Pakistan Hockey Team arrived on Saturday evening after a warm reception they received at the Wagah Border earlier in the day for the much-awaited Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018.
The team led by Muhammad Rizwan Senior shared their anticipation and excitement to arrive in Bhubaneswar where they last played the FIH Champions Trophy Final against Australia in 2014.
“We have come here before and we have always enjoyed playing at this venue. It is a lucky ground for us and we are very excited to be back,” expressed Rizwan Senior
Pakistan is placed in Group D alongside the Netherlands, Germany and Malaysia.
The green shirts, who have won the tournament four times, will begin their campaign against Germany on December 1. The side will take on Malaysia on December 5. Their final round-robin match is against Netherlands on December 9.
All the games will be played at Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium.
Pakistan men’s team for the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup Bhubaneswar 2018:
Imran Butt, Mazhar Abbas,Mohd. Irfan (Sr), Aleem Bilal, Mubashar Ali, Tauseeq Arshad, Tasawwar Abbas, Rashid Mahmood, Ajaz Ahmed, Ammad Shakeel Butt, Mohd. Irfan (Jr.), Mohd. Rizwan (Sr.), Ali Shan, Faisal Qadir, Abubakr Mahmood, Umar Bhutta, Atiq Arshad, Mohammad Zubair