Pakistan faces Japan in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2024

The Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2024 final match between the strong and resilient Pakistan hockey team and Japan on Saturday is eagerly anticipated.

Pakistan faces Japan in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2024

In the international tournament, the Green Shirts have won three of five matches and tied two, including one against Japan in the final. Pakistan are in second place with 11 points in Malaysia and have yet to be defeated in the tournament.

Today’s final at Ipoh Perak Stadium in Malaysia will determine the title winner. Both teams are playing for the title in the just-started match. Japan leads the points table with 13 points after winning four and drawing one.

Forward Abdul Hannan Shahid said Japan’s defensive line is strong, highlighting Pakistan’s final opponents. Japan has only conceded four goals in as many matches, the fewest in the tournament.

“Japan is very defensive and doesn’t give opponents many openings,” he said.

“As far as the attack is concerned, they might not be as creative as some of the other teams but they are quite effective in taking advantage of their opponents’ mistakes on the field.”

“Pakistan has scored many goals, but we also concede. However, we will try to fix our defense in the remaining matches “He added.

Pakistan faces Japan in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2024