Pakistan out of Hockey World Cup after Asia Cup defeat

IPOH: Pakistan failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in the event’s history as South Korea beat Pakistan by final 2-1 goals in the first semi-final of Asia Cup at IPOH in Malaysia on Friday.

It will be the first time in 42 years that the four-time world champion will not feature in the next World Cup. Pakistan is the most successful team in the game’s history with four World Cup titles.

In today’s match, Pakistan got four penalty corners, but could hit the goal post only once.