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HOCKEY

Hockey5s World Cup: Pakistan Down Switzerland To Clinch Challenger Trophy

Pakistan defeated Switzerland 10-1 to clinch the challenger trophy, awarded to the team which finishes in 9th place, during the ongoing Hockey5s World Cup in Muscat, Oman.

Zikriya Hayat scored a hat-trick. Arshad Liaqat, Hanan Shahid and Rana Waheed Ashraf scored a brace each.

Yesterday, Pakistan defeated Australia 11-3 in the 9th-12th place match to stay in the hunt for the challenger trophy.

Captain Rana Waheed Ashraf scored five goals against Australia.

Pakistan were knocked out of the race for the quarter-finals of the Hockey5s World Cup on Monday after losing 8-7 to Poland.

Pakistan just needed a draw against Poland in pool a to make it through to the quarter-finals but the green shirts failed to grab the opportunity.