Pak take on Japan in Asia Cup hockey tournament



After a comprehensive 7-0 win over the hosts Bangladesh in their opening fixture of the 10th Hockey Asia Cup, Pakistan next faces Japan tomorrow, Friday at Dhaka’s Maulana Bhashani Stadium. Japan were beaten 1-5 by India in their first match. Japan is yet to reach the podium at the Asia Cup though they have finished fourth no less than four times, said a spokesman of the Pakistan Hockey Federation here. This will be the fifth meeting between the two countries in Asia Cup.Pakistan has won three and lost one.—APP