, M Ali (vc), M van der Weerden (c)
Mid-fielders: R Rizwan, B Bakker, R Kemperman, T Pieters
Forwards: G Ali Ali, M Pruijser, B Kellerman