Today earlier, Australia beat Pakistan by 9-1 in the inaugural match of four-nation tournament in Melbourne. Now, Pakistan will play their second match against Japan while winner Australia will face New Zealand on November 9th.
Pakistan team left Karachi for Australia for four-nation hockey tournament on Monday – November 6, 2017 which is to be played in two cities of Australia – Melbourne and Bendigo.
Apart from Pakistan, host Australia, New Zealand and Japan are also participating in this tournament.
Captain Muhammad Irfan was hopeful that team will display good performance and will qualify for the final but unfortunately lost the very first match against Australia. Pakistan team already did not perform well in the Asia Cup and finished the tournament on third position. Team has the combination the senior and junior players, where as five players has to be debut in this tournament.