As is happened | Hockey World Cup 2018: Germany 1-0 Pakistan
Pool D | Germany vs Pakistan
Pool D | Germany vs Pakistan
Germany defeated Pakistan 1-0 in an intriguing clash on Saturday at Odisha's Kalinga Stadium.
Pakistan, which is the most successful team at the World Cup, gave a good fight to the Euro giants.
But before the next clash against Malaysia, Pakistan need to figure out what went wrong in today's match?
The Pakistan-Malaysia clash is on December 5 and Germany will meet Netherlands on the same day.
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And final whistle!
A goalless quarter which means, Pakistan 0-1 Germany.
This game has entered in the final quarter.
What will be the final score?
Germany 1-0 Pakistan
Penalty corner for Germany. It's a chance.
Germany get the breakthrough!
German player Marco Miltkau broke the deadlock and gave 1-0 lead to his side.
Second Quarter: No goals again
With 55 per cent of ball posssion, Germany certainly dominate the game, however, it is useless with a poor conversion rate.
Germany had 10 circle penetrations as compared to Pakistan's three, still no changes on the scoreboard.
The European heavyweights took just three shots and Pakistan had two.
Stay tuned for the quick updates of this blockbuster Pool D match.
One minute, no penalty corners so far?
What a gripping match!
Where this match is heading to?
No goals yet...
A goalless first quarter has ended.
Germany 0:0 Pakistan
Though, Germany dominated the game so far with four circle penetrations and more than 50 per cent of possession.
But the stats won't matter until there is a conversion.
The first quarter is becoming very gripping...
Brilliant attacks and great defence by both the teams.
It is very intriguing.
Whenever Pakistan have played Germany in thepast thery emerged as the better side.
But now the time and situations are different.
What will be the score?
Here is the Playing XI:
Germany: Tobias Walter, Florian Fuchs, Benedikt Fürk, Mats Grambusch, Tom Grambusch, Martin Häner, Tobias Hauke, Timm Herzbruch, Dieter Linnekogel, Mathias Müller, Christopher Rühr.
Pakistan: Imran Butt (GK), Muhammad Irfan, Aleem Bilal, Tauseeq Arshad, Rashid Mehmood, Ajaz Ahmed, Ammad Butt, Muhammad Irfan Jr, Muhammad Rizwan Sr(C), Ali Shan, Umar Bhutta.
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Germany vs Pakistan
European heavyweights will meet Pakistan on Saturday at Odisha's Kalinga Stadium.
Pakistan, which is the most successful team at the World Cup, have fought several odds on their way to Odisha and will look to start their campaign on a positive note.
The Green Shirts have won four championships: 1971, 1978, 1982 and 1994 and also has the best overall performance in World Cup history in both proportional and absolute terms with 53 victories in 84 matches played, seven-time draws, six appearances in the finals and only 24 losses.
Pakistan have also won three gold medals in the Olympic Games, Rome 1960, Mexico City 1968 and Los Angeles 1984.
They are definitely one of the title contenders in Men's Hockey World Cup 2018.
Here is the complete squad:
Head coach: Stefan Kermas
Squad: Mark Appel, Tobias Walter, Florian Fuchs, Benedikt Fürk, Mats Grambusch, Tom Grambusch, Johannes Große, Martin Häner, Tobias Hauke, Timm Herzbruch, Dieter Linnekogel, Marco Miltkau, Mathias Müller, Dan Nguyen Luong, Christopher Rühr, Ferdinand Weinke, Niklas Wellen, Lukas Windfeder.
Head coach: Tauqeer Dar
Squad: Imran Butt (GK), Mazhar Abbas (GK), Aleem Bilal, Muhammad Irfan, Mubashar Ali, Toseeq Arshad, Tasawwar Abbas, Rashid Mehmood, Ajaz Ahmed, Ammad Butt, Muhammad Irfan Jr., Muhammad Atiq, Ali Shan, Muhammad Rizwan Sr. (C), Umar Bhutta, Muhammad Zubair, Faisal Qadir, Ajaz Ahmed, Abu Mahmood.