Pakistan hockey team Beat Argentina by 4-2 goals Azlan Shah Hockey Cup 2012. Pakistan hockey team well play and they beat Argentina and take first match position by 4-2 goals. so Pakistan win first match in Sultan Azlan Shah hockey tournament 2012 on 24 May 2012.
Pakistan hockey teams make 4 goals and Argentina hockey teams made 2 goals.
Last years losing finalist Pakistan defeated Argentina 4-2 in the opening match of the 21st Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh.
They almost squandared a 2-0 lead before scoring the winner five minutes from time to take all three points.
It was however a scrappy performance from both teams as they tried to get accustomed to the blue pitch, similar to the surface in Olympics in London this July.
It was a rather slow start to the match as both the teams opted to hold on to the ball instead of throwing numbers forward.
Thus it was a boring opening ten minutes as there was hardly a shot a goal, let alone a penalty corner.
The first real opening fell to Pakistan as Shabbir Ahmad Khan was not picked up by defenders in the semi circle and his snap shot was well kept out by Argentina’s custodian Juan Manuel Vivaldi.
Pakistan were awarded a penalty corner in the 22nd minute and although the ever reliable Sohail Abbas was on the pitch, a porr stop foiled any decent attempt on goal.
Argentina too failed to take advantage of a penalty corner in the 29th minute when the attempt by Pedro Ibarra deflected off the stick of another Argentine player and went wide.
But Pakistan were not to be denied as two minutes before halftime Muhammad Irfan was put through by Shafqat Rasool and his shot sailed into goal past a rooted Vivaldi.
Argentina had an opportunity to draw level in the 46th minute when Irfan was adjudged to have fouled Santiago Montelli. But it was muffed as they failed to stop cleanly.
A penalty corner to Pakistan in the 46th minute dealt a double blow for the South American side. Ibarra was yellow carded for breaking the penalty corner defence and Sohail Abbas then stepped up to convert the penalty corner, giving Pakistan a 2-0 lead.
Argentina reduced the deficit in the 53rd minute as Gonzalo Peillat scored off a penalty corner with Ibarra still on the sidelines.
In the 62nd minute it was all square when Mathias Parades sneaked up behind the defence to slot the ball home after a through ball by Mathias Villa.
Pakistan were stunned and upped the ante. They were duly rewarded as Haseem Khan deflected a shot by Irfan from the right in the 65th minute to put Pakistan 3-2 ahead.
Muhammad Waqas completed the scoring, deflecting in a shot on the left by Shabbir Ahmad Khan to give Pakistan a 4-2 win.
Argentina will be facing Asian games 2010 winner and zlan Shah Hockey tournament 2011 runner up Pakistan in the opening match. First match, Pakistan vs Argentina will be started at 16:00 local time Malaysia and at 1 pm PST.
The other five invited teams are also in the top 10 while hosts Malaysia are the lowest ranked at number 13. Britain are followed by sixth-ranked South Korea, New Zealand (7th), Pakistan (8), Argentina, (9) and India (10).
Pakistan hockey team play their first match against 9th ranked team in the world hockey ranking. Pakistan is at 8th position due to bad performance in last Champions Trophy 2011 and Pakistan lost to Australia in the final of Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament 2011. Watch Pakistan vs Argentina hockey match online geo super live and ptv sports live match streaming for pc free telecast.
Pakistan hockey team could face problems at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia and subsequently at the London Olympics because of their lack of practice on the blue turf, as the authorities have failed to provide them with this facility at the National Stadium Lahore.
Seven hockey teams across the world, including Pakistan, India, South Korea, England, New Zealand, Argentina and the host Malaysia would contest for the top honors. Pakistan would play its second match against New Zealand on May 27 while third and fourth matches would be played on May 28 and 30 with South Korea and Malaysia respectively.
Pakistan fifth match would be with the arch-rival India on May 31 and will face England in the sixth match on June 02.
Pakistan won Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament three times in the history and have been runner up 6 times in Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament. Argentina won Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey tournament only one time in 2008. So Pak vs Argentina hockey match will be entertaining and will be played in Ipoh, Malaysia.
Pakistan win against Argentina first hockey match by 4-2 goals Azlan Shah Hockey Cup 2012:
Match Results Highlights Goals
Pakistan 4 : 2 Argentina
Mohammad Irfan scored for Pakistan in the 33rd minute.
Sohail Abbas scores 2nd goal for Pakistan.
Waqas scores in the 69th minute for Pakistan.
Haseem Khan deflects in a shot from Irfan to give Pakistan a 3-2 lead in the 65th minute.
Equaliser by Mathia Parades after a pass by Mathias Villa. Pakistan 2 Argentina 2.
Argentina reduce deficit via Gonzalo Pelltat PC in the 53rd minute.
Yellow card for Haseem Khan in the 33rd minute, Pakistan down to 9.
29th minute PC for Argentina and green card to Muhd Irfan.
Final Score: Pakistan 4 Argentina 2