Foreign Hockey Players upbeat ahead of World XI tour to Pakistan


LAHORE, Pakistan: Three member of the World XI are upbeat ahead of the tour of Pakistan and expressed their delight to be part of team which is visiting the country for the revival of the game.

The World XI, a mixture of top notch of the international hockey, will be touring Pakistan in few days time, playing its first match at Karachi on January 19 followed by the second and the last game on January 21 at Lahore.

In their video messages made available by the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) in Lahore, Grant Schubert (Australia), Phillip Burrows (New Zealand) and Diego Paz (Argentina) said “We are very excited to visit Pakistan for a two-match series and we are very happy to be part of World XI which comprises best hokey talent”.

“Get ready Pakistan, We are coming, See you soon,” they said.

The three foreign players said the world XI tour will help in the revival of international hockey. “We look forward to exciting hockey during the matches”, they asserted.

Following is the profile of the players, Grant Schubert (Australia) – Has Gold medals from all the big title events including Olympics, World Cup, and Commonwealth Games. Three Champions Trophy Gold Medals.  Former FIH Young Player of the Year.

Phillip Burrows (New Zealand), Played three Olympics – New Zealand’s most capped player (343) & top field goal scorer (150), Commonwealth Games Silver & Bronze medalists.

Diego Paz (Argentina), Midfielder. Silver Medal from Hockey World League final in 2017.

Mati-Ullah is the Online Editor For DND. He is the real man to handle the team around the Country and get news from them and provide to you instantly.

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