Pakistan and South Korea played out an entertaining 1-1 draw in their second match of the Super 4s stage in the Hero Hockey Asia Cup on Thursday. The draw for both the teams means that South Korea have 2 points from their 2 matches in Super 4s, while Pakistan have only a point. Pakistan will now be meeting India in its last super-four match. Pakistan has lost its first match to Malaysia 3-2 in super-four round.

Team Captain Mohammad Irfan said that attempts have been made to overcome the mistakes of the past.

“We ask the nation to pray for our victory,” said the team captain.

Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) secretary general Shahbaz Ahmad Senior said he had high hopes for the team to reach finals of the Asia Cup.

“Asia Cup would give players exposure and confidence for next year’s World Cup to be held in India. Next year the national team will also be sent on tours to Australia and Europe to prepare for the World Cup,” he said.

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