Four-Na­tion Hockey Tour­na­ment: Ja­pan beat Pak­istan by 3-1

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MEL­BOURNE: Team Pak­istan failed to break its los­ing streak in the four­na­tion In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­val of Hockey, as it faced one more de­feat, this time against Ja­pan by 3-1 on Thurs­day.

Prior to to­day’s match, Pak­istan were ripped apart by the hosts Aus­tralia in their first match of the In­ter­na­tional Fes­ti­val of Hockey at Mel­bourne's State Net­ball Hockey Cen­tre. The record four­time World Cham­pi­ons' 19 de­feat is their worst ever in in­ter­na­tional hockey.

Hol­land had de­feated Pak­istan 9-2 at the 2006 Cham­pi­ons Tro­phy in Ter­rassa, Spain.

Pak­istan will now play its next match against New Zealand.

Muham­mad Ir­fan Sr is lead­ing the team while Umar Bhutta is his deputy.

The team in­cludes Am­jad Ali, Ir­fan, Abubakr Mah­mood, Atif Mush­taq,Has­san An­war, Am­mad Sha­keel Butt, Ta­sawwar Ab­bas, Rizwan Jr, Arslan Qadir, Sha­jeeh Ahmed, Shan Ir­shad, Umar Bhutta, Atiq Ar­shad, Ajaz Ahmed,Bi­lal Qadir and Khizer Akhtar.

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