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Hockey WC: Pak beat India 4-2

New Delhi, Dec 14 : Pakistan defeated arch rivals India 4-2 in the penalty shootout to finish ninth after the two teams remained locked at 1-1 at the end of regulation time at the Junior World Cup. here on Saturday.


India's Imran Khan and Satbir Singh failed to convert penalties giving Pakistan's Mohammaed Dilber to seal victory for the visitors.

Pakistan's number 9 made no mistake in doing the needful and securing the 9th spot for his nation at the Junior World Cup.

Earlier in the game, Pakistan had gained the lead in the 7th minute through No. 10 Rizwan Ali, when his field goal stunned a 6000-strong crowd.

Though India dominated the lion's share of possession in the first half, the hosts were far from impressive.

The visitors managed to hold onto their thin lead until the 66th minute when India earned a penalty corner and Gurjinder found the equaliser that got the stadium rocking again as the home supporters started looking forward for their victory.

In the other matches played on Saturday, Argentina beat South Africa by 4-1 to finish 11th and Egypt defeated Canada to end up with the 15th rank in the tournament.

Spain outplayed England by 3-2 to bag the 13th spot.

--IBNS (Posted on 15-12-2013)

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