Jun 042012
 

Pakistan finished 7th in the Olympics games mens hockey – 1 place higher than the entry ranking. 

 

Schedule (Pakistan) Olympics 2012:
Pakistan vs Spain Mon (Jul 30) 5:45pm – Match drawn 1-1(0-0)
Pakistan vs Argentina Wed (Aug 01) 11:00pm – Pakistan 2 – Argentina 0 (1-0)
Pakistan vs Great Britain Fri (Aug 03) 8:00pm – Pakistan 1 – Great Britain 4 (2-0)
Pakistan vs South Africa Sun (Aug 05) 02:45pm – Pakistan 5 – South Africa 4 (3-3)
Pakistan vs Australia Tue (Aug 07) 12:30pm – Pakistan 0 – Australia 7 (0-3)

7th position match: Pakistan vs Korea (Aug 09) 03:30 pm – Pakistan 3 – Korea 2 (1-2)

 

Star Players to Watch:

Waseem Ahmad, Sohail Abbas

Strengths:

Nice combination of senior and junior players; world best flicker of the hockey ball; best left and couple of very talented forwards

Weaknesses:

Hardly any experience of playing on blue turf; a few youngsters lack necessary international exposure

Pools (Mens):
Pool A

Australia
Great Britain
Spain
Pakistan
Argentina
South Africa

Pool B

Germany
Netherlands
South Korea
New Zealand
India
Belgium

Dates: 

Jul 30 – Aug 11, 2012

Medals:
Total Medals: 8 ( Gold 3; Silver 3; Bronze: 3)

Ranking:

Current World Ranking: 8

Previous Olympics Victories:

1960 (Rome) , 1968 (Mexico) , 1984 (Los Angeles)

Position in Last Olympics (2008):

No. 8

Pre-Olympics reparation venue:

Staffordshire  (UK)

How Qualified for London Olympics 2012?:

Winner of  2010 Asian Games

Preview:

Pakistan hockey sack coach Van den Heuvel (March 16, 2012)

Pakistan finish last in Azlan Shah Hockey Cup 2012 (June 4, 2012)

Pakistan recall senior hockey players (June 8, 2012)

Pakistan announce 20 member squad – Sohail Abbas to lead (July 01, 2012)

Pakistan recall senior players including Waseem, Abbasi, Butt (July 01,2012)

Pakistan hockey team reached England

Pakistan team moved to Olympics village London (July 22, 2012)

Olympics started (July 27, 2012)

Final squad:

Imran Shah (GK), Mohammad Irfan, Sohail Abbas (C), Mohammad Imran, Mohammad Rizwan Jr, Fareed Ahmed, Rashid Mahmood, Mohammad Tousiq, Waseem Ahmed, Mohammad Waqas (VC), Shafqat Rasool, Abdul Haseem Khan, Mohammad Rizwan Senior, Mohammad Umar Bhutta, Shakeel Abbasi, Rehan Butt

Standbys: Kashif Shah, Imran Butt

Previous Captains:

1948  – Ali Iqtidar Dara
1952  – Niaz Khan
1956  – Abdul Hamid Hameedi
1960  – Abdul Hamid Hameedi
1964  – Manzoor Atif
1968  – Tariq Aziz
1972  – Asad Malik
1976  – Rashid Junior
1984  – Manzoor Junior
1988  – -Nasir Ali Khan
1992  – Shahbaz Ahmad Senior
1996  – Mansoor Ahmed
2000  – Ahmed Alam
2004  – Muhammad Nadeem (ND)
2008 – Zeeshan Ashraf

2012 – Sohail Abbas

World Ranking (Men’s)

Ranking Country  Points
1 Australia 2188
2 Germany 1988
3 Netherlands 1855
4 England 1662
5 Spain 1650
6 Korea 1490
7 New Zealand 1395
8 Pakistan 1315
9 Argentina 1292
10 India 1288
11 Belgium 1150
12 South Africa 1130