x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

India and Pakistan in field hockey showdown today

A packed crowd of 19,000 is expected at MDC Stadium today to witness the match between the two giants of Asian field hockey.

A packed crowd of 19,000 is expected at MDC Stadium today to witness the match between the two giants of Asian field hockey. 

India have to beat arch-rivals Pakistan to advance to the semi-finals behind Australia from Pool A.

 Australia had to work hard to beat a spirited Pakistan 1-0 on Saturday to book a place in the last four. 

India kept themselves in contention with a 4-0 win over Scotland in the last match of the day. In front of a crowd of 15,000 yesterday, the Indian women beat South Africa 3-1 but failed to advance to the semi-finals.

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