PAK v EGY (Pool A)

Hero Hockey Junior World Cup Men 2013

Match Date Time Pool/Class Venue
06 2013-12-06 18:00 Pool A 1
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Pakistan 3 - 2 (2 - 0)


Pakistan vs Egypt - Men's Hero Hockey Junior World Cup India [06/12/2013]

Pakistan opened their World Cup quest against relatively unknown Egypt, the lowest ranked team in the competition. It only took them four minutes to take the lead by Muhammad Irfan, left unmarked on the post with plenty of time to pick up a penalty-corner rebound and slot it in goal behind Wael Noureldin in the Egyptian goal.

Pakistan appeared satisfied with this early lead and started playing with seemingly little urgency, keeping the Egyptians at bay and circulating the ball in midfield. They scored again in the 30th minute by Ammad Shakeel Butt and walked into the break with a modest 2-goal lead but a total grasp on the proceedings.

The same scenario prevailed in second period, with Egypt trying hard and Pakistan not forcing their talent to stay in control of the match. The Egyptians were rewarded for their tenacity in the 60th minute when their captain Ahmed Mohsen scored a well taken penalty-corner, closing the gap to one goal.

Egypt started to believe that they could level the score, while the Pakistanis had trouble shifting up their pace. Amazingly, the Egyptians forced another penalty-corner and once again slotted it cleanly through the Pakistani defence, this time by Mostafa Mansour! This equalizing goal triggered joyful scenes in the Egyptian camp, with all players on their knees kissing the turf.

This was obviously not the script that the Pakistanis were expecting, but they managed to score a deciding goal in the final minutes of the match by Muhammad Tousiq, salvaging the 3 points of the win, although their pride might have been dented by this narrow escape.



Goal Detail

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
PAK 4 7 IRFAN Muhammad PC 1 - 0
PAK 30 14 BUTT Ammad Shakeel FG 2 - 0
EGY 60 14 MOHSEN Ahmed PC 2 - 1
EGY 63 12 RAGAB Mohamed PC 2 - 2
PAK 66 5 TOUSIQ Muhammad PC 3 - 2

Card Detail

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type Umpire
EGY 20 8 KAREM Ahmed G
EGY 47 14 MOHSEN Ahmed G
PAK 63 2 KHALID Muhammad G

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire TOMLINSON David (NZL)
Umpire MAUSS Benjamin (FRA)
Reserve Umpire WALKER Paul (ENG)
Video Umpire GREENFIELD Gareth (NZL)
Judge BURT Josh (AUS)
Judge SHELAR Rajendra (IND)
Technical Officer STEWART Tony (CAN)
Tournament Director COLLIER David (ENG)
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