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Pakistan Hockey… A Forgotten Tale of Glory!!!

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India smashed Pakistan with an historic win of 7 to 1 goals in hockey on the very same day when Pakistan smashed the same rival on the cricketing field. It was a sad day for our hockey as once we ruled on the hockey field like a boss. Yesterday with the defeat from Argentina, it becomes hard for our national side to qualify for the world cup. We, at The Desi Journal  decided to bring some moments from our golden history from the field….

Pakistan’s first Olympic Hockey Team participated in 1948 Olympics

 

The Pakistan team on the attack against England during the 1956 Melbourne Olympics

 

Pakistan vs India Hockey Olympics 1960

 

Front page of DAWN highlighting Pakistan’s                    first major victory in hockey 1960

 

Hockey Team after winning Olympics 1960

 

Pakistan hockey players are received by a huge crowd at the Karachi Airport on their triumphant return from Rome.

 

 

India-v-Pakistan  1964 Olympics Final

 

The Pakistan hockey team on its way to defeat India in the hockey semi-final of the 1968 Olympics in Mexico

 

Pakistan beat Australia in the final by 2-1 in 1968 Olympics

 

The Pakistan hockey team on its way to beating Spain in the final of the 1971 Hockey World Cup in Barcelona.

 

Pakistan scores its solitary (and winning) goal against Spain in the final. world cup 1971

 

A Pakistani player about to smash his team’s winning goal against India in Munich (1972)

 

Pakistan playing against Germany in the hockey finals of the 1972 Munich Olympics.

 

Pakistan’s Samiullah and India’s Harcharan Singh during the opening ceremony of the 1974 Asian Games in Tehran, Iran

 

India and Pakistan battle it out in the final. Pak lost by 2-1 World Cup 1975

 

The squad that won the 1978 World Cup. It had players that were considered to be some of the most skillful ever seen in field hockey.

 

Pakistan captain Islahuddin with the 1978 World Cup trophy.

 

Pakistan and India battle it out in the 1981 Champions Trophy at the Hockey Club of Pakistan (HCP).

 

The wily Hassan Sardar breaks through Indian defense during the Pakistan-India final in the 1982 Asian Games in New Delhi.

 

Happy times ..The winning combination of 1982

 

Pakistan team with the World Cup trophy in Bombay in 1982.

 

Pakistan captain, AkhtarRasool, shows the trophy to the crowds gathered at Lahore Airport. A group
ofsome famous Pakistani film actors and actresses can also be seen who had traveled to India to watch the final.

 

Hockey World Cup Champions 1982

 

The Pakistan Hockey team wins its second Olympic hockey title in 1984.

 

Hassan Sardar dribbling past a Russian player during the 1986 World Cup in England

 

Winning moments of 1994 Hockey World Cup.

 

The scouts of PIA welcome the world cup winning hockey team at Karachi Air port December 1994

 

Man of the match trophy won by Khawaja Junaid in Lahore 1994

 

German hockey team , silver medal in red and gold medalist Pakistan hockey team in green with president of Pakista

And after this major trophy the only good thing happened to Pakistan is ” Sohail Abbas”….

 

Sohail Abbas holds the record of most goal score by a player on international level. His rule in team was as defender. He is the best penalty corner in specialist in the world. He scores 338 goals on international fields……

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