Hat-trick boy Rizwan leads Pakistan to victory over Egypt in World Jr Hockey Cup

By: News Desk      Published: 02:48 PM, 27 Nov, 2021
Hat-trick boy Rizwan leads Pakistan to victory over Egypt in World Jr Hockey Cup
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Rizwan Ali scored all three goals in Pakistan's 3-1 win over Egypt in their Hockey Men's Junior World Cup group match held in India's Bhubaneswar city on Saturday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

According to a statement from the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF), the game got off to a quick start with both teams launching attacking at each other's goalposts. 

Drag-flicker Rizwan Ali took advantage of penalty corners in the 19th, 32nd and 53rd minutes of the game while Awad Husein scored a field goal for Egypt in the 22nd minute.

"Pakistan juniors played better and attacked the Egyptian goal post several times," the PHF noted while also praising Egypt's goalkeeper Mahmoud Saleem. 

Pakistan's vice-captain Moin Shakeel was declared man of the match. Speaking after the match, Shakeel said the team followed their coach's plan and capitalised on penalty corners. 

The 16-nation World Cup event is being staged at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from Nov 24 to Dec 5. Pakistan are placed in pool 'D' alongside Argentina, Egypt and Germany.

Pakistan had lost 5-2 to Germany in their first group match on November 24. They will play their last group match with Argentina at 4:30pm tomorrow.